Marcos “Yemaso” Torregrosa is a Third Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and head instructor of Yemaso BJJ. Marcos studied with and received his black belt from 2003 world champion and fellow Sacramento BJJ Instructor Cassio Werneck. Marcos was born and raised in Puerto Rico. His first encounter with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu occured in Bayamon, where UFC 8 took place. Soon after, Marcos moved to the Sacramento and began training July 1999. Marcos has been regarded, by many, as a great instructor of jiu-jitsu since his days as a blue belt when he would take over teaching if the black belt was not there to teach.
In addition to being a Sacramento BJJ Instructor, Marcos worked with Cache Creek Casino as their defensive tactics coordinator, he has a contract with the Woodland S.W.A.T. Team for combative instruction, holds a brown belt in Judo, holds a black belt in Taekwon Do, and competed in boxing as an amateur in his younger years.
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Today Team Yemaso @sacramentobjj was able to join forces with local law enforcement and work on various scenarios in an attempt iron out breach and hostage scenario game plans. I think that our law enforcement is doing the best they can and support their continued education 100%, training security outfits and special outfits for the last 8 years. With so much focus in the media on situations gone bad, many don't see the work that goes on behind the curtain to try and make things go right. To the ladies and gentlemen of Woodland PD and Yolo County SWAT I thank you for letting us participate in your training today and eagerly look forward to training with you again! THANK YOU! #lawenforcement #swat #police #teamyemaso #sacramento #alllivesmatter #propertraining #makingadifference #bethedifferenceyousolicit #leadingbyexample
Although Marcos attained his black belt in 2007, and he is widely regarded as one of the best, he continues to regularly study and train with the world’s best grapplers in the pursuit of complete mastery in the art of brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament Titles
What a year! I brought back 17 IBJJF medals including the American Nationals, Pan Ams, and Worlds. I am very proud with all of these achievements but none more than the FIRST IBJJF team title to ever come back to Sacramento, CA!! Super proud of #teamyemaso! Thanks to @bearquit #syrteam #wartape @warworldwide and #defensesoap for their support. #2014willbeevenbetter #teamyemaso
Over the course of Marcos’ competitive career, he has amassed a cumulative, comprehensive, and spectacular amount of titles of the highest merits. Below is concise list:
Five-Time World Champion
Five-Time Pan-American Champion
Nineteen-Time National Champion
Three-Time Grappler’s Quest Champion
Fight to Win Pro 155lb Champion
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I stand before the world weathered, forged by life’s obstacles yet unwavering in my disposition. 39 in October, I am asked frequently when do I hang it up. To them I respond; “ I’m just getting started!” Thankful for those that believe in me and have given me the platform to display my expression; @sethdanielsf2w and all the @f2wbjj #teamnosleep crew for putting on THE nationwide pro show to contend for. Thank you to my team #TeamYemaso and all our sister affiliates. Thank you to my sponsors who have shown me support goes above and beyond always. This is the first belt EVER to come to Sacramento, CA. I earned my title shot with wins and not talk and will do my best to keep holding it down for the Capital City. Leading by example and from the front, OSU! @orlando_dalisay_photography sick pics bro, huge thank you for making this happen #155Champ #FighttoWin #Thankful #quellueva #TeamYemaso #TeamYemasoWorldWide #Komainu #StocktonBrazilianJiuJitsu #WestIdahoBrazilianJiuJitsu #CarsonCity #OnNotice #NoRibbonsOnlyGold #EmbraceTheGrind #Bjj #Sacramento #Sacto #RiverCity #Sac #Sactown #916 #Shoyoroll #SyrTeam #WarTape #TeamWarTape #DefenseSoap #DefenseSoapAthlete
For a complete list of professor Marcos’ titles click here.