RQMS EP 38: AKA supercoach Javier Mendez talks everything AKA

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Javier Mendez is now the supercoach to the #1 and #2 pound for pound fighters in the world. AKA has always housed the top guys in the world and that is a direct result of the coaching at AKA. So, Mendez hopped on the Real Quick Podcast and talked about (almost) everything AKA. I say ‘almost’ because apparently Mendez has been muzzled about everything regarding Khabib Nurmagomedov.

From our YouTube:

“AKA Founder and head coach, Javier Mendez, joins the guys to talk about what all the team is up to, discusses their upcoming fights, and everything else AKA. Javier has a wealth of knowledge, as he has built UFC Champions out of Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez, and Luke Rockhold. Having Javier on the show is always entertaining, as Javier was Mike’s longtime coach and friend, as well as now business partner.”

Make sure to subscribe to the Real Quick YouTube channel. Stay up to date and don’t ever miss another episode of the Real Quick Podcast. Also, leave a comment, because both Mike Swick and Marc Bogutzki answer all questions.

DC teaching kids wrestling at AKA, Khabib and Rockhold drop by.

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They are starting them young at AKA, getting world class instruction from the champ-champ.

Daniel Cormier is the champ-champ. He’s the UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight champion, and he’s also one heck of a coach. Of course, these kids are getting amazing coaching when it’s just DC, but then Khabib and Luke Rockhold swung by as well. It’s hard to not like Daniel Cormier. He’s simply put an amazing athlete and a great human being. It’s also great to get a peak inside AKA.

AKA isn’t just a house for killers, it’s the home of the next generation of superstars as well. These kids don’t mess around and you can tell they are not just there to play games. They pay attention, they follow instruction and they are getting better for it. I stumbled across this video of DC coaching when a couple of his teammates stopped by to help out. You can see it for yourself below.

AKA is a special group of guys, watch them watch Daniel Cormier win

Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier made history Saturday night, and his team was proud.

It is impossible to not like Daniel Cormier and be happy for him. I mean, the guy is a good person and when he beat Stipe Miocic he became a two-division simultaneous champion. His fans were all thrilled, but to see his team react is pretty awesome. Daniel Cormier posted a video via Twitter of his teammates watching backstage.

Evan Shoman pointed out that DC’s boxing coach risked life and limb shoving Brock Lesnar, so obviously, the team sticks together.

It was clear the team was super excited. It’s a feel-good story for everyone. Our boss Mike Swick is part of AKA and just hearing him talk about it, and how much he cares about his teammates is pretty amazing.

Cain Velasquez gives an update on his current status

Cain Velasquez gives an update on his current status

Cain Velasquez has had a tough go as of late. As someone that’s been a staple in the UFC’s heavyweight division since he won the title from Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 in 2010, Cain is often touted as the best heavyweight to ever step into the octagon. Unfortunately, as tends to happen with contact … Read moreCain Velasquez gives an update on his current status

Gina Rodriguez’s Secret Escape to Thailand For Muay Thai

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You may have seen the beautiful Gina Rodriguez showing off her stunning new body on the Golden Globes red carpet last night. What you may not know is where Gina and boyfriend Joe Locicero have been for the last month, working on it. Before attending the Golden Globes (where she was nominated for best actress in a television series), Gina escaped to Thailand. She spent the entire month of December training at the AKA Thailand super gym on the island of Phuket.

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Gina Rodriguez stunning at the 2017 Golden Globes

Gina is no beginner when it comes to fight training and has trained boxing for many years. Her father was a boxing referee and he taught her how to box, beginning at a young age. The love of training has stuck with her thorough the years. So when it was time to get away and get into shape, she chose Thailand as the place to do it.

The trip wasn’t just about training, however. The couple received the grand tour of Phuket by AKA’s very own Mike Swick.

“It was great to see how happy Gina and Joe were, here in Thailand. I took them to see all the cool excursions and they still hardly ever missed a training session. Gina trains really hard, takes it very serious, and Joe is already quite experienced as a fighter. He almost took a fight here actually, but it fell through at the last minute. Was really fun hanging out with them both!”

MikeSwick.com Gina Rodriguez and Joe playing with wild monkey's in central Phuket.
Gina and Joe playing with wild monkeys in central Phuket.

Check Out Gina’s Awesome Muay Thai Training And Thailand Trip Highlight Video:

 

Jane The Virgins, Gina Rodriguez, Escapes to AKA Thailand For Month
Mark Wahlberg and Gina Rodriguez shooting Deepwater Horizon

Check out the trailer for her hit film, Deepwater Horizon:

Gina’s 3rd season trailer for Jane the Virgin:

 

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*Exclusive* AKA’s Javier Mendez talks Cain, AKA, and more

MikeSwick.com *Exclusive* AKA's Javier Mendez talks Cain, AKA, and more

MikeSwick.com sat down with AKA owner and head coach Javier Mendez. The first thing we spoke about with Javier was related to Cain Velasquez. Everyone wants to obsess about his back pain. We wanted to know how Cain is looking a week before his rematch with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 207. “Right now, Cain is … Read more*Exclusive* AKA’s Javier Mendez talks Cain, AKA, and more

GROUND AND POUND! – 11/8/16

Behind The Lens: Ground and Pound 11/8/16

This is a day VLOG created by AKA Thailand’s Visual Arts Manager, Mitch Viquez, to show the possibilities for a good time on your training holiday at AKA Thailand.

Filmed & edited by: Mitch Viquez
Music by: Laxo – Set It Off

For more about AKA Thailand:

http://www.AKAThailand.com
http://www.Facebook.com/AKAThailandGym
http://www.Instagram.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Youtube.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Twitter.com/AKAThailand
http://VK.com/AKAThailandGym

Email: [email protected]

AKA Thailand is AKA’s first global gym. Owned by original AKA team member Mike “Quick” Swick, Internet magnate Blair Speers, and AKA founder, Javier Mendez, AKA Thailand is continuing to build, train and promote another formidable team of fighters in Asia and expand on the success they have already achieved internationally. AKA Thailand is a global super gym that not only caters to fighters, athletes and training enthusiasts, but also to the “average Joe” looking to lose weight, get fit, or make a lifestyle change while training alongside a diverse and motivated group of students.

MARAT GAFUROV ONE CHAMPIONSHIP FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMP TRAINING AT AKA THAILAND – 11/3/16

Behind The Lens: Marat Gafurov One Championship Featherweight Champ Training At AKA Thailand 11/3/16

This is a day VLOG created by AKA Thailand’s Visual Arts Manager, Mitch Viquez, to show the possibilities for a good time on your training holiday at AKA Thailand with Marat Gafurov One Championship Featherweight Champ.

“I filmed and edited this entire VLOG in nine hours during my normal working hours on a Thursday. If I could do this in nine hours, imagine what you could do with a two week holiday!”

Filmed & edited by: Mitch Viquez
Music by: [House] D1O – Find Me

For more about AKA Thailand:
http://www.AKAThailand.com
http://www.Facebook.com/AKAThailandGym
http://www.Instagram.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Youtube.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Twitter.com/AKAThailand
http://VK.com/AKAThailandGym

Email: [email protected]

AKA Thailand is AKA’s first global gym. Owned by original AKA team member Mike “Quick” Swick, Internet magnate Blair Speers, and AKA founder, Javier Mendez, AKA Thailand is continuing to build, train and promote another formidable team of fighters in Asia and expand on the success they have already achieved internationally. AKA Thailand is a global super gym that not only caters to fighters, athletes and training enthusiasts, but also to the “average Joe” looking to lose weight, get fit, or make a lifestyle change while training alongside a diverse and motivated group of students.

Anastasia Yankova Bellator 161 Fight Camp Video – AKA Thailand

Anastasia Yankova prepares for Bellator 161 at AKA Thailand. Take a peek into her fight camp in Phuket and see what makes her so dangerous in the cage.

For more about AKA Thailand:
http://www.AKAThailand.com
http://www.Facebook.com/AKAThailandGym
http://www.Instagram.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Youtube.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Twitter.com/AKAThailand
http://VK.com/AKAThailandGym

Email: [email protected]

AKA Thailand is AKA’s first global gym. Owned by original AKA team member Mike “Quick” Swick, Internet magnate Blair Speers, and AKA founder, Javier Mendez, AKA Thailand is continuing to build, train and promote another formidable team of fighters in Asia and expand on the success they have already achieved internationally. AKA Thailand is a global super gym that not only caters to fighters, athletes and training enthusiasts, but also to the “average Joe” looking to lose weight, get fit, or make a lifestyle change while training alongside a diverse and motivated group of students.

Mark Hunt: The Hunt For Bigfoot – Road To Hunt vs Silva II – UFC 193

Mark Hunt: The Hunt For Bigfoot - Road To Hunt vs Silva II - UFC 193

Mark Hunt: The Hunt For Bigfoot – Road To Hunt vs Silva II – UFC 193

Watch as Mark Hunt prepares for his long awaited rematch with Antonio “BigFoot” Silva at AKA Thailand in Phuket. Their first fight was widely recognized as the greatest heavyweight fight in MMA history and it ended in a draw. Will it be different this time?

Like and share this video to show your support for one of the greatest living legends of this sport!

Follow Mark on social media for more behind the scenes photos and videos…

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Credits:

Produced by: AKA Thailand / Mike Swick / Mitch Viquez
Director of Visual Arts: Mitch Viquez
Editing: Mitch Viquez
Art and Graphics: Simon Netherton
Starring:
Mark Hunt
Mike Swick
Soa Palelei
Tai Tuivasa
Amir Aliakbari
Masoud Ranjbar
Blair Speers

For more about AKA Thailand:
http://www.AKAThailand.com
http://www.Facebook.com/AKAThailandGym
http://www.Instagram.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Youtube.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Twitter.com/AKAThailand
http://VK.com/AKAThailandGym

Email: [email protected]

AKA Thailand is AKA’s first global gym. Owned by original AKA team member Mike “Quick” Swick, Internet magnate Blair Speers, and AKA founder, Javier Mendez, AKA Thailand is continuing to build, train and promote another formidable team of fighters in Asia and expand on the success they have already achieved internationally. AKA Thailand is a global super gym that not only caters to fighters, athletes and training enthusiasts, but also to the “average Joe” looking to lose weight, get fit, or make a lifestyle change while training alongside a diverse and motivated group of students.

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot – Ep 5: Goodbye Phuket, Hello Rio – Road To UFC 190

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot - Ep #5: Goodbye Phuket, Hello Rio

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot – Ep #5: Goodbye Phuket, Hello Rio Soa “The Hulk” Palelei enjoys his last days in Thailand before heading to Rio de Janeiro for UFC 190 by taking a speedboat around Phuket and getting some padwork in with the Thai trainers. For Soa’s last three fight camps he’s made … Read moreSoa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot – Ep 5: Goodbye Phuket, Hello Rio – Road To UFC 190

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot – Ep 4: The Hulks Birthday Bash – Road To UFC 189

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot - Ep #1: Hulk Smash At AKA Thailand

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot – Ep #4: The Hulks Birthday Bash

After a hard sparring session in the morning, the team surprised the Hulk with a birthday cake at the Contender Cafe. Soa is a day from his UFC 190 main card showdown with #10 ranked heavyweight contender Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

Follow Soa on social media for more behind the scenes photos and videos…

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Snap Chat: SoaTheHulk

Credits:

Produced by: AKA Thailand / Mike Swick
Director of Visual Arts: Mitch Viquez
Filming and Editing: Doug Rothwell
Art and Graphics: Simon Netherton
Starring:
Soa Palelei
Mark Hunt
DJ Reminise
Marcio Cesar Gracinha
Blair Speers
Tai Tuivasa

For more about AKA Thailand:
http://www.AKAThailand.com
http://www.Facebook.com/AKAThailandGym
http://www.Instagram.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Youtube.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Twitter.com/AKAThailand
http://VK.com/AKAThailandGym

Email: [email protected]

AKA Thailand is AKA’s first global gym. Owned by original AKA team member Mike “Quick” Swick, Internet magnate Blair Speers, and AKA founder, Javier Mendez, AKA Thailand is continuing to build, train and promote another formidable team of fighters in Asia and expand on the success they have already achieved internationally. AKA Thailand is a global super gym that not only caters to fighters, athletes and training enthusiasts, but also to the “average Joe” looking to lose weight, get fit, or make a lifestyle change while training alongside a diverse and motivated group of students.

 

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot – Ep 3: The BBQ Beatdown – Road To UFC 190

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot - Ep #3: The BBQ Beatdown

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot – Ep #3: The BBQ Beatdown

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei shows us his weekend padwork routine with Kru Chalee at AKA Thailand before having a BBQ with Mark Hunt and the crew at the Fight Lab Villas.

Follow Soa on social media for more behind the scenes photos and videos…

http://www.instagram.com/SoaThehulk
http://www.facebook.com/SoaTheHulk
http://www.twitter.com/SoaThehulk
Snap Chat: SoaTheHulk

Credits:

Produced by: AKA Thailand / Mike Swick
Director of Visual Arts: Mitch Viquez
Filming and Editing: Doug Rothwell
Art and Graphics: Simon Netherton
Starring:
Soa Palelei
Mark Hunt
DJ Reminise
Marcio Cesar
Blair Speers
Tai Tuivasa

For more about AKA Thailand:
http://www.AKAThailand.com
http://www.Facebook.com/AKAThailandGym
http://www.Instagram.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Youtube.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Twitter.com/AKAThailand
http://VK.com/AKAThailandGym

Email: [email protected]

AKA Thailand is AKA’s first global gym. Owned by original AKA team member Mike “Quick” Swick, Internet magnate Blair Speers, and AKA founder, Javier Mendez, AKA Thailand is continuing to build, train and promote another formidable team of fighters in Asia and expand on the success they have already achieved internationally. AKA Thailand is a global super gym that not only caters to fighters, athletes and training enthusiasts, but also to the “average Joe” looking to lose weight, get fit, or make a lifestyle change while training alongside a diverse and motivated group of students.

 

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot – Ep 2: Island Life – Road To UFC 190

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot - Ep #2: Island Life - UFC 190

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot – Ep #2: Island Life

After a tough week of sparring, The Hulk shows off his pad at Pier 42 and takes Mark Hunt and gang to Surf House for a relaxing break from the grind.

Follow Soa on social media for more behind the scenes photos and videos…

http://www.instagram.com/SoaThehulk
http://www.facebook.com/SoaTheHulk
http://www.twitter.com/SoaThehulk
Snap Chat: SoaTheHulk

Credits:

Produced by: AKA Thailand / Mike Swick
Director of Visual Arts: Mitch Viquez
Filming and Editing: Doug Rothwell
Art and Graphics: Simon Netherton
Starring:
Soa Palelei
Mar Hunt
Blair Speers
Marcio Cesar Gracinha
Tai Tuivasa

For more about AKA Thailand:
http://www.AKAThailand.com
http://www.Facebook.com/AKAThailandGym
http://www.Instagram.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Youtube.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Twitter.com/AKAThailand
http://VK.com/AKAThailandGym

Email: [email protected]

AKA Thailand is AKA’s first global gym. Owned by original AKA team member Mike “Quick” Swick, Internet magnate Blair Speers, and AKA founder, Javier Mendez, AKA Thailand is continuing to build, train and promote another formidable team of fighters in Asia and expand on the success they have already achieved internationally. AKA Thailand is a global super gym that not only caters to fighters, athletes and training enthusiasts, but also to the “average Joe” looking to lose weight, get fit, or make a lifestyle change while training alongside a diverse and motivated group of students.

 

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot – Ep 1: Hulk Smash – Road To UFC 190

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot - Ep #1: Hulk Smash At AKA Thailand

Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot – Ep #1: Hulk Smash At AKA Thailand

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei takes us along with him during his fight camp at AKA Thailand for his main card showdown with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 190 in Brazil.

Follow Soa on social media for more behind the scenes photos and videos…

http://www.instagram.com/SoaThehulk
http://www.facebook.com/SoaTheHulk
http://www.twitter.com/SoaThehulk
Snap Chat: SoaTheHulk

Credits:

Produced by: AKA Thailand / Mike Swick
Director of Visual Arts: Mitch Viquez
Filming and Editing: Doug Rothwell
Art and Graphics: Simon Netherton
Starring:
Soa Palelei
Mark Hunt
Blair Speers
Marcio Cesar Gracinha
Tai Tuivasa

For more about AKA Thailand:
http://www.AKAThailand.com
http://www.Facebook.com/AKAThailandGym
http://www.Instagram.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Youtube.com/AKAThailand
http://www.Twitter.com/AKAThailand
http://VK.com/AKAThailandGym

Email: [email protected]

AKA Thailand is AKA’s first global gym. Owned by original AKA team member Mike “Quick” Swick, Internet magnate Blair Speers, and AKA founder, Javier Mendez, AKA Thailand is continuing to build, train and promote another formidable team of fighters in Asia and expand on the success they have already achieved internationally. AKA Thailand is a global super gym that not only caters to fighters, athletes and training enthusiasts, but also to the “average Joe” looking to lose weight, get fit, or make a lifestyle change while training alongside a diverse and motivated group of students.