THANK YOU TEAM LLOYD IRVIN
I just wanted to say thank you to the whole Lloyd Irvin Martial
Arts and Team Lloyd Irvin family. Some of you I've banged heads
with on many mornings. I still remember being at the school at 7
am with Master Donnie, Lloyd and Jeff Ruth banging until somebody
would start bleeding or couldn't go anymore. I remember rolling
with Mike Fowler and butting heads with James. I must say you all
and many others were very instrumental in allowing me to achieve
my dream of becoming an Olympian. I'm smiling while I'm writing
this letter because I know there were many times when I would come
to the school and I know there where some people in the locker
room saying, "D#MN!! He's here again, but even through all of that
- you guys would roll with me anyway." Heck, even Jasmine and
Mannie rolled with me on an occasion or two. So I say thank you.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart because I know there were
times when you were in the middle of your curriculum and learning
a series of moves from the system and the format of practice would
change when I was in town. I say thank you for being
understanding, for allowing me the opportunity to develop. I can't
show enough gratitude.
Thank you to all of the parents who would greet me with a smile
and a welcoming tone everytime I came in town to practice.
Thanks to the staff for being pleasant when I would call and when
I would come into town.
And last but not least - LLOYD IRVIN - THA BADDEST MAN IN THE THE
LAND ON THE MAT!!!! Thanks for your time, your dedication, your
information, for sacrificing your body through aches and pains,
and practicing with me against Ms. Rose's advice (wink wink). I
appreciate everything. And I'm not even worried - I know you have
at least 2 more Olympians in the camp right now. As long as their
mat work is tight and they have good conditioning they will be
alright. I know Ryan has it in him as well as a couple of others -
I've seen it for myself. Thanks again.
Rhadi "The Judo Machine" Ferguson
Thanks to all of the parents
Rhadi Ferguson, M.A.T., CSCS