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Roberto Torralbas is the owner and head instructor of Team Third Law Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Naples, Florida. Team Third Law Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Academy teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Grappling Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Karate, and other forms of Mixed Martial Arts under the Team Lloyd Irvin[1] mixed martial arts training program.

He is currently a brown belt and has competed in multiple national and international championships.

History

Roberto Torralbas was born in Havana, Cuba on December 19th, 1984 and moved to the U.S. when he was 10 years old. Roberto began his martial arts career in 2003 when he happened to walk into a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo gym. His experience in mixed martial arts was small to non-existent, having only experienced a few Judo classes as a child. After 7 months of dedicated training and obsessive learning, Roberto was promoted to a blue belt and won the Pan-American championship.[2]

The high-quality training came from instructors and coaches throughout the years, but most notably Danny Ives and Julius Park from 88 BJJ[3] and Lloyd Irvin from [Irvin Mixed Martial Arts] (MMA). The teaching style of Roberto, developing a great training atmosphere while also giving back to the community and individuals a love for martial arts, is mimicked from the teaching styles of Lloyd Irvin.

Roberto graduated from Cornell University with an Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree, but after a brief stint in the corporate world transferred to Naples, Florida to open a Jiu-Jitsu school in 2007. The school started as a place only for beginning students, open only for three classes a week.[4]

Team Third Law Martial Arts Academy

Team Third Law Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts is a 6000 sq. ft. martial arts facility located in Naples, Florida. The student base is generally from Collier and Lee County, although some students are also from Fort Myers, Bointa Springs, or Estero. The school is part of the Team Lloyd Irvin Association – a successful American-based team in MMA and Grappling Competition team.

The school is structured under the Lloyd Irvin style of teaching, which gives back to the community as well as helps develop strong, determined, confident individuals. The students participate in non-MMA related events throughout the state of Florida.[5]

The main areas of competitive are mixed martial arts/MMA/UFC training, submission wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The school promotes mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to women, children, and adults of all sizes and ages.[6]

Championships & Awards

Since the start of his MMA career in 2003 Roberto has achieved many accolades. His most notable achievements are as follows:

  • 2011 IBJJF Chicago Winter International Championship Middle Heavy Champion
  • 2011 IBJJF Chicago Winter International Championship Absolute Champion
  • 2011 IBJJF Houston International Open Middle Heavy Champion[7]
  • 2011 ADCC Pro Gi Trials Heavy Weight Bronze Medalist
  • 2011 IBJJF European Championships Middle Heavy Weight bronze medalist
  • 2010 IBJJF Miami International Open Champion Middle Weight
  • 2010 IBJJF US National Champion Middle Weight
  • 2010 IBJJF US National Champion Open Class Silver Medalist
  • 2010 Chicago International Champion Middle Weight
  • 2010 [Rio International Open] Bronze Medalist – Middle Weight[8]
  • 2010 IBJJF US National No-Gi Champion
  • 2010 IBJJF Las Vegas International Open Middle Weight Champion
  • 2010 IBJJF Rio International Open Bronze Medalist – Middle Weight
  • 2010 Florida BJJ Classic Champion Gi -Middle Weight
  • 2010 Florida BJJ Classic Champion No-Gi -Middle Weight
  • 2010 IBJJF Houston International Open Middle Weight Champion
  • 2009 IBJJF No-Gi Panam Silver Medalist Middle
  • 2009 IBJJF US National Champion
  • 2009 NAGA Virginia Champion (advanced)
  • 2009 NAGA Virginia Champion
  • 2009 Copa Nova Absolute Division Champion[9]
  • 2009 Copa Nova Absolute Division Champion (advanced)
  • 2008 Copa America Champion
  • 2007 Naga Miami Champion
  • 2007 Copa America Champion
  • 2007 Diamond State Games Champion
  • 2007 Diamond State Games
  • 2007 ADCC North American Trials Veteran
  • 2006 Naga Chicago Champion
  • 2006 Naga Chicago Champion (advance)
  • 2006 Pan American Champion[10]
  • 2005 Grapplers Quest North American Championships Champion (advance)
  • 2005 NAGA Battle at the Beach VI Champion
  • 2005-NAGA Battle at the Beach VI Champion (intermediate)
  • 2005-NAGA Battle at the Beach VI Champion (intermediate)
  • 2004-North East Grappling Challenge III Champion (intermediate)

References

  1. Irvin, Lloyd. Team Lloyd Irvin. Retrieved on 1 June 2012.
  2. Torralbas, Roberto. Third Law BJJ. Retrieved on 30 May 2012.
  3. Park, Julius. 88 BJJ Martial Arts Gym. Retrieved on 30 May 2012.
  4. Torralbas, Roberto. BJJ Engineer. Retrieved on 31 May 2012.
  5. Shearer, Lance. Naples Jiu-Jitsu students take a team to planet's 'toughest event' in Tampa. NaplesNews.com. Retrieved on 15 May 2012.
  6. Torralbas, Roberto. Team Third Law Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. Retrieved on 30 May 2012.
  7. International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Federation. IBJJF 2011 Results. Retrieved on 1 June 2012.
  8. Rio International Open IBJJF Championship Results. Retrieved on 1 June 2012.
  9. Nova BJJ, Copa. Copa Nova BJJ Championship. Retrieved on 1 June 2012.
  10. FELDBERG, SARAH. Jiu Jitsu: Every fight ends up on the floor. GoNaples.com. Retrieved on 29 May 2012.
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