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JONATHAN '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)

1. What game do you play?
Dela Riva & X guard 

2. Do you think camps like this one are important in a person’s development as a bjj player?
Absolutely, it exposes them to new games and new techniques and connects them to people all around the world.

3. How do you see the game developing for women? Has it made an impact on your style?
Yes I think women are some of the most technical jiu-jitsu practitioners so I am constantly studying their techniques and adding it to my game.

4. Which female competitors do you follow?
Michelle Nicolinni  
Mackenzie Dern
Bia Basilio 
Ffion Davies 

5. Tips to get into the competition mindset?
Focus on your A game techniques and a lot of visualization.