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Professor Michio is an IBJJF certified 3rd degree Black Belt Instructor in the Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) at Excel Martial Arts Academy in Oceanside, CA. He started Learning BJJ under Professor Roy Harris in 1999 and received his BJJ Black Belt under Professor Chris Haueter in 2009.
Michio is also a Personal Fitness Trainer, Strength & Conditioning Coach and has over 20 years of teaching experience between fitness instruction and Martial Arts teaching.
Michio is also a former IFBB Professional Bodybuilder (1994-1998) and has competed at the local, national and elite levels.
As a Jiu Jitsu competitor, Michio won his division at the 2012 IBJJF Masters World Jiu-Jitsu championships. He has also trained in Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling as well as Judo, Karate and MMA.
Professor Michio teaches the majority of the Jiu Jitsu classes in both the Kids and the Adults Programs. He runs the Competition Team Training, offers BJJ workshop intensives and is available for one-on-one private lessons. He is very passionate about what he does and when you meet him, you will not miss his enthusiasm.
Michio is definitely one to say, “Jiu Jitsu has changed my life” and his mission is to Pay it Forward and help others achieve personal success.
“I love teaching and have a passion for details. I put a lot of time & effort into my studies for so many years, and I look forward to sharing this knowledge with you and taking your game to the next level!”