About us

“In my opinion, American Top Team is the BEST MMA camp in the country!” – UFC Commentator Joe Rogan


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Malachy Friedman, coach of Kimbo Slice, UFC’s Hector Urbina and Leo Kuntz is a black belt instructor at the #1 SCHOOL FOR MMA TRAINING IN FLORIDA. After training and coaching for over 8 years at American Top Team headquaters, in Coconut Creek, Florida; Malachy decided to bring the ever evolving Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to Charleston, SC.  Malachy Friedman received his black belt under legend Ricardo Libório; widely regarded in Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) as the top black belt ever produced by Master Carlson Gracie, and an all around legend of the sport. Liborio was recently crowned 2015 ADCC Superfight Champion by defeating Mario Sperry. Liborio created two of the best teams in the world one being Brazilian Top Team and the other American Top Team, one of the MMA world’s biggest powerhouses.

ATT as it’s commonly referred to, has trained and developed over 100 plus fighters in the largest Mixed Martial Arts (“MMA”) organizations such as the UFC (“Ultimate Fighting Championship”), WEC, Strikeforce, Bellator, PRIDE, K-1, DREAMS and Sengoku.

That same knowledge, born out of hard work, perseverance, and dedication honed from our professional MMA and BJJ fight team, has been passed down to our students who train in: MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (“BJJ”), Submission Grappling, Judo, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, Kids MMA, Women’s Fitness, and Self-Defense. Our training methods have deep roots in the Martial arts world.

Our lineage can be traced back to the legendary Carlson Gracie, where his vision, open-mind, and trademark aggressive attacking style have greatly influenced us.
We bring all of this knowledge to our students where we instruct and train beginners, advanced, kids and adults all with the same desire to help you achieve your goals.


Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Carlson Gracie > Ricardo Liborio > Malachy Friedman