Jonathan Torres, also known as "JT" Torres, is a Puerto Rican American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor and instructor. His nickname “The Spiderman” was awarded to him because of his superior grip strength. His teammates have often commented that JT Torres’ grips are strong that it is like being wrapped by in web by a spider. Torres is known for a number of competitive accomplishments at both black belt and low belt levels, such as his wins at the World and Pan American No Gi Championships. Though Torres has been particularly successful in no gi events, has also won numerous victories in gi competition.
Torres is known for having one of the most fan pleasing games in the sport. As an American native, Torres is part of an exciting new generation of US grapplers who have made their mark in a sport heavily dominated by Brazilians. JT Torres became on popular name amongst many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fans while competing for Lloyd Irvin’s academy. However, he chose to leave the Maryland team in 2013 after a series of sexual abuse accusations that were brought to light regarding a few of his training partner’s and coach. In March 2013, Torres joined Atos Jiu-Jitsu.
JT TORRES - PASSING, BACK TAKES & FINISHES
JT Torres is known for his ability to smash through anyone's guard, take their back and choke them for the win. He shares with you in his DVD series the exact details of how to pass the guard, get back control and hit them with a variety of chokes. He is considered one of the most dangerous jiu jitsu athletes and submission fighters on the planet. JT has beat some of the best competitors such as Garry Tonon, Lucas Lepri, and many more. If you want to learn how to smash through any guard, get back and finish, don't miss this incredible DVD / On Demand Series With JT Torres.
- ADCC Champion (2017)
- IBJJF Pan American Champion (2018/2015)
- IBJJF European Champion (2015)
- IBJJF No-Gi World Champion (2013)
- IBJJF No-Gi Pan American Champion (2010)
- IBJJF New York Open Champion (2010)
- IBJJF Miami Open Champion (2010)
- IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2014)
- IBJJF No-Gi World Championship 2nd Place (2009/2012)
- CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 2nd Place (2010)
- IBJJF European Open Championship 2nd Place (2012)
- IBJJF Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2009 black, 2007 purple)
- IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2011)
- IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016, 2009 brown, 2006 blue)
- IBJJF No-Gi World Championship 3rd Place (2010)
JT Torres Biography
JT Torres was born on the 2nd of September, 1989 in New York, United States. He started training martials arts early on in his life, even achieving a black belt in karate before starting high school. As Torres reached his early teens he opted to quit Karate and focus on more traditional sports. He started playing basketball for his high school team, but when he was cut he found himself with nothing to do. His father wanted him to return to Karate, but JT was not interested in returning. He instead found that his old martial arts school was offering a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) program. Torres was somewhat familiar with BJJ and decided he would give it a try. JT was a natural, and fell in love with the sport immediately. His talent impressed his instructors and Torres achieved his blue belt in only 6 months after signing up for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Torres would then go on to practice under Louis Vintaloro’s academy in New Jersey known as Performance BJJ. It was here that JT Torres received his purple belt and then brown belt from Vintaloro in less than three years. Torres was very successful as Vintaloro’s student. He even won the Pan American Championship on two occasions before decided to switch to Lloyd Irvin’s team in Maryland in 2009. In March 2013, following the sexual misconduct allegations at Team Lloyd Irivin, JT Torres and a few other team mates left the TLI camp and moved to Andre Galvao‘s Atos Academy in San Diego, California. On November 22, 2014, Torres fought Rory MacDonald in a grappling match in Metamoris V. Giving up 40 pounds, the fight ended in a draw.
JT Torres Videos
JT Torres Documentary Part 1
JT Torress Vs Marcelo Garcia
JT Torres Pan American Champion 2018/ADCC Champ GI Highlight
JT Torres Is A Back Taking Machine