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JT Torres, also known as “The Spiderman”, is a gifted Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt with an extensive and impressive list of accomplishments such as his wins at the World and Pan American Nogi Championships at the black belt level. With one of the most fan pleasing games in the sport, this American native is part of an exciting generation of  US grapplers that started making their mark in a sport heavily dominated by Brazilians. JT Torres became a household name in BJJ competing for Lloyd Irvin‘s academy but chose to leave the Maryland team in 2013 after a series of sexual abuse accusations were brought to light regarding some of his training partners and coach. Since then JT Torres moved to the Atos academy, where he experienced his best sporting period.

JT Torres Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Jonathan Torres

Nickname: JT is short for Jonathan, while ‘Spiderman’ was a name awarded to him because of his grip strength. His grips are so strong that his team mates said it resembles a spider as it ‘webbed up’ it’s victims.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > J. Pereira > L. Dalla > L. Irvin > JT Torres

Main Titles

  • ADCC Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (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)

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg-167lbs)

Favourite Position/Technique: Spider Guard & Armbar

Team/Association: Atos

JT Torres Biography

JT Torres was born on the 2nd of September, 1989 in New York – United States of America. He began training martial arts early in life, achieving a black belt in Karate even before he started High School. Though as he reached a more mature age (early teens) he decided to quit Karate to dedicate himself to other more traditional sports.

He became part of his High school Basketball team, but when he got cut-off he found himself without a physical activity. His father proposed he should go back to Karate, but Jonathan was not keen to return. Instead, he heard his old martial arts school was offering a small Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program. JT had heard of this sport and decided to sign up. It was love at first sight, JT was a “natural” and felt very comfortable grappling, having almost immediately signed up to a jiu jitsu school. His talent was on show from the get go, managing to achieve his blue belt in only 6 months.

Torres then moved academies and started practicing under Louis Vintaloro at Performance BJJ in New Jersey, with whom he received his purple and brown belts in less then 3 years. He was very successful under Vintaloro winning the Pan American Championship on 2 occasions, but decided to switch to a more professional team, joining Lloyd Irvin in Maryland. He achieved his black belt from Lloyd Irvin in 2009.

In 2013, after a series of scandals at Team Lloyd Irvin regarding the rape of a female team mate by two male TLI competitors as well as allegations that Lloyd Irvin himself had molested one or more female team members, JT Torres and a few other team mates left the TLI camp and moved to Andre Galvao‘s Atos Academy in San Diego, California.

JT Torres Grappling Record

69 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    29 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (3%)

29 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
31
9
#86e620
Submission
14
4
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
14
4
#d1212a
Armbar
7
2
#fad11b
Kneebar
7
2
#f58822
Triangle/kimura
3
1
#224aba
Brabo choke
3
1
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
3
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
3
1
#22c9a5
Choke
3
1
#fad223
Americana
3
1
#03861f
Wristlock
3
1
#039a1f
Armlock
3
1
29
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (35%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (12%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
33
1
#86e620
Armbar
33
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

JT Torres Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2401Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds76KGF2009
2475Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLAdvEuropean76KGSF2010
2528Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 3x0Pan American76KG4F2010
2591Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPointsNo Gi Worlds76KGSF2010
2610Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR22010
2637Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x4, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2010
2849Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLChoke from backPan American76KGSF2011
2912Davi RamosDavi RamosLPointsWorld P. NoGi74KGSF2011
2925Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsBrasileiro76KG4F2011
3105Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2011
3227Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 2x0ADCC77KG4F2011
3390Leandro LoLeandro LoDPts: 2x2Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3395Ed RamosLPts: 4x2Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3468Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 5x0European Open76KGF2012
3612Felipe BuenoLAdvPan AmericanO100KG4F2012
3740Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x0World Pro.76KGSF2012
3982Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2012
4190Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds76KGF2012
4515Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLChokePan American76KGSF2013
4937Kron GracieKron GracieLArmbarADCC77KGSF2013
5178Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5275Lucas LepriLucas LepriLAdvPan American76KGSF2014
5370Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5695Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0World Champ.76KGF2014
7287Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2015
9071Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 6x0Pan American82KGSF2016
9741Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2016
2082Dan CherubinWPointsTokyo InternationalABSN/A2009
2083Renan BorgesWBow and arrowPGC Superfight76KGSPF2009
2398Patrick HeadWTriangle/kimuraNoGi Worlds76KG4F2009
2399Phillipe MonicaWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds76KGSF2009
2429Marcos TorregrosaMarcos TorregrosaWChoke from backAmerican Nat.76KGSF2009
2431Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWN/AAmerican Nat.76KGF2009
2527Joao SobrinhoWBrabo chokePan American76KG8F2010
2586Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWN/AMiami Open76KGF2010
2609Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12010
2636Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2010
2786Dustin HazelettWArmbarOhio ChallengeNASPF2010
2911Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPts: 2x0World P. NoGi74KG4F2011
2988Tiago de CastroWDQWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3002Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWAdvWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3079Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2011
3195Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGR12011
3399Denilson PimentaDenilson PimentaWChoke from backCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3402Moacir MendesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3465Tiago RochaTiago RochaWPts: 2x2, PenEuropean Open76KG4F2012
3466Ed RamosWBow and arrowEuropean Open76KGSF2012
3731I. BulutWN/AWorld Pro.76KGR12012
3734Yuri NgombeWPointsWorld Pro.76KGR22012
3971Robson CamargoWChoke from BackWorld Champ.76KGR22012
3978UnknownWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGR32012
4134Albert HughesWBow and arrowHouston Open70KGSF2012
4135Bruno AmorimBruno AmorimWTriangle armbarHouston Open70KGF2012
4138Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWChoke from backHouston OpenABSSF2012
4139James HarbisonJames HarbisonWKneebarHouston OpenABSF2012
4186Marcelo M.WArmbarNoGi Worlds76KG4F2012
4188Dustin AkbariWDQNoGi Worlds76KGSF2012
4421Victor EstimaVictor EstimaD---Metamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4508Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWBow and arrowPan American76KGR22013
4512Nate MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Pan American76KG4F2013
4929Eduardo RiosWRNCADCC77KGR12013
4934Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0ADCC77KG4F2013
4939Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraWN/AADCC77KG3PLC2013
5039Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsNoGi Worlds76KGSF2013
5041Marcelo MafraWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds76KGF2013
5177Leo IturraldeWN/AEuropean82KGSF2014
5267Bricklin WelchWKneebarPan American76KGR12014
5273Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvPan American76KG4F2014
5678L. GilesWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12014
5687Rafael PereiraWPts: 7x0World Champ.76KG8F2014
5691Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KG4F2014
5693Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2014
5836Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPointsAmerican Nat.82KGSF2014
5837Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPointsAmerican Nat.82KGF2014
6100Rory McDonaldD---Metamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6431Caio SilvaWChoke from backEuropean82KGR22015
6437Eduardo RiosWPts: 14x0European82KG4F2015
6441Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x0European82KGSF2015
6659Julian VegaWChoke from backPan American76KGR22015
6662Rafael PereiraWChoke from backPan American76KG4F2015
6667AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 10x0Pan American76KGF2015
7279Gustavo DantasGustavo DantasWChokeWorld Champ.76KG8F2015
7283Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2015
8848Javier YamuniWSubmissionHouston Open82KGSF2016
8850Kenneth PrimolaWSubmissionHouston Open82KGF2016
9057Josh GuzmanWAmericanaPan American82KGR12016
9064Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 6x4Pan American82KG8F2016
9069Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 10x0Pan American82KG4F2016
9731Lachlan GilesWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR22016
9739Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2016
11950Athos RibeiroWWristlockNY Spring Open82KGSF2017
11951Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWArmlockNY Spring Open82KGF2017
12924Luiz RufinoWSubmissionNY S. No-Gi Open79KGSF2017
12925Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWSubmissionNY S. No-Gi Open79KGF2017
13331Lachlan GilesWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGE12017
13337Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2017
13340Garry TononGarry TononWReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2017
13342Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGF2017

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