Javier Mendez

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Birthday
18, 1970
Birthplace
United States
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
United States

About

Former ISKA world champion kickboxer who has gained fame as the founder of the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA). He later moved into training UFC stars in striking, and served as the UFC Ultimate Trainer video game trainer.  

Before Fame

He began his career in martial arts training in 1978. He later earned his exhibition debut in kickboxing in 1985. 

Trivia

He trained former NFL running back Herschel Walker during his pivot to MMA. He won the ISKA light heavyweight championship in 1995. 

Family Life

He was originally born and raised in the United States. 

Associated With

He has trained BJ Penn and Cain Velasquez before and during their successful runs as MMA stars in the UFC.