Our Lineage

Our Services

Florence Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Florence, Alabama, is a part of the Carlson Gracie team.  Our founder is Rodrigo Medeiros who is a 1st generation Carlson Gracie black belt, world champion, and legend in the Jiu Jitsu world.  BJJ Revolution is a 5 time national champion team which has world recognition.  Samuel Puccio is our head instructor for Alabama, and is a 1st degree black belt under Rodrigo.  Samuel continues to compete around the world, and has placed at the Nationals, Pan Ams and World Championships.  Samuel makes regular visits to our school in Florence for seminars and belt promotions.

Our Florence location is headed by Dustin Key and Michael Mann, who are current students of Samuel Puccio.  Our students have competed in the Alabama state championships and NAGA, among other tournaments and usually earn a spot on the podium after competition.  If you want to train serious, traditional brazilian jiu jitsu, we are the place to be in the shoals area, as we have a proven and traceable pedigree.  There are alot of claims out there, but come and see for yourself who is the best.  We can assure you that you will have an authentic, established, and traditional Jiu-Jitsu experience at our academy.

We offer private lessons if the classroom environment or our current schedule is not for you.  Call for pricing and we will be happy to set something up to suit your needs.

We offer a wide variety of top-notch martial arts services such as BJJ for adults and children, MMA, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing. Just give us a call or stop by and we'll take care of you.  Our schedule is as follows-


Monday-(Kids at 5:00) (Adult Gi at 6:00)

Tuesday- Off

Wednesday-(Kids at 5:00) (Adult Nogi at 6:00)

Thursday-(Adult Gi at 6:00)

Friday- (Adult BJJ at 11:00 a.m.)

Saturday- (Competition Class at 11:00)

Sunday- (Striking at 2:00)(Open Mat at 3:30)

​Florence Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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