Instructors

Professor Kenny Florian

Ranked as one of the world’s top mixed martial fighters and recognized as a worldwide ambassador of the sport, Kenny Florian has always defied the odds to become a two time contender for the UFC's Lightweight title.

A Boston College graduate, majoring in communications, Kenny was a Big-East Academic All-Star soccer player.  Kenny’s commitment to the martial arts intensified after college as  he earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After training with some of the greatest BJJ practitioners, Kenny's skills significantly improved as did his reputation as one of the best BJJ and submission wrestlers in the World.

Kenny is the co-host of UFC Tonight, a weekly show on FOX Sports 1. In addition, Kenny serves as the color commentar for UFC Fight Night broadcasts. 

Professor Keith Florian

Keith Florian has traveled far and wide to train with the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Artists around the world.  He has won numerous BJJ and submission wrestling championships over his 11 year career in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is a 2001 and 2003 Bronze Medalist in the Pan American BJJ Championships, World Championship Semi-finalist and numerous National Gi and No-Gi Championships are just some of his accomplishments. 

Keith Florian's passion is teaching others the Florian way of Jiu-Jitsu.  Through a unique ability to break down techniques to simple steps, his students are able to learn in the most efficient way possible.

Keith holds a 1st degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is well versed in Muay Thai and Wrestling.  Keith helps teach and train fighters like his brother Kenny Florian, Jorge Rivera, Wilson Reis, Kurt Pellegrino and several Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champions.  Keith holds a bachelor's degree from Babson College and is Partner of Beyond Appraisals Inc. 

Professor Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis has been grappling since the age of 10 starting with wrestling where he won multiple state titles and placed in 4 separate national tournaments.  Alex began Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2002, since that time he has earned over a dozen medals from various state and national tournaments. 

Alex has 8 years of wrestling instructional experience and 3 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructional experience and currently holds a Black Belt in the art.

Professor Felix Gomez
   

Felix spent most of his childhood training and competing in Karate, achieving the level of brown belt. 

Felix came to Florian Martial Arts Center with no prior Jiu Jitsu experience, however he was looking to train with the best. He two goals, which included: loosing weight and getting back into competition shape. After only six months of training at Florian Martial Arts Center, his weight dropped from 257lbs to 199lbs.

By the end of his first year, Felix had not only lost 64lbs, but also competed, placed and won several local tournaments. As a result of his personal and professional achievements along with his leadership skills, Felix was appointed Program Director of Florian Martial Arts Center.

 
   


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