No Time to Rest, No Time to Chill.
You’d think that after the 2011 European BJJ Championships there would be at least a few days to rest, but that’s not the case. Team Lloyd Irvin is locked into a MUNDIAL GRIND, pushing the physical limits and mental boundaries in each and every member of famLI.
The night JT “Spiderman” Torres came back from Portugal, he was on the mat, fixing holes and drilling.
The very next morning, our Strength and Conditioning Coach D’Angelo Kinard put us through a full body blast.
At 4:30 PM the Medal Chasers were back up to work on the specific back attack system and situational sparring.
In the nighttime Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, we had visitors from Leo Dalla’s Academy and split up into groups of six. We were on 7 minute rounds and when the final bell rang we would switch between our respective groups. This went on for over 90 minutes. When it was all said and done, Master Lloyd called for the class to run laps around the main mat. As we ran ML gave us visualizations, motivating the entire group.
This was nothing compared to what he had in store for us the following morning.
PICTURE THIS GRIND SESSION
At 11:30 AM sharp, we bow in and start running. The warm-up is a mix of running variations, grappling exercises, and precise movements.
First up, 7 minutes with Master Lloyd. Around the gym this is affectionately known as the “ML Beatdown“. If you’ve had the chance to roll with Lloyd Irvin, you know why he’s called Master. ML pulled guard and immediately swept. Once on top he is relentless, crushing your head and constantly attacking your wrists and arms. All movements are futile, any attempt to escape puts you deeper down the hole, until he feels it’s time to finish.
Without a break, you’re put into the jiu jitsu gauntlet. 4 Fresh opponents rotating in every 90 seconds.
The situation is that it’s the finals of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships, you’re down and you need a score to win.
The first 3 opponents are trying to pass while you attempt to sweep, submit, or take the back. The 4th round was straight judo with Rhadi Ferguson Grip System Certified, BJJ Black belt, Master Donnie Achnick.
After going through all four adversaries for three consecutive series, the body gets thrown into a state of disorientation. Your head is spinning as you uncontrollably gasp for air. The only thing that keeps you working is the thought of that gold medal around your neck and the only reason you’re putting your body through this chaos is because you know it needs to be done to get on top of that podium.
You know it’s a good grind when you look into the trash can and the first thing you see is blood mixed with the oatmeal you had for breakfast!
After you get yourself together, it time to rep a technique for about 20 minutes straight. This is the best time to drill, the move really sticks when your drop-dead drained.
After the final bow the team claps it up, then daps it up, closing out a ridiculous morning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class!
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P.S. – Complete Team Lloyd Irvin European Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships Recap coming soon!