​Sensei And Coach Yacinta Nguyen

Sensei Yacinta Nguyen has been training martial arts for over 19 years. She received her Black Belt in Judo from Judo Canada in 2008 alongside Professor Dainis Nguyen. Yacinta also holds a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and trains under Professor Jorge Britto. She is incredibly experienced and knowledgeable in the arts of Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She was on the Ontario Provincial team for quite a few years winning numerous medals. Yacinta also lived in Brazil for 8 months to train Judo with their elite athletes. She was on the Canadian National Team and lived in Montreal for 5 years to train at the National training center. Since transitioning over to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, she has been a force to be reckoned with and has won Gold at every local competition she has entered from the Ontario Open to the Abu Dhabi Trials. 

She has also competed at the most prestigious competitions, the World Pro in Abu Dhabi and the IBJJF World Championships and has won a total of 9 medals(4 Gold, 2 Silver, and 3 bronze) at these competitions. She has already beaten some of the best female black belts in the world and she still competes to this day. At the time of this post(July 2017), she is undefeated on Canadian soil and against all other Canadian competitionspetitors - she is clearly Canada's best and we are lucky to have her teaching here in Whitby. Along with Sarah, Yacinta is a great role model for all of our students especially our females.

Yacinta Nguyen's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Accomplishments

  • Gold - IBJJF World Championships 2017 (brown belt)
  •  Gold - IBJJF Chicago Open 2017 (brown belt)
  •  Gold - IBJJF Chicago Open 2017 (open weight, brown belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2017 (brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2017 (open weight, brown/black belt)
  •  Silver - IBJJF World Championships 2016 (open weight, brown belt)
  •  Bronze - IBJJF World Championships 2016 (brown belt)
  •  Bronze - Abu Dhabi World Pro 2016 (brown/black belt
  •  Gold - Canada National Pro Trials Toronto 2016 (brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Canada National Pro Trials, Toronto 2016 (Open weight, brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2016 (brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2016 (open weight, brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - 2016 Canada National Pro, Montreal 2016(open weight, brown/black belt)
  •  Silver - IBJJF World Championships 2015 (open weight, purple belt)
  •  Gold - IBJJF World Championships 2015 (purple belt)
  •  Bronze - Abu Dhabi World Pro 2015 (purple belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2015 (open weight, purple/brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Abu Dhabi World Pro 2014 (purple belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2014 (purple/brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2014 (open weight, purple/brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Abu Dhabi World Pro 2013 (blue belt)
  •  Gold - IBJJF Chicago Open 2017 (open weight, brown belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2017 (brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2017 (open weight, brown/black belt)
  •  Silver - IBJJF World Championships 2016 (open weight, brown belt)
  •  Bronze - IBJJF World Championships 2016 (brown belt)
  •  Bronze - Abu Dhabi World Pro 2016 (brown/black belt
  •  Gold - Canada National Pro Trials Toronto 2016 (brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Canada National Pro Trials, Toronto 2016 (Open weight, brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2016 (brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2016 (open weight, brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - 2016 Canada National Pro, Montreal 2016(open weight, brown/black belt)
  •  Silver - IBJJF World Championships 2015 (open weight, purple belt)
  •  Gold - IBJJF World Championships 2015 (purple belt)
  •  Bronze - Abu Dhabi World Pro 2015 (purple belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2015 (open weight, purple/brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Abu Dhabi World Pro 2014 (purple belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2014 (purple/brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Ontario Open 2014 (open weight, purple/brown/black belt)
  •  Gold - Abu Dhabi World Pro 2013 (blue belt)

Yacinta Nguyen's Judo Accomplishments

  •  Gold - Ontario Open, Toronto 2013
  •  Bronze - Canadian National Championships, Richmond 2013
  •  Gold - Quebec Open, Montreal 2012
  •  Silver - Canadian National Championships, Toronto 2012
  •  Silver - Canadian National Championships, Edmonton 2011
  •  Silver - IBJJF World Championships 2016 (open weight, brown belt)
  •  Gold - Quebec Open, Montreal 2011
  •  Bronze - US Open, Miami 2011
  •  Gold - U20 Pan American Championships, Bueno Vista 2010
  •  Gold - Ontario Open, Toronto 2010
  •  Bronze - Canadian National Championships, Jonquiere 2010
  •  Gold - Canadian U20 National Championships Lethbridge 2010
  •  Silver - US Open, Miami 2010
  •  Bronze - Canadian National Championships, Sherbrooke 2009
  •  Silver - Canadian U20 National Championships, Calgary 2009
  •  Gold - Ontario Open, Toronto 2009
  •  Bronze - Rendez-Vous Canada, Montreal 2009
  •  Gold - Quebec Open, Montreal 2009
  •  Bronze - Canadian U20 National Championships, Toronto 2008