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


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

  • Saturday

    09:00 am - 10:00 am

    Room: Red Room