Abu Dhabi Combat Club, known as ADCC Submission Fighting World Championships, have elected The Arena’s Jiu Jitsu Head Instructor, Baret Yoshida, into the ADCC Hall of Fame.
The ADCC Championships are the pinnacle of submission grappling events, and are held every two years. ADCC competitors have to be personally invited by the organizers, or win a trials qualifications tournament to earn a spot in the prestigious event.
A staple of the 66kg division, Baret has been competing at the ADCC Championships with unprecedented consistency since 1999, having fought in a record-breaking 10 editions. Furthermore, Baret has achieved three podium finishes, which include silver medals in both 2001 and 2003, and a bronze in 2007.
Baret began to gain considerable recognition in the sport as he reached the quarter finals at ADCC in 1999, an amazing feat considering he was only a purple belt. In 2000, after giving fellow future hall of famer Royler Gracie a tough match, Baret was knocked out of the tournament. In 2001, he once again faced Royler Gracie, this time in the finals of the 66kg division.