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JT Torres

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5050 Guard Instructional by Lachlan Giles

Jonathan Torres, commonly known as JT Torres is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Lloyd Irvin, who worked extensively with André Galvão before opening his own academy, Essential BJJ. One of the most accomplished lightweight grapplers of his generation, Torres made waves as a competitor with a crowd-pleasing style and a wealth of accomplishments at the highest level, including titles in the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) and International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuits.

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 teammates said it resembles a spider as it ‘webbed up’ it’s victims.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (Senior) > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Jorge Pereira > Leonardo Dalla > Lloyd Irvin > JT Torres

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2017 / 2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2015 / 2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2013)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NoGi (2010)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Open (2010)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Miami Open (2010)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2009/2012)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2010)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2012)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2009)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2011)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2010)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2007 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2006 blue, 2009 brown)

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

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

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 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 clear from the get-go, managing to achieve his blue belt in only 6 months.

Torres would later join coach Louis Vintaloro at Performance BJJ in New Jersey, with whom he received his purple and brown belts in less than 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 after those, then 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 teammate 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 teammates left the TLI camp and moved to Andre Galvao‘s Atos Academy in San Diego, California.

JT Torres Instructional

JT Torres MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.39

OVERALL CONQUERED

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OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Lachlan Giles W 2 0 0 World RR 2016
Lachlan Giles W 0 0 1 ADCC RR 2017
Lucas Lepri W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2017
Garry Tonon W 0 0 1 ADCC RR 2017
Alexandre Molinaro W 2 0 0 Pans RR 2018
Espen Mathiesen W 3 0 1 Pans 4F 2018
Breno Bittencourt W 4 0 0 Pans RR 2018
Hugo Marques W 0 3 0 World RR 2018
Vagner Rocha W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2019
Garry Tonon W 1 0 1 ADCC RR 2019
Isaque Bahiense L 0 1 0 World 4F 2019
Manuel Ribamar W 0 1 1 World 4F 2019
DJ Jackson W 0 0 1 ADCC 4F 2019

JT Torres Grappling Record

86 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    41 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    3 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

41 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
29
12
#86e620
Bow and arrow
15
6
#5AD3D1
Submission
12
5
#d1212a
Armbar
7
3
#fad11b
Armlock
5
2
#f58822
Kneebar
5
2
#224aba
Brabo choke
2
1
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
2
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
2
1
#22c9a5
Choke
2
1
#fad223
Americana
2
1
#03861f
Wristlock
2
1
#039a1f
Triangle
2
1
#03b41f
Cross choke
2
1
#03c61f
Mounted X choke
2
1
#03d61f
50/50 armbar
2
1
#03f61f
Triangle/kimura
2
1
41
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (32%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

JT Torres Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2411Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds76KGF2009
2486Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLAdvEuropean76KGSF2010
2539Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 3x0Pan American76KG4F2010
2603Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPointsNo Gi Worlds76KGSF2010
2622Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR22010
2649Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x4, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2010
2877Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLChoke from backPan American76KGSF2011
2941Davi RamosDavi RamosLPointsWorld P. NoGi74KGSF2011
2954Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsBrasileiro76KG4F2011
3135Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2011
3263Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 2x0ADCC77KG4F2011
3426Leandro LoLeandro LoD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3431Ed RamosLPts: 4x2Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3504Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 5x0European Open76KGF2012
3648Felipe BuenoLAdvPan AmericanO100KG4F2012
3776Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x0World Pro.76KGSF2012
4018Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2012
4225Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds76KGF2012
4565Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLChokePan American76KGSF2013
4991Kron GracieKron GracieLArmbarADCC77KGSF2013
5247Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5344Lucas LepriLucas LepriLAdvPan American76KGSF2014
5439Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5772Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0World Champ.76KGF2014
7420Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2015
9274Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 6x0Pan American82KGSF2016
9952Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2016
16420Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2018
20438Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2019
2089Dan CherubinWPointsTokyo InternationalABSN/A2009
2090Renan BorgesWBow and arrowPGC Superfight76KGSPF2009
2408Patrick HeadWTriangle/kimuraNoGi Worlds76KG4F2009
2409Phillipe MonicaWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds76KGSF2009
2439Marcos TorregrosaMarcos TorregrosaWChoke from backAmerican Nat.76KGSF2009
2441Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWArmlockAmerican Nat.76KGF2009
2538Joao SobrinhoWBrabo chokePan American76KG8F2010
2598Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWN/AMiami Open76KGF2010
2621Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12010
2648Lucas LepriLucas LepriWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGSF2010
2784Dominic TafuriWPointsADCC US Trials77KGR12010
2814Dustin HazelettWArmbarOhio ChallengeNASPF2010
2940Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPts: 2x0World P. NoGi74KG4F2011
3017Tiago de CastroWDQWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3031Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWAdvWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3109Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2011
3231Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGR12011
3435Denilson PimentaDenilson PimentaWChoke from backCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3438Moacir MendesMoacir MendesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3501Tiago RochaTiago RochaWPts: 2x2, PenEuropean Open76KG4F2012
3502Ed RamosWBow and arrowEuropean Open76KGSF2012
3767I. BulutWBow and arrowWorld Pro.76KGR12012
3770Yuri NgombeWPointsWorld Pro.76KGR22012
4007Robson CamargoWChoke from BackWorld Champ.76KGR22012
4014UnknownWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGR32012
4168Albert HughesWBow and arrowHouston Open70KGSF2012
4169Bruno AmorimBruno AmorimWTriangle armbarHouston Open70KGF2012
4172Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWChoke from backHouston OpenABSSF2012
4173James HarbisonJames HarbisonWKneebarHouston OpenABSF2012
4221Marcelo M.WArmbarNoGi Worlds76KG4F2012
4223Dustin AkbariWDQNoGi Worlds76KGSF2012
4467Victor EstimaVictor EstimaD---Metamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4558Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWBow and arrowPan American76KGR22013
4562Nate MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Pan American76KG4F2013
4983Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWRNCADCC77KGR12013
4988Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0ADCC77KG4F2013
5092Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsNoGi Worlds76KGSF2013
5094Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds76KGF2013
5246Leo IturraldeWBow and arrowEuropean82KGSF2014
5336Bricklin WelchWKneebarPan American76KGR12014
5342Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvPan American76KG4F2014
5755L. GilesWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12014
5764Rafael PereiraWPts: 7x0World Champ.76KG8F2014
5768Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KG4F2014
5770Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2014
5926Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPointsAmerican Nat.82KGSF2014
5927Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPointsAmerican Nat.82KGF2014
6195Rory McDonaldD---Metamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6548Caio SilvaWChoke from backEuropean82KGR22015
6554Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 14x0European82KG4F2015
6558Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x0European82KGSF2015
6779Julian VegaWChoke from backPan American76KGR22015
6782Rafael PereiraWChoke from backPan American76KG4F2015
6787AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 10x0Pan American76KGF2015
7412Gustavo DantasGustavo DantasWChokeWorld Champ.76KG8F2015
7416Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2015
9039Javier YamuniWSubmissionHouston Open82KGSF2016
9041Kenneth PrimolaWSubmissionHouston Open82KGF2016
9260Josh GuzmanWAmericanaPan American82KGR12016
9267Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 6x4Pan American82KG8F2016
9272Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 10x0Pan American82KG4F2016
9942Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR22016
9950Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2016
12330Athos RibeiroWWristlockNY Spring Open82KGSF2017
12331Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWArmlockNY Spring Open82KGF2017
13367Luiz RufinoWSubmissionNY S. No-Gi Open79KGSF2017
13368Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWSubmissionNY S. No-Gi Open79KGF2017
13830Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGE12017
13836Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2017
13839Garry TononGarry TononWReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2017
13841Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGF2017
14777Ben HendersonWChoke from backF2W Pro 5982KGSPF2018
15305Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2018
15311Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 12x0, AdvPan American76KG4F2018
15315Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWTrianglePan American76KGSF2018
16409Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGR32018
17865Dylan RoyceWArmbarF2W Pro 9077KGSPF2018
18245Athos MirandaWSubmissionNY Fall Open82KGSF2018
19009Colin AlexanderWCross chokeAtlanta W. Open82KG4F2019
19017Colby DobbinsWMounted X chokeAtlanta W. OpenABSR12019
19021Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 2x0Atlanta W. OpenABS4F2019
19023Thomas McMahonWPts: 14x0Atlanta W. OpenABSSF2019
20437Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarW50/50 armbarWorld Champ.82KGR22019
21027Vagner RochaVagner RochaWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11977KGSPF2019
21594Ross NichollsRoss NichollsWPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KGR12019
21601DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
21635Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGSF2019
21638Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGF2019

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