Sensei Joe Torres is retired from the NYPD and has trained in martial arts for over 34 years and has been teaching for 14 years. He has trained in several different martial art styles where he has received numerous black belts. He started training in Judo in the mid 1970s through the late 1980s. He was trying several different styles when he found a strong connection to Jujutsu in the late 1980s and trained under Robert Hansen in Goshin Budo Jujutsu. He also trained in Goshin Budo under Sensei Tom Fressle (now the head of Goshin Budo), http://www.realselfdefenseli.com/ and trained in Ninpo under Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura from Japan who is known as one of the best all-around martial artists in the world. He has trained in Hakkoryu Jujutsu under Menkyo Kaiden Shihan Sandaikichu’s Garner Train (who Sensei Torres is currently aligned with), Gil Adams and Dennis Palumbo. Sensei Torres is authorized by the Honbu dojo in Omiya, Japan to train and test people in Hakkoryu Jujutsu and have that rank recognized in Japan. In 1990 Sensei Torres was working for the NYPD where he found the need to use Goshin Budo Jujutsu while attempting to arrest or subdue criminals on an almost daily routine. He stuck with Goshin Budo Jujutsu because it truly worked and is the most realistic street practical art he had ever studied. In the mid 1990s he began teaching Jujutsu in Long Island N.Y. at Silent Flute School of self-defense. Later in 2011 he was teaching at Sensei Fressle's dojo, Real self defense martial arts school. In 2013 he moved to Mooresville N.C. and decided to share his knowledge and love of Goshin Budo Jujutsu with others. He was teaching martial arts for women’s self-defense at point blank range in Mooresville and Matthews from 2015-2017. He has been teaching privates, self-defense seminars and law enforcement seminars as well as teaching Jujutsu at a local karate school that shares its origins from Hakkoryu Jujutsu.