Focus Dojo: Karate, Jiu-jitsu, MMA, & Self-defense! Ladson, SC

Learn Multiple Styles4LowPrice

Learn from someone with a LIFETIME of REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE training with more of the World's Best MMA Fighters & Jiu-jitsu Instructors all over the world than possibly any other person alive. This includes coaching in U.S., Japan, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, & Egypt & also Color Commentating for UFC Fight Pass! Fought Professionally against two UFC LHW Title Contenders, competed in Advanced Grappling Tournaments & in two Daidojuku Kudo World Championships! Also worked as Security for many years & survived some multiple opponent attacks so has real world Self-Defense experience too! Vast experience teaching all types of people from different backgrounds, children to elders, businessmen to housewives, retirees to Pro Fighters! Find out why the greatest MMA fighter of all time Jon Jones said to Coach Dan "You know the game, you know what you are talking about, and yeah, you're pretty credible." My instructors coached both Ronda Rousey & Meisha Tate! Get Focused, Stay Focused!

  1. If you want to learn real useful martial arts but don't know what style to train in, & not sure how to make sure an instructor is not only a good teacher but HAS ACTUAL EXPERIENCE in what he will teach.  Or you already study Tae Kwon Do or Karate and want to add Jiu-jitsu & other Self-defense skills learning from someone with 4 HIGHLY REGARDED BLACK BELTS!
  2. If you want to have fun learning a variety of techniques from different martial arts, but want to KNOW if you ever actually have to use martial arts to defend yourself you can feel confident in your ability to do so.
  3. If you instinctively know being well rounded is best as well as the most interesting then Learn S.T.G. Striking, Throwing, & Grappling and more importantly how to flow through the ranges of a fight that always naturally happen under pressure.
  4. If you want to also learn Street Grab Defenses & Counters to typical attacks, but unlike a lot of so called "Self-defense" systems with instructors that never ever competed in anything nor worked Security w "Hands On" real world experience, you LOGICALLY know that doing "LIVE" grappling training & light sparring against an "ACTUAL RESISTING OPPONENT" is also necessary, not only "Role-Playing".  Not only that, but live Jiu-jitsu/Grappling rolling is the most fun you can have, leaving all your worries behind.  
  5. THEN I WANT TO TEACH YOU! PLEASE Check my website out.  If you do, I am confident that you will see sufficient proof that I have tons of knowledge & skills that I will be happy to pass on to you as I truly love teaching sharing what has taken me a life time of dedicated study with the world's best to learn.  Come Try Out some FREE CLASSES & GET GOING!  I want to help you learn and reach your goals!

  1. Why learn from someone that has done only one martial art recreationally, when you could learn from someone that dedicated their life to many martial arts moving to whichever MMA Fight Team or Grappling Instructors were best at that time?  
  2. Why learn only one martial art, when you could learn Multiple Styles for ONE LOW PRICE to be truly well rounded studying from someone with FOUR MEANINGFUL Black belts and over 30 years training with the best in the world?  
  3. You and your family can LEARN REAL TRULY EFFECTIVE martial arts in a SAFE, CLEAN, TRADITIONAL, YET FUN FAMILY ENVIRONMENT right here in Ladson/Goose Creek/Charleston, SC!  
  4. Get in Shape, while actually learning something!  Have Fun, meet friends, while also learning TRUE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Self-defense skills & how to move your body!

Coach Daniel 

  • Known Worldwide/Youtube Catch Wrestling/Catch-Jitsu Grappling, Combatives, & MMA Expert
  • Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu BJJ under UFC Submission Wizard Dennis Hallman whom had an amazing 41 Submission Victories in MMA & coached Meisha Tate!  (Lineage Carlson Gracie>UFC Champion/Pride Star Murilo Bustamante/Luis Duarte>Fabiano Scherner>Dennis Hallman>Instructor Dan)
  • Black Belt directly from famous grappling instructors Gokor Chivichyan/Judo Gene LeBell in Hayastan Grappling System a hybrid of Judo, Jiu-jitsu, Sambo, & Catch Wrestling (Catch Lineage Directly from Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Lou Thesz, Karl Gotch, Vic Christy). Hayastan MMA Produced UFC's Ronda Rousey, Karo Parisyan, Manny Gamburyan, & also Gegard Mousasi has a Hayastan Grappling System Black Belt! 
  • Black Belt in Daido Juko Kudo Japanese hybrid MMA/Kyokushin Karate/Judo System directly from founder Grandmaster Takashi Azuma  
  • 1st Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do ever awarded from D.S. Kim.  
  • Brown Belt in Aikido, Extensive Experience in Russian Martial Arts, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Judo, Shooto, Gracie, Caique, Machado, & 10th Planet Jiu-jitsu
  • Also experienced in JKD, Kali, Wing Chun, and other Traditional Martial Arts taking what is useful and actually being able to apply some techniques in alive settings

  • Be aware that many so called "MMA guys" have barely trained with anyone good nor fought Pro more than once or twice if at all and hold no legitimate ranks in martial arts therefore they teach techniques vastly wrong.  Unfortunately it is becoming that many "BJJ guys" only know sporting techniques without true Self-defense or MMA applications therefore getting the watering down of the style just like a lot of McDojo Belt factory Karate/TKD schools did in America.
  • Trained extensively with UFC Fighters/Teams Dan Severn, "Tank" Abbott, Team Punishment/Tito Ortiz/Rampage, MFS/Hughes/Sylvia/Lawler, Blackhouse/Lyoto Machida/Roger Gracie, & at all the top gyms in Japan, Thailand, & Korea (Mach Sakurai, TK's Alliance, Takada Dojo w Sakuraba, Grabaka, Wajitsu KK, PTT, AKA, Tiger MT, KZ, & KTT)!  Trained with top Jiu-jitsu instructors Marcello Grosso from BTT, Saulo Ribeiro, Eddie Bravo, Romulo Barral/Crane, Fabiano Scherner/Chael Sonnen/Ed Herman/Mike Pierce 
  • 3-3 in MMA with 3 first round Submissions & losses to Top Fighters w196-101-11 Record!
  • Pancrase Veteran fought Champ Yuki Kondo, Pancrase Color Commentator UFC FP
  • Worked as MMA Media Interviewing all the top UFC, Bellator, Rizin, One Fighters
  • Had 3 Shoot Style Professional Wrestling Matches in Japan vs AJPW Champion
  • Worked as an Actor/Stuntman/Motion Capture Performer on the movies Real Steel, Couples Retreat, Limitless, & on popular TV shows CSI: NY, NCIS, Sons of Anarchy, Chuck, WWE Tough Enough, Millionaire Matchmaker, Hole in the Wall, Metal Gear,                 
  • & even once stunt doubled Sylvester Stallone!

EVERYONE Ages 7 & up are Welcome!


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Focus Dojo: Karate, Jiu-jitsu, MMA & Self-defense!

Ladson/Goose Creek/Charleston, South Carolina, United States

(843) 619-7232


Monday - Thursday: 7pm-10pm

Inside Academy of Martial Arts next to Food Lion

Great ITF TKD Instructor that Kid's love!

Saturday: Check to see if Sat Classes

Sunday: Closed