Join Nick Lamagna on The A Game Podcast and one of the most accomplished
lightweight grapplers of his generation, Jiu-Jitsu Champion JT Torres. Such motivating
information and personal stories that Nick and The 31-year-old grappler talk about
including JT’s somewhat rocky road to the top and how he manages his life by staying
completely focused when the pressure is high and times are tough. JT stresses the
importance of ALWAYS writing down his goals through all the ups and downs, dealing
with obstacles and of course just simply NEVER QUITTING. JT is the owner and head
instructor of ESSENTIAL BJJ in New York after being one of the principal figures in
Andre Galvao’s squad of elite grapplers fighting out of Atos San Diego in California.
And lastly, we get to the bottom of the new wave of Jiu-Jitsu fighters in todays M.M.A
climate and finding out if BJJ politics are alive and real and if they’re hurting the growth
of the sport.

By the end of this episode, you will learn about a man who has given his life to BJJ.
You will learn from his proven methods, determination and sacrifice . You’ll understand
that the journey is truly the destination.

About JT Torres:
Jonathan Torres was born on 9/2/89 in New York. He began training martial arts early in
life, achieving a black belt in Karate even before he started High School. JT is currently
a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and owner/head instructor of his own 3,000 sq ft
academy in New York named Essential BJJ. One of the most accomplished lightweight
grapplers of his generation, Torres made waves as a competitor with a crowd-pleasing
style and a wealth of accomplishments at the highest level, including titles in the Abu
Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) and International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)

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Phone: 630.384.9443

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