JT Torres joins the show to talk about pursuing martial arts as a kid, BJJ for smaller people, goal setting and mindset. He also talks about tournament preparation, building confidence and he gives lots of advice for future school owners! Click “read more” for listening options and show notes! 

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  • Origins
  • Growing up in the Bronx in the 90s
  • Getting into martial arts
  • The NHB days
  • Meeting Royce Gracie
  • Transitioning to Jiu-Jitsu
  • The development of his game
  • Dealing with larger opponents
  • Advice for smaller people
  • Why he stayed with martial arts as a teenager
  • His growth within the sport
  • Taking the road less traveled in life
  • Goal setting
  • Why he recommends competing
  • Training at Team Lloyd Irvin
  • Knowing when it was time to leave
  • His relationship with his father
  • Having to leave a team
  • Cross training
  • His new instructional with BJJ Fanatics (coupon code GRAPPLINGCENTRAL15)
  • Staying balanced in your training
  • The Pummel
  • Mindset and confidence
  • Seeking tough rounds
  • Conditioning and diet
  • Preparing for competition while balancing life
  • Building his school
  • Advice for teachers
  • Goals for 2020