The #1 BJJ & Submission Grappling Competition Team In MD, DC & VA Wants To Know…

Do You Wanna Compete
In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Do You Wanna WIN
BJJ & Grappling Tournaments?

If you answered “YES” to those questions, then pay close attention to what we’re about to share with you… because you’re about to get UNDENIABLE PROOF that Lloyd Irvin’s MMA & Grappling Academy is the absolute BEST Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) academy for people like you who have a thirst for competition – and more importantly, have the desire to WIN in BJJ and grappling competitions.

On top of that, we’re about to share with you the common problems that aspiring competitors have when they’re looking for the best possible place to train in order to become BJJ or submission grappling champions.

Here’s one of the major problems…

With so many MMA, BJJ and grappling schools popping up all over the country, it’s hard to make an educated decision when you don’t know exactly what to look for. The fact is there are certain key factors and success principles you absolutely must watch out for when searching for the best school to suit your needs as a competitor and aspiring champion.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • If you’re going to compete, wouldn’t you like to be the absolute BEST competitor you could possibly be?
  • If you know you have it in you to become a champion, then wouldn’t you want to give yourself the best opportunity to become the best?
  • Wouldn’t you want to train with the best?
  • Wouldn’t you want to get involved with the most accomplished competition team in the MD, VA & DC area?

YES! Of course you would! That’s a “no-brainer.” There’s not a “serious” person on this planet who wouldn’t answer YES to every single one of those important questions!

On a daily basis we're working with and training students just like you that want to get in shape, learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, self defense and even those that want to compete. We offer programs for student of all levels. I would like to share with you some of our day to day lessons that I know for a fact will help you in your training and in your life.

Want to learn more and get FREE stuff?  Get weekly training and video tips in your email box from Team Lloyd Irvin for free!  We will also keep you updated on upcoming local fights, seminars, special events, and special offers.  You will not get junk in your email – you will get tips and instruction that you can use almost instantly.  To get this FREE DVD?  Join our email list and we will email you back a special link where you can get your FREE DVD “BJJ Made Easy” instructional Video by Team Lloyd Irvin’s own Mike Fowler.

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Picture this…

You want to compete. You don’t just wanna “go out there and see what you can do,” you want to WIN. You’re serious about training and you know you want to find the best possible school that can suit your training needs.

Now here’s the big problem – the “BUT” – YOU MAY NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN ORDER TO GET THE BEST TRAINING!

You may know some of what you WANT, but you might not know everything you truly NEED to become a phenomenal competitor.

So, what we’re going to do for you is give you a list of everything you NEED to give yourself the best opportunity to become a champion in submission grappling or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

This way, you’ll have the precise information you’ll need to make an educated and well-informed decision on where you choose to pursue your competitive dreams.

We guarantee that before you even finish looking over this page, you’ll know that when it comes to BJJ and grappling instruction in the Washington DC Metro area, we are unquestionably the best. Yes, we know that’s a bold statement but we’re going to PROVE it to you with what our instructors, and more importantly, our happily-involved students have accomplished in competition.

Meet our head instructor, Lloyd Irvin

On top of being a champion competitor, Lloyd is also author and producer of several books and training programs geared specifically toward grapplers who want to become the best at what they do, like “The Grappling Game Plan” and “NHB Strength Training” and many more.


Lloyd Irvin is known throughout the entire world as an expert in strength and conditioning, mental preparation and strategic game planning for combat sports and is also a member of the “Grappling Hall Of Fame” for his outstanding accomplishments as both a competitor and even more-so, a coach.


Lloyd Irvin Gets Inducted To The Grappling Hall Of Fame
Alongside UFC Fighting Legend Royce Gracie


Lloyd Irvin On The Championship Podium At The 2005 BJJ World Championships

 

Here are some of Lloyd Irvin’s accomplishments as a competitor:

  • 2008 No Gi World Champion
  • 2005 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion
  • 2004 North American Grappling Association Instructor of the Year
  • 2004 Grapplers Quest Instructor of the Year
  • 2002 United States Judo Federation International Coach of the Year
  • 2002 U.S. National Judo Champion
  • 2001 Maryland State Judo Champion
  • 2001 U.S. National Judo Champion
  • 2000 Maryland State Judo Champion
  • 2000 Silver Medal World Championships BJJ Masters Rio, Brazil
  • Lloyd Irvin is the current G.A.M.E. Lt. Heavy Champion
  • Current U.S. Vale Tudo Lt. Heavyweight Champion
  • Lloyd is the first American to compete in the National Brazilian Team Championships in Rio
  • 1999 Maryland State Judo Champion
  • 1999 Silver Medalist - Campeonato Brasileiro De Equipes (National Brazilian Team Championships)
  • 1999 Combat Sombo National and Pan American Champion – 198lbs
  • 1999 Combat Sombo National and Pan American Outstanding Competitor
  • 1999 Combat Sombo National and Pan American (ASA) Team Captain/Coach
  • 1998 U.S. Combat Sombo National Champion – 198-220 lbs
  • 1997 Gracie Open Jiu-Jitsu Lt. Heavyweight Champion
  • 1996 Virginia Free Fighting Lt. Heavyweight Champion
  • 1996 Yamasaki-Dalla Jiu-Jitsu Tournament Champion
  • Soldiers of Submission - Team Captain

The above list may be impressive, but in reality, what Lloyd has done personally as a champion competitor doesn’t have all that much to do with getting YOU good. After all, this isn’t about Lloyd Irvin – this is about YOU and YOUR competitive goals and dreams.

On a daily basis we're working with and training students just like you that want to get in shape, learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, self defense and even those that want to compete. We offer programs for student of all levels. I would like to share with you some of our day to day lessons that I know for a fact will help you in your training and in your life.

Want to learn more and get FREE stuff?  Get weekly training and video tips in your email box from Team Lloyd Irvin for free!  We will also keep you updated on upcoming local fights, seminars, special events, and special offers.  You will not get junk in your email – you will get tips and instruction that you can use almost instantly.  To get this FREE DVD?  Join our email list and we will email you back a special link where you can get your FREE DVD “BJJ Made Easy” instructional Video by Team Lloyd Irvin’s own Mike Fowler.

Please fill out the form below to start learning from the best!

Name:
Email:

I solemnly promise to never rent, sell, or abuse your personal information in any way. You will ONLY receive information about MMA, BJJ, or other valuable information from Lloyd Irvin’s Academy.

So everything said about Lloyd Irvin’s competitive background, scratch it – because it’s more about what our students have done and are doing now on a consistent basis that will PROVE without a shadow of a doubt that we can turn YOU into a champion grappling competitor.

This brings us to one of the key factors you should look out for when searching for the best grappling and BJJ school for people who want to compete.

When looking at schools, you need to ask this question:

“What Have Their Students Done In Competition?”

Good question.

Here’s the bottom line: If a team has a reputation of consistently producing champions at every BJJ belt level and every grappling division, then it’s a safe bet that if you join that team and follow the team’s system of success, you too can become a champion.

As a team, we take great pride in what our students have accomplished and what our current happily-involved students are doing now in competitions across the world.

This brings us to our first “Team Lloyd Irvin Case Study.”

Willie Leonard:
“From BJJ White Belt to BJJ Blue Belt World Champion In Only 12 Months”

Here’s a list of Willie’s BJJ & submission grappling achievements so far:
  • Grapplers Quest NJ 2007 No Gi Advanced Champion
  • Grapplers Quest NJ 2007 No Gi Absolute Champion
  • 2008 NAGA No Gi World Champion
  • 2008 NAGA Virginia Advanced Champion
  • 2008 NAGA Virginia Blue Belt Division Runner-Up (competed as a white belt)
  • 2008 Arnold Classic No Gi Advanced Champion
  • 2008 Grapplers Quest Las Vegas No Gi Advanced Runner-Up
  • 2008 Midwest Grappling Classic Champion
  • NAGA NJ Blue Belt Champion (competed as a white belt)
  • NAGA NJ No Gi Runner-Up
  • Earned A Combined 9 Gold Medals And 1 Silver Medal At 3 Copa Nova Competitions
  • 2008 Mundials Blue Belt Ultra Heavyweight Champion
  • 2008 Mundials Blue Belt Absolute Division Runner-Up
  • ADCC Regionals No Gi Superheavyweight Champion
  • ADCC Regionals No Gi Absolute Division Champion


Willie Gets Promoted To Blue Belt By Lloyd Irvin


Willie With Coach Lloyd Irvin After Winning BJJ World Championships


Willie With His Team Support At The BJJ World Championships

 

Why Team Lloyd Irvin Competitors Succeed

One of the reasons why our students succeed is because they have quality training partners to workout with every day and every practice. This is yet another “key factor” to look for in a quality competition academy. It’s important to be around people with similar goals as you. It’s vital for any competitor to train with others who take their training just as seriously as you take yours.


Team Training Under The Watchful Eyes Of Our Dedicated, World-Champion Instructors ...


Another key factor that ties into having awesome teammates by your side is having real SUPPORT.
For example, our teammates support each other at every practice, every competition, every fight, and every tournament. They are there to push you to higher levels, to cheer you on, to get you going and be there for you through the rough patches you may have. After all, this sport is tough – it isn’t for wimps, whiners or excuse-makers. Our students feel great knowing they are heading into battle with their team by their side, helping them, supporting them.


Team Lloyd Irvin Supports Their Teammates!

Along with the support, you’ll get the peace of mind knowing that you’re training with students who are DEDICATED to achieving their goals, not just some in and out wannabes who just show up on the mats here and there so they can tell their friends they train. Our instructors set themselves at a higher standard and they expect the same from our students. In order to become a champion you must have desire, you must have a strong will to win, and you must be dedicated. And when you look at what we have done as a team, you can see clearly just how dedicated we are to developing champions.

In fact, take a look at what we’ve done as a team at 2 of the world’s biggest submission grappling tournaments, Grapplers Quest and NAGA.

Our Results Speak For Themselves

Here’s what we’ve done as a team at the Grapplers Quest tournaments…

Team Lloyd Irvin:
58-Time Grapplers Quest Team Champions In 6 Years!

2009 Grapplers Quest U.S. National Championships
06/23/2009 in Morristown, NJ
Overall Children's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title

15th Grapplers Quest Las Vegas Championships
05/09/2009 in Las Vegas, NV
Overall Children's Title

2009 Grapplers Quest Beast Of The East
03/07/2009 in Wildwood, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title
Overall Combined, BJJ & No-Gi Champions

14th Grapplers Quest Las Vegas Championships
12/06/2008 in Las Vegas, NV
Overall Children's and Teen's Title

2008 Grapplers Quest Southeast Championships
11/08/2008 in Kissimmee, FL
Overall Children's and Teen's Title

Grapplers Quest presents: 2008 Official North American Grappling Championships
10/18/2008 in Wayne, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title
Overall Combined, BJJ & No-Gi Champions

2008 Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals of Grappling
06/28/2008 in Morristown, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title

5th Annual Copa Atlantica Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships
06/28/2008 in Morristown, NJ
Overall BJJ Championship Title

13th Grapplers Quest Vegas Grappling and BJJ Championships
05/03/2008 in Las Vegas, NV
Overall Children's and Teen's Title

12th Grapplers Quest West Grappling Championships
12/01/2007 in Las Vegas, NV
Overall Children's and Teen's Title

2007 Copa Atlantica BJJ Championships
11/11/2007 in Maple Shade, NJ
Overall BJJ Championship Title

2007 Grapplers Quest Liberty Bell No-Gi Challenge
11/10/2007 in Maple Shade, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title

2007 Grapplers Quest North American Championships
10/06/2007 in Jersey City, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title
Overall BJJ Championship Title

2007 U.S. Nationals of Submission Grappling presented by Grapplers Quest
04/14/2007 in Las Vegas, NV
Overall Children's and Teen's Title

2007 Grapplers Quest Beast of the East 3
02/17/2007 in Wayne, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title
Overall BJJ Championship Title

10th Grapplers Quest West and Team Challenge
12/09/2006 in Las Vegas, NV
Overall Children's and Teen's Title

2006 Grapplers Quest & Copa Atlantica Weekend
10/14/2006 in Clifton, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title

2006 Official U.S. National Grappling Championships
05/13/2006 in Bayonne, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title
Overall BJJ Championship Title

9th Grapplers Quest West Championships
03/25/2006 in Las Vegas, NV
Overall Children's and Teen's Title

8th Grapplers Quest West Championships
11/12/2005 in Las Vegas, NV
Overall Children's and Teen's Title

Grapplers Quest Presents: The Official North American Grappling Championships
09/10/2005 in Bayonne, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title
Overall BJJ Championship Title

Copa Atlantica Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships
07/10/2005 in King William, VA
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall BJJ Championship Title

Grapplers Quest Southeast Submission Grappling Championships
07/09/2005 in King William, VA
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title

U.S. National Championships of Grappling & BJJ
05/14/2005 in Jersey City, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title
Overall BJJ Championship Title

Grapplers Quest Beast of the East II Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships
02/26/2005 in Elizabeth, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title
Overall BJJ Championship Title

North American Submission Grappling Championships
09/25/2004 in Bayonne, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title

The 2004 Copa Atlantica Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships
07/18/2004 in Mechanicsville, VA
Overall BJJ Championship Title

Grapplers Quest Southeast Grappling Championships
07/17/2004 in Mechanicsville , VA
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title

2004 Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals
05/22/2004 in Bayonne, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title
Overall BJJ Championship Title

Grapplers Quest Beast Of The East
02/21/2004 in Bayonne, NJ
Overall Children's and Teen's Title
Overall No-Gi Championship Title

That’s not all. There’s more.


Even More PROOF
That We’re The Best Competition Team
In The Maryland, Virginia and DC Area

Here’s what we’ve done as a team
at the NAGA tournaments…

  • NAGA Battle at the Beach 2007 Kids & Teens Champions
  • NAGA Battle at the Beach 2008 Kids & Teens Champions
  • NAGA Battle at the Beach 2009 Kids & Teens Champions
  • NAGA World Championship 2007 Kids & Teens Champions
  • NAGA World Championship 2008 Kids & Teens Champions
  • NAGA World Championship 2009 Kids & Teens Champions
  • NAGA North American Grappling Championship 2005 Kids & Teens Champions
  • NAGA North American Grappling Championship 2006 Kids & Teens Champions
  • NAGA North American Grappling Championship 2007 Kids & Teens Champions
  • NAGA North American Grappling Championship 2008 Kids & Teens Champions
  • NAGA North American Grappling Championship 2008 Overall Adult Team Champions
  • NAGA Virginia Grappling Championship (April 2009) Kids & Teens Team Champions
  • NAGA Virginia Grappling Championship (April 2009) Overall Adult Team Champions
  • NAGA Virginia Grappling Championship (September 2009) Kids & Teens Team Champions
  • NAGA Virginia Grappling Championship (September 2009) Overall Adult Team Champions
  • NAGA Virginia Grappling Championship 2009 Kids & Teens Team Champions
  • NAGA Virginia Grappling Championship 2009 Overall Adult Team Champions

We could go on, and on, and ON. The list of team titles doesn’t stop there ... but we figure you get the point already.

Here’s what all these team victories have to do with YOU.

On a daily basis we're working with and training students just like you that want to get in shape, learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, self defense and even those that want to compete. We offer programs for student of all levels. I would like to share with you some of our day to day lessons that I know for a fact will help you in your training and in your life.

Want to learn more and get FREE stuff?  Get weekly training and video tips in your email box from Team Lloyd Irvin for free!  We will also keep you updated on upcoming local fights, seminars, special events, and special offers.  You will not get junk in your email – you will get tips and instruction that you can use almost instantly.  To get this FREE DVD?  Join our email list and we will email you back a special link where you can get your FREE DVD “BJJ Made Easy” instructional Video by Team Lloyd Irvin’s own Mike Fowler.

Please fill out the form below to start learning from the best!

Name:
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I solemnly promise to never rent, sell, or abuse your personal information in any way. You will ONLY receive information about MMA, BJJ, or other valuable information from Lloyd Irvin’s Academy.

Our formula for success is simple.

Proven System
+
Quality Coaching
+
Great Teammates
+
Work Ethic & Attitude
=
SUCCESS!

We have a proven system (there’s simply no better proof than our team RESULTS in competition).

We have quality coaching (not only are our coaches champion competitors, they’re also champion instructors). We have great teammates (our support system is second to none and all you need to do is check out one competition team class to see the kind of quality training partners you’ll have access to on a regular basis). We work harder to transform our athletes into champions. Bottom line.

Let’s get into some more of Team Lloyd Irvin’s success principles and why they’ve made us one of the top competition teams in the nation and the #1 competition team in the Maryland, Virginia and DC area.

Competition Success Principle #1:
Work Ethic & Attitude

Here at Lloyd Irvin’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy we take pride in knowing we’re training harder – and smarter – than any other team in the area. There are certain “secrets” to our success, which you’ll learn about in this letter, but it’s certainly no secret at all that the #1 reason why we’re the best grappling competition team in Maryland, Virginia and DC is because of our work ethic and our attitude.

Here’s why this benefits YOU. Not only do we push our students past where they think they can go, our coaches do more than just teach you. They train WITH you. We take a “hands on” approach to training, meaning our coaches are on the mats with our students training and making sure you are getting better at the fastest rate possible.

Our thinking is that if our coaches are working harder than any other coaching staff around, there’s no way possible for our students to fail.

We’re the best because we hold ourselves to a higher standard. The fact is this:

While most other teams are training to beat Team Lloyd Irvin, we’re training to beat the best grapplers in the world.


Team Lloyd Irvin Athletes Win Matches And Bring Home The Hardware


Our Competitors Work Hard And Consistently Get Their Hands Raised In Victory

Competitors Beware! Other Schools Will Flat Out LIE To You!

Here’s another major PROBLEM that many aspiring competitors will run into when checking out teams they might want to join: many schools simply don’t have goals to be the absolute BEST in the world. A lot of instructors and coaches actually hold their competitors back by not “giving it to you straight” or by babying you, telling you that it’s okay to train half-hearted or not be as committed as you should be. They’ll make excuse after excuse for themselves as coaches, they’ll give excuses for their team not performing up to an acceptable level, and they’ll make excuses for you as a competitor just to make you feel good. Or if you wanna put it another way that’s not so “P.C.” you could say they blow smoke up your ass so you won’t quit.

Not us. If you have the courage to step foot on our mats and you want to really compete, then we’re gonna give it to you straight. No BS.

Warning!
Don’t Get Stuck On A Team With The Wrong Mindset!

Here’s another PROBLEM that the “real deal” competitors get when figuring out which teams they want to join: they’ll get involved with teams that accept just going out there to compete or teams that will talk about getting medals. Unfortunately many times aspiring champions run into coaches who tell them to get a medal or that it’s great to just go out to a big tournament and compete.

That’s SAD. Here’s why. By having that kind of mentality and preaching that attitude and mentality to you, they are actually holding you back. You’ll Never WIN That Way!

That’s a problem, but this common problem can be solved by following our next competition success principle…

Competition Success Principle #2:
Setting Yourself At A
Higher Standard Of Excellence

If you want to compete, you should want to WIN. If you don’t want to WIN and if you’re really okay with losing, if you accept losses graciously, then where’s the meaning? The coaches and champions of Team Lloyd Irvin shoot for nothing less than gold medals – nothing less than VICTORY. And yeah, sure, sometimes people fall short. Nobody is absolutely perfect in a sport like this. However, if you strive to be the absolute best, then most likely you’re going to have a lot of success.

A perfect example of a student who had the goals of being the absolute best he could possibly be, a student who had the courage to go after what he wanted and work hard to overcome his faults and weaknesses is a Team Lloyd Irvin grappler named Mike Fowler.

Let’s take a look at another “Team Lloyd Irvin Case Study.”

Mike Fowler:
“From BJJ White Belt To BJJ Black Belt
National Champion In Only 4 Years”

When Mike first came to the school, he was just a young, goofy kid fresh out of high school. He started traveling all the way from VA Beach to train, and after experiencing the level of training at the school, he made the smart decision to move here to Maryland so he could train at the school as much as he could.

When he first got started, he wasn’t very good at all. In fact, he’d get his butt kicked every day. But what he lacked in talent he made up for with DESIRE. He wanted so much to be a champion he met with his coach Lloyd Irvin and came up with a plan and a system he needed to follow in order to earn his BJJ black belt in record time like Lloyd Irvin did – and more importantly, WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF BJJ AND SUBMISSION GRAPPLING!

Mike was dedicated, focused, and disciplined enough to follow Lloyd Irvin’s proven system that literally can take a lesser athlete and transform him or her into a champion competitor.

Here’s more PROOF of how…

Lloyd Irvin Smashes The MYTH that
“You have to train with a Brazilian to compete and WIN
at the highest level.”

A big ugly myth that runs rampant within the competitive BJJ and grappling community is that you just can’t compete and win at the highest levels unless your coach is Brazilian. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Lloyd Irvin has not only proven that kind of thinking wrong, he’s totally taken that myth and shattered it to smithereens!

As you will see below, Team Lloyd Irvin’s own Mike Fowler competes in the toughest BJJ and grappling tournaments in the world and WINS.

Here’s a list of what Mike has accomplished throughout his stellar BJJ & grappling career so far (and he ain’t done yet!)…

The following tournaments and competitions are some of the biggest and toughest in the world:

  • Asian Open Championship
    2007 Black Belt Middle weight – Champion
    2008 Black Belt Middle weight – 2nd Place
    2008 Black Belt Absolute – Champion
  • Rio Open International
    2009 Black Belt Middle weight – 3rd Place
  • USA vs. Brazil Championship
    2004 Purple Belt Lightweight – Champion
  • Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships
    2003 Blue Belt – Champion
    2006 Black Belt – 2nd Place
  • American National Jiu-Jitsu Championships
    2003 Purple Belt Open Division – Champion
    2003 Purple Belt – Champion
    2005 Black Belt Medio – Champion
  • CBJJO Copa De Mundo
    2005 Brown Belt Medio – Bronze

Other Notable Tournaments & Competitions All The Way From White Belt To Black Belt (and these aren’t even all of his victories and championships):

BLACK BELT

  • 2006 Grapplers Quest – Black Belt – 3rd Place
  • 2005 American Nationals Black Belt – Champion

BROWN BELT

  • 2005 Copa Atlantica Brown Belt – Champion
  • 2005 Grapplers Quest Brown Belt – 2nd Place
  • 2005 Grapplers Quest USA Trials Welterweight – 3rd Place
  • 2005 Grapplers Quest Beast of the East 2 Brown Belt – Champion
  • 2005 CSC 6 Grappling – Champion
  • 2005 Capital Classic Brown Belt 150+ – Champion
  • 2005 GQ Beast of the East Brown Belt GI – Champion
  • 2005 Budweiser Cup Brown Belt Middleweight – Champion

PURPLE BELT

  • 2004 Grapplers Quest World Series Purple Belt Lightweight – Champion
  • 2004 Grapplers Quest World Series Purple Belt Heavyweight – Champion
  • Georgia Open Lightweight – Champion
  • 2004 U.S. Open Purple Belt Light Heavyweight – Champion
  • 2004 VABJJF Purple Belt Lightweight – Champion
  • 2004 Copa Atlantica – Purple Belt Lightweight – Champion
  • 2004 Copa Atlantica – Purple Belt Open – 2nd Place
  • 2004 George Pendergrass Benefit Purple Belt Open – Champion
  • 2004 George Pendergrass Benefit Purple Belt Lightweight – Champion 2004
  • 2004 Nashville Grappling Open No-Gi Advanced – 3rd Place
  • 2004 Nashville Grappling Open – Purple Belt Open – Champion
  • 2004 Nashville Grappling Open – Purple Belt Lightweight – Champion 2004
  • Grapplers Quest National Championship Advanced Featherweight – Champion
  • Grapplemania II Lightweight Pro Division – 3rd Place
  • 2004 NAGA No-Gi World Championships Expert Division – Champion
  • 2004 NAGA Gi World Championships Purple Belt and Above – 3rd Place 2004
  • Grapplers Quest – Beast of the East – Lightweight Superfight Tournament – 2nd Place
  • 2004 Combat Sports Challenge – Champion
  • 2003 American International – Purple Belt Open – Champion
  • 2003 American International – Purple Belt Lightweight – Champion
  • 2003 Copa Atlantica – Purple Belt Lightweight – Champion
  • 2003 Copa Atlantica – Purple Belt Open – Champion
  • 2003 US Open – Purple Belt Lightweight – Champion
  • 2003 US Open – Purple Belt Open – 2nd Place
  • 2003 Virginia Beach Jiu-Jitsu Championships – Purple Belt Lightweight – Champion
  • 2003 Grapplers Quest No-Gi World Championships Advanced Lightweight – Champion
  • 2003 Victory at Valley Forge Purple Belt Open – Champion
  • 2003 Victory at Valley Forge Purple Belt Lightweight – Champion 2003
  • Battle of the Beach Purple Belt – Champion
  • 2003 Battle of the Beach No-Gi – 3rd Place

Blue Belt

  • 2003 Grapplers Quest Shootout Open Class – Champion
  • 2003 GQ Nationals No-Gi Advanced – Champion
  • 2003 NAGA Gi World Championships – Champion
  • 2003 NAGA No-Gi World Championships – 3rd Place
  • 2002 NAGA Championships No-Gi – 4th Place
  • 2002 NAGA Championships Gi – Champion
  • 2002 Copa Atlantica Gi Championships – Champion
  • 2002 New England Grappling Championships – 3rd Place
  • 2002 US Grappling Championships – 2nd Place

White Belt

  • 2001 NAGA NAGC – White Belt – 2nd Place
  • 2001 NAGA NAGC – No-Gi – Champion
  • 2001 Fighters Garage – White Belt – Champion
  • 2001 King of the Ring MMA – Winner
  • 2001 Danville Fall KickFest MMA – Winner

 

Not only has Mike Fowler won some of the most grueling and toughest tournaments anyone could compete in, he’s bested some truly legendary grapplers in competition.

That fact is important to note because since Mike was able to earn his BJJ black belt in such a short period of time, many felt it was simply “too quick” and questioned what he’d be able to do at the black belt level.

Well, in typical Team Lloyd Irvin fashion, Mike silenced the “haters” and proved the naysayers dead wrong when he won a National BJJ Championship in the black belt division within a month of earning his BJJ black belt, quickly establishing himself as one of the top American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt competitors in the world!

Not only that, he went on to compete at the Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling Championships and defeated the legendary fighter and grappler Renzo Gracie (the third Gracie Mike has beaten in his short career so far) in a tight, hard-fought match. It was an honor for Mike to be able to compete against one of his idols and to come out victorious is remarkable.

Right after that match, Mike then tapped out 6-time BJJ World Champion and 2-time Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Champion Saulo Ribeiro who is one of the most heavily-credentialed BJJ and grappling competitors of all time! Mike was in big trouble in the beginning of the match but stayed tough, weathered the storm and was able to secure a footlock submission hold to get the victory.

 
Mike hugs his coach after tapping out BJJ and grappling legend Saulo Ribeiro
at the Abu Dhabi Championships



Mike Fowler is elated as he goes to get his hand raised in victory

These wins are quite significant because they are undisputable proof that Team Lloyd Irvin competitors can WIN in the toughest of circumstances against the best and toughest competitors in the world.

Here’s why this is so great and how it benefits YOU as an aspiring competitor…

Right here on the training floor of our Camp Springs, MD academy, Mike Fowler is coaching and training our students everyday to help create more gold medal winners. You’ll not only be coached by world champions, you be training with world champions.

That’s right… while the other schools in the area are trying to catch up to Team Lloyd Irvin… Team Lloyd Irvin is training to beat the best teams and competitors in the world! That’s just a fact.



On a daily basis we're working with and training students just like you that want to get in shape, learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, self defense and even those that want to compete. We offer programs for student of all levels. I would like to share with you some of our day to day lessons that I know for a fact will help you in your training and in your life.

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Other Competition Teams In The Area
Train To Beat Team Lloyd Irvin
– Team Lloyd Irvin Trains To Beat
The Best In The World!

And THAT is one of the biggest reasons why…

“People From All Over The World Travel Right Here
To Camp Springs, MD To Train At Our Academy”

Being the #1 school in the Maryland, Virginia and DC area has its merits. It affords us the opportunity to provide our students with the best possible coaching and tournament preparation in the area, along with the best training facilities.

That’s why many of our students are more than willing to drive over one hour, one way, to train at our academy. To them, it’s more than worth the extra few minutes of travel time to train with the best. For the serious competitor, one who wants to WIN grappling matches against the toughest competition, it’s an easy decision to travel just a little bit more to make it here.

We understand some schools may be closer to you, and some of those schools might even have students who compete… but if you’re serious about winning, doesn’t it make sense to travel just a little bit more to get the best training possible? If you’re going to compete, wouldn’t you agree the smart decision would be to prepare for competitions with the #1 competition team in the MD, VA & DC area, even if you might have to drive a little more to get there?

Yes!

Let’s think about it… why would you want to take a chance of losing in a competition because you didn’t do everything in your power to get the best training possible? Anyone who’s serious about competing in BJJ or grappling tournaments would be willing to sacrifice maybe a little more and invest just a little more time into getting world class training, right?

This brings us to our next competition success principle…

Competition Success Principle #3:
Surrounding Yourself
With The Right People

If you want to have success on the mats, one thing you absolutely must have is a quality support system. You have to surround yourself with the right people who can help you get the job done. You absolutely must have quality friends, mentors and coaches to follow.

Having said that, many aspiring grappling champions who never really had the success they dreamed about have this in common:

Unsuccessful competitors didn’t surround themselves with the right people.

If you surround yourself with mediocre people and are part of a mediocre team… you will have the tendency to become mediocre. If you surround yourself with unmotivated people and an unmotivated team... you will have the tendency to be unmotivated.

Unfortunately, many people who really want to be champions make a huge mistake and choose to train at academies that simply don’t measure up. Many aspiring champions end up doing nothing because they messed up and joined the wrong team and associated with the wrong people.

Those people end up living the rest of their lives with regret and sometimes even shame after finding out they could have made maybe just one or two different decisions with regards to which competition team they chose to join.

That’s a major problem and one that doesn’t sit well with us here at Lloyd Irvin’s MMA, BJJ & Grappling Academy. We hate seeing people lose matches because they’re not preparing properly as a result of being on the wrong team.

It’s all goes back to this simple principle: If you want success in grappling, surround yourself with successful motivated grapplers and coaches who have a common goal to be the absolute best at what they do.

You don’t have to make the same mistake so many other unlucky folks make when trying to find the best BJJ and grappling competition team.

It’s your responsibility as an aspiring champion to associate yourself with the right people. If you associate yourself with champions, there’s a good chance you can become a champion yourself. If you surround yourself with energetic, motivated and ambitious people, you will naturally push each other to the top. If you don’t, you won’t – plain and simple.

As a member of Team Lloyd Irvin you can rest assured you are surround by the right people.

If you check out tournament footage of Team Lloyd Irvin members in action, you’ll see how enthusiastic our team is and how strongly we stand behind our competitors. You’ll get so much support during both the preparation for the competitions and during the competitions. You’ll never be without a coach and you’ll always have people pushing you to new heights and helping you through your challenges. We wouldn’t have it any other way.


When You Train With Team Lloyd Irvin, You'll Be Training With The Best!


We Have Many Black Belts Who Will Train With You And Coach You To Success
At National, International and Even World Tournaments!


Train With Lloyd Irvin and You'll Be Training With Winners!

 

Having good friends, mentors and coaches is PRICELESS when you’re a competitive combat athlete. It’s worth it to seek out the right people to associate yourself with, because when you do find the right people and the right team, it can make an enormous positive impact on your life. The great news is that you can control who you associate with and which competition team you decide to join. So do it. If you live near the Maryland, Virginia or Washington Metropolitan area, the smart choice is simple.

This brings us to our next “Team Lloyd Irvin Case Study.”

Nyjah Easton:
“Short And Skinny Little 114-Pound 'Girly Girl'
Battles Adversity To Shock Her Friends And
Becomes Team Lloyd Irvin’s First World Champion”

Here’s a list of Nyjah’s BJJ & submission grappling achievements so far:
  • 2007 Mundial (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships) Silver Medalist
  • 2007 Naga Gi (119 pounds and below) Champion
  • 2007 Naga No Gi (119 pounds and below) Champion
  • 2007 Grapplers Quest Liberty Bell No- Gi (114.9 pounds and below) Champion
  • 2007 Grapplers Quest North American Championships (114.9 pounds and below) Champion
  • 2007 Grapplers Quest Purple Belt (114 pounds and below) Champion
  • 2006 Brazilian Mundial (BJJ World Championships) Bronze Medalist
  • 2006 Abu Dhabi Trials Semi-Finalist
  • 2006 Girls Fight Too Award
  • 2006 WKA Super Fight Champion
  • 2006 Naga Women's No Gi Open Weight Champion
  • 2006 Naga Women's Gi (Purple Belt and Above) Champion (130 pounds and below)
  • 2006 Grapplers Quest Multiple Time Silver Medalist
  • 2006 WKA No Gi Champion (120 pounds and below)
  • 2006 WKA Gi Champion (120 pounds and below)
  • 2005 Naga Winner for Women's (124.5 pounds and below)
  • 2005 Naga Bronze Medalist
  • 2005 Naga Bronze Medalist (Gi)
  • 2005 Grapplers Quest Silver Medalist (No Gi)
  • 2005 Grapplers Quest Silver Medalist (Gi)
  • 2005 Naga Silver Medalist (Gi)
  • 2005 Naga Silver Medalist (No Gi)
  • 2004 Grapplers Quest Bronze Medalist (Gi)
  • 2004 Grapplers Quest 4th Place (No Gi)
  • 2004 Naga Silver Medalist
  • 2004 Naga Bronze Medalist
  • 2004 Naga Teens Silver Medalist (No Gi)
  • 2004 Naga Teen Girls Gi Champion
  • 2004 Grapplers Quest Teens Bronze Medalist
  • 2004 Grapplers Quest Teens Bronze Medalist (No Gi)
  • 2004 Naga Champion Women's Beginner (No Gi)
  • 2004 Naga Champion Women's White Belt

These championships are all a result of hard work and being around the right people.

 

Competition Success Principle #4:
Being Committed

If you wanna compete, and you wanna WIN, you gotta be committed.

You can’t be a “TALKER.” You gotta be a “DOER!”

Here’s what we mean by this…

Commitment is something that all champions have in common. Champion competitors are 100% committed to their sport.

Here’s another major PROBLEM facing many people who want to compete and win grappling tournaments. They’ll join a team that does nothing but “talk” about winning championships yet lacks any kind of true commitment to really doing what it takes to get the job done on the mats. Countless grapplers join teams because irresponsible coaches make promise after promise but never delivering.

With Team Lloyd Irvin, what you see is what you get. We don’t need to promise you the world in order to get you to join our team. All anyone has to do to see if we’re telling the truth is to look at our team’s competition RESULTS. Our results speak for themselves.


Winning Is Team Lloyd Irvin’s Business… And Business Is Good!

Here’s something else you must do in order to be a winner on the mats. You gotta surround yourself with people who are committed to training YOU to be a champion. You have to be a part of a team that’s committed to giving its members the best training possible.

Here’s how Team Lloyd Irvin is 100% committed to preparing YOU to become their next success story.

We have dedicated classes that will improve your abilities in specific areas, like takedowns (wrestling), submission holds (chokes, arm locks, leg locks, etc.), scoring points (sweeps, passing, etc.) and conditioning. We have advanced classes and classes for beginners only.

When you start taking classes at our academy and begin your preparation to become a champion grappler, you’ll see how Lloyd Irvin and the rest of your coaches are committed to getting you tougher, getting you stronger, getting you better and getting your body and mind hardened to be able to win grappling matches.

There are a lot of ways to win in grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but as far as we’re concerned, there’s only one way to prepare – and that’s with total commitment. That’s the only way you’re gonna have consistency built into your performance on the mat and that’s the only way you’re gonna have consistency to get what you want to get.

This brings us to our next “Team Lloyd Irvin Case Study.”

Mike Easton:
“From White Belt Beginner
To BJJ Black Belt & Champion MMA Fighter”

When Mike Easton first met Lloyd Irvin, before he even set foot in Lloyd’s academy, he told Lloyd he wanted to be a fighter. He said one of his dreams was to be a professional mixed martial arts fighter and become a world champion. He also wanted to get a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and win submission wrestling and BJJ tournaments as he progressed through the ranks.

Lloyd said to Mike, “Most people are all talk. Once you come into my academy and start training, we’ll go from there. Don’t just talk about it, be about it!”

That’s when it started. Mike clearly wasn’t “all talk” like most other “wannabe” fighters or “wannabe” grapplers. He came with a purpose, he had clearly-defined goals, and he was committed to achieving them.

All Mike did was plug himself into Lloyd Irvin’s proven system, stayed consistent with his training, listened to his coaches, worked hard and he earned his success. He didn’t just talk about what he was gonna do, he let his ACTIONS do the talking. THAT is how he was able to become a champion with Team Lloyd Irvin.

Here are some of Mike Easton’s competition accomplishments:

  • Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • Currently Holds 5 Championship MMA Belts
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Under Lloyd Irvin
  • 2007 BJJ World Championships Bronze Medalist (Brown Belt)
  • Multiple-Time Grapplers Quest Champion
  • Multiple-Time NAGA (North American Grappling Association) Champion

When you join Team Lloyd Irvin and start your training to become a champion grappling and BJJ competitor, you’ll be able to train alongside Mike Easton.

In fact, Mike is one of our assistant instructors at the school. So not only will you be coached by a champion, you’ll be able to train with a champion.

And it doesn’t just stop there – we have champions and consistent gold medal winners training hard every single day, morning and night, on the mats here in Camp Springs, Maryland.

 

The training we do for competition isn’t easy. In fact, it can be quite grueling at times… which brings us to our next competition success principle.

Competition Success Principle #5:
Having The Courage
To Challenge Yourself Every Day

Combat sports like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling are tough sports. Competing in one-on-one sports like grappling and BJJ is definitely not for everybody (although it should be). It takes people with tremendous courage to step out there on the mat and impose their will on their opponents.

There’s no denying that competing in one-on-one combat sports will be one of the most challenging things you will ever do in your life. For some people, it can be downright scary… which brings us to this big question…

Are You Scared Of The Challenge?

As a member of Team Lloyd Irvin, you will be challenged every day. You can bet on that.

It ain’t gonna be a cake walk. If it was easy to be a champion grappler, then everybody and their mother would be walking around with a gold medal hanging from their neck.

It’s hard. It’s challenging. That’s the way it is and that’s the way it should be.

What you’ll feel as soon as you step on the mats as a member of Team Lloyd Irvin will be a great sense of pride knowing that as a competitor, you’re on the right team and you’re doing the right things in practice in order to become a champion. When that happens, you’ll notice big changes in your life off the mat as well in your body and your mind which translates to an overall better quality of life for you and the people around you.

Now let’s try something.

Picture yourself at your first competition, winning your first match as a member of Team Lloyd Irvin, getting your hand raised in victory and hearing the roar of your teammates in your corner and in the crowd. Think that’s gonna feel good? You bet it will.

As a member of Team Lloyd Irvin, the #1 competition team in the DC Metro area, you’ll feel an enormous sense of accomplishment simply knowing you had the courage to step on our mats and give it a try. Not to mention the fact you’ll be part of a team who’s 100% committed to producing winners.

So if you are serious about competing wouldn’t it make sense to invest in a school that will provide you absolute best training possible? Provide you with coaches that truly CARE about seeing you not only win but DOMINATE your opponents? If you accept anything less, you’re throwing your money away.

“Don’t Throw Your Cash In The Trash!”

Here’s another huge problem that many aspiring competitors who just aren’t “in the know” run into.

The unfortunate people who haven’t done their homework to find the right competition team to join oftentimes end up paying for classes at inferior schools that don’t provide a serious competitor what they need to win championships on a consistent basis.

They’ll pay to compete, but because they aren’t with the right team, they get embarrassed, humiliated and leave the competition feeling ashamed. That’s like throwing cash in the trash.

If you’re going to invest your time, money and energy into becoming a real deal grappling competitor, why not you invest in the best? If you live in the Maryland, Virginia and DC area then the smart decision is right around the corner here at Lloyd Irvin’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Camp Springs, Maryland.

If you want to compete in grappling or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and WIN, there’s no better place to train. Give us a call right now so we can see if we’d be a good fit for each other.

Call 301-449-5425 right now and ask for Mike or Pere and they’ll hook you up.

On a daily basis we're working with and training students just like you that want to get in shape, learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, self defense and even those that want to compete. We offer programs for student of all levels. I would like to share with you some of our day to day lessons that I know for a fact will help you in your training and in your life.

Want to learn more and get FREE stuff?  Get weekly training and video tips in your email box from Team Lloyd Irvin for free!  We will also keep you updated on upcoming local fights, seminars, special events, and special offers.  You will not get junk in your email – you will get tips and instruction that you can use almost instantly.  To get this FREE DVD?  Join our email list and we will email you back a special link where you can get your FREE DVD “BJJ Made Easy” instructional Video by Team Lloyd Irvin’s own Mike Fowler.

Please fill out the form below to start learning from the best!

Name:
Email:

I solemnly promise to never rent, sell, or abuse your personal information in any way. You will ONLY receive information about MMA, BJJ, or other valuable information from Lloyd Irvin’s Academy.

Now you have no excuses not to come and train with the #1 grappling and BJJ competition in the Maryland, Virginia and DC area. Don’t make the same mistake so many other uninformed people make when trying to find a place to fulfill their competitive goals. If you wanna be the best then you have to train with the BEST. Don’t wait. The time is NOW. You can do this! All it takes to get started is a simple phone call to set up a free consultation so we can go over what your specific personal goals are and make sure we can fulfill your needs. So let’s give it a try. Call us at 301-449-5425 and ask for Mike or Pere, they’ll be happy to help you.

See you soon!

Team Lloyd Irvin


Team Lloyd Irvin Welcomes YOU As Its Next Competitor And Future Champion