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Instructors / Coaches

Available for Private / Personal and Group Training


Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kali, Jeet Kune do Concepts, Combat Submission Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts, and Self Defense

David Carter has trained in various martial arts for over 10 years ranging from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Savate Thai X-Training, Combat Submission Wrestling, Freestyle Wrestling, Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Filipino Martial Arts, Shooto, and Jun Fan Gung Fu among others, styles proven affective over the years on the street, and in such events as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and it’s Japanese counterpart Pride FC. A competitor and champion in several Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, and Mixed Martial Arts events, Dave has also battle tested all of his techniques in the REAL WORLD as a security specialist and consultant since 1997 when he started handling security for parties in college and was later asked to work all over DC and VA in clubs and bars for his Security, Personal Protection, and Resolution skills. With all of this he possesses a unique understanding of what works in the ring and what works on the street.

   Coach/Kru/Sifu/Guru David Carter 

    Head Coach and Founder

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As well as being a martial artist David has discovered what does and doesn't work inside the gym. How to manage weight for competitions and for life, and get the utmost out of his training and he brings that to his clients in a simple no nonsense manner that cuts to the root of the people’s problems and corrects them.

His students are from all walks of life from teenagers, college students, stay at home moms, software engineers, law enforcement, all branches of the military, the disabled and Senior citizens.

Coach Dave has attained the following Ranks & Titles:


  • Combat Submission Wrestling Coach level 1 under Sifu Erik Paulson










  • Savate Thai Cross Training under Sifu Erik Paulson








  • Progressive Fighting Systems and Contemporary Jeet Kune Do instructor under Sifu Paul Vunak and Sifu Harinder Singh Sabharwal
  • Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association Coach Level 1
  • Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Black Belt Travis of Paulao Rezende Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Team Zenith














  • Black Belt in Krav Maga under 4th Degree Black Belt Michael Fath of Israeli Krav International 


World Kickboxing Association (WKA) North American Muay Thai Champion
4x World Kickboxing Association (WKA) North American Grappling Champion
2X Grapplers Quest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion

Grapplers Quest Advanced No Gi Champion

4x Copa Nova Advanced No Gi Champion

Silver Medalist Naga Worlds Advanced No Gi

IBJJF New York Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion
Bronze medalist Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American games
Tap Factor Champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion
Yamasaki Grappling Challenge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion


A complete, constant and Relentless student Coach Dave continues to train with various martial artist in various styles to prepare him for any eventuality including:


Lightning Scientific Arnis

Krav Maga

Joe Harris:  Boxing, & MMA Boxing,  MMA 101 Coach 

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