​Professor And Sensei Dainis Nguyen

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Pictured from left to right: Professor Dainis Nguyen, Royler Gracie (Grandmaster Helio Gracie's son), Professor Jorge Britto (Dainis and Sarah's Instructor), and Coach Sarah Smith
Professor Dainis Nguyen is the ONLY Certified IBJJF Male Black Belt in Whitby. Dainis is also the ONLY active Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ) Black Belt competitor in Whitby. Dainis trains under 3rd Degree Black Belt Professor Jorge Britto, who awarded him with his Black Belt. Dainis is also a First Degree Black Belt in Judo under Judo Canada.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Jorge Britto > Dainis Nguyen

Professor/Sensei Dainis Nguyen is the head martial arts instructor at Durham Region's Team DNA BJJ in Whitby. He brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and experience from all of his years of training, coaching, and competing on the world stage in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Sambo. Dainis has been training for over 20 years, receiving his Judo Black Belt from Judo Canada in 2008 and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt from Professor Jorge Britto in 2015. 

He was a very active martial arts competitor in Judo, winning many provincial and international medals before he transitioned to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Dainis has continued his martial arts success on the competitive scene in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has become one of the most accomplished Canadian competitors at the Adult Black Belt level. He has won Gold numerous times at almost every single local competition(as a blue, purple, brown, and black belt) and has medaled at many of the highest level of international competitions such as the World Pro in Abu Dhabi and the Nogi Pan Ams in New York. Dainis has also won many super fights including a submission victory in the main event of the "Chokes by the Ocean" Pay Per View event in Nova Scotia. He was officially ranked #1 in Gi and Nogi for brown/black belt by the OJA in 2014 and 2015. 

Dainis also represented Team Canada at the FIAS Sambo World Championships in Russia in 2013. Dainis' grappling skills have been utilized by many Mixed Martial Arts fighters who have hired him to help them tune up their grappling skills, he worked with UFC Fighter Chad Laprise for his Ultimate Fighter Finals against Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Chad ended up winning that match and the entire ultimate fighter series. He has trained with numerous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Sambo legends and World Champions. Dainis even went to Brazil to train BJJ and Judo full time for a few months. 

To this day he is still competing at the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions as he says that competing in martial arts forces him to learn to continually new skills, eat healthy, and become a better version of himself. He loves working with kids and adults alike and watching them improve and making positive lifestyle changes through martial arts. Many of his students have lost a significant amount of weight in a very short period of time, quickly developed into successful competitors and have gained the confidence and skills to stand up to bullies and are no longer being bullied. Dainis is also a personal trainer and nutritionist and brings those skills with him on the mats when he teaches. If you are located in Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, or Brooklin, be sure to check out Team DNA BJJ in Whitby(bordering Oshawa), you can be sure that you are training with the best and you will have access to the wealth of global experience and knowledge that you won't find anywhere else in Durham Region. Dainis' long list of martial arts accomplishments in Judo, Sambo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu speak for themselves. 

Dainis Nguyen's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Accomplishments
Black Belt

  •  April 2017 - IBJJF Chicago Open - Gold in Heavy weight 
  •  October 2016 - Canada National Pro - Gold in Light weight and Gold in Light Absolute
  •  September 2016 - IBJJF Toronto Open - Gold in Middle weight and Silver in Absolute
  •  May 2016 - Buffalo Classic - Gold in Middle weight and Gold in Absolute
  •  May 2016 - Ontario Open - Silver in Light weight and Gold in Light Absolute
  •  February 2016 - Canada National Pro - Gold in Heavy weight and Silver in Absolute
  •  February 2016 - Abu Dhabi Trials, Canada National Pro - Gold in Heavy weight and Silver in Absolute
  •  International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(IBJJF) Certified Referee

Brown Belt

  •  December 2015 - Toronto BJJ Annual - Gold in Medium heavy weight
  •  November 2015 - IBJJF Montreal Open - Gold in Middle weight and Gold in Absolute
  •  October 2015 - IBJJF Toronto Open - Gold in Ultra heavy weight and Silver in Absolute(close out division with teammate)
  •  September 2015 - GTA Classic - Gold in Super heavy weight and Gold in Absolute(Brown/black)
  •  July 2015 - Budo Open - Gold in heavy weight and absolute in gi, Gold in heavy weight and absolute in nogi(Brown/black)
  •  July 2015 - Submission Series Pro Super fight winner by submission
  •  June 2015 - Underground Grappling Super fight winner by submission
  •  June 2015 - BC Open - Gold in Middle weight and bronze in absolute
  •  May 2015 - Ontario Open International - Gold in light weight and Gold in absolute in Gi(Brown/Black)
  •  April 2015 - Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship - Bronze in light weight
  •  April 2015 - IBJJF New York Spring Open, Gold in ultra heavy weight in Gi, Silver in Middle weight in Nogi
  •  March 2015 - Quebec Open International Jiu Jitsu Championship, Gold in Heavy weight and Gold in Absolute in   Gi(Brown/Black), Gold in Heavy weight and Gold in Absolute in Nogi(Brown/Black)
  •  December 2014 - Adrenaline Training Center Submission Invitational, Main Event Super fight competitor(Draw)
  •  December 2014 - Ontario Provincial Championships, Gold in middle weight and bronze in absolute in gi(brown/black), Gold in   middle weight and absolute in nogi
  •  November 2014 - IBJJF Montreal, Gold in middle weight and Bronze in absolute
  •  October 2014 - Ottawa BJJ Open, Gold in Super-heavy and Gold in absolute(brown/black)
  •  October 2014 - Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Montreal, Gold in light weight and trip winner(Brown/Black)
  •  September 2014 - IBJJF Nogi PAN, Bronze in middle weight and Bronze in absolute
  •  August 2014 - IBJJF Toronto, Gold in Ultra-heavy and Absolute
  •  May 2014 Buffalo BJJ Classic, Gold in Middle weight and Absolute(brown/black) in Gi, Gold in Middle weight and bronze in   absolute in Nogi(Brown/black), Gold in Super Absolute(All absolute winners combined)
  •  May 2014 - Buffalo BJJ Classic, Black Belt super fight winner
  •  April 2014 - 32 Man Showdown at Adrenaline Super fight Winner(By submission)
  •  February 2014 - Abu Dhabi Pro Montreal Trials, 4th in light-weight
  •  October 2013 - Grappling Industries Toronto, Gold in middle-heavy in Gi, Gold in middle weight and absolute in Nogi
  •  October 2013 - Grappling Industries Montreal, Gold in middle weight and absolute in Gi, Silver in middle weight in Nogi
  •  August 2013 - Winner of "The Mat Militia 16 man Submission Only event"
  •  August 2013 - IBJJF Toronto Open, Silver in weight class, bronze in absolute
  •  June 213 - Fila World Cup Canadian Trials(Open belt): Gold in Gi and Nogi
  •  June 2013 - FILA World Cup in London(Open belt), 5th in Gi
  •  June 2013 - Grapplers Quest in Brampton, Silver in Absolute
  •  May 2013 - Ontario Open International, Gold in the ultra-heavy brown/black division
  •  March 2013 - IBJJF PAN, Quarterfinalist
  •  December 2012 - Grapplers Quest, North American Championships, Silver in absolute, Gold in Judo challenge
  •  December 2012 - Grapplers Quest, super fight winner
  •  December 2012 - Grapplers Quest World Championships in New Jersey, Silver in middle weight, Gold in the absolute(Gi)
  •  November 2012 - Ontario Provincial Championships(brown/black), Gold in Gi and no gi weight division, Silver in Gi absolute
  •  November, 2012 - Fight For Charity(FFC), Super fight winner 

Purple Belt
  •  August 2012 - IBJJF Toronto, Bronze in midde wight, bronze in absolute
  •  July 2012 - Grapplers Quest UFC Expo, Silver in the Purple belt absolute(Gi)
  •  June 2012 - Grapplers Quest Black belt Gi absolute division - Gold
  •  June 2012 - Grapplers Quest, Super Fight Winner
  •  Ontario Open International - Gold in my weight class in Gi and Nogi, and Silver in Gi absolute
  •  February 2012 - Ascension Open, Gold in my weight class
  •  December 2011 - NAGA Toronto, Gold in purple/brown/black Gi 175lbs division
  •  May 2011 - Ontario Open International - Bronze in light weight
  •  December 2010 - Ontario Provincial Championships, Gold in weight, bronze in absolute in Gi
  •  October 2010 - Grapplers Quest London - Bronze in weight class

Blue Belt
  • April 2010 - Ontario Open International, Gold in middle weight and absolute in Gi
  • November 2009 - Ontario Provincial Championships, Gold in middle weight and absolute in Gi
Dainis Nguyen's Judo/ Sambo Accomplishments
  •  2011 Canadian Nationals - 7th
  •  2009 Quebec Open International - Bronze
  •  2007 Canadian Jr. Nationals - 7th
  •  2007 Hatashita Open International Jr. - 3rd
  •  Competed at the 2013 FIAS Sambo World Championships in Russia for Canada
LOCATION
15-2001 THICKSON ROAD SOUTH
WHTIBY ON L1N 6J3

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