1406 Capital Avenue, Ste 104, Plano, Texas 75074

Sydney Yao, Martial Arts Instructor

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Sydney Yao

Relatively new to the athlete and Jiu Jitsu lifestyle, Sydney started her training in 2018. A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym had opened down the road from her workplace and a co-worker dragged her over during their lunch break to give a trial class a try. Almost immediately, she fell in love and signed up that day.

Prior to that, Sydney had done a bit of ballet, a bit of figure skating, piano, violin, and whatever else parents usually sign their kids up for. In 2016, she started Cross-Fit but didn’t really get into fitness until that first Jiu Jitsu class.

Today, she holds the rank of Blue Belt in Jiu Jitsu and in just 3 years, transformed her life into one that revolves around fitness, strength and conditioning, and healthy eating. She competes regularly in local Jiu Jitsu competitions and trains alongside Diego.

Sydney received her Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), and works in Parks and Recreation as a Business Specialist. When she isn’t training or meal prepping during her time off, you will find her working weekends as a wedding and event photographer.

And for the surprise, Sydney and Diego welcomed their first child, Leonardo Yao do Espirito Santo, on January 10th, 2022!!

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