Jonathan Torres


Jonathan Torres


Professional Grappler & Instructor


Westchester, NY




5 ft 7 in


9th February 1989



2 X ADCC Champion

Jonathan “JT” Torres, hailing from Westchester, NY, stands as a formidable figure in the world of professional grappling. Born on February 9, 1989, and standing at 5 ft 7 in with a weight of 180 lbs, JT’s accomplishments in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu speak volumes about his dedication and skill. A 4th-degree black belt, Torres is a two-time ADCC World Champion, a title that underscores his prowess and contributions to the sport.

Torres’s competitive journey is adorned with significant victories, including two Pan-American Championships, a European Championship, a No-Gi World Championship, and numerous GI Worlds medals among other accolades. His philosophy, “Hard-work works!” encapsulates his approach to training and competition, attributing his success to the relentless pursuit of excellence and improvement.

Beyond his achievements on the mat, JT is also a successful business owner and instructor at Essential Jiu-Jitsu, where his leadership and experience play a pivotal role in nurturing the next generation of champions. Torres’s legacy as one of the greatest American competitors in the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, coupled with his commitment to the development of the sport, continues to inspire and influence practitioners worldwide.

Hard-work works!
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