If you CAN'T defend yourself while standing and on the ground then you
DON'T know how to defend yourself....
of all self-defense situations end up on the ground or in the grappling
range... Grappling is the most neglected range of self-defense in most
martial art systems.
Lloyd Irvin's Martial Arts Academy, we teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,
Sombo, Judo, Muay Thai, Boxing and Submission Wrestling. At the crux
and core of our grappling system is Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art that was popularized in America by the
legendary Gracie family. Jiu-Jitsu concentrates on dominating your
opponent by using angles, leverage, and superior body positioning to
control an opponent’s body movement. A person that has a
superior position is in a better situation to apply a finishing hold or
to start striking. This style allows for a smaller person to defeat a
much larger attacker. Jiu-Jitsu is excellent for women who are often
taken to the ground during assaults. We recommend this style for men,
women, and children looking for a great workout and realistic
Jiu-Jitsu is similar and,
in some cases, both supplementary and complementary to the Olympic
Sport of Judo. In our
curricula, we believe that it is not only important to control our
opponent on the ground, but also on our feet. Therefore, we have taken
the proactive approach of marrying the arts of Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Sombo, and Submission Wrestling.
featured in the
Gracie Magazine 1999, Brazil's #1 Jiu-Jitsu magazine, after becoming
the first non-Brazilian to ever defeat a BJJ Black Belt in Brazil.
They called him "One
on the picture to read the article
team is built on a strong foundation, a team without a strong
foundation will surely fail.
Lloyd Irvin was built on the blood, sweat and tears of its Head
Instructor Lloyd Irvin, he's a Multiple
time National Judo Champion, Multiple time National Sombo Champion,
World Renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach and a 2005 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
World Champion. He was the
first Non-Brazilian to defeat a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in
Brazil which led him to having a full page article written about it in
the World Famous Gracie Magazine.
the only person in the World to hold black belts in Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu, Combat Sombo and Judo.
he was named The United States Judo Federation International Coach of
the year. Also in 2004 he was named the NAGA North American Grappling
Associations Instructor of the Year as well as The Grapplers Quest 2004
Instructor of the Year.
Lloyd Irvin Jr. is the author of several books and courses such as The
Grappling Game Plan, NHB Strength Training, The Grappling Nutrition
Plan just to name a few. His products are changing the way
grapplers throughout the World train. He also runs the Worlds
largest Grappling E-mail Newsletter.
January 2005 in New York he was Inducted into The Grappling Hall of
Fame along side with the Legendary Royce
Lloyd Irvin Get
Inducted Into The Grappling Hall Of Fame
July 2005 after coming off a three year retirement he traveled to
Brazil to compete in the 2005 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships
and became a BJJ World Champion.
WINNING THE 2005 BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HOLDING HIS
TRAINING COURSE “THE GRAPPLING GAME PLAN
live in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area you have the rare
opportunity to personally train with a Martial Arts Legend. No where
else in the Maryland, Virginia and DC area can you personally train
with such a highly decorated competitor and coach.
If you're a beginner to Jiu Jitsu I must warn you about a few things. Most importantly you should know that not all schools are created equally, and it is very important that you make an educated decision before picking a school.
Most Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools just throw beginner students to the wolves the first week they have started training. Your orientation to Jiu Jitsu is getting your butt kicked and handed to you by more advanced students. In reality, you might as well start a full blown conditioning program before joining a Jiu Jitsu school because if you're not in shape while attending most schools you're going to have a really hard time. On top of that, one dirty little secret that no one at these schools tell you is that your going to learn whatever the instructor decides to teach that day. I mean in all forms of education, sports progression, or any form of higher learning educators/instructors have very detailed finely tuned curriculums to guarantee that a student learns the required material for their level that they are at. The sad fact is that most Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools don't teach from a curriculum. I've heard stories of some school lying to students telling them that they did have a curriculum for the class but were never able to produce it. And don't dare ask what you will be learning today, this week, next week, this month or this year, because in all honesty they have no clue at all what they are going to teach. You keep coming to class and if you're lucky a few years down the road you may get your first belt. The problem is you'll never know what you needed to do to achieve that belt. And if you ask you'll probably hear something like �You Have To Be Able To Beat All Of The White Belts� or �You Have To Win Some Tournaments�
This is sad but very true. Fortunately for you, I have the solution and it's one of the reasons our students are so happy and we have people from all over the country moving to Maryland to train with me.
Let Me Tell You How My Program Is Different From Any Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School You�ll Visit In This Area.
When you first come to my
school, one of
my friendly staff members will take you through a tour of our entire
facility and answer any questions that you may have .
You will then participate in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu orientation class that is only for students visiting for the very first time. We will give you an introduction to our style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and tell you exactly how to get the most out of our program.
Next you will be set up to take one of our �White Belt Basic Classes�. This class is geared for our true beginner. You won't have to guess what you'll be learning because we post our monthly curriculum throughout the school and even give you a copy of the curriculum for you to take home for your own records.
Our beginner White Belt
is taught in a friendly, social and laid back atmosphere that is 100%
geared to teaching our new students our core basic requirements at our
Don't get me wrong, we do offer advanced classes for the student that wants to bang like a pro, but that's not what our White Belt Basic Class is for.
I've set up The White Belt Basics
Classes like this for a couple of reasons.
- I know for a fact that there are students that just want to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as an art form and don't want to get involved in any sparring of any sort.
- Many people come start training out of shape and they wouldn't be able to complete a full blown competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class .
- In the very beginning I personally believe that students need to focus heavily on learning their technique instead of trying to learn how to survive in heated sparring matches when they don't know any technique yet .
I've basically set up two different
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs in the school that will appeal to any and
We have our advanced and competition classes that are extremely demanding and competitive. This is for the students that are interested in taking it to this level .
Then we have our � WHITE BELT BASICS CLASSES � for the new student just starting out, for the student that is really out of shape, for the student not interested in sparring or competitions, and the new student that will appreciate being able to learn Jiu Jitsu in a non competitive environment.
Many people think because we have the #1 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts team in the Washington Metropolitan area that everything that we do is geared towards competition.
That's completely wrong.
We offer 8 White Belt Basic Classes Per Week , 3 White Belt No Gi Basic Classes Per Week and have an all levels class that white belts can attend once they complete 16 White Belt Basic Classes.
That's 44 classes per month 100% geared to the pure beginner. Beginners have classes that they can come to 6 days a week, morning and evening. You won't find that anywhere else. Most schools are geared toward their competition team.
We are able to do this because of our massive 10,000 square foot facility. It's really like two different schools within one. One school is 100% geared towards the brand new student walking in off the street and the other school is where you see our World Champions, Ultimate Fighters, Olympian, National Champions, MMA Champions, Muay Thai World Champions and some of the top competitors in the country come out of.
The best part about it is that the students taking the White Belt Basic Classes are learning the exact same techniques and our exclusive training systems that our Champions are learning.
My school is unlike any Jiu Jitsu school you'll ever experience. I want everyone that comes through my doors to have an experience as if they were at Disney World and it's by design. You'll feel like a special person from the moment you walk into the doors of my academy, you won't believe how friendly my students and staff is, you also won't believe how clean we keep our school. When you think about a school that has produced as many Champions as we have you would probably think that we have some dirty, smelly hole in the wall. Like I said, we are a professional training facility in every sense. You just have to see it for yourself. Go ahead and give my 30 Day Free Trial a try and see for yourself.
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heard that there are people that think grappling is WAY TO HARD and are
hesitant to give it a try. This is the furthest thing from the truth.
Actually it’s pretty funny. It’s a misconception. I
guess some people think that if they come to learn that someone is
going to throw them into the Ultimate Fighting Championships. WRONG!
is FUN first and foremost and doesn’t require any previous
experience. Anyone can do it, big people, small people, young people,
older people, flexible people, non flexible people, experienced people,
non experienced people, ANYONE.
have ever thought that Martial Arts training may be for you I would
urge you to come in and see our program for yourself. I guarantee that
you’ll absolutely love it; we can help meet any of your needs.
know it may sound like I'm
begging, but the fact of the matter is
that I AM.
enough about how
grateful I am to have met and trained with such an extraordinary man
and group of people."
moved to Maryland from Indiana this summer with the impression that my
training was going to suffer. Facing the possibility of being away from
my team and instructor (James Clingerman) for the summer was bad
enough--the fact that I had a scheduled MMA fight waiting for me back
home with the possibility of training myself for it was tantamount to
disaster. When James recommended that I look into Lloyd Irvin's
jiu-jitsu program, I was expecting a group of people to roll with once
or twice a week to keep me fresh...still dreading that the majority of
my training would alone. What I got, however, was a blessing....a full
gym, consistent training partners (some of whom were females with high
rank, which is an AWESOME and rare commodity most places), and daily
classes with an emphasis on both fundamental and advanced training.
When I mentioned to Master Lloyd that I was training for a fight, he
designed a personalized conditioning program for me, which has left me
in the best shape of my life. I have found that in training he
continually pushes his students to improve their game, both in
examining the group as a whole and pinpointing the exact areas that
each individual student needs to improve. The support I have received
at LIMMA has helped improve not only my jiu-jitsu and NHB technique,
but my overall sense of self on the mat...my weaknesses and strengths
(physical AND mental) are pointed out to me daily and corrected with
patience and understanding. What's more, there has ALWAYS been someone
of high rank or experience available to answer any question I might
have at any given time. I can't say enough about how grateful I am to
have met and trained with such an extraordinary man and group of
hate for you to miss out on the many benefits that our students are
experiencing RIGHT NOW
just because you are a little hesitant to give it a try. If
that’s the case you don’t have to come in to try
it, just come in to watch. Isn’t that fair? But if you want
to try it you should take advantage of my generous 30 offer TODAY.
don’t know what else I can do to get you to come to our
school and see for yourself. If there is something that I’m
missing that will get you to come in please call me on my cell phone to
let me know what it is, here’s my cell phone number
301-535-2160. Trust me I’ll do all most anything to prove to
you that our program is right for you and that we can help you reach
RIGHT FOR YOU?
matter what your specific goals are, we have programs that will
completely fit your needs. Do you just want to get in shape? Do you
want to compete? Do you want to become a Champion in the Martial Arts?
Do you want to push yourself to new limits? Do you want to actually
reach your full potential? Do you want to fight NHB? Do you want to
learn self defense? It doesn’t matter.
will help you reach your goal.
often hear about students who are only interested in getting into shape
being forced or pressured to compete. That will never happen at Lloyd
Irvin’s Martial Arts.
your personal goals are, our instructors will bend over backwards to
help you accomplish them.
pride ourselves on having a family environment at our academy.
academy has classes for the entire family. Even family members that
don’t train at our school come out and support our
team at an
NHB show where we had
three fighters on the card
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Lloyd has taught members of the FBI, Secret Service, Elite Military
Units, bounty hunters, and every local police agency within our area,
where these techniques aren’t being used for sport, but in
real life and death situations.
the sport side:
To date we have produced three
National Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champions, a Judo Olympian, 2005 Brazilian
Jiu Jitsu World Champion, Multiple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American
Champions and medalists, three Silver Medalists in the Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu World Championships, one Bronze Medalist in the Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu World Championships, numerous local and national jiu-jitsu
champions, six National Sombo Champions, two National Judo Champions,
seven State Judo Champions, and we have won various titles,
championship belts, and first-place medals in submission wrestling. We
also became the first team on the East Coast to ever defeat Team Renzo
Gracie in competition at the Copa Atlantica. In addition, we have
several amateur and professional NHB Fighters who are champions in
Lloyd Irvin Wins
The Grapplers Quest US National
Adult Overall Championships
presents Master Lloyd
with the Adult Team Championship Plaque
for winning the GQ National Championships.
undecided if training with
our team is for you, do yourself a favor, come in and see for yourself."
becoming a member of Team Lloyd Irvin I’ve seen my game
improve vastly. I couldn’t believe all of the important tiny
details that I was missing. Just the mental training that
I’ve received from Master Lloyd has taken my over all game to
new levels in Vale Tudo, Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. If you’re
undecided if training with our team is for you, do yourself a favor,
come in and see for yourself. I’m sure you’ll see
why so many people are enjoying the positive benefits of our training."
Black Belt 3 Time Grapplers Quest National Champion Kimono Kombat
Challenge Superfight Champion Undefeated Muay Thai Record 6-0 2001 WKA
Amateur Middleweight Muay Thai World Champion
it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you've come to the right place!
are many different factors that play into choosing the right school. We
feel that the most important factor should be getting what you pay for.
What you are paying for should be first-rate instruction and a friendly
environment in which to learn. When you train at Lloyd
Irvin’s Martial Arts, you will be training under highly
trained instructors who go through a grueling 10-week instructor
training course twice a year with Master Lloyd. Customer service is one
of our main priorities. Whatever you need, our staff will be there to
thing that separates our school from all of the others is that we have
a specialized system (curriculum) that we teach. This system is one of
the secrets to our team’s success. Most schools have no
curriculum and basically the instructors teach whatever may pop into
their heads each night for class. We believe in setting short-,
intermediate-, and long-term goals, and then putting a plan in place to
reach each of these goals.
Team Lloyd Irvin doesn’t just concentrate on helping students
develop their skills technically and physically, but also MENTALLY!
Master Lloyd is the world’s leading expert on Developing
Mental Skills for grappling.
take our word for it.
what is being said in the National Magazines
Lloyd Irvin steals the show"
|Grappling Magazine Story by Kid
division is known as
the most exciting tournament class of them all. With less pressure on
their shoulders and great technical skills, purple belts go for it like
no other fighters. This proved to be the case at the Nationals as Lloyd
Irvin's Mike Fowler stole the show!
has been competing in and winning just about every tournament in the
nation and his performance
at the Nationals showed why Fowler is not only a great athlete and
extremely technical, but he also has the heart of a lion. Fowler won
his weight with a submission in the finals and then went on to capture
the Absolute with a gutsy performance against Asa Fuller. Asa,
outweighing Fowler, maintained his traditional pressure throughout the
match, many times almost passing Fowlers guard. Fowler maintained his
composure, however, and pulled a pair of triangle attempts out of
nowhere to win the match by advantage.
matter if your interest is in fitness, self-defense, or just to have a
love our program.
have developed our students’ abilities, we would like to do
the same for you. We believe that martial arts presents a holistic
approach to the development and building of moral character, grounded
ethics, sportsmanship, and fair play. These intangibles, along with the
ability to defend oneself, are immeasurable and beneficial to all
Is 30 Days Not Enough?
Are you still worried that after 30 days, you may join our school and end up regretting it?
You will NEVER regret joining our gym.
How confident am I of that statement?
I am so confident that along with offering the BEST FREE TRIAL -
we are also the ONLY school to offer a
60 DAY IRON CLAD
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!
If after sixty days at Lloyd Irvin’s Martial Arts, if you can tell us that you have not seen any improvement - we will give you your money back!
Why don't other schools offer a money back guarantee? For the same reason other schools don't offer a 30 day free trial... because they are NOT confident in their product.
I am not running a charity... I offer 30 days free and a 60 day money back guarantee because I am 100% positive that if you come to my academy - you will love it. You will try us out, join our gym, and never even consider using our money back guarantee. This is not a gamble to me - I know you will love it at Lloyd Irvin’s Martial Arts.
Lloyd Irvin’ s Mike “The Hulk” Easton
Fighting Lightweight Champion
Way Of KNOCK OUT!!!
Mike sporting his new championship belt.
Lloyd has fought NHB - winning all of his matches. He has also helped
train some of the biggest names in the sport of No Holds Barred
Fighting and prepared them for events like the
UFC, Pride Championships, Rings, and Extreme Challenge,
just to name a few. We take a world-class approach to training in all
of our disciplines and are ALWAYS trying to improve it.
Holds Barred (NHB) competition isn’t for everyone. But if you
have an interest in NHB, want to train at a school that can prepare you
for NHB, or just want to experience the great mental and physical rush
that comes with NHB training, we can help you.
Master Lloyd after an intense training session with the UFC
Middleweight Champion Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort in
preparation for a UFC bout.
thing that separates our school from most of the others is that we
practice what we preach. All of our instructors get out in the mix so
that we can constantly learn and refine our techniques. You can be
assured that what you are learning from our instructors is being
practiced by some of the best fighters in the world.
Shown here is Master Lloyd after training in NHB with some of the
biggest names in Brazil - the world-famous Brazilian Top Team (BTT)
Gracie Barra, fighter and the newest member of Chute Boxe; Nino 'Elvis'
Shembri who is considered one of the most dynamic ground fighters in
the world; BTT Paulo Filho who is regarded as one of the top fighters
in the world; BTT Ricardo Arona who many feel is the #1 contender to
face Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in the
Pride Championships; American Top Team Sensation Dustin Denes, BTT Alan
Goes, and Master Lloyd’s personal friend and fraternity
brother, Daryl Gholar, who is basically responsible for training all
the top fighters in Brazil in wrestling.
students interested in NHB fighting have competed in almost every major
show in the country. Our instructors learn and grow so we can give our
students the best possible instruction available.
information about our 30 Day Free offer is at the bottom of this page
martial arts schools to
choose from, some only 1-2 miles from my home. But I choose to drive a
100 mile round trip to Lloyd's. I think that speaks alot to the type of
training that is available at Lloyd's."
started training with Lloyd in January of 2000. I came to his classes
as a complete beginner in grappling, no experience at all. In fact, I
was very apprehensive to be grappling at all. Within 3 months and only
training 3 days a week, I won my first grappling tournament, beating 2
blue belts, one by submission. I had no idea Lloyd's training would be
so effective. I was 215 pounds and my first match was against a 315
pound giant. I will be honest, I was nervous, but I used Lloyd's
techniques and got the submission in under 30 seconds. I never doubted
myself again or the effectiveness of the training I was receiving from
Lloyd. And what was funny is that I was injured for a month during that
3 month period I was training, so in reality I only trained maybe 2
months for my first tournament. Lloyd encouraged me during my injury
period, telling me to keep my head up and to continue to mentally
train. I never had a coach take so much time out of his own personal
schedule to help me. I had major injuries in college from playing
football that were devastating to my psyche, so when Lloyd called and
e-mailed me to check on me on a daily basis for the month I was out, I
felt like he cared for me and for my personal growth. And all this for
a beginning student. Over the next 3 years, I drove 50 miles, one way
to train with Lloyd 4-5 times a week.
had many martial arts schools to choose from, some only 1-2 miles from
my home. But since I had been involved in higher level athletics and
understood the type of environment that I would need to make me the
best I could be, I chose to drive a 100 mile round trip to Lloyd's,
even battling the Wilson Bridge every day! I think that speaks alot to
the type of training that is available at Lloyd's, WORLD CLASS.
encouraged me to train my hardest every day and always told me, "if you
aren't moving forward, you are moving backwards". I use this motto all
the time, and even when I cannot make practice, I use the mental and
physical techniques Lloyd has shown me to get better in my off time.
Lloyd has trained me for Mixed Martial Arts fights over the past 3
years, in fact I won my first fight with only one year of training, and
it was by KO. I won my second fight by submission in under 30 seconds.
Lloyd mentally prepares his athletes as well as I have ever seen a
coach do for his athletes.
I was competitively involed in football for 17 years. I had some really
intense coaches over the years who worked very hard to help me achieve
my goals, but none rival Lloyd's complete approach to developing an
athlete of sound mind and body. Some of the coaches I had are now
involved in the NFL and are coaching at the highest level of college
football, but once again, none of them rival Lloyd's attention to
detail, mental development, and physical conditioning of their
athlete's like Lloyd Irvin. He has taken me to my physical and mental
limit during the periods of time when I have trained for fights, but
one thing, he makes it fun and mentally conditions me to think of
success, not failure. Lloyd
is always about success, 100% of the time. He never seems to have time
to talk about failure or negativity, it's 100% positive..."
students who want to mix it up and learn one of the most effective
stand-up fighting systems on earth can do so here. We offer an ultimate
cross-training program for students who wish to cross train in Muay
Thai and Grappling.
will be learning from some of the best competitors and trainers the
Metropolitan area has to offer. On any given night, you can see Amaetur
Muay Thai World Champion Nakapan Phungephorn training in the academy
along with one of our head Muay Thai instructors, two-time National WKA
Muay Thai Champion and undefeated Muay Thai Champion Jose Villirisco.
classes that are fun and energetic. There are specific classes designed
for the general public that just wants to get a great workout and learn
self defense. We also have separate classes for the student that wishes
to actually get in the ring and compete. It doesn’t matter
what your objective is, we’ll help you reach your desired
welcome and encourage you to seek the benefits of this modern and
inclusive form of fitness, self-defense, and sport.
made it very easy for you to find out if our program is for you.
You’ll receive 1 private lesson with one of our highly
trained instructors; participate in a regular class, a martial arts
uniform and a tour of our facility. This will give you a chance to
visit our school, meet our staff and for you can work with our
instructors. This is your chance to interview us with NO OBLIGATION!
FREE YOU RECEIVE...
or during the introductory program we will meet one on one to discuss
your needs. We will educate you regarding the self-defense and fitness
aspect of our program. Here we will answer all of your questions and
give you tips on how to start the program.
offering you one private lesson. See for yourself if, in fact, I can
give you the powerful benefits promised in this letter. During this
lesson you will be taught the basics of our program so that you will be
able to participate in a regular class and we will have an opportunity
to answer any and all questions that you may have about our program.
experience up close and personal our exciting program. Get in the mix
and use your basic techniques you learned in your private lesson to get
a great workout. Learn the techniques that make our system the most
effective in the World. You'll meet other student's of all levels,
you'll have the time of your life and you can talk to other student's
about their experiences with our program.
giving you $200.00
worth of services and products for FREE
for FREE just to check us out. That's how confident we are in our
program. Now you have to take action and see it for yourself.
register for an introductory program do the following:
up the phone and call Mrs. Rose or Mr. Will at 301-449-5425. They'll
answer any additional questions that you may have and schedule a
special time with our head instructor to work with you. You'll be glad
you and I'll see you soon.
Lloyd Irvin Jr.