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2014 is right around the corner and in the fitness / gym business its your busy time of year or should be.

If you are looking for additional certification for your trainers and marketing push for your business Xtreme Couture can help!

Check out our Xtreme Couture Affiliate Program. ( http://affiliates.xtremecouturemma.com/ )

We offer exclusive territory, marketing templates, video training clips,  lesson plans created by mma legend, Randy Couture.

See how we can help and learn more by visiting our Affiliate site.

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Xtreme Couture MMA (http://www.xtremecouturemma.com/) and Randy Couture are excited to announce two MMA Seminars at our affiliate gym (Tightan MMA Fitness Club)  in New York on Friday October 26th, 2012.

The Natural РRandy Couture will lead a group of MMA enthusiasts showing them hands on his winning techniques that brought him to legend status in the UFC and earned him six UFC titles.

This is a limited engagement and space is limited to please pre-register and don’t miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime to learn from an MMA legend – Randy Couture.

For more information please call Tightan MMA at 718.274.1606 or pre-book your MMA seminar now.  http://xtremecouturenyc.com/

 

There will be  3 days of instruction focusing on Submission Grappling, Striking, Muay Thai and Wrestling as  they apply to MMA.

Randy will talk to the group about mental skills, nutrition as well as an             autograph signing and photo session on  Sunday to wrap up the  camp.
All sessions will be followed by a Q&A session.
Spectators are not allowed to watch, film or take photos during the camp.
The Xtreme Camp is open to people of all skill levels ages 15 and up.

Camp Cost $600.00 for Non XCMMA Members
$500.00 for Returning Campers and XCMMA Members

$100 Non Refundable Registration Fee is required at time of registration. The remaining balance will be charged two weeks before the event
September 7, 8 and 9th, 2012
Friday September 7th – 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday  September 8th Р9:00 am Р2:00 pm (lunch @ 11:15 Р12 Noon)
Sunday  September 9th Р9:00 am Р12 Noon
‚ÄĘ This is a No-Gi training camp ‚ÄĘ Fight shorts, a cup, a mouthpiece, shin pads, boxing gloves, hand wraps and MMA gloves are required or can be purchased.
Rumor Boutique Resort 455 East Harmon Ave Las Vegas, NV 89169 877.997.8667 Reference ID: XTREME COUTURE
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Cancellation Policy Due to the high demand of these camps  all cancellation requests must be at least 2 weeks prior to event. If you cancel within the 2 week window you will be charged 50% of the camp fee, less than a week notice will be charged 75% of the camp fee, sorry no exceptions.

PRESS RELEASE
Las Vegas, NV, July 2, 2012:

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Icon Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture MMA training center is proud to announce their newest initiative, the Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate program as well as to announce the first training center, Tightan Gym MMA & Fitness Club .

Brand recognition is one of the most important aspects of business success.   Xtreme Couture MMA is one of the strongest & most respected brands in the MMA market. Backed by MMA legend Randy Couture and combined with the rapid and explosive growth of Mixed Martial Arts, there isn’t a better time to become an Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate.  Eligible training centers will be evaluated by an Xtreme Couture MMA coach who will then work with the center to certify instructors in various MMA disciplines. Once certified each center will be reevaluated on an annual basis to maintain their status.

The first training center to receive certification is Tightan Gym MMA & Fitness Club located at 31-21, 31st Street, Astoria, NY. Owner and operator of Tightan Gym MMA & Fitness Club, Jon Gallo stated of the Xtreme Couture MMA coach that visited his location ‚ÄúHe was everything I expected and more; he spent a great deal of time evaluating the gym and instructors he seemed like he knew exactly what he was looking for‚ÄĚ Jon Gallo went on to say ‚ÄúI am confident Tightan Gym will be an excellent example as the first Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate‚ÄĚ.

Randy Couture stated ‚ÄúI’m excited to have Tightan Gym MMA & Fitness Club on board with Xtreme Couture MMA. I look forward to attracting many more like minded, work oriented, training centers from the MMA community to the Xtreme Couture MMA brand with the new Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate program.‚ÄĚ

About Xtreme Couture MMA:

Randy Couture has built his brand over the last 15 years as one of the greatest and most decorated MMA fighters in the world. His six (6) separate UFC title reigns, spanning two weight classes gives him a resume that is unmatched in the sport. He has long been considered the ambassador of the sport and is also the 4th fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.   Xtreme Couture MMA training centers are a reflection of that success.

Founded in 2007 the Xtreme Couture MMA ¬†training centers are Randy’s way to pass on his proven MMA fighting style, conditioning programs and nutritional philosophy to a new generation of individuals striving to reach their fitness, self-defense and/or competitive fighting goals.

About Tightan Gym MMA & Fitness Club:

Tightan Gym MMA & Fitness Club is Queens’ largest MMA Fitness Facility offering a full unlimited class schedule with an array of classes and all the amenities of a state of the art gym. Tightan offers a semi cage, boxing ring and a complete cardio and weight room floor. ¬†Open 7 days a week and conveniently located between Broadway and 31st avenue.

Interested In Becoming An Xtreme Couture Affiliate Center:
For more information visit www.xtremecouturemma.com or contact Scott Haney scott@xtremecouture.tv  phone (702) 616-1022 fax (702) 407.0958

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


LAS VEGAS - Randy Couture has unveiled a new Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate Program. Now for the first time existing gyms and training centers, no matter the size or location, have the opportunity to partner with a major brand get marketing muscle and best of all gain valuable training support and structure.

The XC Affiliate Program is Randy Couture’s concept to continue to expand his proven MMA fighting style, coaching methodology, conditioning programs and nutritional philosophy to existing gyms and training centers. In turn these new affiliates will pass this on to their clientele.

As an affiliate of Xtreme Couture they can take advantage of new branding, networking possibilities between locations, instructional support from corporate and new national media exposure that will help increase their businesses bottom line.

XC Affiliate certification will be issued annually and each facility will be ranked accordingly by discipline and instructor experience (Level I, II, III).

Special instructor certification (i.e. BJJ belt testing) will be also available at Xtreme Couture HQ throughout the year. In addition to our certification, XC Affiliates will have special training opportunities and seminars at Xtreme Couture HQ.

XC Affiliates will also have the opportunity to increase sales by carrying official Xtreme Couture merchandise and XCAP Sport Supplements.

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 ABOUT RANDY COUTURE

Randy “the Natural” Couture is one of the greatest and most decorated MMA fighters in the world. His six separate UFC title reigns, spanning two weight classes gives him a resume that is unmatched in the sport.

Randy has long been considered the ambassador of the sport and is also the 4th fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Xtreme Couture MMA Fitness Centers are a reflection of that success.

ABOUT XTREME COUTURE MMA

Founded in February 2007 by Randy Couture Xtreme Couture MMA has been a world renowned training center focusing on all Mixed Martial Arts training disciplines. (Boxing, Jiu-jitsu, Kickboxing, MMA, Submission Grappling and Wrestling). Top fighters call Xtreme Couture home like Martin Kampmann, Forrest Griffin, Amir Sadollah, Evan Dunham, Frank Trigg, Ray Sefo, Mike Pyle, Tyson Griffin, Jay Hieron and Michael Chandler.

 

MEDIA Contact

Scott Haney

Phone: 702.616.1022

Email scott@xtremecouture.tv

Website: http://www.xtremecouturemma.com

ATTENTION…..ATTENTION……ATTENTION….. CADETS and JUNIORS!!! and Seniors as well.

As you may or may not know by now FILA postponed all Cadet and Junior Games for 2012.

We have just learned these games have been rescheduled in April 2013 Guam and feature Cadet, Junior and Seniors for both Pankration and Combat Grappling!

What this means is any athlete from age 15 on up will be eligible to compete in this event, however in order to qualify for this opportunity you must secure your eligibility by Competing in the 2012 US Team Trials which are being held March 31 and April 1, 2012 at Xtreme Couture MMA in Las Vegas.

Although it is not currently scheduled, in the event Guam is able to secure Schoolboy(14-15) or Novice(12-13) for this event, you will also need to attend the 2012 trials.

Less than two weeks left to register!!  Don’t miss your chance to be part of this historic event.

Those of you who participated in our 2011 US Team trials will be excited to know that as a result of our record number of competitors we have decided to split the competition over two days, with Saturday’s Competition focused on adult divisions and Sunday exclusively for the youth!  In addition we will be featuring four FILA certified referees.

Not only will you have a chance to meet members of the 2011 Silver Medal Team, you will also have the opportunity to meet your 2011 Gold Medal, World Champions, Laura Hill, Katie Maki, Kristen Palmejar, Michael Renteria, and Michael Smith.

In addition, our Host, Randy Couture, has indicated that some of your favorite UFC fighters will be lurking around the gym both days!

In addition, as a result of the growth of this sport on both a national and international level, we will be selecting a total of 28 adults to represent the country in the 2012 World Championships,  with 8 men and 6 women competing in pankration, and 8 men and 6 women competing in the up and coming sport of Combat Grappling.

Whether you’re looking for the opportunity to retain your title as the USA Champion, or to avenge a loss from last year, this is your opportunity to claim your place among the best athletes our Country has to offer!!

Click on this link http://www.usafpa.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1181307&eventId=421419&EventViewMode=EventDetails or go to usafpa.org.

UFC & MMA FANS CAN NOW MEET THE LEGEND IN LAS VEGAS AT THE OFFICIAL BOOK SIGNINGS DECEMBER 30TH & 31ST

UFC hall of famer RANDY COUTURE, who has just returned home from a book launch tour in Europe, New York and St Louis, will be officially launching his new book THE LAST ROUND in his hometown of Las Vegas on December 30th and 31st. Couture has been filming in Bulgaria the sequel to THE EXPENDABLES with A-Class Hollywood stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Bruce Willis. After hanging up his gloves earlier this year, “The Natural” has not slowed down with offers coming in from the movie industry and spending time with other business ventures such as launching his new supplements range XCAPS.

THE LAST ROUND hit the book stores this month and Couture will be signing his book at two locations in Las Vegas. This is a rare opportunity to personally meet a legend and a Hollywood actor who played a pivotal role in bringing the sport of MMA into the mainstream which is now embraced by the media and mainstream public alike. Fans should turn up to the following locations:

DATE & TIME: Friday 30 December from 12 pm to 2 pm

LOCATION: At the Gun Store, 2900 E Tropicana Ave  Las Vegas, NV 89121,

DATE & TIME: Saturday 31st December from 12 pm to 2 pm

LOCATION: At the Xtreme Couture Gym, 4055 West Sunset, Las Vegas, NV 89118

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On a bright, windy June afternoon, two middle-aged men pop out of a gargantuan Ultimate Fighting Championship promotional trailer in the parking lot of the Palms and instantly begin bubbling like a couple of star-struck teens.

They’re old enough to have abandoned hero worship years ago, but the two are in a tizzy, having just met one of the most promising young stars of mixed martial arts at today’s UFC promotional event. Fan No. 1 is built like a linebacker, with slicked-back dark hair and a T-shirt that ominously reads “Annihilation.” His buddy, who looks to be about the same age, is slightly less beefy and sports a similar hair set-up but no intimidating wardrobe choices.

These two would look more at home on a golf course, or shopping together for cement at Home Depot. The fact that they are, instead, comparing their new, glossy, autographed photos of UFC up-and-comer Ryan Couture is both funny and a bit perplexing. What is it about this young fighter that’s dragged these two average guys out of the suburbs on a day when most men their age would take advantage of the great weather to play with the kids, shop with the wives or squeeze in nine holes?

Mr. Annihilation, as if on cue, inadvertently explains in a husky voice to his friend and anyone else within earshot.

“That dude is so for real.”

“He’s got some guns on him, now,” agrees Less Beefy.

“Guns? They’re bazookas, dude!”

“He’s gonna fuck up that guy he’s fighting next, how much you want to bet he won’t?”

“I’m not taking that bet. Ryan is gonna destroy him.”

Fifteen minutes later, the 28-year-old Couture takes a break from signing autographs and walks out of the trailer to chat with a reporter. The intense, subsurface slow burn that normally characterizes Couture’s features breaks into a wide smile when asked if he’s gotten used to affecting fans, many of them middle-aged dads, like this.

“I love the fans,” he says … and that’s it. Couture just stands there and smiles, waiting for the next question. Hmmm. It’s obviously going to take a little more to get this guy to open up. Time to downshift into personal history.

Asking about his former life as a banker in Bellingham, Wash., when he was fresh out of Western Washington University with a newly minted degree in mathematics, seems to do the trick.

“Growing up, I always had a knack for it. I always enjoyed math. But after I graduated I got a job in a bank there. After about three years of doing that, I was feeling a little stagnant and wanted a change of pace. I’d taken up jiu-jitsu as a hobby and was starting to get into training. Obviously, with Dad being so big in the sport I was a fan, so …”

So, the 5-foot-10 Couture, who weighed about 200 pounds back then, in 2008, left his Washington bank job and moved to Vegas to train at a local gym owned by his dad, who also helped launch his son’s professional fighting career. That sounds cool enough before you realize “Dad” is Randy Couture, the 47-year-old mixed-martial-arts legend and UFC Hall of Famer who has held the UFC heavyweight title three times and the light-heavyweight championship twice.

The younger Couture, who wrestled in high school, says his dad never pressured him to become a fighter. Randy, who’s also a former wrestler and college wrestling coach, he says, gave him enough space to make his own decisions about how to live his life. “He never wanted to be the dad who was pressuring me to do anything or pressuring me to follow in his footsteps. He’s made it very clear that he’s there, available and happy to help if I have any questions, but he leaves it to me to come to him.”

Father and son have remained close throughout Ryan’s life, he says. Even after his folks split when Ryan was in the sixth grade and he stayed behind in Washington state with his mom, Couture says he and his dad kept in close contact. Ryan has told reporters before that he knew Randy as just Dad, not as a major fighting star. The family moved around in Ryan’s youth, from Germany to Oklahoma to Washington state, but Ryan says his dad was there as much as he could have been, goofing around with his son during down time from the road. Now that father and son are together again, both have had time to catch up.

“We always kept in close touch, but living here in Vegas has given us the chance to reconnect,” he says.

Although Randy is often out of town gilding his already illustrious credentials, Ryan says they spend time together as much as they can. He says he never thinks about his dad the way the fans do, but he’s learned from Randy how to handle his newly chosen career and the glaring spotlight that comes with it.

“I’ve never known any different. For me, he’s always been Dad. Because people didn’t always know who he is, it’s been interesting to see his transition, and that’s given me tools to deal with what I potentially have in store with my career,” Ryan says.

Although at vastly different stages of their respective careers, Ryan says he and his dad share a lot, namely a trademark family passion they bring to the sport.

“He’s always been a competitor, he was a wrestler growing up, so in that regard his approach has always been very intense,” he says.

Intense just like the son.

“Yeah, I think we have a lot of similar traits. I’m a pretty intense competitor, too, but in life we’re both pretty laid-back guys.”

Randy agrees with Ryan’s characterization. His voice swells with pride as he talks about his son.

“I think personally, we’re very similar. We’re very laid back, not high-strung individuals, and we both have a diligence about us, a work ethic. It’s how we’re hard-wired, I guess, so those are definitely traits we share,” says Randy, taking a break from a business trip in Los Angeles.

Ryan obviously loves sharing so much with his father: the intensity in their training, the commitment to winning every bout, the father-son time Ryan’s move to Vegas afforded them. He again breaks into a grin as he talks about how he thinks his dad sees him.

“I think he likes to see I’m in the gym putting in the hard work, and as long as he sees I’m doing things the right way, he [doesn't offer advice],” he says.

That right way of doing things has served both Coutures well. In addition to his titles, Randy enjoys an 18-10 professional record while Ryan is, so far, 2-0. Come June 24, Ryan will face undefeated fighter Matt Ricehouse at an event in Kent, Wash., sponsored by UFC affiliate Strikeforce.

“I’ve been doing two-a-days getting ready for the past five weeks, and my training has been really sharp, really great,” he says. “I like the way I match up with Ricehouse. We have similar styles, we’re both kind of long-ranging and well-rounded fighters. It’ll be a good test for me, but I think I’ll be able to isolate him,” Ryan says.

As the two have grown closer in the past several years, as the father has imparted his body of hard-knock knowledge to his up-and-coming son, Randy says he, in turn, has learned important lessons from Ryan.

“I think Ryan seems to be a little more calculating than I was. I was a little more rash when it came to some things, but he is a little more reserved. I’ve watched him, and I’ve learned from him,” says Randy.

No matter what happens on June 24, win or lose, Ryan says he’s not going anywhere. Mixed martial arts, not the daily grind at some bank, is what feeds his soul. That’s most important, says Ryan: doing what you love.

“I never was too keen on a 9-to-5 life,” Ryan says. “I always loved getting into the gym and sweating and pushing myself. I just want to realize my potential and keep doing this. I love it.”

Affliction’s Tom Atencio and Randy Couture predict the winner of UFC 130 for the Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs Matt Hamill Story bout.

To view all other predictions by Randy and Tom please visit the Affliction Youtube Channel.