From:graciemag.com

JT in Japan. Photo: Hashimoto Kinya.

JT Torres was one of the main standouts at this weekend’s 2nd Southwest BJJ Classic in Mesa, Arizona. With a pair of submissions, over Samir Chantre and Caio Terra, the Lloyd Irvin student secured the prize of an air ticket to Lisbon, Portugual, to compete at the European Open in January 2011.

The other big winner of the prize was Bruno Bastos, who won the division above, the heavyweight division.

In his match with Samir, JT passed guard using his X-pass. After gaining positional control, JT got knee on belly, back mount, faked a choke and, true to double-attack philosophy, ended the match with an armbar four minutes in.

In the final, JT faced Caio Terra, who started off with a sweep attempt. JT maintained his posture and tried for the back mount, when Caio got up and ended up on top. The Cesar Gracie student then tried to maneuver to 50/50 guard, which Torres escaped from, grabbed Caio’s sleeve and sunk an armbar, five minutes into the match. Check it out!



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