Hello, my name is Miguel Angel Torres,
since the age of six years old I always knew I wanted to be a martial artist. Falling in love with the mentality, physical fitness, and positive mental outlook on life the only thing stopping me was finding a place where I could practice and learn from an experienced and knowledgeable master.
Growing up in a lesser income neighborhood with a high crime and gang problems there was sure a shortage of gyms but never the less the journey continued to seek out anyone who could teach me karate, tae kwon do, wrestling, or boxing. It wasn’t until the age of 14 when I found a part time job cutting grass to pay for my first structured martial arts lessons. This moment in my life was when I knew this was going to be my obsession for the rest of my life.
As time grew so did my ambitions and my knowledge, eventually graduating high school to compete in underground mixed martial arts contests to pay for his college tuition at Purdue every semester without having to take out loans. Fought 4 to 5 times a semester to make ends meet but little did I know I was honing the skills and techniques to soon make me one of the best mixed martial artists in the world aspiring to become a bantamweight kingpin. Fighting in over 54 bouts in a steel cage and squared circle with an astonishing 45 victories with only nine defeats, all the experience that I was looking for in an instructor as a boy I now offer to anyone that is willing to learn.
Teaching all of my classes from the morning to the night time, whether there one person or one thousand, my life’s work is to pass my experience to those in my community. No one knew my name as a young inexperienced child and through learning, practicing, and applying the principles of martial arts in my life I was able to make a name that people not only recognize but respect. Actions speak louder than words and discovering your passion in life and helping you to conquer your fitness and self defense goals is what we are all about at Torres Martial Arts Academy. All of my experiences in my life are poured onto the mats in my academy and to grow from the energy here all you have to do is walk through the door.