Monday, December 31, 2012

Self Defense Camp January 19th - February 4th




Escape from bear hugs, and from being grabbed?
Throw your attacker to the ground?
Defend yourself from weapons and Turn everyday objects into weapons?
Protect yourself in a crowd?
Knock someone out in seconds?
Protect yourself from multiple attackers?
How to escape from the worst positions?

And also learn how to be "Street Smart" and avoid trouble before it gets to you.

This Self Defense Camp will cover 4 days/8 hours of no nonsense and highly effective self defense techniques and strategies taken from over 22 martial arts as Coach Dave Carter teaches you techniques that work and have been proven on the streets, and the battlefield. Taking the best of the best moves from the most realistic, tested, and definitive martial arts of all time, from martial arts like Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, Boxing, Jeet Kune Do Concepts and the Filipino Martial Arts of Escrima, Arnis, and Kali, this workshop will teach you only the best!!! Learn the techniques taught to military, and special forces operatives all over the world to keep their soldiers alive and kicking, and how they can help you stay safe and protected anywhere.

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

Day 1 January 19th : How to Control and Manipulate the body
Control points on the human body, how to hit with your hands, feet, knees, and elbows, along with how to knockout, choke, and throw larger opponents. The focus of the days techniques originate from Muay Thai kickboxing, Freestyle Wrestling, Brazilian jiu Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Judo, and Chin Na Kung Fu.

Day 2 January 26th : Weapons
How to deal with common weapons like sticks, knives, bottles, and guns and also how to use and create improvised weapons using things in your surroundings to give yourself the edge. The focus of the days techniques will be to show the strengths and weaknesses of each weapon so that we can properly defend ourselves. The moves originate from the Filipino blade arts of Arnis and Kali, along with Jeet Kune Do.

Day 3 February 2nd : Ground work
Dealing with being on the ground, how to strike from the ground, how to create space so you can get up, how and where to hit from the bottom, how to reverse positions from bottom to top. We will not only be going over ground fighting one on one but how it changes when more than one person is attacking you at the same time. The focus of the days techniques originate from Freestyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Judo, and Muay Thai's knees and elbows.

Day 4 February 9th : Putting it all together
Understanding how a fight can go from standing to the ground and back again and when to use what. The final day will be a combination of drills and questions and answers to fill in any gaps from the previous sessions.

Throughout all of this we will focus on information and knowledge to make you more street smart to keep you out of bad situations and to give principals to follow when things start going bad, on the street, in a bar, on the subway, while jogging, and while traveling abroad


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.


2407 Wilson Blvd
Arlington VA, 22201


January 19th, January 26th, February 2nd, and February 9th


Registration All 4 days for 2 hours 12pm-2pm (Pre Registration Discount)
Before December 22nd $75 for all 4 classes or $20 a day
By January 12th $100 or $25 a day
Day of /January 19th $120 for the whole program or $30 dollars a Day


Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Kali, Arnis, Escrima, Weapons, Self Defense and Weight loss Coach, Certified Personal Trainer (Weight/Resistance Training, Cardio training, Flexibility training, Rehab & Prehab)
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How to protect yourself while standing up

How to control someones wrist biceps and neck to prevent from being hit and set up strikes, throws, and chokes

How wrist control relates to knife fighting

Monday, November 5, 2012

Lloyd Irvin's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Micro Transitional Drilling System Explained

IMPORTANT concepts and tips from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and No Gi World Champion Lloyd Irvin This one choke setup is worth HOURS on the mat

Monday, October 8, 2012

Rear Naked Choke Tutorial

A great tutorial on one of the most powerful and effective moves in Martial Arts

If you can't Fly

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Now is not the time to give up. NOW is the time to keep going because you know you can make it!!!

Grappling Concepts and Movements for Gi and No Gi Jiu Jitsu

For all of my Jiu-Jitsu heads out there looking for that extra advantage in technique that leads to victory! I SERIOUSLY suggest you join Jason Scully's Youtube channel! Closed Guard Combinations

Guard Passing

Scrambles and Transitions

Friday, June 29, 2012

Dynamic Concepts Martial Arts & Get Fit Newsletter

June 25th 2012 our Inaugural issue of the new Dynamic Concetps Mixed Martial Arts Get fit newsletter

Read and subscribe now

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A few pictures to help you understand Your Health and Your Body!

If a picture is worth a thousand words than this should be a novel :D

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

How to wrap your hands for Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts

The secret is OUT!!! My ninja style of hand wrapping is revealed. Learn how to get the maximum protection for you knuckles and wrist!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shin Kim No Gi Judo Throws for Grappling and MMA

How to use no gi Judo to throw. Notice how he uses the bodies natural control points to set up and execute his throws. A quick Bio on Shin Kim: A 4 th Degree Black belt in Judo and a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Leo Dalla, he also earned a Bachelor of Judo from Young-In University in Yong In, Korea in 1998 and completed a semester at a graduate school on Physical Education. He was the 1996 South Korea Olympic Alternate. He has been competing in the elite World level. He is also a Purple Belt in Brazilian under Lloyd Irvin and a Brazilian Jui-jitsu national champion and has been training muay thai for 7 years. Brief Competition History: Korean national judo tournament bronze medal 1992/4, 20th national judo champion 1992/7, 63th YMCA national judo silver medal 1992/8, 4th National judo championship gold medal, National university bronze medal 1995/5, 5th international judo Bronze medal1995/11, American open silver medal 2003/4 Shin Kim No Gi Judo Throws for Grappling and MMA

Clinching 101: Head control / Head fighting for Grappling, MMA, & Dirty Boxing

Clinching 101: Wrist, Bicep, and Neck control for Grappling, Dirty Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, MMA and Self Defense

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Muay Thai Champion Buakaw's latest fight

I love watching him fight. He keeps things simple and AGGRESSIVE! Hands up, light on the feet, hard cross, always looking to counter!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Striking/Boxing 101: Boxing and Muay Thai Combinations

Boxing and Muay Thai combos

Here is a fundamental list of combinations for those that don't know what to work when shadowboxing, hitting the mitts or bag, or to do while sparring. Make sure when doing these to work in movement, and fundamental Defenses like covering and level changing a lot of people make the mistake of doing flashy defensive moves when shadowboxing or working on the pads and bag and then can't pull move off while sparring, or fighting.



L= Left of Lead
R= Right or Rear

L jab, R cross
L jab, R cross, L jab, R Cross
L jab, R cross, L hook, R cross
L jab, R cross, L uppercut, R cross
L jab, R cross, L body hook, L head hook, R Cross
L high jab, L low jab, L high jab, R cross
L jab, R cross, L jab, R uppercut, L hook, R overhand, L uppercut, R cross
L jab, R cross, L jab, R body cross, L hook, R hook, L jab
L jab, R cross, L body hook, L head hook, R hook, L jab
L jab, R cross, L body hook, R head hook, L jab
L jab, R cross, L body hook, R head hook, L shovel hook, L hook, Cross
L jab, R cross, L shovel hook, L hook, R cross
L jab, R cross, L jab, R cross,
L jab, L jab, L jab
L high jab, L low jab, R overhand, R uppercut,


L jab, R cross, R short foot jab
L jab, R cross, R high right kick
L jab R cross, low right kick
L jab, R cross, R foot jab
L jab, R cross, R foot jab, R low kick
L jab, R cross, R foot jab, R head kick
L jab, R cross, short foot jab, L low kick
L jab, R cross, short foot jab, L low kick, L high kick
L jab, R cross, short foot jab, L low kick, R high kick
L jab, R cross, L jab, R cross, L, low kick, R low kick
L jab, R cross, L hook, R low kick
L jab, R cross, L hook, R foot jab, R high kick
L kick, R cross, L body kick, R cross
L kick, R cross, L whip, R low kick
L kick, R cross, L whip, R shovel hook, L post, R head kick
L kick, R cross, L whip, R uppercut, L hook, R post, L low kick
L kick, R foot jab, L kick, R cross, R low kick

L jab, R cross, Clinch with the L, 3 straight knees, post, R kick (hi or low)
L jab, R cross, Clinch with the L, Circle opponent, 3 straight knees, post, R kick (hi or low)
L jab, R cross, Clinch with the L, Circle opponent, 3 straight knees, L hook, R hook post, R kick (hi or low)

L jab, R cross, L hook, Clinch with the R, 3 straight knees, post, R kick (hi or low)

Shield Series
L shield, L foot jab, L low kick, R cross, L shovel hook, R cross, R low kick
L shield, R cross, L jab, R low kick
L shield, R cross, L jab, R low kick, R high kick
L shield, R foot jab, L jab, R low kick

Friday, March 23, 2012

Stance, Posture and Defense

When it comes to the basics of a solid Stance/Posture Rodney King (of South Africa) is the MAN!!! I've trained in over 22 different fighting systems/martial arts and for teaching a fundamental defense to all types of punches, kicks, and clinching his is the Quickest to learn and easiest to put into practice, and THAT is what you need! Something that WORKS when all else doesn't and that gives you a strong foundation or even a default for when the flashier stuff doesn't work. Believe me few strategies can be applied so easily and so well to boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts as this.

In short, when the shit hit's the fan go Crazy Monkey!

Unfortunately due to people trying to steal a lot of his material I can't embed all of his Youtube videos on my blog so I'm just going to post the links and let you do the rest!!!

Enjoy and Improve! This is a INCREDIBLE series I HIGHLY suggest you give it your attention!

CM Hunchback Stance

Understanding the Outside

Rimshot Range Concept

The BIG MISTAKES 1 (learn how to avoid them)



Footwork Strategy for Sparring (SUPER IMPORTANT)

Diving Board Jab and Cross the CMD way

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Striking/Boxing 101: Offense

Welcome to my next series of Technical Martial Arts Training post. The first will be what everyone wants to learn which is offense, the second part will be defense, and then we will go into the clinch, and from there go over ground fighting tactics, for BJJ, Grappling and MMA. I hope you enjoy. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at :

More videos on youtube at

Lets start with the jab, the back bone of boxing and Kickboxing

Loose jab

Stepping in on the jab

The Cross

Lead Hook (The Basics)

Rear hook


Lead Uppercut

Jab, Cross, Hook, Cross Combination

Jab, Cross, Uppercut, Cross Combination

Jab cross, Hook, Cross/Jab, Cross, Lead Uppercut,Cross/Jab, Rear Uppercut, hook, Cross

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Clinching 101: How to Pummel for Underhooks

How to pummel for the underhooks for Wrestling, Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts. The underhook is one of the single most dominant grips in the clinch but is highly misunderstood and under utilized after you learn how to use your underhooks and use your footwork to manipulate your opponent it opens up your game to tons of strikes, takedowns, and submissions standing and on the ground.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Clinching aka the "Up and Down game of MMA"

Here's a great vid I like to refer people to when they start getting into clinching and understanding it's importance in MMA, Muay Thai and Self Defense. What you'll notice is use of the primary control points of the body. The Crown of the head, the neck, jaw, ears, shoulders, biceps and triceps, wrist, hips, knees, and ankles, using single and double neck ties, underhooks, overhooks/whizzers, bicep tie ups, along with great wrist and ankle control.

Stephan Kesting and his partner Ritchie Yip do a AMAZING job of going over the rematch between Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira and Frank Mir at UFC 140, including the amazing Kimura that ended the fight.

Learn and enjoy!

January 25th WORKOUT

Well this is a LATE post but you'll understand in a minute why. Well what was my workout for Wednesday the 25th.... Well it was one of the most physically and mentally challinging workouts of all. MOVING!!!

I moved out of my place a 3 story town house into my girlfriends, and MAN carrying my giant L-shaped desk down a "modern" stair case was TONS of core and stability work. Not to mention all the book boxes and breaking down the bed frame and trying to get it to not hit the walls....

But in short, I did tons of squats, lunges, deadlifts, zercher squats, stepups, curls, and farmers walks for 4 and a half hours then drove it to my new place and unloaded it in a hour. Oh it was a mess but I had to get to the gym to do some privates in MMA and stick fighting (man that was the easy part of the day)

So anyway I'm still getting things in order and setting up my home gym but most morningg I wake up, check my email and then go straight to figuring out how all this crap is going to fit in one space BUT give me the most space for working out ;)

and I still have to get a new bag too :D

Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23rd 2012 morning workout: 10 minutes and 10 pushups

workout January 23

Sticking with my 10 minutes and 10 pushups bare minimum workout this was my morning workout. I did the entire thing with a weighted vest to maximize intensity on all my exercises

4 minutes of shadowboxing Muay Thai both leads
10 hand release pushups
10 tuck jumps
10 wall squats for depth
5 clean and presses each arm with 53 lbs kb
5 high pulls each arm with with 53 lbs kb
10 hand release pushups
10 tuck jumps
10 wall squats for depth
5 clean and presses each arm with 53 lbs kb
5 high pulls each arm with with 53 lbs kb


Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19th Morning workout. 10 minutes and 10 pushups

I've been getting BUSY with work, training and my 2012 plans. Being your own boss isn't easy, but making excuses for not doing what you should be doesn't make anything better so I told myself last night "Hey it doesn't have to be a super kill your self workout like you normally do" I've sometimes got a bad attitude to training where it's either go hard or go home, basically I try to kill myself when I'm "TRAINING" training and if I think about a short workout I put it off to long so I told my self. "10 minutes and 10 pushups. If you feel like going longer go longer, if not don't but at least you did 10 minutes and 10 pushups." So this is what 10 minutes on the timer and 10 pushups turned into

So I started the timer and started shadowboxing while listeing to music, after a minute or so I noticed my weight vest and threw it on (it was set for 10lbs which is perfect for some shadowboxing) so after a minute more of shadowboxing I did my 10 pushups, then I did 10 2 arm kettelbell swings with a 63lbs kettlebell, and then 10 2 arm swings with a kick and then 10 walls squats, and well I decided to do it again so I just kept doing that untill I heard the bell

So for time I didi
Shadowboxing 1min 30 seconds
Shadowboxing with 10lbs weighted vest 2 minutes (at this point everything I'm doing is with the vest)
10 hand release pushups (because they're tougher)
10 2handed kettelbell swings
10 2 handed kettlebell swings with a kick
10 wall squats
10 hand release pushups
10 2handed kettelbell swings
10 2 handed kettlebell swings with a kick
10 wall squats
10 hand release pushups
10 2handed kettelbell swings
10 2 handed kettlebell swings with a kick
10 wall squats
10 hand release pushups (the timer hit on the 8th pushup but I had to finish)

So that's my 10 minute workout. IT KICKED ASS!!! AND I'M SO FUCKING HAPPY I DID IT!!!


Incidentally later that day aka a hour ago I did a quick set of deadlifts first bodyweight, then 5 at 225, 3 at 450, 6 at 225, 15 with a pvc pipe to work on my form

Monday, January 16, 2012

NO MORE EXCUSES!!! January 16th morning workout!!


I've made a ton in the past week but now back to work. My morning quickee was

20 kettlebell slingshots
3 turkish getups on each side
10 clean and presses each side all with a 63lbs kettlebell

I got a quick workout in and I'm gonna do strength when I hit the gym today and do some deadlifts and some balance work.

I'm so glad I said "Screw the excuse! Now is the BEST TIME!!!"

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 10th Morning workout

Well my neck was still sore from my grappling tournament over the weekend and it wasn't doing the best things for my shoulder either so I went with a SUPER simple morning workout with the most bang for the buck and the least likeley to make anything worse.

100 wall squats

I did
25 hands down
25 hands over my head
25 hands down
25 hands over my head

the main emphasis was on getting now from various foot positions and making sure I kept my posture as upright as possible. No cheaters. Anyway I felt great after I did it despite all the excuses I kept feeding myself before I started, and it only took a few minutes.

On top of that during the day, I did some shadowboxing, stick sparring, stick and knife drills, a few cleans and some Turkish getups but that's just a regular day training for me

Monday, January 9, 2012

January 7th Workout aka The Copa Nova Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament

Well there's a long story behind this one so I might Come back and edit this for the full story but right now I just want something up.

Long story short, I quit grappling for 4 weeks to do a Muay Thai fight, after that I had to let some injuries heal, and then work got super busy so I couldn't make my usual class times or meet my training partners for a good roll here and there like before. So anyway I told some friends I was going to do the Pan Ams, and possibly the worlds in BJJ which are pretty big deals so after saying that and driving home I found it impossible to look myself in the mirror with those goals and not do the Copa Nova which was only 8 miles from my girlfriends house. Sooo I signed up for a tournament with 5 days notice and with only about 45 minutes of BJJ training in 4-5 months. But hey, I'm the kinda guy who's competed before and looks forward to losses because I know they make me push for something better.

Aaannnyy Way below is a break down of what happened. Not my best competition but I GOT IT IN!!! I didn't let my fears stop me, i didn't let my excuses stop me. I DIDN'T LET ME STOP ME!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6th 2012 Morning workout

I was jammed for time again so I made it super quick and simple again.

50 clean and presses with a 63lbs kettlebell

I wish I had more time, but I did what I could and I feel better for it!


Well I had some early clients again and almost skipped my morning workout but I GOT IT IN!!! Nothing super crazy I just went for high INTENSITY!

5 Judo pushups
25 Burpees with a pushup

It made me sweaty and got my heart racing with just enough time to jump in the shower and get to work in time

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4th afternoon workout

I had some early clients so didn't have time to get in my regular am workout so i just upped my afternoon workout

5 minutes of grip fighting in the gi
2 rounds of grip fighting and takedowns in the gi
5 minutes of technical takedown drills
5 minutes of submission drills from the bottom
2 minutes of escape drills


135 x5
225 x5
405 x3
405 x3

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 3rd 2012

I'm in a rush this morning but I know I still need to get my workout in. Also I just signed up for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament so I'm going to get a good puke workout in later today. So here's my morning quickee workout

5 turkish getups each side with 35lbs kb
3 turkish getups each side with 62lbs kb
100 zercher squats with 35lbs kb

Monday, January 2, 2012

38 Closed Guard Combos Gi and No Gi

Some more great info from Jason Scully. I really like this video because of the simplicity. Keep your game simple and aggressive and the win is yours. Just remember to DRILL, DRILL, DRILL!!!

High Percentage Closed Guard Techniques

Incredible details and concpets that can help the old and new BJJer a like.

January 2nd 2012 Morning Workout

I woke up and putzed around the house and tried to come up with valid reasons stall my workout like "I can fit my workout in between clients" "This'll be much better at the gym" "I'm not a morning person" and all of have some validity but really it's just BULLSHIT!!! I've made those same damn excuses before and the answer was no workout later in the day because of course life/bullshit happens and things get thrown off course so I bit the bullet and knocked out a quick workout.

January 2nd workout

body weight box squats x20
iron cross x20 with 2 10lbs dumbbells
forward lunge and overhead press x10 with 2 10lbs dumbbells
reverse lunge and overhead press x10 with 2 10lbs dumbbells
overhead squat x10 with 2 10lbs dumbbells
parallel pull ups x10
zercher squat x10 w 35lbs kettlebell
overhead squats with 2 10lbs dumbbells
single arm high pulls x10 with 63lbs kettlebell
zercher squats x10 with 63lbs kettlebell
parallel pullups x 10

I DID IT! I FEEL BETTER! (Hell I even did it while watching one of my favorite tv shows.) I'M DEFINITELY DOING IT AGAIN TOMORROW!!! Not the same workout, that would bore me but I'm definitely going to get back in FIGHTING SHAPE at my fighting weight. Now to figure out if I want to do a skill workout later today or a endurance one.

Either way I'm PUMPED!!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1st 2012 Kettlebell Workout!

To kick off the new year right I decided to do a quick workout. Thankfully I didn't party to hard for New Years Eve so I managed to get a great little workout in.

Slingshots x12 with 35lbs kettlebell x12 with 62lbs
Turkish get UPS x3 each side with 62lbs kettlebell
Clean & Press x5 each arm with 62lbs, 53 lbs, and mixed doubles with 35lbs and 24 lbs (switch after 5)
Swing and Kick x10 with 62lbs, 53 lbs, and mixed doubles with 35lbs and 24 lbs (switch after first 5)
Uneven poppers x5 each arm x2 rounds
High Pulls x5 each arm with 62lbs, 53 lbs, and mixed doubles with 35lbs and 24 lbs


Swing and Kick x12 with 62lbs, 53 lbs, and mixed doubles with 35lbs and 24 lbs (switch after first 6)
Uneven poppers x6 each arm x2 rounds
High Pulls x6 each arm with 62lbs, 53 lbs, and mixed doubles with 35lbs and 24 lbs (switch after first 6)
shadowbox 3 minutes