Bio Franco Vacirca (Head Coach)
Born April 2, 1969, Zurich (Italian citizen)
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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since 1989 (Santa Monica, California)
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black belt, 6th degree
Certified by Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation, President Rickson Gracie (son of Hélio Gracie).
Master-student of Grandmaster Carley Gracie (son of GM Carlos Gracie) in San Francisco, USA.
Trained by Grandmaster Pedro Hemetério (deceased in 2009). Certified by GM Pedro Hemetério and GM Robson Gracie (JJFRio) as Black belt Professor, 5th degree. It is the oldest association for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the World, founded by GM Hélio Gracie in the 60s.
Today President and Head instructor of the Carley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network Europe.
Team-Member of the Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation/Master Rickson Gracie since its foundation in 2014.
Founding member of the International BJJ Federation, President Carlos Gracie Jr. Black belt by the IBJJF / Confed. Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu, 1996.
Bio Bruno Schwaar (Assistant Trainer)
Other Martial Arts experiences:
4th Dan Global Hapkido Federation
2nd Dan Sin Moo Hapkido
1st Dan Haidong Gumdo
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since 2015 (Gracie Zuerich)
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Blue belt
Gracie Kids Trainer Apprenticeship