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Daniel Mcfann reviewed Black Label Martial Arts
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If your looking for a professional, knowledgeable, clean, focused place for you or your child to learn bjj then I couldn't recommend this place more. I have two children who learn here. The environment is that of any top level gym and the staff is knowledgeable and focused on you or your child learning not only a martial art but lessons they can carry everyday to make them stronger and better people

Ellie Rivers reviewed Black Label Martial Arts
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It can be pretty intimidating when you first walk in, but you are instantly greeted by friendly faces from both coaches and other students. I'm fairly new to BJJ and thought for sure in a big gym like Black Label Martial Arts I would fade into the background. That couldn't be further from the truth! Malachy takes the time to get to know all of his students and offers individualized instruction during classes. He's also kind of funny sometimes! Absolutely love this gym! Can't imagine training anywhere else!

David Diaz reviewed Black Label Martial Arts
5
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Absolutely amazing place! They welcomed my Daughter with open arms!definitely going to evaluate her to the next level. Highly recommend!!!!

Eric York reviewed Black Label Martial Arts
5
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I just started training here about two or three months ago. I travel full-time and have trained BJJ all over the world. There are a hand-full of places on the planet that make you feel like a member of the family from the moment you walk in. Black Label Martial Arts is one of them! The BJJ here is top-notch and they have training 6 days a week, multiple classes. They have a great group of folks there, especially the owners Malachy and Sarah! I wouldn't hesitate to refer anyone to train here! Oss!

Camden Dobbs Bowman reviewed Black Label Martial Arts
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My first experience was a very good one.. everyone was very nice and helpful to me. I have zero experience in this art form. A warm but disciplined environment and very professional. I am excited about continuing to train here.. I will be back bet on that!

Justin Pohl reviewed Black Label Martial Arts
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After recently moving to the Charleston area, I tried out a few gyms liking for the best fit. Black Label Martial Arts offered exactly what I was looking for with a great schedule with multiple class times! Everyone was extremely welcoming and the teaching is top notch! Highly recommend!

Noelle Guerry reviewed Black Label Martial Arts
5
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My oldest son just started his boxing journey and I am thrilled we chose Black Label Martial Arts. Coach Isaac is amazing and everyone in the classes are super supportive. I can’t wait to see the growth in my son! If you’re looking for quality classes, you won’t be disappointed!

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Johnny Tama No-Gi World Champion

If you appreciate grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and great innovators, you the name know Johnny Tama. He is a No-Gi World Champion and first Hispanic to win an International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. He is a true champion and he will be at Black Label Martial Arts on August 20, 2021.

July 29, 2021
Contact: Malachy Friedman (843) 561- 4848
[email protected]

Johnny Tama, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) World Champion, to teach at Black Label Martial Arts on
Friday, August 20, 2021

CHARLESTON, SC – Johnny Tama, native of Guayaquil, Ecuador, No-Gi World Champion and first
Hispanic to win an International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Black Belt World Title will teach
a seminar at Black Label Martial Arts in West Ashley on the eve of the IBJJF Charleston International
Open. Tama is expected to compete in the tournament the following day.
Tama began training in BJJ at 16 years-old after taking a vicious beating in the street in 2009. Though
he started with the purpose of self-defense, he quickly began accumulating competition medals, and
received his black belt in only seven years from Juan Miguel Iturralde. The BJJ belt system is an
exacting standard and can take a serious practitioner ten years to achieve a prestigious black belt.
While Tama is a self-confident and fierce competitor on the tournament mats, he is also deeply spiritual,
believing his strength to overcome his many hardships and seize ultimate victory comes from hand of
God. He confidently posted on social media before winning the IBJJF No-Gi Worlds. “This weekend is
when I will become what I’ve dreamed so much for so long, watch me!”
Malachy Friedman, owner and head instructor at Black Label Martial Arts, said “We are thrilled to
present a Johnny Tama seminar. Tama is not only a high-level Gi and No-Gi competitor, but he is an
innovator. He is known for the Tama Lock, which is a leg-lock submission move.”
At the seminar, Tama is expected to cover modern guards and passing, including 50/50 and leglock
entries. The event seminar takes place at Black Label Martial Arts at 1850 Wallace School Rd in West
Ashley on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Pre-Registration is required as it’s expected that the
seminar will be a capacity crowd event.

For more information contact Malachy Friedman at Black Label Martial Arts. (843) 561-4848 or
https://blacklabelmartialarts.com
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