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What’s It Like Training Jiu Jitsu Under Baret Yoshida

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You won’t find him without a smile when he walks into the gym and throws on his Gi for Master Baret Yoshida’s Jiu Jitsu classes. Tune in to this week’s Testimonial featuring The Arena’s friendliest and highly-skilled Mitchell Grip.


Mitchell Grip:
My name is Mitchell. I’m 26 years old. I’m born and raised in Sweden but I’ve been here for six years in San Diego. I’ve been at The Arena for three years now. I looked at the website and they have so many classes every day. You know, you can train at 6:30 AM, you can train at 9, 10, 11, 12:00 at night.


Also I saw that Baret Yoshida was teaching the Jiu Jitsu. It’s a lot of fun. Baret, he focused so much on the technique, like the small, tiny details in every technique that he teaches, and he won’t stop until you got them. The front desk guys, they’re awesome. They’re always happy to see you. There’s so many people that come here and train so you see a lot of people all the time, so you make a lot of friends.


If you come into The Arena and you never trained any martial arts before, just walk in. There’s so many new people training all the time, and the more advanced people they’re always willing to help. It’s awesome. Everybody’s awesome.

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