Yvette has a 3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan) in Shotokan Karate and a 2nd Degree Black Belt (Nidan) in Daiwa-Ryu Aiki Jiu Jitsu. Yvette has a deep empathy for others, and a true gift in her ability to work with a great variety of cultures and personalities. Teaching others to be confident, to have boundaries and self-awareness, as well as the ability to defend themselves, is truly a passion for Yvette. She continues to train and expand her various martial arts skills while also heading Sixth Sense Self Defence. Yvette teaches Karate and assists in Jiu Jitsu classes at Hastings Martial Arts.