Gutierrez started studying martial arts when he was sixteen in Miami, Florida. In 2002, Gutierrrez began training under Master Cardona at the Chicago Headquarters.
He is a championship competitor in both forms and sparring, competing in Seattle, Michigan, Chicago, Ohio, and Dallas. He has served as judge in numerous tournaments around the United States, including the Legends of Kung Fu tournament in Dallas.
In 2009, he traveled with the team from the Chicago Headquarters to China, Hong Kong, and Macao. Gutierrez holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and LPC.