Professor Dainis Nguyen is the ONLY Certified IBJJF Black Belt in Whitby. Dainis is also the ONLY active 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.
Dainis Nguyen is the head Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor at Team DNA BJJ in Whitby. Dainis brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and experience from all of his years of training, coaching, and competing. He 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 an active competitor in Judo, winning many provincial and international medals before he transitioned to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Dainis has continued his 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 Pans 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 before 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 BJJ, 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 competition continually forces him to learn 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 choose Team DNA BJJ in Whitby, 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 Whitby. Dainis' long list of accomplishments in Judo, Sambo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu speak for themselves.
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.
Here's a list of the major tournaments I have competed and placed in.