Justin Flores His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who Is Justin Flores?
Justin “Jflo” Flores, a world class Judoka, tough amature wrestler, and a world renowned coach in many disciplines of the grappling martial arts. He is a Judo National Champion and an Olympic Judo coach. Justin is known to many and is one of the most esteemed standup grappling coaches in the USA. JFlo’s hometown is Carlsbad, California and was born in the United states on December 5th, 1979. Starting Judo at just 8 years old, Justin went on to be an avid competitor and win numerous national championships. Jflo's primary and base martial art is Judo. Judo is a Japanese martial art and an Olympic sport. Judo’s Japanese translation is “the gentle way” and Judo practitioners are referred to as “Judokas”. The art was created in 1882 and its primary objectives are to throw your opponent to the ground and immobilize them using grappling techniques. Being well versed in Judo, Justin was able to crossover his techniques and knowledge into various martial arts such as wrestling styles like Roman Greco, folkstyle, and collegiate. Justin Flores has coached the USA Judo 2021 Olympic team and also led the Team at the World Judo Championships in 2017.
Later in his martial arts journey Justin started participating in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Jflo translated those stand up grappling arts and skyrocketed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu faster than almost anyone starting the sport. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and sport based on ground fighting. Jiu Jitsu involves a number of techniques to force your opponent to submit to chokes and strangulations or breaking their ligaments/bones leaving them incapable of continuing. Justin, being a world class stand up grappler bypassed the first step in the sport which is taking the opponent to the ground and then moving to advantageous and dominating positions. In January of 2020, Justin Flores earned black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Fabio Santos in just 4 years. Fabio Santos, being a 7th degree Coral belt (red and black) under Rickson Gracie, one of the members of the legendary Gracie family. Fabio Santos also coached Royce Gracie in the first ever UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Receiving a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on average takes around 10 years. The belt system goes as follows, white, blue, purple,brown, black, coral. All belts take about 2 years to receive depending on the student. Jflo was an exception based on his proficient Judo and Wrestling background and how well he translated them into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Justin earned his purple belt in only 5 classes and his bjj brown belt in only 5 months taking just 9 classes. This is a rare occurrence and only a handful of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners
have been promoted in this short span of a time. Others that have accomplished this usually have had a lengthy background in other grappling arts like Justin Flores.
Justin Flores has coached 3 UFC champions. Utilizing the skills he has obtained through Judo and Wrestling to help fighters develop nogi grappling skills for MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). One of the most notable UFC champions Justin has Coached is Ronda Rousey. Ronda Rousey is an Olympic Bronze Medalist and former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Rondas mother and Justin’s father were teammates in the 70-80s trained in the same Judo gym. The parents were close friends and Justin’s father would help coach her mom in training and in competition. Justin Flores’s father would become Rondas godfather. Ronda would partner up with Justin Flores and his brother Jacob Flores while (Ronda) stayed on their couch for weeks to months on end from age 13 to mid to late 20s. The two Flores brothers never took it easy on her. Justin’s brother would always mention how he believed Ronda would do well in MMA. Ronda decided to try her luck in Mixed Mixed Arts. Ronda pushed to have Justin as one of her main grappling coaches and in 2010-2011 Justin got himself involved in Ronda’s Mixed Martial Arts camp. Justin would help Ronda to transfer what skills she had in Judo to no gi Judo and grappling for Mixed Martial Arts. Never forgetting the experience’s they shared on the mats Justin feels very fortunate to be a part of Ronda Rousey’s journey. Started getting offers to coach other mma fighters even without having the accolades such as Olympic champ or ncaa (National Collegiate Athletic Association) champ. Ronda Rousey and Justin Flores remain longtime friends to this day. Below are some kind words Ronda had to say about Justin where you can find on on his website Jfloacademy.com;
“I can’t say enough about Justin Flores. When first starting judo I remember watching him fight and for the first time thinking it looked like dancing. The effortlessness of his movements was something I so badly wanted to grasp. I could see he understood something I didn’t, and basically wanted to fight him as much as possible hoping every time he slammed me to the mat that some of that Je ne sais quoi would rub off on me. I was such an obsessive tag along he started calling me “ankle biter” . I would try to fight him every round of practice, I would never give up trying to throw him even if I was already lying on the ground trying to pull him down with me. We ended up on world teams and tours together. I cried my eyes out when I saw him get screwed out going to the Olympics with me. When I made my way to MMA, everyone in judo scoffed at my goals – but not Justin. As a wrestling California state champion he had an intimate understanding of how judo translates to the no gi world of MMA. I knew he was the only person out there that could teach me at the highest level of such a young sport. He’s such an amazing athlete it’s hard to believe he’s become an even better coach – but he has. Justin’s not just talented but technical, he innovates constantly and still has the ability to physically push the athletes he trains – he teaches not just through theory but application and demonstration. It’s kinda funny to watch him work harder now than he ever has – he takes coaching more seriously than he did being an athlete and it shows. I believe it’s because Justin cares, he has the biggest heart and wants the absolute best for his athletes. For himself, well he can do a weeklong training camp in Spain and then spend 12 hours eating and drinking at Don Burrito before heading to training camp in France (true story, I left, took a 5 hour nap, came back and he was still eating nachos, drinking beer, and he was just getting started) But when responsible for an athlete he’s achieved a whole new level of professionalism and commitment that I am sure is going to lead to him being remembered as one of the best coaches of all time.”
How Old Is Justin Flores?
Justin Flores was born in the United States on the 5th of December in 1979, he is currently 42 years of age.
Justin Flores’s Early Life?
Ever since Justin Flores was 7 his ultimate goal was to win the Olympics. Justin’s father started him and his brother early in gymnastics where he gained body awareness and flexibility. They started training Judo at that time as well having his brother as a training partner throughout the years. Flores’s father’s main passion was Judo and had 7 classic martial arts black belts including Aikido, Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Kenpo, and Judo. Justin’s Judo journey took a brief haultt in High School. He attended Owatonna High School and played football where his team won 2nd in the state as well as a conference title. Justin also took up wrestling in high school and was ranked number 3 in the nation at one point. Life was always about grappling for Justin. Justin received a full ride through college where he wrestled in division 1 for the University of Nebraska. Justin eventually went back and started competing again in his true passion, Judo.
How Much Is Justin Flores Worth?
There is not any information confirming Justin Flores’s net worth. Justin has made good money throughout the years coaching UFC fighters and grapplers.
How Tall Is Justin Flores?
Justin Flores stands at 5 feet and 10 inches tall which is the equivalent to 177 centimetres.
How Much Does Justin Flores Weigh?
Justin Flores has competed in Judo throughout his whole life. Justin is currently 184 lbs or 83 kg.
Justin Flores’s Fight List!
Justin Flores has competed at some of the highest levels and taken on some of the toughest fighters in grappling sports. His high level technique has earned him notable victories and gained him loads of experience that he uses to help coach his fighters till this day. Here are some of his opponents that are available online;
2 matches with Andreas Mitterfellner where he won both. 2 matches with Pedro Dias, winning both. 2 matches with Sasha Mehmedovic, winning both. 2 matches with Jean Rene Badrack both winning one time against each other. Finally 1 match against Simon Mohorovic also winning that match.
OPPONENT MATCHES W/L
MITTERFELLNER ANDREAS 2 2:0
DIAS PEDRO 2 2:0
MEHMEDOVIC SASHA 2 2:0
BADRICK JEAN-RENE 2 1:1
MOHOROVIC SIMON 1 1:0
Justin Flores’s Record!
Justin Flores has performed, winning numerous national championships with heart and immense will. Justin has performed a high degree of grappling skills as he has showcased them on many stages. Justin has achieved some incredible feats including;
- 3x USA National Champion
- 2x “Best Technique Award”
- 2x Fall Classic Champion
- 4x USA Open Championships Finalist (2x Champion)
- 5x Canadian “Rendezvous” Open Finalist (2x Champion)
- 2007 USA World Team Member Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (9th place)
- 2007 Pan American Games,7th place Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
- 2007 German Super World Cup Team Member Hamburg, Germany ● 2007 Warsaw World Cup Semi-finalist,5th place Warsaw, Poland
- 2007 Puerto Rican Open Champion San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 2007 British Open Championships, 3rd place London, England
- 2007 Finnish Open Championships, 2nd place Vantaa, Finland
- 2005 USA World Team Member Cairo, Egypt
- 2005 Italian World Cup, 5th Place Rome, Italy
- 2005 Estonian World Cup Semi-finalist, 5th Place Tallinn, Estonia
- 2005 Romanian World Cup, 5th Place Bucharest, Romania
- 2004 Korean World Cup Team Member Jeju, Korea
- 2004 Olympic Team Alternate San Jose, CA
- 2004 French Super World Cup Team Member Paris, France
- 2004 Pan American Championships, Bronze Medal Isle de Margarita, Venezuela ● 2003 Warsaw World Cup Team Member Warsaw, Poland
- 2002 Bulgarian World Cup, 7th Place Sofia, Bulgaria
- 2001 Ontario International Open, Champion Montreal, Canada
- 1998 Junior World Team Member Cali, Colombia
- 1997 Junior Pan American, Silver Medal Cali, Colombia
- 1998-2000 University of Nebraska Varsity Letterman
- 2000 Keystone Classic, 3rd Place Lehigh, PA
- 1999 Big 12 Championships, 4th Place Ames, Iowa
- 1996-1998 Temecula Valley High School individual Results at State Meet (6th, 1st, 3rd) ● 1998 High School All-American (4th place @NHSCA)
- 1997 Delaware Mid-Atlantic “Beast of the East” Champion 125 lbs
- 1998 Amateur Wrestling News 3rd Team All-American 130 lbs.
Justin Flores’s Injuries!
Justin Flores has had no significant injuries to report about. Throughout his career Justin has put a lot of time and focus into how to best prepare his body for high intensity competitions.
Is Justin Flores Retired?
Justin Flores has had an outstanding career as a competitive Martial Artist and Coach, he has accomplishments under his belt that any martial artist and coach could only dream of. He is one of the top stand up grappling coaches. As of 2008, Justin has retired from competing. Justin’s experience has given him the background to teach at the highest of levels. Justin is now a Judo and wrestling instructor at Legion in San Diego alongside owner and instructor Keenan Cornelious. They coach alongside Sloan Clymer, Miha Perhavec, Jonathan Fennel and others. Justin Flores has become a world renowned grappling coach and will keep producing top level athletes for years to come.
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