Van is a black belt instructor Tu Kaha HQ and VR Jiu Jitsu (a Tu Kaha affiliate).
Van was born in Vietnam, but lived in America for most of her life, and moved to New Zealand in 2009.
Began training BJJ in 2005 in San Jose, California with Garth Taylor and Paul Schreiner. Then under Pedro Fernandes in Auckland in 2009 as purple belt.
Been instructing BJJ since February 2009 (almost 10 years).
Substitute instructor for Pedro at noon classes Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays at TuKaha. Also head BJJ instructor at VR Jiu Jitsu, a TuKaha affiliate club in East Auckland with daily BJJ classes Monday through Friday.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: (1) 2009 IBJJF Worlds Purple belt Super Feather 3rd place. (2) 2008 US OPEN XIII Blue belt Super Feather 1st place (3) 2008 US OPEN XIII Blue belt Open weight 2nd place (4) 2007 IBJJF Pan Americans Blue belt Super Feather 1st place. (5) 2007 IBJJF Pan Americans NoGi Blue/Purple belt Super Feather 3rd place. (6) 2006 US Open XI Blue belt Super Feather 2nd place. (7) 2006 US Open XI Blue belt Open Weight 1st Place. (7) 2006 IBJJF Pan American Blue belt Super Feather 3rd place.