Our school

As a contact sport, Gracie Barra's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides a very challenging but safe and caring environment for a child to become a true champion. The result of the continuous training of GB JJ goes far beyond the performance on the mats. The discipline and excellence required by our instructions often carries over into the child's behavior at home and in school.

As the first official Gracie Barra school, the Zanshin Dojo is also the largest and most successful school in Germany and thus part of over 800 schools worldwide. The training has been led by Professor André Nunes, the highest graduate trainer in Germany, since 2012.

Headcoach Professor André Nunes

  • 3rd degree black belt
  • Student of Professor Diojones Farias (5th degree black belt)
  • Started to practice BJJ in 1978 at Mello Tenis Club (RJ/Brasil) with Master Sebastiao Ricardo (9th degree Red Belt)
  • Over 43 years of experience in Jiu-Jitsu

Competition Accolades


  • 5x European Champion IBJJF
  • 3x European Silver medals IBJJF
  • 2x European Bronze medals IBJJF
BJJ Headcoach im Zanshin Dojo Andre Nunes


  • Gracie Barra Regional Collaborator in Germany
  • Head instructor of the 8 schools in: Hamburg, HH-Alsterdorf, Hannover, Sevilla, Moscow, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Sevastopol
  • Professor Andre Nunes students have achieved over 69 IBJJF European medals from 2008 to 2020
  • Gave self-defense courses to the Policia Nacional (PN) in Seville & also to the Guardia Nacional Republicana (GNR)
Kinder BJJ Training in Hamburg
BJJ Training für Kinder in Hamburg

What does it take to be a champion? Can a martial art support a parent’s instruction?

To excel in any endeavor, individuals need to have a strong set of values and a solid character that gives them perseverance to achieve his or her goals. The Gracie Barra Future Champions Program was created to provide children ages 7-14 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.

Kinder BJJ Training in Hamburg

Little Champions ll


  • Kids between 7-9 years
  • This course is ideal for children to develop confidence, discipline and routine

Program Goals

  • Develop the basics of Jiu-Jitsu
  • Understand the basics of self defense
  • Anti-Mobbing-Program

Little Champions II-Program

  • GB warm up
  • Technique 1
  • Games
  • Technique 2
  • Training exercise
Kids BJJ Training in Hamburg



  • Teenager between 10-14 years
  • This class is ideal for older children and teenagers who want to build up self-confidence, fear reduction, cooperation and self-discipline

Program Goals

  • Develop the basics of Jiu-Jitsu
  • Understand the basics of self defense
  • Anti-Mobbing-Program

Teenager Program

  • GB warm up
  • Self Defense / Take Down 1
  • Self Defense / Take Down 2
  • Training exercise

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