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Gil Guardado

Starting his Mixed Martial Arts career a little under ten years ago, Gil Guardado has not only risen up the ranks as one of the top Strength and Conditioning coaches in the sport, but also as one of the fastest-growing fighters.

Guardado grew up in southern California, where he first got his start in wrestling. “I loved the fact that there was one-on-one competition,” said Guardado. His interest in the sport quickly escalated into MMA after a fight he had seen with his late father.

“It was the Randy Couture against Tito Ortiz card,” Guardado said. “I’ll never forget my dad looking at me during one of the fights on that card and saying ‘these guys are around your weight, you think you could do what they do?’ From then on, I was hooked.”

Guardado began his training from then on, taking on the role of Strength and Conditioning coach as well as amateur fighter. As he was becoming certified as a personal trainer, he was training himself. “There were times I’d be in the gym for 12 hours, training for my fight, and then training a class or doing a private session afterwards,” Guardado said.

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The hard work has paid off, as Guardado is still undefeated in his young career, posting an 8-0 record as an amateur, as well as 3-0 as a professional. He is also the lead Strength and Conditioning coach at Xtreme Couture, with clients such as Randy Couture himself. Guardado hosts an array of circuit-training classes Monday through Friday at Xtreme Couture, and offers private sessions for those looking for a more personal experience.

Guardado was also previously involved with “It Ain’t Chemo”, an organization built to help the fight against Cancer. Guardado was on the executive board, before stepping down due to conflicting schedules with his coaching and training regimen.

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For now, Guardado focuses on his training and his clients, still posting long hours at the gym. He is sure, though, that in the end it will all pay off. “I want to keep fighting and move up in the ranks,” Guardado said. “I want to fight on television, I want to fight on pay-per-view, and I want to win a world title.”

View Full Video Interview of Gil Guardado at Xtreme Couture MMA.

Instructors from Xtreme Couture teamed up at the North American Grapplng Association (NAGA) in Las Vegas on March 4th to demonstrate grappling techniques to the crowd.  NAGA holds events all over the United States and is one of the largest grappling tournaments in the world.  Pictured below are (far left)-John Hahn, Jimmy Jones, Kui Gonsalves, Dennis Davis and students.  Pictured (far right)-Kui Gonsalves, Dennis Davis, John Hahn and Jimmy Jones with student participant.

   

Join MMA Legend and UFC Hall of Fame Fighter Randy Couture Saturday May 7th, 2011 for a two wheel event – Charity Poker Run.

Event Registration Starts at 9am – 10:30am – Randy’s group leaves at 10am sharp. 

O School Choppers
5725 South Valley View
Las Vegas, NV 89118 

If you ride, then come out to support the men and women who protect this country everyday.  Brave soldiers who get injured need additional help above what the government can provide and that’s where the Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation comes into play.

Ride with:

Randy Couture – 6x UFC Champ
Cast of  “The Expendables”
Jay Glazer  – NFL (Fox)
Chris Angel – Illusionist
“BIG” John McCarthy  – MMA Referee
Tom Atencio – Affliction
David Zayas – Actor
Sean Flanery – Actor
Mike Austin – Musician
+Plus Many, Many More!

The Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, was founded by Randy Couture to honor the veterans of America’s Armed Forces. The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. To date, more than 24,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war against terrorism, which doesn’t include the many more suffering the mental effects.

Many of the injuries are traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries that will retire these brave men and woman from the armed forces. Even though some of these men and woman are severely injured, they have the courage, strength and determination to win this battle.

The Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation’s goal is to help these brave men and women fulfill any of their unmet needs as they return back to civilian life.

Photos from our last event/

UFC 127 Viewing Party

When: Saturday, Feb 26th

Time: 6pm – PPV @ 7PM

Join us to watch UFC 127 on our huge 20ft. screen!
Watch from inside our cage or kick back on our mat area.

Ya we are not a bar and that’s how we like it!

Members Free – Guests $10.

www.xtremecouture.tv

Tonight the Xtreme Couture Amateur Team is in action against Team Quest’s Amateur team.

In the night’s co-main event, Tuff-N-Uff 145-pound champion Jimmy Jones (6-3) represents Xtreme Couture against Team Quest challenger Jon Gorton (4-2).

An eight-time Tuff-N-Uff veteran, Jones opened his career in 2008 with three-straight decision losses. Since then, Jones has gone on a tear with six-straight wins – including four via stoppage – en route to claiming Tuff-N-Uff’s 145-pound title.

Meanwhile, Gorton, who earned a submission win under the Tuff-N-Uff banner in August 2009, has put together a 4-2 record and looks to halt Jones’ impressive run.

Xtreme Couture featherweight Eric Center (0-3) meets Team Quest’s Craig Cook (2-0), Xtreme Couture’s undefeated Gil Guardado (5-0) faces Team Quest’s Brandon Morris (4-2) in a 160-pound affair, Xtreme Couture lightweight Jake Swinney (3-0) squares off with Team Quest’s Marco Davila (0-0), Xtreme Couture lightweight John Hahn (2-0) clashes with debuting Team Quest fighter Ozzy Abarca (0-0), Xtreme Couture middleweight Zach Conley (3-0) tangles with Team Quest rookie Chris Herrerra (0-0), Xtreme Couture veteran welterweight Justin Jaynes (7-6) squares off with Team Quest’s Brock Pagen (2-0), and Xtreme Couture’s Jesse Romero (2-0) faces Team Quest’s Carlos Garcia (0-0).

If you can’t make the fight be sure to tune in for the live internet stream

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The last Tuff-N-Uff Amateur show held on 1/8/2010 showcased many of Xtreme Couture’s up an coming MMA fighters (Ryan Couture, Gil Guardado, Jimmy Jones, John Hahn, Charles Lee, Jesse Romero, Jake Swinney, Eric Center and Scott Kelsey).

All in all our team went 7-2 with Jimmey Jones winning the belt and Ryan Couture making quick work of Joe Tussing.

Below are some photos from the event and make sure to view the entire photo gallery by clicking here