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.