My name is Victor Torres. I am a 26-Time World Arm Wrestling Champion, 10-Time United State National Champion, 27-Time California State Champion, and a winner of 127 career arm wrestling titles. I use arm wrestling as a platform to share with others where real strength comes from--Jesus Christ. I recently wrote a book entitled, "Armed For Battle and Destined For Glory!" My book was a Finalist at the 2012 Global E-Book Awards for "Best Christian E-Book of the Year" and "Best Autobiography." It is available through my website, Armed4Battle.com and Amazon.com. I detail some of the major struggles that I was able to overcome, especially as a child, such as bullying, beatings, parental abuse, death of a parent, low self-esteem, poverty, and negative stereotypes. I take the reader through a journey that highlights what I did to overcome these adversities, including becoming an athlete, training with weights to keep the bullies away from me, and eventually an athletic career through arm wrestling after I realized following my salvation experience that it was part of the calling and ministry that the Lord commissioned me to become involved with.
Along the way, I share how God opened a door for me to go to college as a result of my strong work ethic in school. I earned 17 scholarships and grants as a student, earned 2 Master's, 2 Bachelor's Degrees and 3 Community College Credentials. In addition, I went on to become a School Counselor (23 years now) and have been honored by having been awarded 8 national awards for demonstrating leadership and excellence in the field of Education and Counseling, including 2 national awards from Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
I now have a very successful website that recently reached one million visitors in just 8 months, which has also drawn over 100,000 visitors for six months in a row now. I also do motivational speaking and address such issues as overcoming bullying, child abuse, stereotypes, anger management, codependency, and much more.
I care a lot about people, which is why I decided to start a website where I write numerous articles on emotional healing to help people who have experienced the devastation of the loss of a love one through death or divorce, for example. I also address such issues as perfectionism, choosing to not be offended, life after divorce, living an abundant, thriving life as opposed to merely a life of survival. My hope is to be able to reach as many people as possible and share with them about the love of God. Thank you for listening and God bless you!
Sincerely, Victor Torres