JT Torres On Kids Training Jiu-Jitsu: “It’s Crazy To See”

JT Torres On Kids Training Jiu-Jitsu: “It’s Crazy To See”

JT Torres is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes to have ever walked the face of the Earth…
But he’s not just a great competitor – he’s also a fantastic coach and academy owner.

His academy, Essential Jiu-Jitsu, is full of athletes who are both serious competitors and hobbyists.
But it’s also full of kids, something that Torres is very proud of.

He opened up about the awesomeness of training kids:

Being in the academy, you see a lot of changes, a lot of positive changes – especially with the kids program.

I’ve owned the gym for about seven years now, so we’re going to round up at almost a decade…
I’ve had kids start with me since I’ve opened the gym.

And to see where they’re at now, it’s crazy.
It’s crazy to see it.

Witnessing the kids’ growth fill him up with pride:

You see these kids becoming young adults while doing Jiu-Jitsu three, four, five times a week.
You see them become strong, you see them walk around with confidence…It’s crazy to see.

I don’t have a specific story – I just have so many of those stories like that, which is amazing to see.


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