JIU JITSU AT THE ARENA®
THE SAN DIEGO JIU JITSU GYM
Welcome to our San Diego Jiu Jitsu gym. With overy 40 weekly adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) classes, we offer the largest adult program of all Jiu Jitsu schools in San Diego. Our BJJ gym offers strong Fundamentals for beginners, outstanding intermediate and advanced instruction, and high level Competition Jiu Jitsu training for all who wish to compete.
Our Head Jiu Jitsu coach is the legendary Baret Yoshida. He’s a 3x IBJJF Black Belt World Champion, 3x ADCC medalist, and known worldwide as one of the top American Pioneers in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Baret teaches 26 BJJ classes at The Arena, offering a phenomenal opportunity to be personally tutored by one of the best Jiu Jitsu coaches / competitors on the planet.
We teach more than 40 weekly adult Jiu Jitsu classes at our San Diego location. This is the single largest adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in the U.S. and we cater to all levels of students.
We offer numerous Fundamental BJJ classes, so our novice students build a strong foundation to base their future development on. We also offer a large amount of intermediate / advanced classes taught directly by Master Baret Yoshida. These San Diego BJJ classes are based on a specific curriculum and continually build on each other. Utilizing constantly evolving techniques that are competition tested, we advance our students towards receiving the coveted Black Belt under Baret Yoshida.
Under Baret Yoshida’s leadership, we have developed an outstanding Competition Team. As one of the best Jiu Jitsu teams in San Diego, we have a strong focus on competition training and hold 4 IBJJF training camps every year, as well as mini-camps for local tournaments.
We regularly win Adult BJJ Team Title (we don’t offer children’s Jiu Jitsu training) at every local tournament we enter. Many of our competitors place in the top 3 in the IBJJF Pan American and World Championships in both Gi and No Gi Jiu Jitsu, as well as in a variety of other San Diego, National and International tournaments.
Baret Yoshida is a 3x International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Black Belt World Champion, 3x Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Medalist and the only man in history to compete in the ADCC 10 times. To say he’s a BJJ legend is an understatement.
We also have numerous other outstanding Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coaches who teach according to Baret’s methods. These instructors train under Master Baret daily, so all our students receive cohesive coaching throughout our program.
SUCCESS STORY: MARC V.
“Come to the Arena. It’s great BJJ instruction. All the Jiu Jitsu classes you want to take. It gives me a great opportunity for training with a high class, highly professional, highly athletic group of instructors and also their students. Their structured fundamentals to advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes are great. Everybody is really cool. Baret’s awesome. Down to earth. They’ll give you pointers before, after and during class. It’s easy to go to one another to get a few tips on the lesson of the day. Or even to provide any tips outside the gym.”
SUCCESS STORY: SERGIO
“Baret’s one of the most dedicated people I’ve ever met. And him being such an active BJJ competitor sets a good example for all the students here. Also, him just teaching so many Jiu Jitsu classes here. He’s always here and a lot of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools just don’t have that type of instruction. In a lot of Jiu Jitsu schools, the head instructor is only there sometimes or he’s on his phone the whole time. Baret doesn’t mess around with that, man. He’s always teaching. It’s such a good vibe. I encourage everybody to come out here and train with us.”
TEAM ARENA: COMPETITION JIU JITSU
Ready to take it to the next level? Want to compete for one of the best teams in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Then become part of Team Arena. Preparing athletes for competition is the backbone of The Arena and one of the primary reasons why we do what we do here. All you need to do to start on the path to compete for us in Jiu Jitsu is to complete our “Ready to Compete for The Arena” form.
Whether you’re just beginning in Jiu Jitsu, or you already have Amateur or Professional experience, we have you covered. If you’re a Beginner, we’ll make you a skilled Novice. If you’re an experienced Novice, we’ll take you to the top of the Amateur ranks. If you’re a high level Amateur, we can get on the road to a solid Pro career. And if you’re a talented Pro who’s willing to put body, heart, mind and soul into it, we can bring you to a World Class level.
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