Monday, February 10, 2014

Relentless MMA Muay Thai Kickboxing and Weapons training

Here's a clip from one of our classes focusing on offense and defense just using punches.  This is a controlled drill to get people use to what it's like to spar and eventually fight.  The goal is to get relaxed, maintain balance, and breathing and to develop timing, range, and overall GREAT defense.




In this video we're covering the Filipino Martial Arts of Kali/Arnis/ Escrima.  Working on our defense against weapons and how and when to engage someone with a blunt weapon and how to neutralize them.



If you're in the Chantilly, Fairfax, Herndon, South Riding, Gainsville area stop by and check us out.  You can reserve FREE trial classes by email us at info@DCAthlete.com or by calling us at (202)670-1662.  You can find out more about our gym at www.RelentlessMMAgym.com



Friday, January 24, 2014

Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Attacks from side control


Here's a recent video I did at Relentless MMA in Chantilly.  Here are just a few submissions you can do from one of my favorite positions, Side Control or 100 kilo's position.  I really like this chain because it doesn't require a lot of energy just knowing what the most common defenses and moves your opponent will do when put under pressure.




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Serving Chantilly, Herndon, South Riding, Manassas, Gainsville, Fairfax, Reston, Ashburn and anyone interested in High quality training, for fitness, sport, self defense, or self perfection.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

MMA for the Ring, Cage, & Street Seminar

MMA for the Ring, Cage, or Street Seminar

Learn Moves That Work ANYWHERE

AT THIS AMAZING SEMINAR YOU WILL LEARN:

How to combine punches, kicks and takedowns
How to throw punches, elbows and knees from practically any position on your feet, clinching or on the ground
How to keep the fight standing if you're a striker
How to take the fight to the ground if you're a grappler
How to submit your opponents
How to escape from some of the worst positions in MMA

Train with professional Muay Thai, Boxing, Submission Grappling and MMA coach Dave Carter. He will teach how to blend striking with submissions. Learn the HIGHEST percentage combos for MMA to set up kicks, knees, elbows, AND takedowns and learn how dominate from the top with strikes and submissions. On the opposite side you're going to learn how to defend takedowns to keep things standing, and how to escape the most horrible ground positions. This seminar is for new and experienced - If you've never trained MMA before then this is for YOU!!! Learn the WHOLE game!!!

I've been asked a few questions from various strikers and grapplers about the seminar so I want to go over the overriding focus. The focus of the seminar is going to be raising peoples "fight IQ".

Showing strikers how to stay standing and if need be go for a takedown and finish, and for the grapplers to set up a takedown with strikes, or be able to outstrike a superior grappler.

For new people it will just be an intro to the whole game and then they can pick what part to develop.

About the coach:

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.

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 peoples 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.

$25 Pre registration by 10/26
$35 Day of/After registration

WHEN
November 9th 11am - 2pm

WHERE
Relentless MMA
14740 - D Flint Lee Rd
Chantilly Va. 20151
www.RelentlessMMAgym.com

email Dave@DCAthlete.com or call 202-670-1662 for more information

Friday, October 18, 2013

FREE WOMEN ONLY SELF DEFENSE SEMINAR

LEARN REAL SELF DEFENSE MOVES TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS
WHEN: November 2nd 11am-2pm
WHERE:  14740 -D Flint Lee Rd Chantilly Va 20151


This seminar will cover:
How to escape various grabs and holds
How to use your knees and elbows to attack and defend
How to knock someone out instantly
How to spot predators
How to defend yourself in the most unsteady of shoes
How to defend against Various weapons ie guns and knives
How to create and use improvised weapons out of everyday items
How to protect yourself on the street, on the metro, in a parking garage, on campus, in a bar, or out jogging








Learn no nonsense and highly effective self defense techniques and strategies taken from over 22 martial arts as Master Instructor and Coach Dave Carter teaches you techniques that work and have been proven on the streets, and the battlefield. Taking the best of the best from martial arts like Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, and the Filipino Martial Arts, this workshop will teach you only the best.

This Workshop will have components for every level from the novice to the expert, all clearly laid out in a logical, and practical manner, so don't miss this incredibly opportunity to learn this unique style of Self Defense and Personal Protection

This seminar is hosted at Relentless MMA
http://www.RelentlessMMAgym.com

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Relentless MMA/Chantilly MMA growning STRONG

I've been EXTREMELY busy with my new gym so I thought I'd go the easy route and let the pictures speak for me.
Also check out our new Class Schedule for Relentless MMA

 Monday
11am Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No Gi
5:30pm Muay Thai Kickboxing
6:30pm Self Defense/Kali/Jeet Kune Do Concepts
7:30pm Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No Gi

Tuesday
6:30pm-7:30 Muay Thai
7:35pm-8:30 Jeet Kune Do/Kali/Self Defense
8:35pm-9:40 Submission Grappling

Wednesday
11am Self Defense/Kali/Jeet Kune Do Concepts

Thursday
6:30pm-7:30 Muay Thai kickboxing
7:35pm-8:30 Submission Grappling
8:35pm-9:40 MMA 101

Saturday
9:30am Muay Thai kickboxing







 From our Women's Only Self Defense Seminar







JKD & Kali Combat Philosophy & Trapping for MMA at Relenltess MMA in Chantilly (South Riding Oakton)

JKD & Kali Combat Philosophy & Trapping for MMA.

This course covers an overview of all ranges of combat and introduces the student to JKD and Kali Combat Philosophy and Street Fighting Strategy. The course will also cover how to enter and apply trapping vs an MMA Opponent.

How to apply Jun Fan and Kali Traps along with Savate against someone who is punching, kicking or trying to take you down. How to integrate every range of combat including weapons, kickboxing, clinching and the ground. The secret of Self-Preservation vs Self-Perfection training. The Art of Deception and Fitting In with Your Opponent Killer Instinct and Emotional Content : Breath Management Interceptions, the 5 Ways of Attack, Faking vs Feinting, Broken Rhythm, Speed vs Cadence, Advanced Footwork Advanced JKD Sensitivity & Attribute Development Drills. Kali: Footwork, Strategy, Carrenzza, Numerada, Sumbrada, Cerrada, & Energy Drills

 





10am-5pm Friday 9/27
10am-5pm Saturday 9/28

10% discount for anyone prepaying by Monday 9/23
90 for one day 7 hours
150 for both 14 hours

for more information feel free to call Relentless MMA (www.RelentlessMMAgym.com)
202-670-1662

Biography of Sifu Singh

Sifu Singh is a descendant of an unbroken lineage of masters. He has spent years studying with masters and eating the bitter pill, training and teaching so he can pass on the ancient arts to a modern, cutting edge audience. His science of movement, fighting, wellness, and strategy is an evolution of a global journey spanning continents and cultures. It culminates in the present system which he teaches to Navy SEALS, U.S. Secret Service, SWAT Commanders and Police Captains, executives, F.B.I., C.I.A., CEO’s, DEA, professional athletes, elite law enforcement personnel throughout the United States, as well as other foreign and domestic military and intelligence agencies. When the situation demands impeccability and zero margin of error, Singh is called upon to train our nation’s most elite fighting forces.


His journey began at the age of four in India, when he began to learn the way of Shastre Videya (Sikh Martial Art of Weapons) from his grandfather Professor Mohinder Singh of the National Defense Academy of India, and his father Captain Narinder Singh Sabharwal, a champion Indian Sprinter. Upon immigrating to Canada, Singh was enrolled in the Toronto Academy of Karate and Judo, headed by Sensei Burt Konzak. His father was committed to Singh being able to defend himself physically in any situation, and also to instilling a sense of courage, confidence, character, and a life of discipline from the start. This came in handy; as a young Sikh immigrant in Toronto, and the only one wearing a turban, Singh often found himself getting picked on and subsequently getting in fights. From a young age, he was able to defend himself successfully physically, mentally, and emotionally when the time came.

Singh was highly athletic in his youth, competitively swimming, playing soccer, and playing tennis, leading him to a competitive NCAA tennis scholarship at UC Davis. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and was ready to embark on a dedicated and ambitious career in Silicon Valley as an advanced applications engineer.

Fate, however, struck a humbling chord on the eve of embarking on the next phase in his career. He and a friend encountered a situation in which they barely escaped with their lives. He had just finished all his exams and was about to graduate from university, and decided to celebrate with his friends one last time.

On that nostalgic evening in June 2001, the friends decided to converge on Ocean Beach and indulge in a few beers and memories of camaraderie. Spirits were high. The friends parked their 3 cars; 100 feet away lay the bonfire where they will unite for the final celebration. In those 100 feet, the lives of Singh and his friend were changed forever.

  Due to the drop in awareness and his guard, perhaps due to the celebration, 25 local gang members appeared from the darkness to prey on Singh and his friends. Their eyes were wide and glazed, looking for a fight. Within seconds, a brutal street fight broke out; some people scattered to take cover, but Singh and his best friend were left in the midst. His friend was grabbed, pulled into the center and continuously beaten. Singh decided he needed to help his friend; he was calm, relaxed, but realized he didn’t know what to do. He studied martial arts his whole life: He had won competitions, belts, street fights, and tournaments, but for the first time his training is being put to the test in a life or death situation with multiple assailants and he didn’t know what to do. As his assailants advance, there lay weapons around him that could have been used, bottles and knives, but in the empty handed martial arts he learned he had never learned how to use these weapons.


Perhaps through an act of divine intervention, he and his friend survived the beating, one with a broken elbow, one with a battered face. Singh’s perspective was completely changed, he now walked around thinking he knew nothing about the martial arts he studied for so long and feared facing a true life or death situation like the one he just faced. Through this savage beating Singh looked death and fear in the eye, and started his journey of discovery and research into fear. This near death experience led him to Progressive Fighting Systems , Paul Vunak and the study of Jeet Kun Do. He learned to defend himself in any situation, against multiple assailants, use weapons, be masterful and impeccable in any situation, and ultimately train America’s elite military and intelligence units.

Fate’s hand was not complete with the assault; a few months later, Singh suffered a terrible back injury in a car accident in San Francisco.

The accident ended his NCAA tennis career but serendipitously saved his life, as had he not been in the accident, he would have been in World Trade Center Tower 2 on 9/11.The accident was a pivotal and transformational moment in Singh’s life. His body was destroyed, and the doctors said he had only a 40% chance of walking again, as he had lost all movement. He was forced to re-assess his life, priorities, and goals after failed attempts at rehabilitation.

Singh turned to the martial arts to both foster his spirit, mind, body, and will. Having lost all movement, Singh started with slowly performing his Ancient Katas, and breathing methods. Transformation arose from this situation, like a phoenix from the ashes, as Singh literally rebuilt his body into what it is today using the methods he will teach you that he has learned and developed. He learned to balance the impeccable execution of elite deadly forces with the ancient healing arts of strength, conditioning. If he can rebuilt his body to what it is and train warriors and leaders, he can train you to be the ultimate balanced warrior that can fearlessly master any challenge that may come your way.

Being given a second chance at life, Singh began his career, working as an advanced applications engineer and later as a strategic marketing manager for a Top 5 Fortune 500 company in Silicon Valley for 7 years. Throughout these years, he continued his training with masters and study of the arts and physical culture. He used his body as a lab, testing the strategies of various masters and putting their methodologies into play, allowing him to seek out and select elements from across cultures and synthesize them into the present system. Singh was determined this time to become the best he could be on all fronts. With strong ties to Indian physical culture, he returned to India, where he spent every summer as a child, to begin training and learning the ancient methods of physical culture that have existed in India for thousands of years.

He traveled the world and sought out the old time training gyms, the Akharas and Dangals of Punjab. Singh was guided by the first hand knowledge that both the God of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rickson Gracie and Bruce Lee’s Idol the Great Gamma, possessed great strength, agility, flexibility, power, and speed, and both practiced some form of Ancient Indian Body Weight and Breathing Exercises. After reading one of Bruce Lee’s notes on the brutal effectiveness of a Kettlebell, Singh sought out the RKC by Pavel Tatsouline, and was certified as an RKC-2 Instructor. He has taken his years of research and training with the greatest martial artists and strength coaches in the world to create one of the most complete and effective strength and conditioning programs for Martial Artists and Athletes on the planet – Action Strength™.

Additionally,in search of balance and an effort to heal and grow spiritually Singh took up the study of the ancient Chinese healing arts of Qi-Gong and Tai-Chi. After 3 years of study and clinical experience, Singh received his C.A.M.Q – Certified Advanced Medical Qi Gong Practitioner certificate from Sifu Arnold Tayam in August of 2009. He received his Discipleship in Yang and Chen Style Tai-Chi under original Lineage Holder Sifu Arnold Tayam in March 2011. The irony is, Singh sought out Tai Chi to learn the “death touch,” but by practicing Tai Qi he gained a new appreciation for and license on life itself. He found inner tranquility that surpassed his expectations. Wellness and healing are as integral to Singh’s way of courage and confidence as impeccable deadliness..

During his career as a Strategic Marketing Manager for a Fortune 500 Company. Singh focused his efforts on the applications of military tactics and battlefield strategy for sales, marketing & engineering. He was mentored by David Mok, a former Navy Top Gun and Department Head aboard a Nuclear Submarine. He worked with the Intelligence and Warfare (C.I.A, Nuclear and Naval Warfare Centers) community providing support for Scientists and Engineers working on state of the art satellites and missile defense systems. Singh successfully applied martial theories and strategies in his work with the top companies in the world – Cisco, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony. He meticulously analyzed their business models, sales forecasts and customer profiles and went on to suggest pricing strategies and product enhancements, allowing his clients to foster strategic growth and capitalize on competitive weaknesses. Every company’s sales and ROI were greatly enhanced by his strategic efforts.

After a successful career in Silicon Valley, Singh’s path led him back to his teacher and mentor, Sigung Paul Vunak. He not only committed himself to the impeccable management of Progressive Fighting Systems, Inc., ultimately becoming its CEO and Senior Training Officer, but also embarked on the challenging missions given to him by Vunak: To travel the globe and spread the art of Jeet Kun Do, and to create an elite martial arts instructor’s college, one which would give people learning resources for life and would also facilitate its members generating a full time income. After a creative process, Singh’s brainchild Descendants of the Masters was born. Singh bootstrapped the company, and less than a year later it was successful and profitable, having already produced 6,000 instructors. Through Descendants of the Masters, he created a modern martial arts college that has a whole system taught of martial arts, self defense, a way of life, and how to operate the business

Sifu Harinder Singh has trained everyone from professional athletes to members of the U.S. Navy SEALS, U.S. Secret Service, FBI, CIA, SWAT, CEOs and executives, elite martial arts academies, and many other elite law enforcement agencies in the most dangerous areas in the United States. He has trained private security for numerous dignitaries, as well as celebrities and stand up comedians including Jamie Foxx, rappers, and other musicians. Singh has taught seminars all over the world, covering both martial arts and business related topics and is Paul Vunak’s top instructors and official representative, and one of only two disciples. Singh is authorized to teach seminars, certify individuals, and give rank promotions on Vunak’s behalf. He is a true embodiment of the Jeet Kun Do philosophy, combining elements from many lineages to create the ultimate in performance, flawlessness, execution, and strategy. 


His journey now leads him to the present moment of creating the Jeet Kune Do athletic association. The Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association was created to preserve and perpetuate the martial arts, functional fitness, and philosophical teachings of it’s founder, Grand Master Bruce Lee.

- See more at: http://jkdathletics.com/association/sifusingh

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Relentless MMA's aproach to Self Defense

SELF DEFENSE, KALI,

JEET KUNE DO CONCEPTS/ JUN FAN GUNG FU


     At Relentless MMA Self Defense is one of our TOP concerns.  The gym was founded on the principal being able to protect oneself from a bigger, stronger, and even faster opponent/attacker.  All of our techniques in ALL of our classes are aimed toward that end.  

     In our Muay Thai class we work being able to throw punches, kicks, knees and elbows, while at the same time being able to defend the same.  In our Free Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Submission Wrestling classes we focus on how to perform throws, sweeps, takedowns, "GET HOME SAFELY." that's it, we believe once someone tries to stop you from going home to your family and loved ones then they are a threat.  We teach everyone to first try to "Verbally Deescalate" or talk your way out, after that, walk away, if those two methods don't work then.... Well then they shouldn't have tried to stop you from going home.  If you use a Muay Thai kick with a Judo foot sweep to get home then thats fine.  If you just start screaming at a attacker and throw things at them till they leave you alone that's fine.  If you have to poke someone in the eye and run a mile, climb a fence, and break a car window to set off a alarm to get home safely then that's fine too. We also understand things some martial arts or fighting systems don't is that "Situation Dictates Response", sometimes the situation is you might be carrying groceries so you can't do a series of punches and kicks, the situation might be, you're 40-60 years old and can't do a head kick, or as some styles suggest kick a weapon out of someones hand.  We try to stick to simple principals, using our minds, abilities, and environment to give us the highest chance of success in everything we do.  When it comes to self defense we want our students to be empowered with knowledge and skills that at some point may save their life if they do find themselves in a horrible situation but if they don't we want them to feel comfortable, and confident in a variety of situations, along with the knowledge to know when trouble is coming.
tackles, and various submission ranging from chokes, arm and leg locks, while at the same time focusing on defending each move too.  With our Self Defense class we strive to take it to the next level by adding in weapon defense whether it be, from guns, knives, baseball bats, or multiple opponents.  With this as our focus we pull heavily from two INCREDIBLE systems for their practical self defense.  The first being Kali or Arnis, or Escrima depending on where you're from.  It's a Filipino based system that focuses on weapons training first and foremost and guerrilla war tactics.  Unlike most martial arts or fighting systems that start people learning basic punches, kicks, and grabs, Kali focuses on weapons FIRST.  Instead of training for years unarmed, and then using a weapon, the system was developed using either a knife, or a stick, or double knives, or double sticks, or a stick and a knife day one so that the students would immediately  be able to defend themselves and their families.  At the time these methods were developed multiple attackers who were also larger, stronger, and better armed was standard as they were when the Philippines were invaded by the Spanish, French and Dutch who all had armor, rifles, and much better swords versus the native Filipino's who had inferor steel for their swords but a NEED to protect themselves and their families.  The second system we borrow heavily from is Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do Concepts as created by Bruce Lee.  What many don't know is that Bruce Lee was a avid boxer as a child along with getting in many street fights that drove him into traditional martial arts like Tai Chi, and eventually into Wing Chun, which was developed by a Chinese nun as a means of self defense.  Blending the best aka the most practical Asian martial arts with, modern boxing, wrestling, and any thing else he could find that
work he created his system of Jun Fan Gung Fu which literally translates into "My Hard Work" (Jun Fan was Bruce Lee's Chineese first name, and gung fu and kung fu literally means "hard work".  After working with some of the best Martial Artsit and fighters of his time Bruce Lee found his own system of Jun Fan Gung Fu to restrictive and started Jeet Kune Do, which adopted the simple principal of use what works, because what works is all that really matters in a fight.  As with most styles there was preprogrammed response to a attack, with Jeet Kune Do it was simply about winning.  If someone has to pull a gun or knife to get someone to leave them alone then that was fine, if someone has to kick someone in the groin that was fine, if someone has to use mace and then hit someone with a car then that is fine.  From that Relentless MMA has adopted one

single rule to self defense that everything we teach must fall under.

     We accomplish this by training in blunt and edge weapons offensively and defensively along with working with Firearm defense and with regular field trips to the shooting range for those interested to learn more about firearms.  We believe in order to stop a thing we must first understand it.  Many styles have come up over the past few years boasting weapons defense but have not taken the time work with people who have worked in live fire situations.  Because of this the instructors at Relentless MMA have spent time training with various   military personal from the basic to the special forces level to bring the the BEST, most KNOWLEDGEABLE, and HIGHEST QUALITY instruction we possibly can.  We are RELENTLESS in our pursuit of better training methods.  Ways to improve ourselves, and our students.  Our goal with our self defense class is not to just make you feel safe but to make sure if anything bad might happen you have the ABSOLUTE BEST information and training on how to "Get Home Safely".  

  
   We know many people train in "Self Defense" styles don't see the benefit of learning sport fighting like Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, Judo, and Mixed Martial Arts but all of these styles have merits that bring out faster reaction times, better hand eye (and even foot eye) coordination, along with being GREAT forms of stress release and teach people how to react under real stress, not just someone trying to grab you like a 1950's robot going at 0.2 miles per hour as many martial arts and self defense schools practice their "self defense" techniques.  We focus on keeping things as realistic as possible   When we train we try to make it "Alive" doing unrehearsed movements, weapons, stress, sounds, and distractions that you might find in real life to make your training the best it can be.

 

To find out more or to schedule a FREE class go to

www.RelentlessMMAgym.com

or call 

202-670-1662

Friday, August 16, 2013

MMA Seminar questions

I've gotten a few questions about the seminar ie am I just going to be covering moves that are allowed in the UFC or other organizations as well.  I'm going to be covering all facets of MMA, from soccer kicks to downed opponents to counter slams, not being thrown out of a ring, and avoiding groin shots (in Brazil people get dirty to win)  I'm also going to go over how each technique applies to the street, moves change when you do them on concrete with no gloves, no ref, eye gouges, no time limit, and clothes that limit mobility.

If anyone has any direct questions regarding, strikes, submissions, takedowns, punches, knees, elbows, fight prep, and self defense just shoot them to me here on fb or dave@dcathlete.com 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Relentless MMA's Muay Thai Kickboxing Program


Muay Thai/ Thai Boxing/ Thai Kickboxing



WHAT IS MUAY THAI IN A NUTSHELL

Muay Thai is a in a incredible Sport, Fighting style, and Experience!  Thai Boxing or Thai Kickboxing as it’s called by many Americans is actually called Muay Thai and is the National Sport of Thailand.  Muay Thai was developed in Thailand (formerly known as Siam) originally as military training for it’s soldiers called “Kabri Krabong” that used one or two swords, staffs, spears, shields, bows, horseback riding and other military skills.  From a system developed to defend their country it found it’s way into standard unarmed training for civilians and the national sport using many of the same movements they used when carrying weapons.  From there it became “Muay Boran” which took various forms where finally after years of changing and refining techniques to make them more functional for unarmed fighting and the ring instead of the battlefield “Muay Boran” the science of nine limbs;  both hands, both elbows, both knees, both feet, and the head butt , became “Muay Thai” the science of 8 limbs; Both hands, both elbows, both knees, and both feet.

What really makes Muay Thai so AMAZING is the simplicity and straight forward approach to training, which gets people in great shape, teaches amazing hand-eye coordination, practical self defense, while developing focus, relieving stress, and helping people better manage and control it.  Muay Thai’s has become one of the single most well known Martial Arts over the past 2 decades due to it’s effectiveness in the Ring, Cage, and on the Battlefield for it’s knock out power, for it’s incredible elbow, knee, and kicking techniques most forms of boxing and kickboxing leave out.  Muay Thai has become HUGE in Mixed Martial Arts events like the Ultimate Fighting
Championship, Bellator, Strikeforce, and Pride FC, along with Kickboxing Organizations, like K-1 who’s top fighters have all trained extensively in Muay Thai along with being incorporated by our Nations Military at various levels and by our Special Forces teams especially. 

HOW WE TEACH MUAY THAI

Our program at Relentless MMA blends several different styles of Muay Thai to focus on developing Two things
                1:  A practical and easy to learn defense to attacks, like Elbows, Punches, Knees, Kicks, Tackles, and Grabs
                2:  How to generate MAXIMUM power on each technique while still maintaining a strong defense.   Which in part comes down to CARDIO/ENDURANCE.   (NO DROPPING YOUR HANDS AND LETTING LOSE WITH WILD PUNCHES AND HAYMAKERS HERE)

THESE TWO THINGS WILL GET YOU IN INCREDIBLE SHAPE WHILE HELPING YOU DEVELOP COORDINATION, BODY MECHANICS, FLEXIBILITY, AND CONDITIONING THAT WILL HELP YOU IN ANY SPORT AND EVERY FACET OF YOUR PHYSICAL LIFE
                                                         
We do this by focusing on our Student/Athletes by teaching, challenging, and encouraging them mentally and physically to be their best.  After our students have learned the fundamentals and have learned how to protect themselves (ONE OF YOUR TOP FOCUSES) and learn how to maximize their Movements (Quality over Quantity) we will add in more advanced moves, counters, setups and strategies to teach someone how to fight any kind of fighter from the crazy macho drunk guy at a bar, to the seasoned vet who’s been competing in Muay Thai or MMA for years.  The result is Happy, Confident people who can enjoy a athletic energetic life free of many of the stresses many experience, combined with a body that makes them proud.

WHAT AFFECT WILL IT HAVE ON ME/WILL IT GET ME IN SHAPE

Muay Thai will make you feel and look better.  Our workouts are always focused on being fun and
challenging with up beat instructors that are dedicated to helping you bring out your best and coaching you to excellence, instead of running you through some boring erratic “cardio routine”.  We challenge everyone to their potential so that you grow as an individual.  We encourage all of our students to tell their coaches what their goals are mentally and physically so that we can better challenge them and help them grow.  We offer no standard responses or fixed routine.  Every class is tailored to the practitioners /athletes in it, helping them to work to the next level with their technique and their body.

Our workouts combine the best exercises for flexibility, coordination, fat loss, while building muscle and endurance both aerobically and anaerobically, using traditional Muay Thai exercises with modern breakthroughs.

WILL I GET A BLACK EYE IF I DO THIS

 NO!  Safety is our primary concern.  Making sure people are in a safe training environment speeds up the learning curve.   The last thing we want is people stressed out about coming to class because ‘they’re going to get beaten up to the point where they are leaving black and blue and are embarrassed to go out in public.  Despite our somewhat “Brutish” name we are focused on safety.  You will hear two chant’s in class regularly.  Coach will yell out “Brain Damage” class yells out “BAD”, coach yells out “Dentist” class yells out “EXPENSIVE”.  We don’t train to knock each other out, we train to be our best, and to help those around us be their best because then they will be more inclined to help us become the person we want to be at the end of the day.  We encourage mutual respect between people in our gym because without them our own personal goals get farther and farther away.  We are ALWAYS “TEAM” focused.  Together Everyone Achieves More!

WILL I HAVE TO SPAR

NO ONE AT THE GYM IS FORCED TO SPAR!  We do offer and encourage sparring for people who have reached a certain level of proficiency with their defense.  We focus A LOT more on defense then other gyms that let people just go swinging on each other.  We understand that in a real fight when you hit someone their going to try to hit you back even harder so we might as well prepare for that so it doesn’t catch us by surprise and lead to brain damage which we’ve all decided is “BAD”.  The majority of the sparring for Muay Thai will be done only with necessary protective equipment, between two people who understand how to control their power and tempo, and under the supervision of one of the coaches to further ensure things don’t get out of hand.  Our number one focus is learning and we are Relentless in that pursuit, hence our name Relentless MMA

WILL I HAVE TO COMPETE

NO, NO ONE HAS TO COMPETE UNLESS THEY WANT TO!  All of the coaches at our gym
have competed in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Submission Wrestling, and MMA and they have enjoyed it but we know it’s not for everyone.  It’s a huge commitment in time to properly prepare and we understand some people have responsibilities that don’t make competing in a Thai fight or MMA fight feasible because they have crazy work schedule, prior injuries, family and life commitments that don’t afford them the time some people have.  We do however help those people who can’t compete but want the fun, challenge and growth of training for competition hit their peak for what time they can invest whether it be by sparring with their competitive teammates or helping them train by drilling with them, and sometimes just doing their conditioning and weight loss circuits with them.  We believe in TEAM, Together Everyone Achieves More.  I myself have benefited greatly by my teammates helping me prepare for many fights and competitions, and have also helped out my teammates by training with them or doing conditioning with them to help them stay focused and their spirits up.  It’s a GREAT feeling either way, and when people are ready I encourage it.  If you do decide to want to compete tell you coach your goal, and we’ll begin getting you ready mentally, and physically, and find you a fight at whatever level your interested whether it be locally, nationally,  internationally, or pro.

WHO ARE THE COACHES

Your coaches will be Coach Dave Carter and Mikey Custodio who have spent a culmative 30+ years practicing  and coaching Muay Thai to men, women, and children, who’ve used it for exercise, personal development, self defense, and competition.  They’re biggest influence is Brahm Ajarn Surachai “Chai” Sirisute who founded the Thai Boxing Association of America in 1968.  We also coach the Crazy Monkey system of Boxing and Muay Thai developed by Rodney King of south Africa (no relation to the one beaten in LA) along with Savate Thai Cross training aka STX as developed by Eric Paulson.

Coach carter is also a former World Kickboxing Association Super Heavyweight Muay Thai champion, with still a few Muay Thai fights left in him.


If this sounds like what you’re looking for and you’d like to sign up for FREE CLASSES then contact us at
Dave@DCAthlete.com or call 202-670-1662


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Women's Only Open Mat

This is for women only, lets get together and have some fun and get our roll on! All skill levels and affiliations welcome. Gi or No Gi.


WHEN
08/31/13
2pm-4pm

WHERE
Relentless MMA
14740-D Flint Lee Rd, Chantilly Va 20151
www.RelentlessMMAgym.com
for more information email or call Rebecca at 571-419-4609

MMA for the Ring, Cage, or Street Seminar

MMA for the Ring, Cage, or Street Seminar

 Learn Moves That Work ANYWHERE

AT THIS AMAZING SEMINAR YOU WILL LEARN:

How to combine punches, kicks and takedowns
How to throw punches, elbows and knees from practically any position on your feet, clinching or on the ground
How to keep the fight standing if you're a striker
How to take the fight to the ground if you're a grappler
How to submit your opponents
How to escape from some of the worst positions in MMA

Train with professional Muay Thai, Boxing, Submission Grappling and MMA coach Dave Carter. He will teach how to blend striking with submissions. Learn the HIGHEST percentage combos for MMA to set up kicks, knees, elbows, AND takedowns and learn how dominate from the top with strikes and submissions. On the opposite side you're going to learn how to defend takedowns to keep things standing, and how to escape the most horrible ground positions. This seminar is for new and experienced - If you've never trained MMA before then this is for YOU!!! Learn the WHOLE game!!!

I've been asked a few questions from various strikers and grapplers about the seminar so I want to go over the overriding focus. The focus of the seminar is going to be raising peoples "fight IQ".

Showing strikers how to stay standing and if need be go for a takedown and finish, and for the grapplers to set up a takedown with strikes, or be able to outstrike a superior grappler.

For new people it will just be an intro to the whole game and then they can pick what part to develop.

About the coach:

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.

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 peoples 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.

$25 Pre registration by 8/17
$35 Day of/After registration


WHEN
August 24th 11am - 2pm

WHERE
 Relentless MMA 
14740 - D Flint Lee Rd 
Chantilly Va. 20151
www.RelentlessMMAgym.com 
 
email Dave@DCAthlete.com or call 202-670-1662 for more information

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FREE Womens Only Self Defense Seminar in Chantilly at Relentless MMA

FREE Women's Only Self Defense Seminar

LEARN REAL SELF DEFENSE MOVES TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS


This seminar will cover:
How to escape various grabs and holds
How to use your knees and elbows to attack and defend
How to knock someone out instantly
How to spot predators
How to defend yourself in the most unsteady of shoes
How to defend against Various weapons ie guns and knives
How to create and use improvised weapons out of everyday items
How to protect yourself on the street, on the metro, in a parking garage, on campus, in a bar, or out jogging



Learn no nonsense and highly effective self defense techniques and strategies taken from over 22 martial arts as Master Instructor and Coach Dave Carter teaches you techniques that work and have been proven on the streets, and the battlefield. Taking the best of the best from martial arts like Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, and the Filipino Martial Arts, this workshop will teach you only the best.

This Workshop will have components for every level from the novice to the expert, all clearly laid out in a logical, and practical manner, so don’t miss this incredibly opportunity to learn this unique style of Self Defense and Personal Protection









VIDEOS FROM OUR LAST SELF DEFENSE SEMINAR (before we upgraded our facility)




When:July 13th 12-2:30

Where: Relentless MMA

www.RelentlessMMAgym.com 

14740-D Flint Lee Road, Chantilly, VA 20151
Call us at: 202-670-1662​ Email us at info@DCAthlete.com
 

The instructor will be David Carter

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.

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 peoples 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