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Sep 14, 2016 11:27 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Real Quick with Mike Swick Episode 6 – Javier Mendez “This is the Dream Gym”

[ooyala code=”w3cjB2NTE6xqg4QOjbgIli_0Y76IA_Hw” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1920″ height=”1080″] Former top ranked UFC welterweight standout Mike Swick has had a bit of a career resurgence as a coach at ‘AKA Thailand’, which AKA founder Javier Mendez believes to be “the dream gym.” The ‘Real Quick’ web series follows Swick through life in Thailand as the head coach of...

Oct 10, 2015 10:31 am

Javier Mendez Breaks Down Cain vs. Werdum II — ‘We don’t change anything for this fight’

[ooyala code=”dyMWJrdzpJjPSYae48a_R6VRFx14t5WK” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”1280″ height=”720″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] AKA head coach, Javier Mendez isn’t happy about how things turned out for Cain Velasquez in Mexico City. And while the coach takes full responsibility for the issues his fighter had in that bout, he doesn’t plan on changing anything for the pending rematch. Who takes Velasquez vs....

Sep 26, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Fightland: Javier Mendez

Leader of the world renowned American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendes, took some time to talk about his team with the good guys over at Fightland.


May 24, 2013 3:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Javier Mendez is Helping Gray Maynard Piece Together his Puzzle

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA head coach Javier Mendez stopped in shop this past Wednesday with our boys over at BJPenn.com Radio and discussed several topics regarding his gym in San Jose, the consistency of their success, and how training guys like Gray Maynard is becoming more of a puzzle than a complete fighter transformation....

May 23, 2013 8:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Coach Javier Mendez: Josh Thomson Deserves Title Shot | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA Coach Javier Mendez joined the boys over at BJPenn.com Radio on Wednesday night and discussed many hot topics swirling around the MMA world. One of the things Mendez found himself discussing was Josh Thompson’s amazing UFC return on April 20th where he knocked-out former title contender Nathan Diaz with a...

May 23, 2013 11:22 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO 5/22/13: JAVIER MENDEZ, MIKE PYLE, KJ NOONS (FULL REPLAY)

Last Night BJPENN.COM RADIO returned to the airwaves with a ‘all UFC 160’ guest panel. First up was AKA boss Javier Mendez. Mendez has three fighters on this weekend’s UFC 160 fight card including evening headliner Cain Velasquez. Second up was UFC 160 welterweight Mike Pyle who gave the guys the dirt on fight week...

May 22, 2013 4:12 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH CAIN VELASQUEZ COACH, JAVIER MENDEZ

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by head coach over at the American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendez. Mendez has two fighters on this weekends UFC 160 card, one of which is UFC heavyweight champion,...

Apr 1, 2013 11:22 am

Javier Mendez: BJ Penn Was Incredible To Teach

“B.J. got introduced to me through Bobby Southworth, who was friends with B.J. when B.J. started practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Ralph Gracie’s in Mountain View. But, he came to me to train because he knew I trained Frank Shamrock. B.J. was incredible to teach. Everything I taught him, he picked it up as though he...

Jun 13, 2012 1:00 pm

Exclusive | Javier Mendez on Swick's return, Thomson vs. Melendez 4

Once again legendary AKA founder Javier Mendez opened up to BJpenn.com and this time he touched on two of the school’s most recognizable names, Mike Swick and Josh Thomson. Mike Swick exploded on to the scene after competing on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. Since then Mike has dropped down from light heavyweight...

Jun 9, 2012 2:53 pm

Exclusive | AKA Founder Javier Mendez opens up about Cain Velasquez | UFC NEWS

Javier Mendez is one of the best trainers in the history of MMA. He is the legendary founder of the American Kickboxing Academy and former kickboxing world champion himself. He has produced many notable fighters and coached them to championships. Mendez’s credentials speak for themselves so it should be no surprise when one of his...

May 22, 2013 4:19 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO IS LIVE AT 5:00 PM PT WITH COACH MENDEZ, PYLE AND NOONS

BJPENN.COM RADIO IS SET TO GO LIVE AT 5:00 PM PT TONIGHT WITH AN ALL UFC 160 GUEST PANEL. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by AKA head coach, Javier Mendez, UFC welterweight Mike Pyle and debuting UFC lightweight, KJ Noons. Tune in here at 5:00 to catch the live...

Oct 10, 2012 11:59 am

AKA Coach Mendez Wants Cormier vs. Werdum Booking | UFC NEWS

“I would like for Daniel to face Fabricio Werdum or Frank Mir [injured], or maybe Shane Carwin [booked]. I want Daniel to fight someone who is going to challenge him, who is going to motivate him to train. Werdum is that guy who is up there, so for me that’s the guy I want. Werdum...

Nov 29, 2016 8:31 am

Daniel Cormier responds to concerns over AKA injuries

While the American Kickboxing Academy is home to some of the best fighters in the world, including UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov to name just a few, the camp is often criticized for its fighters frequently pulling...

Oct 14, 2016 11:31 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Real Quick with Mike Swick Episode 7 – Body Mutilation At The Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Former top ranked UFC welterweight Mike “Quick” Swick has recently enjoyed a bit of a career resurgence as a coach at AKA Thailand, a Phuket-based satellite of the original American Kickboxing Academy location in San Jose, California. Under Swick’s leadership, this Phuket facility has been referred to by AKA founder Javier Mendez as “the dream gym.” The...

Sep 8, 2016 1:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Head Coach on Rockhold’s modeling career: “Everyone knows how good looking he is”

Luke Rockhold’s modeling contract surprised many in the MMA community except for his teammates and coaches at American Kickboxing Academy. American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez spoke exclusively to BJPenn.com on Thursday and discussed his teammate’s reactions to Rockhold’s recently signed modeling contract and budding career as a male model. “No one was surprised. Everyone knows...

Aug 16, 2016 10:55 am

Exclusive Video | Real Quick with Mike Swick Episode 4 – Anastasia Yankova gets cauliflower ear drained

[ooyala code=”poNTljNTE6zJ01kNz_uu9RXNcq53TdDL” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1920″ height=”1080″ autoplay=”true”] BJPENN.COM has teamed up with UFC Veteran Mike “Quick” Swick to give you an inside look at what it’s like at AKA Thailand. In this exclusive episode of “Real Quick with Mike Swick,” model turned fighter Anastasia Yankova gets her cauliflower ear drained. Javier Mendez of AKA also...

Jan 25, 2016 9:24 am

Chris Weidman on Herb Dean at UFC 194 Loss: ‘He did a good job’

Former champ Chris Weidman gives his point of view on the stoppage that ended his title reign as middleweight champ at UFC 194. The Rockhold camp and Javier Mendez felt that the fight needed to be stopped much sooner. Weidman sits down with MMA hour to discuss the stoppage, a -quote via MMA Fighting.com-: “I...

Dec 10, 2015 11:34 pm

WATCH! UFC 194 Embedded episode 3 – Conor McGregor always working on new movements

Check out UFC 194 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 3 featuring the UFC featherweight interim champion Conor McGregor, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and title contender Luke Rockhold. From the video description: “On Episode 3 of UFC 194 Embedded, the stars of the fight card venture to Las Vegas. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman consults with his...

Sep 29, 2015 3:33 am

Coach: ‘Cormier Deserves More Credit Than What He’s Getting’

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title for the first time at this Saturday’s UFC 192, when he takes on Alexander Gustafsson. Ahead of that scrap, Cormier’s coach, Javier Mendez, recently talked on The MMA Hour and said that he thinks the champ isn’t exactly getting the credit he deserves as the...