Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the Zurich, Affoltern, Zug region.

The Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Team in Affoltern a.A. is the best place to learn brazilian jiu jitsu in the Zurich Affoltern district.At present, we are part of a large federation with more than 130 academies worldwide founded by the Master Carlson Gracie Sr. He was eldest son of Carlos Gracie and nephew to Hélio Gracie, founders of Gracie jiu-jitsu. Carlson Gracie Sr. is considered one of the most important and influential Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners both as a competitor and as a coach (link). We set our standards high and at our school you can count on qualified teachers. After all, the Carlson Gracie Team is among the in the world’s top 10 of the IBJJF ranking. If you want to know more visit the website of Carlson Gracie headquarters based in Chicago.

A combat sport with focus on ground fighting and submissions

Brazilian jiu jitsu is a combat sport focusing on ground fighting. In essence, the main goal is to force the opponent to the ground and control him. Afterwards the practitioner can then decide to submit his opponent by applying joint locks or chokes. The BJJ has been developed in Brazil by the Gracie family in the ’20s. In recent years it has become popular due to the UFC competitions. In fact, jiu jitsu fighters dominated the MMA arena during the ’90. Without a doubt, it is one of the fastest growing combat sports today.

Every day is an opportunity

Many people agree on how powerful Jiu Jitsu is for changing anyone’s life. In fact, the “gentle art” is an awesome tool to help one abandon unhealthy habits and work on a cleaner lifestyle. At Carlson Gracie we also offer training for kids, please check out kids section to know more.

  • Realize your strengths and weaknesses
  • Grow your confidence
  • Change your body
  • Take control of your life
Jiu Jitsu Graduation


In our Jiu Jitsu academy in Affoltern a.A. currently train more than 100 members including many kids, and some wants to share their opinion with you!