​​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.  The Carlson Gracie Team is a national champion team which has world recognition for its tough and "real world" oriented Jiu-Jitsu.  Samuel Puccio is the head instructor for the Carlson Gracie Team in the state of Alabama, and is a 3rd degree black belt under Rodrigo Medeiros.  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 Black Belts Dustin Key and Michael Mann, who are current students of Samuel Puccio.  Both Professor Key and Professor Mann have competed, placed, and won many tournament and championships such as IBJJF, Naga, and Alabama Sate Championships.  Students from our Academy have also competed in the Alabama State Championships, amatuer and Professional MMA matches all over the Southeast, Fight to Win and NAGA among other tournaments and often 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.  No matter if you want to train for self-defense, for fun, to get in shape, or to compete in BJJ or MMA we can cater to all types of students.  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 does not suit you.  Professor Michael Mann is available for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu privates or for striking privates and we guarantee that our prices are some of the most affordable that you will find.  Call for pricing and we will be happy to set something up to suit your needs.  Feel free to contact us at 256-648-3843 for any info!  

The First Class Is Always Free!

     Special Offers




We are part of the   CARLSON GRACIE           TEAM!!!         

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Mixed Martial Arts

Kickboxing/Muay Thai

Self Defense

       Our Services

Florence BJJ offers a wide variety of top-notch martial arts services such as BJJ for adults and children, MMA, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing. We start training children as early as 5 and would love for them to come by and try a class out for free!  Just give us a call or stop by and we'll take care of you.  Florence Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers the best Jiu-Jitsu experience in the Shoals area!  Come try our class for free and we know that you will not train anywhere else!  Our schedule is as follows-


5:00 pm-6:00 pm- Kids Jiu-Jitsu (Gi)

6:00 pm-7:00 pm- Adult Jiu-Jitsu (Gi)

7:00 pm-8:00 pm-Live Training


5:30 pm-7:00 pm- Striking

7:00 pm-8:00 pm- Fundamentals Jiu-Jitsu 

8:00 pm-9:00 pm-Live Training


11:00 am-12:30pm- Adult Jiu-Jitsu (No-Gi)

5:00 pm-6:00 pm- Kids Jiu-Jitsu (No-Gi)

6:00 pm-7:00 pm- Adult Jiu-Jitsu (No-Gi)

7:00 pm-8:00 pm-Live Training


5:00 pm-6:00 pm- Women's Only Jiu-Jitsu

6:00 pm-7:00 pm- Adult Jiu-Jitsu (Gi)

7:00 pm-8:00 pm- Live Training
7:00 pm-8:30 pm-Striking/Boxing


11:00 am-12:00 pm- Adult Jiu-Jitsu (Gi)

12:00 pm-12:30 pm-Live Training


11:00 am-12:30 pm- Competition Class (No-Gi)

Sunday- Closed