Hello my name is Rudy, but most people call me "El Guapo". I am the owner and head trainer here at The Spartan Pit. I've been blessed with the opportunity to do many things in my life.
I'm proud to have served my country as a US Marine and to have trained some of this country's best. I've been a Military Policeman, K-9 Cop, and I've been on the S.R.T. (SWAT) Team. I've was a hand-to-hand combat Instructor and worked with the US Sectret Service, & FBI on on Presidential Security Details, and the 2002 US Olympics. I've been around the world and seen some brave and men & women of the US Military whom I'll always admire.
My fellow Spartan Warriors and I train hard. We've been called crazy too! I live by my quote, "Everyday you don't train, someone else is training to be stronger that you!"
I've been a bodybuilding champion, a sport which demands extreme discipline.
My passion as a Trainer allows me to be a part of someone's life changing experience. I've trained everyday people to professional athletes and to see my clients improve their lives through fitness & faith to acomplish their goals is something I enjoy deeply.
I've fought adversity all my life, so I guess it's only fitting that I fight professionally. To be able to step into the cage and do battle with another warrior is a thrill I will never forget.
I take those experiences & knowledge I've gained to help people reach their goals and realize potential they themselves didn't know they had. It's an honor to teach the next generation of fighters and a priviledge to be in the corner of some of MMA's future stars.
I've written for magazines, which is something I've always wanted to do, and through it, have gotten to help people whom I've never met.
I'm an Actor & Movie Fight Choreographer - A movie I worked on "Sanctioned to Die" in 2011, where I played the part of the last "Bad Guy" the hero faced and another small part, got 2nd Place for Best Action Sequence Martial Arts Feature at the Action on Film Festival. IT was also Nominated for Best Fight Choreography - Feature
Sanctioned to Die trailer
"Caged" Web series trailer
On the set of "Caged" Web Series. I choreographed the fight scenes and played the part of the Head Coach. This was to be fun to be a part of! Check it out on Youtube when you get a chance.
So if you want to get in shape or take your fitness to the next level, and meet some amazing people, come visit us. We are more than just another gym, we are a family. A place where people "find themselves". A place where we pull together to support each other when one of us is down.
Some people ask me how do I do it? I don't know. I do believe that God put us here to do certian things. I know this is what I am here to do. So, when times are tough and life knocks you down, I always look to the lord and remember,
"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13
So What's next? I don't know, but I can't wait! It's been an awesome ride so far! Yea Buddy!!
1. 2007 King of Kombat 1st round win by submission
2. 2006 Xtreme Fighting Championship 1st round win by submission
3.2005 Lackland Bodybuilding Overall Champion
4. 2005 John Sherman Bodybuilding Classic- 3rd Place Middle Weight Division
5. Personal Trainer and Consultant
6. Mixed Martial Arts Competition Prep Expert
7.Bodybuilding Contest Prep Coach
8. Black Belt Instructor/Trainer in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
9. Actor & Movie Fight Choreographer - "Sanctioned to Die" 2011 Action on Film 2nd Place Best Action Sequence Martial Arts Feature. Nominated for Best Fight Choreography - Feature