Jiu Jitsu and the American Dream: The Story of JT Torres

Jonathan “JT” Torres is one of the best-known American-born, competitive black belts. The 27-year-old grappler — who is an IBJJF Pan American champion, European champion, and World and Pan No-Gi champion — is one of the principal figures in Andre Galvao’s squad of elite grapplers fighting out of Atos San Diego in California.

Torres recently announced he would return to his native East Coast to open a gym. So to honor his homecoming, we look back at his journey in the sport of jiu-jitsu. Sit back and enjoy the full, unfiltered story of JT Torres. “


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