When he’s not reporting live for FOX 5 San Diego you can find The Arena’s Andrew Nomura tediously sharpening his Jiu Jitsu skills with Master Baret Yoshida here at Baret Submissions HQ.
My name is Andrew Nomura. I’ve been training here at The Arena for almost a year now. It was a recommendation. I was training out in Atlanta. One of my professors recommended Baret Yoshida. I came in and immediately loved the culture here. They welcomed me with open arms. I’ve had a blast ever since.
Well, Baret is an interesting character. I loved his detail that he gives. He gives reasons why he uses those techniques and the reason why this detail is like the separation of getting a choke or not getting a choke.
I love training with everybody here. They’re extremely friendly. They are more than willing enough to help me out as a white belt and get me to an understanding where it’s like, “Oh, I get it now.” The highlight of my day basically is coming here on my day off on a noon class and training my hardest and getting better each and every day through trial and error.