Welcome to Vacirca Academy - Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Zürich
We are since 1995 the first school to bring the authentic Gracie Fighting Style back then to Europe. We are an official Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation (JJGF) Academy founded by Rickson Gracie. All our Jiu-Jitsu classes are taught by Gracie Black belts or trained Assistants. We adhere to the standards of the JJGF and its code of ethics and in doing so, we hope to contribute to the growth and positive development of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu across the globe.
Wir sind seit 1995 die erste Schule, die den authentischen Gracie Kampfstil nach Europa brachten. Als offizielle Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation (JJGF) Academy, vertreten wir Rickson Gracie's Verband. Alle unsere Jiu-Jitsu-Kurse werden von anerkannten Gracie Schwarzgurt-Träger oder ausgebildeten Assistenten geleitet. Wir halten uns an die Standards der JJGF und deren Ethikkodex und dabei hoffen wir, zum Wachstum und zur Entwicklung des Gracie Jiu-Jitsu auf der ganzen Welt positiv beizutragen.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu VS Brazilian Jiu JitsuAlthough they are both essentially the same thing, they do have some differences. What’s the difference you ask. The Focus– The biggest difference between the two is what they choose to focus on more. In normal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the most common focus these days is are the sportive moves. At most Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools you learn the sport and then how it can be used to defend yourself once you have been training a while. In traditional Gracie Jiu Jitsu, the focus is self-defense . Students start out learning mostly basic self-defense such as punch blocks, clinching and headlock defenses. Then as they progress they learn the more sportive moves. Testing – While some people hate on the testing schools, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu often requires testing whereas Brazilian Jiu Jitsu does not. If you train at the average Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School you receive you belts based solely on dedication, tournament performance and in school performance. Gracie Jiu Jitsu takes all of this into account, but also requires testing. Testing usually is mostly self-defense based, but also may require you to know many other positions from school to school.