Blog - ATT Lowcountry

The Power of Drilling

Drilling, BJJ, Brian Mahecha, malachy friedman

Power of Drilling Depending on your coach you will be given a technique to drill or your own time to drill a technique of your choice. Let’s say your coach says “armbars 25x each, warmup!” Your thoughts “Boring, I know this” Let me just swing side to side and finish up these 25 reps. So […]

Read More

Most Self-Defense Courses Are Cash Grabs

Self-Defense, Abuse, Seminars, West Ashley, Rape, Victim, Metoo, Domestic Violence, Charleston

Women’s Self-Defense This past week, the Post and Courier ran a story about me and the success of our ATT Lowcountry free Women’s Self-Defense seminars. The same icy cold January day that the reporter came out to observe, another 100+ women of all ages came to learn the basics of real self-defense. In the seminar […]

Read More

Growing into the GI

gi, BJJ Kids, BJJ pink gi, BJJ girls, Charleston karate, charleston martial arts, charleston muay Thai, Charleston wrestling, Charleston mma, Charleston Krav Maga

Growing into the Gi With small children, a big part of learning martial arts is simply about developing self-confidence. Having confidence to put on a gi and walk onto the mats may be easy for some children but certainly not all. Some children require more reassurance than others. So parents don’t get discouraged if your […]

Read More

BJJ FOR LIFE: The Superior Self-Defense

superior self-defense, BJJ Grips

BJJ FOR LIFE: FOCUS Part 3 – BJJ – The superior self-defense! I talked about Focus and Fortitude and how they worked together and got stronger through BJJ practice. In earlier posts, I talked about how studies show that neural pathways are engaged and strengthened through repetition, making BJJ a great activity to develop the […]

Read More

Benefits of Learning a Martial Art – Cultivating Respect is Most Important

respect, BJJ, BJJ KIDS, Martial arts, jiu jitsu

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: The FOX CHAMPS CODE Parenting experts often talk up the benefits of learning a martial art. They talk about fitness, focus, friends and self-discipline. To borrow from the late, great Aretha Franklin, it’s cultivating R-E-S-P-E-C-T that experts say is most important. They say that children learn respect by showing respect (bowing, shaking hands, sportsmanship, […]

Read More

BJJ Tournament Jitters are not just for White Belts

Tournament Jitters, BJJ, Competition

Tournament Jitters – We all get the jitters – that jumpy feeling before you’re called to compete. Even the pros feel anxiety before a big match but they have strategies to calm the mind. When it comes to performance anxiety, bjj competitions can be like public speaking; the focus is all on you and your […]

Read More

Can your children protect themselves from a bully?

Bully, Bullying, BJJ Bully, Defend yourself, Self-defense

Can your children protect themselves from a bully?   Some kids go through school without one fight, and are not exposed to physical bullying. Others will at some point get into a fight whether they are a willing participant or not. Hopefully, it’s just a schoolyard tussle never to be repeated again. Too often, as […]

Read More

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu | BJJ Academy training in Charleston

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Charleston, BJJ, Bjj training

Words from Charleston’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor – Malachy Friedman Break the Belt Approach: The belt changes color by itself! I am a big proponent of breaking the belt. When your belt becomes so worn from tying it every day it literally breaks apart, you are on the right track toward promotion. It’s funny how […]

Read More

Welcome, Black Label Jiu-Jitsu, Japan! Our newest BJJ gym!

Black Label Jiu-Jitsu, BJJ Japan, Best BJJ Gym

We would like to introduce Black Label Jiu-Jitsu Japan! BLACK LABEL WORLDWIDE! We couldn’t have asked for a better group to represent us internationally. We are very proud of all of you. Years from now the legacy of Black label Jiu-Jitsu will be strong because of team members like you. They broke my heart going […]

Read More

What I call Junk-Jitsu | Charleston BJJ Academy

Junk Jitsu, Junk Jiu-Jitsu

What I call Junk-Jitsu 🤔🤔 Playing the game of transitions and concepts you will find different sweeps that will resemble sweeps you have drilled. This is something I picked up watching Cobrinha and may have hit years ago. After being asked what to do from De La Riva, I poked around and a variation of […]

Read More
Page 1 of 512345