About TKO Boxing Academy
Keena and Hemi, are both owners and experienced coaches at TKO Boxing Academy on the Sunshine Coast QLD.
We are very passionate about working with our youth- teaching them that anything Is possible if you focus and put your mind on the right track. As well as working with our youth, we enjoy working with a wide range of people.
I (Hemi) have fought as an amateur, a professional, and as a master. Now as a master world champion, my passion is sharing boxing with as many people as possible who are likeminded and willing to put in the work to learn the art of boxing. TKO Boxing Academy has a strong network of supportive coaches, boxers and athletes, all pushing you to acheive your best!
We encourage young and old, fit and unfit, extroverted and introverted to come down and give it a try!
Since being forced into the boxing gym at the age of 6, boxing is thoroughly embedded in Hemis DNA. Born and raised in the South Island of New Zealand, and then travelling across the pond to Australia in 2015. Hemi has a passion for assisting the youth, developing their physical and mental abilities, watching them turn into young men.
While in New Zealand, a major part of Hemi’s career involved assisting NZ Police, acting as a mentor to distressed and unsettled youth, helping along their journey to put their lives back on track. Hemi has also fostered, developed and worked on several youth programs amongst the New Zealand community, using boxing a vehicle to a much bigger picture.
Registered boxing coach.
Both amateur and professional boxing referee and judge.
Amateur boxing champion.
Professional boxing fighter.
Masters boxing champion, with multiple titles within Australia.
First Aid Certificate
Keena has a strong passion and desire in sharing her knowledge to assist new members, particularly youth and female members develop their confidence and boxing abilities, both in and outside the gym.
Over the past 20 years, boxing has been embedded into Keenas DNA, fighting as a pro-boxer, winning multiple Australian titles and continuing to fight in the Masters division. Outside the gym, Keena has worked within a number of community projects including youth and foster programs.
Current First Aid Certificate
Registered Boxing Instructor