Lionheart MMA and Fitness proudly serving Moncks Corner

Lionheart MMA and Fitness has Classes in Moncks Corner, Perfect for Kids, Teens, and Adults Martial Arts Lessons.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life..

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

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Brandon Slaton

Kids Head Coach, BJJ Coach, Owner

Started training back in high school, making the Varsity wrestling team at a 5A school as a freshman. After graduating joined the Army. Trained, competed, and instructed in the Modern Army Combatives Program(MACP). Winning the Fort Sill Combatives tournament and completing the Level 2 course. Have always maintained a love for grappling, instructing, and coaching. Having coached over 12 youth teams in a variety of sports, the focus now is to instruct and demonstrate to children the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu on and off the mats! ?

Had the privilege to train Jiu-Jitsu under some fantastic professors to include: Michael Sanda, Jeff Robertson, Yousef Alirezaei, Alex Malinaro, Orin Lancaster, and now under the guidance of Master Carlos Machado my team and I have no doubt that we will all reach our goals in Jiu-Jitsu!

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Amy Slaton

Fitness Coach and Owner

Amy is the resident gym mom. She is a NASM certified trainer, lover of squats, box jumps and all those other exercises the rest of us try to avoid. She is also member in the local chapter of the TWAW group. She is all about helping you achieve your fitness goals by being more of a training partner as opposed to just a coach. She will sweat right beside you and ensure your not alone on your fitness journey. ?

She has also been known to occasionally beat up a dummy or two

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Brandon Murray

Kickboxing Coach

Brandon is a veteran of the US Army and a lifelong martial artist with over 20 years experience. Over that time, he has achieved his black belt in American Karate, brown belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu, and has been practicing Muay Thai/Kickboxing for over 8 years.

Brandon has competed in striking and grappling competitions across different artforms, including Japanese Jiu Jitsu, BJJ, Judo, American Boxing, Karate, and Kickboxing.

A wealth of practical experience was gained as a sparring partner for various professional MMA and boxing competitors, while he spent time learning MMA on a pro competition team out of Biloxi MS

Aside from his time in competition he has over 9 years experience coaching kids, adults, and amateur and pro competitors.

Towards the end of his military career he taught combatives for the SC Army National Guard Recruiting & Retention Station in Cottageville SC for new recruits.

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Marcos Gutierrez

Jiu Jitsu Coach

Marcos began his grappling journey when he started wrestling in high school. After high school Marcos joined the Army and was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu upon being stationed in Georgia, training under Professors Lewis Fletcher and Keith Bach, the former awarding him his Blue Belt. His BJJ journey continued as he moved around the Southeast during his time in the military, training under a number of different schools and professors, as well as competing in Mixed Martial Arts. After moving to Tennessee in 2009 he began training under Professors Israel Gomes and Ray Casias. Professor Ray Casias would ultimately award Marcos with his Purple, Brown, and Black Belt. With an active duty military career that lasted over two decades, Marcos has had the opportunity to train under and with many BJJ professors and practitioners. The both of which have provided him different teaching philosophies and skills that he shares on the mats.