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In 2001, the seed was planted to form American Top Team (“ATT”).

The idea of building and training MMA fighters to the highest caliber had been born out of a
small, cramped 900 sq. ft. store front academy in Boca Raton, Florida. A small but dedicated group was having great success in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and (NAGA) Grappling tournaments throughout Florida. What took root from there, is one of the best MMA teams in the World.

“There are probably four or five great teams that are capable of putting out world champions, and American Top Team is one of them.”

UFC President Dana White Interested in Learning MMA from REAL UFC Trainers?!

Join American Top Team-Learn Mixed Martial Arts from THE LEADING MMA Team in the country!

Get started today and you will receive the very best training our group of dedicated world class instructors have to offer!

Come see why we are considered the #1 Mixed Martial Arts and BJJ academy in Charleston County South Carolina!

Providing Martial Arts Classes to Adults and Children to the surrounding Lowcountry communities: Charleston, West Ashley, Summerville, James Island, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Knightsville, John’s Island, Hanahan, Ladson, Ravenel and throughout the Lowcountry

Client Testimonials

  • I wanna give a Huge shoutout to my #1 Coach, MASTER Malachy Friedman!! Last night’s fight was won months before through Hard work and Preparation in our 5 o’clock Dragon House Private Training. It was his step by step coaching and just the littlest things that he taught me that helped me finish the fight!! I can’t thank you enough Malachy for all the time you spend helping me and my brothers, you truly are a blessing to every fighter you help!

    Gilbert Urbina | Undefeated MMA Welterweight Fighter
  • I met Malachy Friedman at American Top Team Coconut Creek in 2010, and I’ve gotta say that he’s an outstanding black belt! I’ve trained and competed against many different black belts and I can honestly tell you that there aren’t many on Malachy’s level as a competitor or as an instructor. Not only has he built a tremendous school based on respect and hard work, but he is also one of the nicest guys in the sport! Training at ATT Lowcountry with Malachy is one of the best possible investments that you could make in yourself.

    Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas | UFC/Bellator Veteran
  • Malachy Friedman is a mastermind of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts. For years I have seen him develop as an athlete and as an instructor and I can say with all certainty that Malachy Friedman is an absolute expert at his craft.

    Charles McCarthy | UFC Veteran
  • Great at coaching and teaching! Has all the knowledge and skills to help you bring your game to the next level!

    Levi Duyn | Citadel, National Wrestling Champion
  • Malachy is one of the few coaches that I have met that really analyzes Jujitsu and makes it easy to understand. He realizes that people learn in different ways and adapts his teaching methods to fit the individual student’s learning style. He has always reached out to me and tries to help me with the issues I am facing as I train. Malachy is the kind of teacher that I aspire to become.

    Chuck Willen | 2x Pan-American Champion, ATT Coconut Creek
  • Malachy is an amazing coach and sees deeper into the art of BJJ. He can discuss the mechanics of the motion or simplify it into easy to digest chunks of information. He is extremely passionate about his work and will definitely be able to improve your game.

    Kika Mela | BSE, LMT, MATCS President, Mela Theraputist

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