Instructors

   David Carter  Head Coach and Founder

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

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

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


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

JUST A FEW TITLES INCLUDE:
World Kickboxing Association (WKA) North American Muay Thai Champion
4x World Kickboxing Association (WKA) North American Grappling Champion
2X Grapplers Quest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion

Silver Medalist Naga Worlds Advanced No Gi
Bronze medalist Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American games
Tap Factor Champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion
Yamasaki Grappling Challenge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion
 

Mikey Custodio:  Full Coach

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

 

Mikey Custodio started training in martial arts at age 16 under former Navy SEAL Patrick Tray. In his 17 years of training he has attained:

 

Full Instructorship/Kru under Ajarn Surachai Sirisute in Muay Thai of the Thai Boxing Association of America

 

Apprentice Instructor Jeet Kune Do/Jun Fan Gung Fu Kali/Eskrima under legend Guru Dan Inosanto Instructor

 

Combat Submission Wrestling under World Light-Heavy Weight Shootwrestling Champion Erik Paulson

 

Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under 8th degree black belt Rigan Machado, and is currently trying to achieve his black belt under Master Leo Dalla.

 

Mikey has also competed in many styles including Muay Thai, International Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA.  For 12 years Mikey has provided exceptional martial arts training and competition coaching to both adults and children. Watching his students excel, achieve their goals, and gain self confidence has been Mikey's greatest joy throughout his career.

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