Welcome to Gracie Online!

Last Update: 2. April 2021

Dear members and friends

We, the Vacirca Brothers – Franco and Demetrio, are proud today (February 8, 2021) to announce the launch of our official Online Training and Education program for the CARLEY GRACIE JIU-JITSU NETWORK EUROPE.

Here below, I will explain you how the program works and how you get FREE access to the first part and what it will include.

Mission and Vision:
The Mission is to provide you with a solid Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense and Contemporary Grappling Program, regardless of if you are a Student or Instructor of our international network.
As If you are a student, you will get the program and techniques the original way it is taught at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Zurich, and if you are an Instructor you will get additional important material to work on with your students and to make you a much better and 360-degree self-defense educator.

We have started with our Vision back in 1995 by opening the very first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Europe and together today with our Grandmaster Carley Gracie – who brought Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu back in 1975 to the USA, we can reinforce our mission and vision.

Thanks to our Online program and different courses our students and instructors have access to videos (by me, my brother Demetrio, as well as Grande Mestre Carley), written manuals, teaching information and MUCH more to come!

Online Content:

  • You have FREE (of-charge) ACCESS to our original Vacirca Brothers 54-Lesson program, that has been establish by us (Vacirca Brothers) and with the help of our dear Grande Mestre Pedro Hemetério (RIP) from the famous Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Sao Paulo back in 1995.
  • The Lessons program also include some additional videos by Grande Mestre Carley Gracie, recorded while his seminars in Europe, and soon new ones that will help you to teach the most important details by the Grandmaster himself.
  • I have created a completely NEW Gracie Instructor Teaching Manual with pictures and with more then 300+ pages of information, so you can print out the lessons before to go to class. This is an additional support beside having the videos online.
  • Please note, our 54-Lessons program should be part of any Vacirca Brothers-CGJJNE Partner school / training center, so we have the “same” foundation. However, you as the main GJJ/BJJ instructor have the complete control of what you want to teach to your students additionally… it is up to you how much BJJ sport and/or MMA will be additionally available in your training center. However, to certify anyone in your Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school, we will have to check and see if the techniques that we request are the one shown in our basic curriculum. For more information on our Affiliation program please go to www.graciejiujitsu.network
  • Right now, you have access to almost 60 Lessons and over 180+ Videos! And that is everything FREE-of-Charge…
  • The videos and the techniques that you will see, are part of our first production (between 1996 and 2000) with Budo International. We also recommend you get also our Budo International videos in case you are interested in additional (sport and MMA) material. Budo International is also offering them as easy downloads on their website at www.budointernational.com
How to get FREE ACCESS to our Online program:

1. GET THE GRACIE FUNDAMENTALS DVD (DOWNLOAD)!
Send me (to my Email at vacircabrothersjiujitsu@gmail.com) a proof of your purchase (receipt, or photo of you with our DVD in your hand, etc.) that you have purchased our DVD (or Download) from one of us: Budo International, Vacirca Brothers in Zurich or Spanidis Brothers in Greece!

2. Once I have that proof, I will grant you your personal (not to share with anyone else) access to our online program. Please note that the online system recognizes your IP-address, so in case I need to block you, that will be forever! Do not misuse our trust in you and honor our friendship. Thank you!

3. Next step: Go to our official YouTube-Channel and watch my “Introduction Video” about our Training and Education program; here the link https://youtu.be/ErHGfKTK6j0

4. I also recommend you watch our very first edition of “True Talks to Carley Gracie”. The first (Live) Chat this year helps you to know us much better! Here the link https://youtu.be/WxQXlGUlYpA

5. START WITH OUR GRACIE JIU-JITSU ONLINE COURSE!
At this point I invite you to start with the complete course. You can manage your own time! Use the lessons correctly from 1 through 54, step by step, as many times you want and need to accomplish all the techniques well done.

6. Check with us: Any time you wish, upload one or more of your own lesson/s training, and send me the recorded material (either by WeTransfer or Dropbox) to my above-mentioned email-address. My brother Demetrio and I will have a look at and provide you with our feedback by FaceTime. It is for us important to meet you personally and talk to you about your progression in person.

7. COMING SOON: THE RELEASE OF OUR “ALTERNATIVE LESSONS”!
Development and Dynamic progression in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu always existed… Nothing stands still… Everything is in Movement and by training the Techniques over-and-over again you will Mastery Gracie Jiu-Jitsu!
The upcoming “Alternative” Lessons will be available soon and will include more advanced techniques and superior tactics.
This Lessons will provide you with the answer to the “What if…”-Scenarios (Movements); we also show you “How to…” create additional (Counter-attack) opportunities in case your opponent is defending well your first attack (Dynamics); and answering the question “What if I am against a wall, or “What if the available space I have to defend my self is small (Developments)… all that will help you to Mastery fully Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a complete different way! Watch out for our upcoming M.D.D.M. – ALTERNATIVES LESSONS!

8. GET CERTIFIED BY US AND OPEN YOUR OWN STUDY GROUP!
At any time, you can start with your own Study group. It can be in a garage, basement, in fitness center or an existing martial art and/or Brazilian/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school… Start training and teaching the course and ones we check your progression, we will invite you for a free Live training/testing with us to certify you officially in our Belt ranking (and Instructor level) system.

9. Once you are certified and affiliated with us, in the case you are a Gracie Instructor, you can affiliate your students with us and together we will test and certify them officially through our network, under the supervision of Grandmaster Carley Gracie.
All certifications by our network are recognized also by International and National BJJ / GJJ Associations and Federations worldwide – included also by the famous and prestigious Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation (President Master Rickson Gracie).

10. All Members (Students and Instructors alike) in good standing and with their annual Affiliation-fee paid will be able to test any Color Belt Rank for FREE-of-charge. Testing is also available with our new online course. Testing procedure will be provided to you by me and my brother Demetrio, regardless, if you are living in Switzerland or in any other part of the world.

We are excited to get you on board with us and to have you in our Carley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network Europe. Go to the following link www.graciejiu-jitsu.online and have a look on our Online course today!

Send me your purchase proof of our latest “Gracie Fundamentals” DVD/Download (here the link https://budointernational.com/en/download-video-brazilian-jiu-jitsu/7003242-download-dvd-video-gracie-jiu-jitsu-fundamentals.html) which is available in several languages!

Welcome to our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Europe family
–Franco Vacirca, 6th degree Black belt

Published by Franco Vacirca

Martial Arts and Self-defense Instructor since 1989, Consultant, Author, and Public Speaker. My goal is to teach Martial Arts the way it was intended to be taught, for Self-defense. I am based in Zurich, Switzerland - but I teach around the globe...

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