Mr. Torres was Honorably Discharged and joined the Virginia Beach Police Department where he served 13 years in various roles including patrol, plain clothes Special Enforcement Unit, Community Policing, Mobile Tactics, Physical Fitness and Defensive Tactics recruit and in-service instructor. He was certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services as a General Instructor and Defensive Tactics Instructor. He is also recognized in Virginia as a Use of Force and Defensive Tactics Expert Witness.
From April 2002- Sep 2003 Mr. Torres worked for Blackwater USA as a Force on Force CQB instructor for its Naval Anti-Terrorism Warfare Courses. Then from 2003-2005 he worked for Backwater Security Consultants in Iraq as a Dignitary Close Protection Team Leader and Tactical Commander as well as a Team Leader for a QRF, Counter Assault, Convoy Team.
Mr. Torres started his Gracie Jiu-Jitsu journey in 1993 under Frank Cucci however this period was very sporadic due to his heavy involvement at the time in other martial arts and police responsibilities.
His serious study of Gracie Jiu Jitsu only started in 2010 achieving his blue belt in 2011 and his purple belt in 2014.
He is currently training with Kama Jiu-Jitsu, learning the Rickson Gracie methodology of Jiu-Jitsu under Grand Master Rickson Gracie Black Belt Master David Kama and Kama Jiu-Jitsu Professor Ryan Young.
Since 2001 Mr. Torres has specialized in teaching Behavioral Self Protection. During vacation time, in between trips to Iraq, and for the past 6 years on an ongoing basis, Mr. Torres has trained Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Conventional and Elite Military Units as well as civilians in Behavioral Self Protection.