Charles de França (Charlão)



Is a professor and fourth degree black belt competitor formed by master of Alliance Jiu-jitsu, Alexandre Paiva. Charles was one of the pioneers in cross training in Rio de Janeiro where he had a gym located at Leblon from 2006 until 2016. In addition to his jiu jitsu expertise, he taught muay thai, boxing, self defense and functional training.

As a former MMA athlete, he won several important championships including Miami Open, Paris Open, and New York Summer Open. Currently, he is living in Coral Gables, Florida where he teaches classes for adults and children. Charles is proud to announce his new gym, American Top Team Coral Gables, that will be opening in early 2017.

Charles has a passion for the sport of jiu jitsu and for health and fitness alike. He is very knowledgeable and ready to educate you in the best way possible so that you can reach your goals!

Master Krahl is the head striking coach for all of the Top Team affiliates across the globe and also the founder of the MMA Combat systems for self-defense.