Self Defense TrainingMartial Arts Training
  Dave is the best. I've lost a total of 70lbs and I could not have done it without him. He knows how to challenge you to not only get the best out of yourself but also to believe in your ability to do it.
    - Jamal Smith
Head to a new level of fitness!

What is "self defense" really?

It's the ability to go home to those you love. It is ensuring your ability to keep those loved ones safe. It is also ensuring that you are able to keep yourself safe. We all hope there is never the need for defending ourselves or those we love, but unfortunately sometimes a person will find it necessary to do so.

Should it become necessary to fight for your safety or that of your friends and loved ones, you want to be certain the techniques you use are going to work!

Well how are you going to know they work?

Because with training you can ensure you have the techniques that will stop and incapacitate an attacker. Each tool and technique you are given needs to be thoroughly learned and practiced until you are able to use them effectively.

In order to learn, however, you first need to find an instructor.

If you want to win then you want to learn from the best!

The Dynamic Concepts self defense program is unlike any other. You will never learn a single technique to someone to stop an attacker, because there's always what if "x" happens. The Dynamic Concepts philosophy is making sure you're ready for not only “x”, but also "y and z".

The head coach of Dynamic Concepts, David Carter, has fought and won in many different events, holding the following titles:

Dave Carter - 1st Place Grappler's Quest
Dave Carter takes 1st place - Grappler's Quest

No I learned the old fashioned way, getting beat on the head, kicked in the legs, and choked from time to time. But then I made a break through, or maybe my coach made a breakthrough and I finally got it. And with "IT" I got:

  • World Kickboxing Association (WKA) North American Muay Thai Champion
  • 4x World Kickboxing Association (WKA) North American Advanced Submission
  • Grappling Champion
  • Grapplers Quest Advanced No Gi Submission Grappling Champion
  • 2x Grapplers Quest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion
  • Tap Factor Champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion
  • Yamasaki Grappling Challenge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion
  • 2002 Stand Up Challenge Champion



Jeff RuthI have known Dave Carter for over six years now and since that time he has become a top level Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai Champion. What's more important is what he can do for you!

Dave is one of the head coaches for Team Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts. He provides no-nonsense, REAL advice in learning how to handle a fight whether your standing or on the ground. His system is proven and he will keep you on your toes and demand results from you!

Listen, there is a lot of cheap advice and material out there. The problem is nobody tells you how to use it. Its more of a shotgun approach with most Martial Arts Instructors. There's also plenty of expensive "take the cash" advice out there too. These can be expensive and a waste of your time in more ways than one.

If you want advice that tells you like it is and the results that you deserve then I would urge you to look at Dave Carter's proven system. If you want to ask me personally contact me anytime.


Jeff Ruth
Chief Instructor Team Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts
Undefeated MMA/NHB fighter (9-0)

Dave with another knockout

Dave Carter has also worked in various physical security positions and experienced the reality of fighting in real life environments. In real life, there are no rules to govern how people fight. The fighters fight to win and be able to walk away when it is done. This is where David has an abundance of experience, and now he wishes to pass this experience on to you!

David's students testify to his abilities, concern for their well being, and professionalism. Many have competed in the ring; others have had to use their education in real life situations. All have returned to say that David’s teachings were what helped them win!


Techniques taught to our military, the techniques used by the worlds best boxers, and fighters to stop their opponents. Find out why the military is using the same techniques as wrestlers, boxers and submission fighters to train there top soldiers.

Learn how to deal with a attacker with a knife - THE MOST COMMON WEAPON OUT THERE


  • How to block a punchTakedowns – Put them down before they can do it to you
  • Takedown defense and counters – What to do if you’ve been tackled
  • Hits on the ground – How to deal with someone trying to hit you and knock them out instead
  • Grappling and Wrestling sweeps and reversals – How to get from the bottom to the top position as quickly as possible
  • Counters to striking on the ground – Protecting yourself from strikes whether the person is on top of you or kicking at you from a standing position
  • Clinch fighting AKA Standing grappling – How to deliver punishing knees and elbows and dictating weather the fight remains standing or goes to the ground



  • Takedown recovery – HOW TO GET BACK UP AGAIN SAFELY
  • How to fight a someone trying to hit you!!!
  • How to fight someone trying to wrestle you to the ground!!!

REMEMBER 90% of fights end on the ground, but they don’t have to

Name Comments

See what Chris thinks about Dynamic Concepts

- I've been doing martial arts for over a decade ... and I've won fights because of his instruction
- I've done other styles but because of his instruction I do not need to do anything else
- I recomend it to anyone else!

Learn how to deal with a variety of situations that can be encountered and the best ways to defend yourself and loved ones from harm!

Muai Thai Right KickSTRIKING

  • Knockout Punches
  • Power low kicks
  • Movies have led people to believe they have to be incredibly flexible and agile to defend themselves when in reality LOW KICKS are INCREDIBLY POWERFUL and easy to learn
  • Devastating Elbow Techniques (Techniques that have been made illegal in western boxing due to their devastating nature)


  • Weapons offense
  • Weapons defense
  • You can’t understand how to stop a weapon unless know it’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Dealing with multiple attackers, be ready
  • Improvised weapons
  • Blunt and edged weapons


  • Standing submissions
  • Ground submissions
  • Submission escapes and counters
  • Solo Training drills to enhance your natural ability


Do you want to learn boxing techniques like these?

Vivek NakarmiDave Carter, where should I begin to describe him. It is very difficult to describe how amazing this man is both as a coach and a friend. I have trained both in USA and internationally but I have never met or trained with anyone like Dave. His style of training is truly unique and amazing. He has taught me to become a very good competitive fighter . I have trained with Dave and the technique he has provided me is just phenomenal.

Dave's training has taken my fighting (Muay Thai) into higher level, in fact, it has sky rocketed. His techniques are very unique and very very very effective in fights. I, myself, have used it in many of my fights and it is very effective. I am emphasizing the word UNIQUE a lot, that's because only one thing comes in my mind when I hear Dave's name "his unique style of training fighters".

Vivek winning another fight!I am very glad that I have gotten a chance to train with Dave. I like everything about Dave's training method but the best thing I like about his training is his unique style of explaining things (techniques) and he makes it very simple to understand. If you are looking for a trainer for you, both competitive and recreational or for weight loss, self-defense or anything, Dave is not only right but perfect person to contact. He will push you to the limit to get the result you want as he has done with me. He will take your game to whole new level.

Finally, I just want to say that in my dictionary fight, hard work, dedicated, amazing, unique, talented trainer etc.. (any kind) means Dave Carter. Don't miss out in this...

Vivek Nakarmi


Call Today!

Benefits of Dynamic Concepts Training:

  • Local! We train across the entire DC Metro area!
ACE Certified Personal Trainer Certified Combat Submission Wrestler Progressive Fighting Systems
  • Certified Personal Trainer by The American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Combat Wrestling Coach under Erick Paulson, trainer to UFC champion Brock Lesnar and Josh Barnet
  • Experience with clients/athletes from 15 to 68, men and women and I've given them all AMAZING RESULTS!
    • Look younger, feel younger
    • Increase your confidence
    • Correct your posture
  • Workouts for your lifestyle
    • Customized to your bodytype
    • Workout with or without weights
    • Workouts you can do on the road or even in a tiny dorm room
  • Nutritional Advice
    • How to pick the right diet for you, your taste, your life style, and YOUR BODY TYPE, not the cover models
    • What restaurants and stores to pick on the road, how to eat healthy "on the go"
    • I'll even show you how to get healthy food out of gas station & convenience stores

You will recieve tips that GUARANTEE RESULTS and get access to workout and diet articles to help keep you motivated! Not to mention instant access to your personal trainer from all over the world as well as a dedicated forum to help you reach your goals and talk with people doing the same thing.

What that means for you

A great workout and rapid improvement in your martial arts abilities! In no time you'll begin to look and feel better, raising your self confidence and ridding yourself of stress. That confidence will lead to a better social and professional experience, but that's not all! Just look at some of the additional benefits of Dynamic Concepts Martial Arts training:

  • Improved flexibility, balance, coordination and agility
  • Heightened body awareness
  • Get physically fit
  • Gain Strength physically and mentally
  • Relieve STRESS
  • Gain flexibility
  • Learn to control your fears
  • Improved social and business life
  • Improved Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Learn to avoid the bullies of the world and how to deal with them if you can't-
  • Improved leadership skills
  • Self-Defense
  • Dynamic workouts WITH GUARANTEED RESULTS
  • An improved sense of TIMING and HAND EYE coordination needed in martial arts, golf, basketball or racing cars

    And many more!

Listen to Dave's DC-Athlete expereience

- Its just absolutely fantastic, you can't believe the workout you get
- Great cardiovascular & strength routine
- Fabulous, I love working with Dave!

- Dave


Dave Carter is BAD ASS! Now that I got that out of the way, I'll explain why it's a fact...

I'm an IT consultant who travels often for work. Since 2005 I've taken muay thai at 3 different schools to date. I met Dave when I began training muay thai at Team Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts in Arlington, VA in early 2006 and was immediately convinced he was the trainer I've been searching for all this time.

My Muay Thai and conditioning has improved immensely after just a few short months of training with Dave. Not only does he have a wealth of real world fight experience in and out of the ring, but he also possesses the ability to apply that knowledge to his students in a way that's easy to understand, learn and actually use.

Being a person that has been exposed to quite a few encounters outside of the ring, I was also interested in self defense techniques that might be more applicable for street situations. Dave was able to deliver on this request in ways I would have never imagined.

Dave was able to quickly provide real solutions to common situations I've had difficulty with in the past in a way that has my confidence skyrocketing. He even has an arsenal of Dave Carter Originals that you won't find being taught anywhere else. If have experience with any form of fighting, you'll immediately think "Wow, this guy knows his s__t!" In fact, he's so in tune with the reality of fighting, he was able to anticipate many of my questions before I had a chance to ask them!

You don't get results like this when you train with someone who learned from a video and/or has never been in the scenarios they're attempting to teach.

If you're interested in any form of fighting or self defense, do yourself a favor and schedule a session with Dave to find out what BAD ASS is all about. I bet you won't be able to do just one session.

As a side note... I've also evaluated 6-10 other schools since 2005 and can say that Team Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts in Arlington is top notch in every way. If you're in the area, don't miss your chance to hookup with Dave and the other instructors at this school.

Robert Mirro
IT Consultant

Take a look for yourself and see if this is the kind of training you are interested in:


  • Self Defense (encompassing all the most PRACTICAL and BEST Martial Art Techniques)
  • Mixed Martial Arts/ No Holds Barred Fighting
  • Jeet Kune Do Concepts (originated by Bruce Lee, the concept of absorb what is useful and make it your own)
  • Muay Thai/ Thai Boxing
  • Western Boxing
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Submission Wrestling
  • Filipino and Indonesian Martial Arts (highly developed blade arts)
  • Wrestling

See Coach Carter in Action!

Name Comments

Sam PerdomoI have learned so much from Dave, his fighting concepts from Submission grappling, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, or just basic Self Defense is revolutionary. I have been studying martial arts for about 8 and a half years with top instructors and Dave has COMPLETELY changed and improved what I have learned about the concepts of ground fighting, and standup fighting, and the psychology of fighting in and out of the ring. Dave knows his S_ _ _!!!

Sam Perdomo
Corrections officer
Security Specialist

Call Today!

Find out what Tania thinks of Dave's training

- Dave is by far my favorite trainer!
- He will give you the best workout
- And just get you fit fast!

- Tania

Training in the DC Metro Area!

  Relentless MMA
14740 Flint Lee Rd‎
Chantilly, VA
Pentagon MMA
1041 S Edgewood St
Arlington, VA


  • FREE Body Composition testing: $50 value
  • Electronic Bodyfat testing
  • Full body Measurements
  • Weight check
  • Before and after pictures
  • Health Assessment
  • Workout Guide (with off day workouts if you miss a day or have to travel) $40 value
  • Diet Plan $100 value
  • Nutrition Counseling PRICELESS!!!

Again, if you feel for any reason you didn't get what you wanted out of the training I'm so confident in my system of training I'm going to add a 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. If you don't loose the weight, get the tone, and definition you want then you don't pay. THAT SIMPLE, because I'M THAT CONFIDENT!!!

Name Comments



Training in the DC Metro Area!

  Relentless MMA
14740 Flint Lee Rd‎
Chantilly, VA
Pentagon MMA
1041 S Edgewood St
Arlington, VA


Train with Carter! Dave Carter
MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Grappling and Weight loss Coach
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Jeet Kune Do/Progressive Fighting Instructor
Check us out on Facebook   Find out more on our blog Follow us on Twitter Watch us on Youtube! Connect on LinkedIn
Home | About| Personal Training | Martial Arts | Self Defense
Testimonials | Articles | Contact Us