TJ a school teacher turned Police Officer, is a Black Belt under Professor Malachy Friedman. TJ is the head coach to the Raider Cubs and Raider Champs at Black Label Martial Arts. Bio coming Soon…
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By: Dan Beirne
Glad I found the outlet I did with America’s Top Team Charleston, South Carolina after I retired from the military.
Also very thankful and happy with the two primary instructors who work with me when I’m not grasping things quickly due to multiple challenges I have from exposures in combat.
A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with neuro cognitive disorder, memory loss and other things directly related to injuries and the 11 combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq that I’ve done. My lack of sleep and quick temper were also challenges for me.
I’m now 3 months into attending classes at ATT Charleston and I continue to thank the owner of this location and two coaches I work with for the services and instruction they all provide.
Not only am I learning a new skill and revisiting some old ones, keeping healthy, building comradity along with honing a martial art that I always wanted to do better in, both my wife and I can see quality of life improvements and an outlet for the challenges I’ve stated above - which is the most important thing.
I can’t thank Malachy, Charleston and Clay enough for their services and instruction. I highly recommend this martial art for other combat veterans and this location for any combat veteran residing in the local Charleston area.
Please feel free to contact me direct if you have any further questions, comments of concerns or wish to discuss any lessons learned I could pass to others to help their Jiu Jitsu journey.
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
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!
Absolutely amazing place! They welcomed my Daughter with open arms!definitely going to evaluate her to the next level. Highly recommend!!!!
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!
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!
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!
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!