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2x ADCC Champ JT Torres: “Those Who Train Both Gi & No-Gi Have An Advantage”

To gi or not to gi… That is the question. Though the answer could be pretty obvious – as it might be best to train both. For, even if you’re competing exclusively in either,...

JT Torres Shows An Amazing Monoplata Setup From Triangle Choke

When it comes to getting submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – especially when it comes to rolling against more experienced practitioners – you’ve probably noticed that the first...

JT Torres: “If You Don’t Put In The Work, You Can’t Expect The Results”

So you want to compete and win that gold, right? No matter if it’s your first or your 100th tournament, you’ve set to not just “go out there” but to actually win… What...

Gabriel Sousa Leaves ZR Team & Joins Essential Jiu-Jitsu

Gabriel Sousa, one of the most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt competitors at lighter weight classes, has decided to leave ZR Team. He is now a part of the Essential Jiu-Jitsu team, training...

JT Torres: “My Father Has Always Been My #1 Fan”

Having a strong support system around yourself is extremely important. Both in everyday life and for when you’re trying to create something big. Jonathan “JT” Torres understands...

JT Torres Promoted To 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt by Andre Galvao

Jonathan “JT” Torres has just been promoted to the rank of a 4th degree BJJ black belt! He’s been promoted by his long-time friend and coach, Andre Galvao:   View this post on...

JT Torres Remembers The Difficult Beginnings: “I Didn’t Come From Money”

Success takes a lot of sacrifice. Lots of time, overcoming of obstacles, and – more than anything else – perseverance. JT Torres knows that well. His own beginnings were difficult and he...

JT Torres On His Love For Skateboarding: “It Was My First Love”

JT Torres is one of the top-ranking BJJ athletes in the world today… But did you know that his first love wasn’t Jiu-Jitsu – but skateboarding? As a matter of fact, Torres is...

JT Torres Shows An Amazing Monoplata From Triangle Choke Setup

The omoplata, which means scapula in Portuguese, is a highly effective Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ submission). Also called the ashi sankaku garami (leg triangle entanglement) in judo and the coil lock...

JT Torres Shows A Heavy Knee Slice Pass (When Opponent Goes For An Underhook)

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

JT Torres Shows A Great Smash Pass Technique From Half Guard

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

JT Torres: “Don’t Skip Stretching After Jiu-Jitsu Training”

JT Torres is one of the most accomplished lightweight BJJ athletes of his generation, who’s won ADCC and IBJJF titles. He’s also an owner and a head coach at his Essential BJJ academy;...

JT Torres: “I Was Promoted To Blue Belt By Royce Gracie – That Was Crazy!”

Jonathan “JT” Torres is one of the most successful contemporary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes. However, as everyone else at an elite level, he was once a white belt. And then, one day, he...

JT Torres Shares Secret Details on Improving Your Bow & Arrow Choke

When you get to the nitty-gritty of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll start understanding just how many details go into making a technique work. Sure, when you’re training against less...

Upgrade Your Closed Guard With This Triple Attack Sequence From Jt Torres

You might consider the Closed Guard as an „old fashioned“ position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but you can’t deny the fact that you still lock it up quite often. That is to say, no matter how...

Learn This Simple Knee Cut Pass To Backtake Sequence With JT Torres

The Knee Cut Pass is one of those techniques that you were probably shown during your first training sessions – one, which you now revisit on a fairly frequent basis. But no matter how many times...

The Best Knee Cut Pass Setup by JT Torres

The Knee Cut Pass is, more often than not, set up from an Open Guard… But what if we were to tell you that you can also set it up from being in someone’s Butterfly Guard – and that the...

JT Torres Gives Advice On Bow & Arrow Choke & Shares a Story On Getting His Blue Belt From Royce Gracie

He is one of today’s most exciting lightweight grapplers – an athlete whose technique finesse and entertaining style have brought him to becoming a number one not just for many fans of the...