Chasing Greatness: Forging Mental Fortitude With 2x ADCC Champ JT Torres


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Welcome back to another edition of Chasing Greatness!

 This episode features 2x ADCC Champion and American Jiu-Jitsu legend JT Torres!  We take a deep dive into JT's most recent ADCC performance, his history with jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and how all of his mentors have contributed to his athletic success.

Current Affairs: ADCC

  • The Pressure of being the returning champ? Comforting and worse than being hungry?
  • fourth or fifth ADCC -  How has your strategy developed over the years
  • Thoughts on the venue, being in the united states, ect.

Jiu-Jitsu vs Wrestling 

  • Any interest in competing in a modified ruleset?
  • is it a worthwhile discussion?
  • does jiu-jitsu ignore the benefits?

What have the four main instructors in your life impacted you with? 

  • Louis Vintaloro
  • Jared Weiner 
  • Lloyd Irvin
  • Andre Galvao

The Role Of Off-The-Mat Study

Opening a School & Finding Balance Competition Training

The Highs and Lows of Being A Professional Jiu-Jitsu Player

Upcoming plans For 2020?

Four Questions

  1.  If you could change one rule in jiu-jitsu, what would it be? 
  2. Most memorable match (good or bad) 
  3. What advice would you give your first-year black belt self
  4. Which single person has impacted your game the most