Malachy Friedman is a second degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the legendary Master Ricardo Liborio of American Top Team (ATT) and Carlson Gracie lineage. With 18 years of experience, Professor Friedman is adept in multiple fight disciplines including MMA, BJJ, Boxing, Muay Thai and Wrestling. Beginning in 2001, Malachy started his training with the late UFC Middle-Weight Champion, Evan Tanner. After years of competition, he joined American Top Team headquarters in Coconut Creek, FL considered to be the #1 MMA training camp in the country and one of the only teams capable of putting out world champions. While at headquarters, Malachy spent 8 years coaching the late, great Kimbo Slice to his win against Ken Shamrock at Bellator. He also cornered and coached Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters, IBJJF and ADCC BJJ competitors, and hundreds of newcomers to the sport. In addition to coaching, Malachy is both a strategist and innovator in the sport, having created video instructionals, The Darce Killer, The HeisenGuard, Flower Power, and Sh*t Your Instructor Never Showed You. He is a regular contributor to Jiu-Jitsu Magazine.
In 2015, Malachy brought his experience and knowledge back to his hometown of Charleston where he owns and operates ATT Lowcountry with his wife, Sarah. Malachy also owns Black Label Jiu-Jitsu Raiders Team and teaches free Women’s Self-Defense seminars to the Charleston and surrounding areas. Malachy teaches the same techniques in Women’s Self Defense that he wants his wife and daughter to know.