Sio Makihele Oceanside Boxing CoachResume/ Credentials:

I have been Boxing for a total of 35 years.  My resume consists of Northern California Golden Gloves Champion, Chico Hispanic Chamber Champ, Alaska State Sweet 16 out of 300, Amateur Boxer for 6 years, Professional Boxer for 6 years, Boxing Coach for amateurs and pros for 15 years.

In 2010 I was recognized by administration at Jefferson Middle School for my efforts in reaching at risk youth.  My program aided in getting kids involved in boxing, off the streets and out of trouble.


I grew up in a family of Boxers.  I was taught by my father since the age of seven.  My second and final boxing coaches were the great Don Conly and Robert Garcia who coached World Champions and one Bronze Medalist Olympian.


My philosophy is, Defense is everything.  I believe in establishing a strong foundation by learning the key fundamentals and basics of boxing.  I strongly believe that boxers grow from these principals.  Through basics and drills, muscle memory is established allowing boxers to react instinctively rather than to think and brawl.

My Passion:

I have worked with hundreds of athletes and fitness enthusiasts over the years and I truly enjoy helping others excel to the next level.  Whether a beginner or advanced, a kid or an adult, a competitor or a hobbyist, my ultimate desire is to help you grow into your ideal self.  You can find me in Oceanside at Excel Martial Arts Academy teaching Private lessons and group classes every week.  Come say hello!

Boxing gym Vista Oceanside Carlsbad California

Upcoming Events

  1. Kids Thanksgiving Martial Arts Camp

    November 19 @ 9:30 am - November 20 @ 1:30 pm
  2. Free Open Mat Jiu Jitsu Training

    November 22 @ 9:00 am - November 24 @ 11:00 am
  3. Kids In-House December Tournament

    December 1 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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About Excel


Excel Jiu Jitsu MMA is a family-friendly, full-scale mixed martial arts academy specializing in the art and sport of Jiu-Jitsu. We are about teamwork, friendship and dedication.

It is our mission to enrich student’s lives through training, to encourage personal achievement by building a sense of accomplishment through our many programs offered.
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