Sparring

The AKA sparring class is an advanced class for students who would like to work on striking and grappling techniques they have learned in our other classes while working with a live partner. Boxing gloves, shin pads, and head gear are required. While we do allow striking in sparring class, the focus is on technique and not power.

Concepts Taught
  • Striking Practice
  • Blocking and Defence
  • Takedowns Practice
  • Takedown defense
  • General BJJ Techniques
  • Conditioning

Class Trainers

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Javier Mendez

Javier Mendez started training in martial arts in 1978, studying the discipline of Tang Soo Do. Mendez started his kickboxing career in 1985 in exhibition... [More]

  • Former World Champion Kickboxer
  • Founder of AKA
  • Head trainer & coach for Team AKA
  • Official coach on the UFC Ultimate Trainer video game

Event Hours(2)

  • Wednesday

    08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Room: Red Room
    (Advanced)

  • Saturday

    09:00 am - 10:00 am

    Room: Red Room
    (Advanced)