While Gracie Zug was officially founded in May 2022, the beginnings of the group go back to February 2014. At that time still hosted at Dojo Mahari in Obernau, the Jiu Jitsu learning group trained under the direction of Liliano. The idea and inspiration came about after a training trip to Valente Brothers in Miami. Later, the group has already moved into its first own training premises in a garage. The Tenore Bros. Jiu Jitsu Garage was a significant milestone, which later contributed decisively to the foundation of the own school.
In 2021 Liliano heard about Roy Marsh and Gracie Schwarzwald for the first time. He immediately made his way to Villigen-Schwenningen, where things sparked from the start. Authentic Gracie Jiu Jitsu under the guidance of an official Royce Gracie Black Belt Instructor. Despite a beautiful drive through the idyllic Black Forest, the road was quite challenging. Early on, both parties agreed on the possibility of participating in the affiliation program. That was the birth of Gracie Zug.
Home of the people. Self Defense for everbody. This is the slogan of Gracie Zug. We are a school of self defense based on the teachings and Jiu Jitsu style of Grandmaster Hélio Gracie and his family. Our goal is to offer self-defense instruction to all people in our community. Gracie Zug is an official member of the Roy Marsh Jiu Jitsu network. According to this, our school proudly represents his lineage under black belt Roy Marsh and UFC legend Royce Gracie. We are also a member of the WU Academy of Martial Arts.