Lloyd Irvin

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Lloyd Irvin
Nationality American
Division Heavyweight
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team Team Lloyd Irvin
Rank      3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Leo Dalla
Notable students Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis, Brandon Vera, Mike Easton, Nyjah Easton, Jonathan Torres, Marcos Torregrosa, Keenan Cornelius, DJ Jackson

Lloyd Irvin Jr. is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and competitor, with wins in events such as the World No-Gi Championship.[1]

Home invasion incident

In 2008, Lloyd Irvin, his family, and former student Brandon Vera were the victims of a home invasion robbery. Reportedly, Lloyd was able to disarm one of the robbers and send both men fleeing the residence shortly thereafter. There were no reports of injuries.[2][3]

Team Lloyd Irvin

Lloyd Irvin is the head coach of the eponymous Team Lloyd Irvin, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts organization operating in the Mid-Atlantic States of the U.S.[4][5][6]

A number of prominent grapplers and MMA fighters have attended his school at one time, such as Mike Fowler, JT Torres, and Ryan Hall.[7]

Cult allegations controversy

Following an incident between three of his students on 1 Jan 2013 Irvin received a lot of negative publicity in the mixed martial arts press. Several of his best students decided to leave, and Irvin disbanded his affiliate program, citing the "lynch mob" mentality of his attackers. A 5 Dec 2013 article on the controversy with accounts from former Irvin associates and students claimed Irvin's students were training in a cult like environment.[8]

Mixed martial arts record

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1–0 Arthur Gant Submission (heel hook) USVTO - US Vale Tudo Open 1996 November 6, 1996 1 1:48 United States

External links

References

  1. ^ "Results". Official IBBJF results. 2008. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "BloodyElbow.com Exclusive: Lloyd Irvin, Family and Brandon Vera Attacked by Two Gunman in Irvin's Home Saturday Morning". October 6, 2008. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Vera Held at Gunpoint". October 23, 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cimins, Brian. "Team Results from 2012 Grapplers Quest Beast of the East - Wayne, NJ - March 24-25, 2012". Grapplers Quest. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ Cimins, Brian. "Overall Team Results from 2012 Grapplers Quest U.S. National Championships - Morristown, New Jersey - July 21-22, 2012". Grapplers Quest. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Holly Morris - UFC Fighters". FOX 5 News. Retrieved February 20, 2013. FOX 5's Holly Morris visited Team Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts and Fitness in Arlington, Virginia where they train athletes of any skill level...including professional UFC fighters! 
  7. ^ "Lloyd Irvin". BJJ Heroes. June 14, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lloyd Irvin cult article". Miami New Times. 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2013-12-11.