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My Hero: Lloyd Irvin

 

 

Lloyd Irvin is a hero to me and easily one of the most inspirational people I've ever met. I don't just admire him for his natural gifts and amazing talent, but his forever unwavering committment to the belief in hard work. Because of committs and interests elsewhere, I haven't been able to committ myself to training to be on a path to black belt anytime soon. But the work ethic and "can-do" attitude he instills in his students helps me with so many of my other endeavors. As someone who saw superb leadership in the United States Marine Corps, I can say definitively Master Lloyd is a first-rate leader and world-class instructor.

So if you have a moment, watch the video and learn something about a very underrated coach and instructor. Much is made of Pat Miletich and Greg Jackson for very good and obvious reasons, but I believe Master Lloyd has all of their ability and then some. I know what he's done for me and what he's done for others.

And the title "master", by the way, is equivalent to "professor" in jiu-jitsu language, so leave the smart ass remarks about it at home. It's a title of distinction that all of his students freely give him out of reverance. In my book, he's earned it and I'm happy to call him that.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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