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David Mafi Ta’ufo’ou
Ta’ufo’ou is an ex-Olympiad and a retired professional boxer. He represented the islands of Tonga in the 1984 Olympics which was held at UCLA. After his participation in the 1984 Olympics, he inherited the nick name “Tongan Hero” as he was the first to represent Tonga in Boxing at the Olympics. In 1994, Ta’ufo’ou was the coach for the Tongan Boxing team who fought at the Common Wealth Games in Canada. Between 1990 and 2003, he coached AYSO soccer in Redwood City as well as Pop Warner football. Currently, Ta’ufo’ou works part time as a personal trainer at the Undisputed Boxing Gym in San Carlos, California, working with both adults and young people.
In addition, Ta’ufo’ou is also a Chaplain for the “Passion for the Lost”, a Prison Ministry which is operated under the umbrella of the First Tongan Assembly of God Church in San Carlos. He started this ministry in 2006 at Hillcrest Juvenile Hall and to date; he and his group are working with 8 prisons throughout California. His services consist of preaching and counseling for both juveniles and adults in prison. This is a volunteer position which is his one of the many ways Ta’ufo’ou gives back to the community.
My Moto is “God, your heart and your mind” meaning, if you put God first in your heart and mind, you can accomplish anything and everything in life.
Yes. Boxing and the intense training of it by doing mitt work, jump rope, core work, etc.