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One of the main American figures in Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling tournaments at the turn of the millennium, the Hawaiian Baret Yoshida is an ADCC medallist and World No Gi Champion who earned his black belt training under Egan Inoue guidance, having fought against the elite of BJJ with some very solid wins – such as his win over Alexandre Soca (2001). those aforementioned accomplishments together with his exquisite use of the guard, quickly made Baret a worldwide fan favourite. Baret Yoshida also competed in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) becoming an important grappling coach at the same time; he is also a published author with a grappling book and DVD that were very well accepted by the community.

Baret Yoshida Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Baret Yoshida

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Andre Pederneiras > John Lewis > Egan Inoue > Barret Yoshida

Main Achievements/Record:

  • World Nogi Champion (2008, 2009)
  • Copa Hawaii Champion (2004, 2005, 2006)
  • ADCC Silver Medallist (2003, 2001)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (1997 blue)
  • World No Gi Bronze Medallist (2010)
  • ADCC Bronze Medallist (2007)
  • Pan American Bronze Medallist (1998 blue, 1999 purple)
  • NAGA Superfight Champion (2000)
  • NAGA Champion – Advanced (2000 weight and absolute)
  • Uemura Cup Champion (1996)

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70kg-154lbs) and Pluma (64kg-141lbs)

Favourite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Team/Association: Arena MMA

Baret Yoshida’s Biography

Baret Yoshida was born in Hawaii, United States on the 26th of April, 1975. He started training Jiu Jitsu in 1994 at Relson Gracie’s academy, one of the oldest and most established academies in the region. He trained under the Gracie for a number of years, achieving his purple belt with him. In 1999 however, he decided to switch camps and move to the Inoue brother’s gym, led by Egan and Enson “Yamato Damashii” Inoue.

Though Baret already had important wins at an international stage in the lower belts, it was his participation in the 1999 ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) that put Yoshida’s name on the map. Baret Yoshida had fought on the trials and made it to the final, though he lost. He was called to the finals as an alternate because one of the competitors had injured himself and could no longer compete. In that tournament, the younger and less experienced Baret gave a very tough challenge to one of the most dominant fighters to have ever competed, Royler Gracie. Yoshida lost a chance to medal, but he gained a legion of fans, and was invited into the tournament in the following years. In those tournaments, Yoshida would solidify his name as one of the best Nogi competitors in the world medalling on 3 occasions in arguably the toughest submission wrestling tournaments in the world.

An admitted admirer of the Nogi game, Baret decided to also taste the feel of Mixed Martial Arts action. He has had somewhat of a mixed record, fighting mainly big names such as Jeff Curran and Masahiro Oishi.

After a long list of achievements, including a silver medal at the world’s most challenging Nogi competition, Egan Inoue awarded Baret Yoshida his black belt in BJJ, in 2002.

Baret Yoshida Grappling Record

25 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (16%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (80%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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RNC
55
11
#86e620
Kneebar
15
3
#5AD3D1
Leglock
10
2
#d1212a
Triangle
5
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
5
1
#f58822
No-gi ezekiel
5
1
#224aba
Flying armbar
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (75%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Inside heel hook
100
2
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Baret Yoshida Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
308Sasha PalvskiLPts: 4x0ADCC66KG1/4F1999
359Garth TaylorGarth TaylorLPts: 2x0ADCCABSR11999
401Royler GracieRoyler GracieLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGR12000
498Royler GracieRoyler GracieLPts: 5x0ADCC66KGF2001
728Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLPts: 11x0Gracie Pac. RimABSSF2002
764Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC66KGF2003
1122Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 19x0Budo Challenge77KGSF2005
1639Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsADCCABSR12007
1659Rany YahyaRany YahyaLPointsADCC66KGSF2007
2191Justin RaderJustin RaderLAdvADCC66KGR12009
2583Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12010
2711Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLAdvAmerican Nat.70KGSF2010
3161Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPointsADCC66KG1/4F2011
3623James PuopoloJames PuopoloLPts: 5x0SD World TrialsABS1/4F2012
4794Nicolas RenierLPointsADCC66KGR12013
4912Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds70KG1/4F2013
5628Jeff GloverJeff GloverDN/AMetamoris 4ABSSPF2014
7441Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLInside heel hookEBI 465KGSF2015
7645Robson MouraRobson MouraDN/APolaris 270KGSPF2015
8375Josh HingerJosh HingerDN/AGracie NoGi WorldsABSF2015
9344Milton BastosLReferee DecisionFTW Pro 5ABSSPF2016
9758Mike DavilaLPointsEBI 765KG1/4F2016
10579Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLInside heel hookEBI 1061KGSF2016
305Wellington DiasWellington DiasWFlying armbarADCC66KGR11999
491Gustavo DantasGustavo DantasWKneebarADCC66KGR12001
495N. UematsuWLeglockADCC66KG1/4F2001
497Alexandre SocaAlexandre SocaWLeglockADCC66KGSF2001
757K. ToidaWRNCADCC66KGR12003
760Mike MrkulicWRNCADCC66KG1/4F2003
763Alexandre SocaAlexandre SocaWPts: 9x6ADCC66KGSF2003
1652Eddie SanchezWRNCADCC66KGR12007
1656Yoshitomi MishimaWTriangleADCC66KG1/4F2007
1661Tetsu SuzukoWPts: 3x0ADCC66KG3PLC2007
1971UnknownWRNCNoGi Worlds70KGNA2008
1972UnknownWRNCNoGi Worlds70KG1/4F2008
1973Robson RodriguesWRNCNoGi Worlds70KGF2008
2055Chris HoldsworthChris HoldsworthWKneebarNAGA LV70KGF2009
2370Leandro EscobarLeandro EscobarWRNCNoGi Worlds70KG1/4F2009
2371Denny ProkoposDenny ProkoposWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds70KGSF2009
2373Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWRNCNoGi Worlds70KGF2009
3124Nicolas RenierWRNCADCC66KGR12011
7435Dennis DombrowWKneebarEBI 465KGR12015
7436Randall DolfWRNCEBI 465KG1/4F2015
8956Juan BernardoWChoke from backSubConABSSPF2016
9752Alex EklinWRNCEBI 765KGR12016
9772Woolf BarnatoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 872KGSPF2016
10572Eric MedinaWPointsEBI 1061KGR12016
10577Arturo CadenasWNo-gi ezekielEBI 1061KG1/4F2016

Baret Yoshida vs Naoya Uematsu

Baret Yoshida vs Christ Holdsworth

Baret Yoshida vs Christian Broadnax

Baret Yoshida vs Alex Ferreira

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3 Comments

  • Sweepking says:

    If I recall correctly, it was in the ADCC 2000 and not the 1999 ADCC that Baret faced Royler. He lost his first match to Royler, and sunk in a really tight armbar that Royler escaped. Baret submitted Megaton in ADCC 1999 and fought in the Absolute as well. Notable achievement by Baret was tapping out black belts when he was a blue, and one such black belt was Vitor 'Shaolin'.

    • Alan says:

      Also that he has been training Judo that specialized in groundwork for longer than a decade before taking Jiu-Jitsu.

  • juan says:

    Are you going to put profiles on Egan Inoue i think he deserves one since hes the first american to ever win a mundials at any belt color.ALso John Lewis?

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