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!
David Carter

You're here because you want to improve yourself, RIGHT??

You want to learn how to BURN FAT, BUILD MUSCLE and learn the most intelligent and proven ways of doing so!

Here at DC-Athelte.com we offer the BEST 1-on-1, and group training in Martial Arts and Fitness! Learn how you can transform your Body and your Mind. You can Lose Weight, Burn Fat, put on muscle, become Unbelievably strong, and if you want at the same time learn Martial Arts and Self Defense in the form of Western Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, Jeet Kune Do Concepts and the Filipino Martial Arts of Arnis, Kali, and Escrima.

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Check out what Sam has to say about Dave Carter!

- Definitely made an impression in my martial arts career

- Carter's fitness has made an impact that I could keep up with these young guys, and I'm 40 years old!

- It's taken my ... jiu-jitsu, boxing and thai boxing to a level I feel comfortable (taking on) these 20 year old guys

- If you're undecisive to train with Carter the decision is to do it!

- Sam Perdomo

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Fun and Effective YES! YES! Maybe? No No No
Guaranteed Results YES! YES! Maybe? No No No
Lose weight YES! YES! Maybe? No No No
Build & Tone Muscle YES! YES! No No Maybe? Maybe?
Relieve Stress YES! YES! No Maybe? Maybe? Maybe?
1 on 1 Instruction YES! YES! Maybe? No No Maybe?
Learn Healthy Nutrition YES! YES! No No Maybe? Maybe?
Boring & Monotonous No NO! YES! YES! YES! Maybe?
Lopsided Fitness No NO! YES! YES! Maybe? Maybe?

See Coach Carter in Action!

Watch Dave take on and take down a Super Heavy Weight Muay Thai fighter in the ring!

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Grappling Drills









WORKS:  Bicep, Triceps, Shoulders, Back/Lats, Abs, Lower back, Obliques, & Hamstrings




Here's a little taste of the latest ;)

The Vitamin Chart: 

What each vitamin does, how much do you need, and what foods can you get it from.

BJJ and No-Gi Submission and Escape Matrix

Below is a list of techniques common in Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling. When I first started out one of the biggest problems I had was remember all the techniques I had acquired and when to try each technique when sparring. I made a breakthrough. A simple one but one that made a HUGE difference. I started by writing down all my techniques, and rating them on which I was the most successful....

Fundamentals of Position

From the Top

Top Game: the techniques and strategies used when controlling your opponent from the top, and not in the opponents guard i.e., head and arm position, or mount

Keys to the Top

1) Put your weight where the other guy wants to go, i.e. if he trys to bridge put more weight on his hips

2) Block out the hip with your hand, knee or hip, i.e. maintaining control from a cross mount with your knee/hip on one.....



Here are just a few of my favorite combinations, Give them a try and remember unless you're over 7 feet tall, and 300 lbs then most times you're going to need to throw combinations, especially if you run into another 7 foot monster.

Four count series

          1. (Right -Left -Right -Left)
          2. (Left-Right -Left -Right )
          3. (Right -Left -Right -Right )
          4. (Left -Right -Left -Left )
          5. R kick, L hook, R cross, L kick
          6. L kick, R cross, L hook, R kick
          7. R kick, L hook, R cross, R kick
          8. L kick, R cross, L jab, L kick

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

Robert's Rave Review

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 you 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


Listen to Dave's DC-Athlete experience

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

- Dave

Vivek's Rave Review

In my book the definition of fighter, hard work, dedicated, amazing, unique, and talented trainer is Dave Carter.

His style of training is truly unique and amazing.

Vivek Nakarami

Vivek Nakarmi ready
for a WKA Tournament

Dave 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".

I am very glad that I have gotten a chance to train (Muay Thai) 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 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 the right but also the 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 book the definition of fighter, hard work, dedicated, amazing, unique, and talented trainer is Dave Carter.

Don't miss out in this!

Vivek Nakarmi


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!

Johnathan's Rave Review

Dave is an excellent teacher, because he takes the time to understand a student's problems, then skillfully explains how to correct the problems

As a 40 year old "beginner," I had been training in Muay Thai for almost six months, but there were certain concepts that were mentioned all the time (like "turning over your hips") that I felt like I wasn't "getting" or maybe I was just too uncoordinated, or inflexible, to do.

I had taken many "level 1" classes at Team Lloyd Irvin with Dave, and I knew he had an excellent eye for body mechanics, because he had helped me with other aspects of my technique with relatively simple, easy-to-implement, suggestions.

I sent Dave a e-mail explaining three "problem areas" for me. Dave, then asked some follow-up questions, so he could be sure he understood where I wanted to improve, and then we scheduled a private lesson. Though the lesson was scheduled for an hour, Dave spent an hour and a half making sure that I had, at least for a little while, successfully mastered each of my technique difficulties. Dave also gave me drills that I could practice away from the gym to help me continue to improve.

Dave is an excellent teacher, because he takes the time to understand a student's problems, then skillfully explains how to correct the problems, and, most importantly, he patiently works with the student until he is sure you understand how to do things right.

I would strongly recommend Dave to anyone who wants to improve their martial arts skills.

Jonathan Lee
Sr. Vice President,
Regulatory Affairs


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