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Lloyd Irvin

Lloyd Irvin
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Lloyd Irvin

"Martial arts is a way of life for me. I love teaching the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I can't wait for one of my student's to reach Black Belt. I'll never forget when Dalla promoted me to Black Belt in Brazil. It was the greatest day in my martial arts career. I can't wait to give that feeling to one of my students."

Master Lloyd Irvin is a World Renowned martial arts Coach, Competitor and Martial Arts Expert. He is a Multiple Time National Judo Champion, a Multiple Time National Sombo Champion and after coming out of a three-year retirement he recently became a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion.  A Graduate of Bowie State University he holds the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt in Thai Jitsu, 1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,  5th Degree Black Belt in Combat Sombo, and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Judo.

He's the only person in the World to hold black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Combat Sombo and Judo.  He is a modern day martial arts Legend. In 2002 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.

Master Lloyd’s vast experience includes having taught many different law enforcement and military agencies including the Secret Service, FBI, Navy SEALs, DEA, SWAT and Bounty Hunters.  Having fought professionally retiring undefeated and coaching fighters at the highest level of Combat.  He knows exactly what will work and what won’t.  His program throws out everything that doesn’t work and only teaches the things that prove most effective.  Master Lloyd is also involved heavily with private security. This type of experience in real life situations is what makes his martial arts school one of a kind.

Master Lloyd's journey of the martial arts began at the age of 3. Master Lloyd was the first African American in the World to receive a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Master Lloyd is one of only three Non-Brazilians to ever receive a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in Brasil. In 1999, Master Lloyd Irvin became the first American to ever defeat a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in Brasil. What makes this even more amazing was that Master Lloyd just received his brown belt 3 days prior. After this amazing victory Master Lloyd had a feature story written about him the World Famous Gracie Magazine in Brasil.

Master Lloyd is one of only a handful of instructors on the entire east coast that can proficiently perform leg locks. Three time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Fabio Gurgel calls Master Lloyd "THE KING OF LEGLOCKS". Master Lloyd is well versed in Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Silat, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sombo, Knife, Stick, Freestyle and Valetudo fighting. He was also featured in Ralph Gracie videos. Master Lloyd feels he is nothing more than a student of the martial arts and will always strive to become a better martial artist.

  • 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 Master Rio, Brazil 
  • Lloyd Irvin is the current G.A.M.E. Lt. Heavy Champion 
  • Current U.S. Valetudo Lt. Heavy 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 198-220lbs 
  • 1997 Gracie Open Jiu-Jitsu Lt. Heavy Champion 
  • 1996 Virginia Free Fighting Lt. Heavy Champion 
  • 1996 Yamasaki-Dalla Jiu-Jitsu Champion 
  • Soldiers of Submission - Team Captain

 

 
Lloyd Irvin's Martial Arts Academy
6333 Old Branch Avenue, Suite 302
Camp Springs, MD 20748
EMAIL: info@lloydirvin.com
(301) 449-KICK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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