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Baret Yoshida

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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 > Helio GracieCarlson Gracie > André Pederneiras > John Lewis > Egan Inoue > Barret Yoshida

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2008 / 2009 / 2018 Master 3)
  • Copa Hawaii Champion (2004 / 2005 / 2006)
  • IBJJF Pans Champion (2018 Master 3)
  • F2W Pro Bantamweight Champion (2016)
  • F2W Pro Bantamweight No-Gi Champion (2018)
  • ADCC 2nd Place (2003 / 2001)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi 3rd Place (2010)
  • ADCC 3rd Place (2007)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF Pans Championship 2nd Place (1997 blue)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place (1998 blue, 1999 purple)
  • 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

51 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    3 (6%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    43 (84%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

43 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
37
16
#86e620
Crucifix choke
12
5
#5AD3D1
Triangle
12
5
#d1212a
Kneebar
12
5
#fad11b
Anaconda choke
7
3
#f58822
Heel hook
5
2
#224aba
Bow and arrow
5
2
#ff9124
Cross choke
2
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
2
1
#22c9a5
No-gi ezekiel
2
1
#fad223
Armbar
2
1
#03861f
Flying armbar
2
1
43
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (4%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
67
2
#86e620
Baseball choke
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Baret Yoshida Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
308Sasha PalvskiLPts: 4x0ADCC66KG4F1999
359Garth TaylorGarth TaylorLPts: 2x0ADCCABSR11999
401Royler GracieRoyler GracieLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGR12000
501Royler GracieRoyler GracieLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGF2001
732Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLPts: 11x0Gracie Pac. RimABSSF2002
768Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC66KGF2003
1130Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 19x0Budo Challenge77KGSF2005
1655Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsADCCABSR12007
1675Rany YahyaRany YahyaLPointsADCC66KGSF2007
2214Justin RaderJustin RaderLAdvADCC66KGR12009
2609Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12010
2737Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLAdvAmerican Nat.70KGSF2010
3158Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLBaseball chokeSan Diego Trials65KGF2011
3241Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPointsADCC66KG4F2011
3710James PuopoloJames PuopoloLPts: 5x0SD World TrialsABS4F2012
4953Nicolas RenierLPointsADCC66KGR12013
5070Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds70KG4F2013
5833Jeff GloverJeff GloverD---Metamoris 4ABSSPF2014
7764Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLInside heel hookEBI 465KGSF2015
7978Robson MouraRobson MouraD---Polaris 270KGSPF2015
8745Josh HingerJosh HingerD---Gracie NoGi WorldsABSF2015
9795Milton BastosMilton BastosLReferee DecisionFTW Pro 5ABSSPF2016
10222Mike DavilaLEBI/OTEBI 765KG4F2016
11187Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLInside heel hookEBI 1061KGSF2016
11322Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 2170KGSPF2017
13753Kuba WitkowskiLPts: 0x0, PenADCC66KGE12017
14816Cleber LucianoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 6170KGSPF2018
305Wellington DiasWellington DiasWFlying armbarADCC66KGR11999
485UnknownWTriangleContenders70KG4F2001
486Katsuya ToidaWReferee DecisionContenders70KGSF2001
487Kid YamamotoWDQContenders70KGF2001
494Gustavo DantasGustavo DantasWKneebarADCC66KGR12001
498N. UematsuWTriangleADCC66KG4F2001
500Alexandre SocaAlexandre SocaWKneebarADCC66KGSF2001
620Masakazu ImanariWRNCKingdom JapanNASPF2002
761K. ToidaWRNCADCC66KGR12003
764Mike MrkulicWRNCADCC66KG4F2003
767Alexandre SocaAlexandre SocaWPts: 9x6ADCC66KGSF2003
1343UnknownWRNCZST GFT70KG4F2006
1344Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesWReferee DecisionZST GFT70KGSF2006
1345Shuichi KatsumuraWRNCZST GFT70KGF2006
1668Eddie SanchezWRNCADCC66KGR12007
1672Yoshitomi MishimaWTriangleADCC66KG4F2007
1677Tetsu SuzukoWPts: 3x0ADCC66KG3PLC2007
1988UnknownWRNCNoGi Worlds70KGNA2008
1989UnknownWRNCNoGi Worlds70KG4F2008
1990Robson RodriguesWRNCNoGi Worlds70KGF2008
2067Naoya UematsuWCross chokeTaiwan OpenABS4F2008
2068Takizawa KeusukeWCrucifix chokeTaiwan OpenABSSF2008
2069AramakiWRNCTaiwan OpenABSF2008
2071Takezawa KeisukeWHeel hookTaiwan OpenABSR12009
2072Makoto ikutaWCrucifix chokeTaiwan OpenABS4F2009
2073Makoto OgasawaraWHeel hookTaiwan OpenABSSF2009
2074Daniel CharlesWCrucifix chokeTaiwan OpenABSF2009
2078Chris HoldsworthChris HoldsworthWKneebarNAGA LV70KGF2009
2393Leandro EscobarLeandro EscobarWRNCNoGi Worlds70KG4F2009
2394Denny ProkoposDenny ProkoposWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds70KGSF2009
2396Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWRNCNoGi Worlds70KGF2009
2436Kohei YasumiWTriangleDeep SPFNASPF2010
2447Kohei YasumiWTriangleDEEP X 05SPFABS2010
3204Nicolas RenierWRNCADCC66KGR12011
7758Dennis DombrowWKneebarEBI 465KGR12015
7759Randall DolfWRNCEBI 465KG4F2015
9034Nobuo YagaiWCrucifix chokeF2W Pro 470KGSPF2016
9387Juan BernardoWChoke from backSubConABSSPF2016
10216Alex EklinWRNCEBI 765KGR12016
10236Woolf BarnatoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 872KGSPF2016
10461Mike ReynaWBow and arrowF2W Pro 1370KGSPF2016
11180Eric MedinaWEBI/OTEBI 1061KGR12016
11185Arturo CadenasWNo-gi ezekielEBI 1061KG4F2016
11913Ron HendersonWBow and arrowFIVE SL70KGSPF2017
16084Paulo CezarWArmbarF2W Pro 7570KGSPF2018
16414Kelly JohnsonWAnaconda chokeF2W Pro 7865KGSPF2018
17558Kristian WoodmanseeKristian WoodmanseeWAnaconda chokeF2W Pro 9060KGSPF2018
17977Andre PontesWKneebarF2W Pro 9565KGSPF2018
18232N/AWCrucifix chokeNoGi Worlds70KG4F2018
18233Flavio MeierWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds70KGSF2018
18234Marlond VeraWRNCNoGi Worlds70KGF2018

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