The Defense Institute – Newest Affiliate

Posted: December 3, 2013 by Xtreme Couture MMA in Affiliate Gym, xtreme couture
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Xtreme Couture MMA adds New Affiliate Training Center

The Defense Institute – Colorado Springs, CO

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Las Vegas, NV, December 3, 2013:  Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Icon Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture MMA training center is proud to announce another addition to their Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate program, The Defense Institute.  The Defense Institute is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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 Defense Institute is the latest training center to receive certification and is located at 2370 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80916 – (719) 392-1380.  Owner and operator of The Defense Institute, John Petrone was greeted by Xtreme Couture Pro MMA and Amateur Team Coach, Dennis Davis for the evaluation process.  Dennis spent a few days at the gym evaluating The Defense Institute coaches, class structure and watching the daily procedure of how the training center was run and interaction with its members.  The Defense Institute coaches that were evaluated were John Petrone (7th degree black belt Vee-Arnis-Jitsu) , Mary Baros (2nd  degree black belt Vee-Arnis-Jitsu), Sam Spencer (black belt Vee-Arnis-Jitsu), Eric Lalone (7th degree black belt Bushidosehinjitsu) and Rob Graff (5th degree black belt Bushidosehinjitsu).

John Petrone stated of the Xtreme Couture MMA coach Dennis Davis “He was a great instructor and was a pleasure to have in our facility and he was what we hoped for and expected a coach would be under the Couture umbrella.  He spent a great deal of time evaluating the gym and our instructors.” John  went on to say “ We are excited to learn more from  Xtreme Couture and I am confident The Defense Institute will be represent  Randy Couture  and Xtreme Couture well as an  Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate  here in Colorado and look forward to a great business relationship. “

Randy Couture stated “I’m excited to have The Defense Institute 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 .”

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 The Defense Institute:

The Defense Institute  is over 17,000 square feet, packed with top of the line equipment, and offers daily instructor led classes.  There is a full range of MMA classes for adults and children, including separate striking and grappling classes for both age groups.  Various fitness classes and a specialized Street Self-Defense program for adults called Vee-Arnis-Jujitsu are also available to its members.  There are two training floors, one on the main level and one on the upper level, a boxing ring, grappling area, heavy bags, speed bags and double end bags located throughout the facility.  The Defense Institute also boasts a state of the art entry control system that allows its members 24 hour access to its fitness center that includes a cardio training area, free weights and circuit training equipment.  The facility, its programs, hall of fame instructors, and most importantly its members, earned The Defense Institute the designation of Top 10 Self-Defense Schools in the United States by World Martial Arts Magazine.


Interested In Becoming An Xtreme Couture Affiliate Center:

For more information visit or contact Scott Haney  phone (702) 616-1022

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