Professor Michael Mann began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2007. He was awarded his Carlson Gracie Black Belt by Professor Samuel Puccio and Professor Rodrigo Medeiros in February of 2016. Michael has won gold medals and titles at multiple tournaments and championships including IBJJF, Naga, and State Championships. Michael is still a very active competitor and his goal is to become the absolute best practitioner that he can become while also offering the highest caliber of Jiu-Jitsu to the Florence and Shoals area. He also serves his community as a career firefighter for the City of Florence.
Brad is a Carlson Gracie Black Belt who has shown extreme dedication and promise since he started training over five years ago. One of the most dedicated practitioners in the gym, Brad dove head first into Jiu-Jitsu over his time on the mats. His dedication to the art has been rewarded with multiple tournament wins at every level so far. Brad teaches the fundamentals and adult Jiu-Jitsu class where he helps to improve other grappler's skills and develop a proper base and understanding of Jiu-Jitsu on which our students will build their future techniques for many years. Brad is also an extremely proud member of the Army National Guard.