How JT Torres Got His Black Belt In Four Years
JT Torres is best known for his accomplishments inside the competition arena.
The 2x ADCC gold medalist, Pan, European, and No-gi World Champion has one of the best track records among any American athletes, but it should also be noted that JT Torres also has another highly sought after accolade: he received his black belt in just over four years.
Surprisingly, Torres didn't live on the mats or train six hours a day, every day during his rapid ascent through the ranks– in fact, he had a very modest training schedule – 2-3 times a week, a few hours per session.
Instead, Torres made leaps and bounds in the technique by studying tape relentlessly:
"I was sitting on the couch watching hours, and hours of jiu-jitsu - and if I saw something that I liked I would rewind, pause, and look at the position, study the grips, and then when I would train I would take that and try to implement it." - JT Torres