Baret Yoshida and Michael Liera Jr. Rolling Session

Jiu Jitsu is like a language, there are so many different ways to use the letters to make words, phrases, sentences etc. When two high level Jiu Jitsu athletes train you can see the layers of understanding unravel and interact with each other like a conversation. Baret Yoshida and Michael Liera Jr. both won championship belts Friday at Fight 2 Win, and yet they are in the gym Monday to keep working on their craft. This is why they are world champions.–cPyBs

Hyun Soo Prepares for Fight 2 Win

This Friday at Fight to Win in San Diego, the Baret Submissions Army will once again go to battle and represent. Here is a quick video on new Baret Submissions Purple Belt Hyun Soo, who will be competing. See everyone there Friday to cheer on the team and Master Baret Yoshida as he looks to bring home the F2W Belt!


Hyun Soo:

My name is Hyun Soo, I’m a purple belt under Master Baret Yoshida. I’m going to be competed this Friday, September 10th at Fight 2 Win. I’m looking forward to showcasing what it is we do, and how we hunt for submissions here. I’m really excited and grateful for the opportunity.


The rule set is all about submissions. My style of Jiu Jitsu is all about the finish. That’s how we train day in and day out. Ready for war and I’m always ready to put on a show.

Understanding WHY You Are Learning Specific Fighting Techniques

Having a deeper understanding of the “WHY” you are learning certain techniques will greatly increase retention. It’s easy to go practice a bunch of moves and get a workout, but fighting involves strategy and understanding of possible outcomes. Here Coach Chuck discusses with his Kickboxing class some of the finer points that affect students’ learning/application of techniques.


Coach Charles Martinez:
Not every single one is for every single person or every single scenario. You may take away from that, “Oh, this one and this one,” and then maybe a long time down the line, you’re like, “Oh, I get it now. I see now this person doesn’t give me that step, or this person, I just show it and they take a step away.” Well, now these options are gone because those are short options. So the right weapon for the job. Sure, you could kick off of that. If you go, “Hey, can I kick off this?” I’ll probably go, “Sure. Depends. What did they do?”

You don’t always get to choose. If they crowd you, then there’s weapons that are short. If they pull, there’s weapons that are long. You don’t always get to decide in your head ahead of time, “I’m going to do this and this.” It just doesn’t work that way. You show something, they give you space, and that’s just your feelers out there finding, “What’s the right tool for this person?” The beginning part of the round, beginning part of the fight, you’re just analyzing their reactions. You should be setting the traps then. “Oh, every time I do this, you go that way?” That should start to register. Sometimes it’s a list, sometimes they’re all applicable. Depends on your skill level. Sometimes all you got was jab, left kick. “Oh, okay. I got it. That’s where you were. It’s fine.” It’s just planting a seed for later. Thank you. Thank you.

The Arena Combat Sports Gym Programs

With more than 100 classes a week, The Arena offers programs to train you no matter what fighting style you prefer. We have daily classes in Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Wrestling, Judo, MMA and Strength and Conditioning. Come check it out for yourself.

King of Catch Wrestling Tournament Rules

Sunday July 18th we are hosting the King of Catch Wrestling tournament! Here Luis Ojeda goes over the rules and ways to win the tournament. All submissions are legal. 3 second pins. 12 minute rounds, best of 3. Go to to register.


Luis Ojeda:

Hi, I’m Luis Ojeda with Scientific Wrestling. This is the rules clinic for the July 18th King of Catch wrestling tournament. You can win by pin or any submission. So first I’m going to show you a couple pins.



In order to pin your opponent, you have to hold him for three seconds on his back. This is catch wrestling, so you can apply pressure to the neck as well, but you have to hold it on his back for three seconds. Now, the referee will say “You’re pinned. 1, 2, 3.” And he’ll count you out.



One thing to keep in mind is that you can be pinned in the guard. So if the person has a guard here and I put them on his back here, even though he has the guard and I hold him for three seconds, the referee will say “You’re pinned. 1, 2, 3.” And it’s over. If I have an active submission, for example, a figure four to the head here, even though I’m on my back, I cannot be pinned. If I have an arm bar and it’s fully locked in, I also cannot be pinned because I have an act of submission. The moment he escapes this act of submission, now I’m in danger and I could be pinned.



If nobody scores a submission or a pin, then it’s a draw and those two opponents would rest a little bit and will wrestle again. Now remember, the rounds are 12 minutes long and it’s best of three. And like I said before, all submissions are encouraged and legal. Express your creative wrestling submissions in this tournament, the King of Catch July 18th. Only $25 to sign up,

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