Hello. My name is Lloyd Irvin and for those of you who do not know
who I am let me tell you who I am. I’m a Brazilian Jiujitsu
Black Belt World Champion, a No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
World Champion, a Two Time Judo National Champion, a Two Time Sambo
National Champion, a Mixed Martial Arts Coach, a Grappling Hall of
Fame Inductee (Inducted alongside with Royce Gracie), I’m also
one of the foremost grappling and mixed martial arts experts in the
world and I’m the founder and creator of The Grappling Blueprint.
Lloyd Irvin, Grappling Hall of Fame Inductee,
along with Royce Gracie
As you've probably read on the other page, I got my BJJ Blue Belt
in only 30 days and my BJJ Black Belt in only 3 1/2 years. I 'DID
NOT' do judo or sombo prior to beginning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I
also received my Black Belt in Judo and Sombo in only 1 year. I've
also created from scratch what many people consider the strongest
American Jiu Jitsu team in the World. My team is 58 time grapplers
quest champions, 45 Time Naga Champion, we recently won the 5-5
beast of the east challenge defeating team renzo gracie in the finals
and we were just named the team of the decade by grapplers.com for
the years 1999-2009.
Now I'm not saying this to brag or impress you, but to impress
upon you that I know what I'm talking about and if you'll just give
me a few minutes of your time, I'll explain to you how I was able
to accomplish so much, how I'm able to help my students accomplish
so many incredible accomplishments and most importantly, How I can
help you take your grappling to the next level.
But if you were to write this off as some scam,
some fake get your black belt quick program, or group me into the
massive number of people trying to educate the grappling public
with instruction but don't compete themselve and even worse, don't
produce champions from the same information that they are telling
you that is so great, you would be doing yourself a great disservice.
Not only does my stuff work, I prove it by showing
the World the results of my students, showing you what they did,
showing you how they did the exact things that I'm telling you to
do, I do grappling case studies that our out of this World, "Please,
if you truly want to improve your grappling, sit back and read this
On this page I want to share with you 5 of the many secrets
that's behind the success of The Grappling Blueprint, give
you a better understanding as what the blueprint is and I promise
you that if you have a open mind, truly want to become the best
you can be and will just give me a chance. I promise you that you
won't be dissapointed, over 200,000 people throughout the World
trust me enough to listen to me, shouldn't you? But don't take my
word for it, I have enough proof that I want to share with you to
make you a believer.
BELOW ARE JUST 5
THE GRAPPLING BLUEPRINT SECRETS
I'M GOING TO REVEAL TO YOU
ON THIS PAGE ...
-The Reduction Of Reaction Time
- The Maximization
Of The C.E.E. Concept
-The Secret Of Visual Processes and Processing
(What Your Instructor Will Never Teach You)
- The Art And Science of Deliberate Practice
Although I am here to tell you about The Grappling Blueprint,
let me tell you about my most important accomplishment first. My
most important accomplishment is that……….. I’M
Yes, simply put. I am an investor.
Over the years I learned a great deal about martial arts, about
life, about grappling, about striking, about business, about success,
about high achievement and education. And what I have learned is
that there is absolutely no substitute for investing in
yourself and that which you believe in.
In 1996-97 I created a system for grappling called The Grappling
Blueprint. A system that I found to be fool-proof over the years,
having coached several phenoms in the world of grappling, Abu Dhabi
Submission World Wrestling Competitors, National Champions, Olympians,
World Champions and several state champions. I also have a 19 yr
old BJJ Black Belt who the Gracie Magazine recently was quoted as
saying "Jonathan Torres is the biggest revelation in jiu jitsu
in recent times!" This isn't by luck, everything that I do
is by a highly designed and planned out system.
Over the years, I’ve honed The Grappling Blueprint and have
tweaked it, made some adjustments and improved upon it. Over the
years of producing champions, I began to really understand that
my system, The Grappling Blueprint was, the master key to success
in grappling, I even have thousands of testimonials from people
from all over the World that I've never met about how they have
been able to excel after utilizing just The FREE Grappling Blueprint
emails and online coaching that I make available to people throughout
the World. And I’ve based many of my products such as The
Grappling Game Plan, Back Attack Secrets, Pilates For Grapplers
and Triangle Secrets just to name a few, off of the tenets and systematic
approach of The Grappling Blueprint.. and guess what?
EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO HAS FOLLOWED
MY ADVICE AND INVESTED IN ME AND MY
PROGRAMS HAS SUCCEEDED!
You wanna know why?
I’ll tell you why.
The great philosopher Aristotle is quoted as saying, “We
are what we repeatedly do; therefore excellence is not an act, but
I AM A HABITUAL WINNER. Winning for me has become
a habit. Winning for those who follow The Grappling Blueprint tenets
has become a habit. Succeeding on the mat has become a habit. And
do you know why?
It’s because I understand The Grappling Blueprint and…
I’ve LITERALLY Cracked The Code
To Grappling Success
For years people think that talent is what determines
who succeeds and who does not. We’ve all watched
athletes on television and said the following statement:
“(insert name here) is just naturally talented!”
I've been personally accused of getting my BJJ Black Belt in 3 1/2
years because I was talented, because I was athletic etc. If that's
all it took to accomplish what I've accomplished then I promise
you that there would be people all over the World that would've
done the exact same thing.
READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY!!!
There are very few naturally talented people, so few that I DO
NOT ALLOW the word “talented” to come out of my mouth.
I really don’t believe in someone being “naturally talented”.
Because I don’t want my students, my customers or the people
that I mentor to believe that there is something that is stopping
them from achieving high levels of success. I’m sure you’ve
heard me say before that “Hard Work Will Beat Talent, When
Talent Refuses To Work Hard.”
Researchers in the areas of elite level sports performance have
found out that “talent” is a misnomer. In harmony with
the title of Geoff Colvin’s book “Talent Is Overrated”
I can tell you right now, that it truly is. Talent, like anything
else is earned, but you cannot earn it without knowing exactly what
Some people think that my student Mike Folwer is “naturally
talented” I laugh. Why? Because Mike is far from 'naturally
Because Mike Fowler also follows The Grappling Blueprint, it's tenents,
its phillosoplies and he truly believes in the system.
Some people think that my student J.T. “Spiderman”
Torres is “naturally talented”. I laugh. Why? Because
JT is also not Naturally talented, it's Because J.T. follows The
Grappling Blueprint, it's tenents, its phillosoplies and he truly
believes in the system, of course they both work really hard and
'always' do what is asked of them no matter what, without question.
Now both of these guys have a 'burning desire' to become the best
that they can possibly be.
Some people think that my school was name The School of The Decade
by Grappler’s Quest for our accomplishments in grappling from
1999-2009 because all of my students are talented. Are my students
just “naturally talented?” No THEY ARE NOT! But I can
tell you what they are….THEY ARE FOLLOWERS OF THE GRAPPLING
BLUEPRINT. The Blueprint is part of my curriculum so they practice
it even though they don’t know that they are doing it.
The contemporary belief of today’s Brazilian
Jiujitsu practitioner is that, “it takes 10 years to get your
BJJ Black Belt.” While this belief is popular, it
is also incorrect. And while being incorrect, due to its permeation
of the belief system of many of those in the Brazilian Jiujitsu
community and social domain, it has, unfortunately become a self-fulfilling
For some ungodly reason, people believe that, if you have a Black
Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu, that such an achievement means that
you can beat up and/or submit anybody when such an achievement does
not mean that or represent that at all.
Brazilian Jiujitsu like its brother and sister martial arts is
just that….. an art. The art form of jiujitsu is one that
takes a lifetime to master. The achievement of a black belt is just
but one stop on the lifelong journey of learning. Many people look
at the attaining of a black belt as the end of the learning process,
when quite frankly, it is a new beginning.
The purpose of the Grappling Blueprint is not to make you an ass-kicking
machine, although many ass-kicking machines have been created. The
purpose of the Grappling Blueprint is not to get you to the level
of Black Belt so that you can quit Brazilian Jiujitsu and say, “Ok,
been there. Done that.” The purpose of the Grappling Blueprint
is not to learn the triangle choke, the oma plata and a couple of
The original purpose that The Grappling
Blueprint was created was to find a way for me to become that best
grappler I could possibly be as fast as possible. After
getting my blue belt in 30 days working my system of advanced learning,
training and skill adaptation, six months into my training my instructor
had to move back to Brazil for personal reasons.
At that point I was left without an instructor but with an obsessive
desire to learn jiu jitsu and become the best I could be. So I created
The Grappling Blueprint as a system for me to follow to achieve
success in grappling, I put alot of time, energy and effort into
it, I studied high level black belt film, broke done ever single
transition that they would do from every position, top and bottom,
i documented their hand placement, their grips that they used, I
detailed what the right hand, left hand, left leg, right leg did,
what the hips were doing, I was obsessive.
This was just the beginning of the process of what went into the
original version of the blueprint system over ten years ago, then
I had to put everything into a systematic training protacol, etc.
Like I said before, The Grappling Blueprint has been through a massive
transformation process and I want to introduce you to some of its
tenets so that you may understand the various channel which you
must investigate and navigate through in order to become a superior
martial artists with super knowledge and excellent growth. The purpose
of the Grappling Blueprint is to allow you to see, know and grow
abnormal level of personal achievement on and off the mat and of
course get your black belt as fast as possible.
Some people may laugh at what I"m about to say, but had I
had all of the resources ie. videos that are available today and
had an instructor with me everyday to answer my questions, fix my
holes, I truly believe that I could've reached the Black Belt level
even faster, don't forget I got my black belt in 3 1/2 years
training myself with this system.
The acquisition of professional achievement, elite levels of excellent
in sport and exemplary achievements have long been a topic of academic
perusal and research by many researchers and scientists. Studies
have been done on what it takes to become “good” in
a particular domain. Since you may not be familiar with the foundational
research of The Grappling Blueprint, as the first practitioner of
the methodological approach which we call The Grappling Blueprint
Method, let me explain to you the 3 Foundational secrets of The
– The Reduction Of Reaction Time
On the metacognitive level, many of us want to reach the level
of knowing how to know what it is that we need to know. Quite honestly,
becoming a metacognitive learner is what we need in order to become
successful within a certain domain of expertise, such as grappling.
The research in the area of metacognition states that, “metacognitive
skills include taking conscious control of learning, planning and
selecting strategies, monitoring the progress of learning, correcting
errors, analyzing the effectiveness of learning strategies, and
changing learning behaviors and strategies when necessary. RidleyDS1992
Schutz, P.A., Glanz, R.S. & Weinstein, C.E., 1992) The ability
to do this will accelerate your learning curve greatly. And it will
also do something remarkable for your grappling game.
See, the Grappling Blueprint was created to help me and
now you to learn what it is that you really don’t understand
that you need to learn so that your learning increases as a more
rapid level. Many argue with the effectiveness of The Grappling
Blueprint, and with good reason!!! It is 100% impossible for people
to grasp and understand that which they don’t know. Most don’t
have the metacognitive awareness in the domain of grappling to clearly
understand how to learn grappling at an extremely fast rate. If
they did, everyone would do it.
When it comes to me getting my Black Belt in 3 1/2 years people
always ask “How in the world I was able to do that and what
did the Grappling Blueprint do for me?”
Well one thing is that The Grappling Blueprint REDUCED my reaction
Here’s how. The great thing about becoming a metacognitive
learner is that you learn how to learn and in and of that process
you become a master at learning so that you actually learn faster.
Have you ever been rolling around on the mat, sparring or doing
randori and seen a move, but just either saw it too late or tried
to hit it and your timing was off? We’ve all been there. The
question is, “How can you fix that?”
See, in your current state of knowledge, you just believe that
you have to practice it. You believe that all you have to do is
perform more repetitions. You believe that all you have to do is
put yourself in that situation so that you can recognize what to
do and how to do it. And although you may be correct on all those
fronts, YOU ARE wrong as hell when it comes to being right about
how to improve that small glitch that we call in sports, your reaction
time --- the time in which you recognize a thing, to the time
where you are able to do the thing.
The reducing of your reaction time will allow you to submit more
people faster; it will allow you to get to the appropriate position
faster than your opponent gets there.
It will provide you with “Matrix”
like movements which will be provided by your “Matrix”
live vision. You will be able to “see” what
everybody else cannot. And thus your ability to apply what it is
that you know at a faster rate will become so apparent so fast that
it will make your instructors and your training partners’
And even though I’m telling you this, you won’t fully
understand until you believe that there is another level of metacognitive
awareness in Jiujitsu that exists beyond the current level which
you have been exposed to. Once you understand this, it will be a
The way that we process information is on a see-think-do model.
First we see a thing, then we process the thing in our mind and
then we do it. Once you learn how to learn. You actually will learn
how to SPEED up your personal see-think-do process. And once that
is sped up, you will always process information faster than your
counterparts. ALWAYS!!! And thus, your ability to REACT, to new
information which you receive and apply it, will be light years
faster than others.
“Oh, Say Can You C.E.E.?”
The way to excel on the mat is still invisible to many.
And what’s so sad is because there are some people out there
who don’t want to see. There are some people out
there who have reduced The Grappling Blueprint to nothing more than
a “guide” and with that all I can do is sit here and
laugh with a smirk on my face while typing this to you because,
its beyond funny and slightly ridiculous.
I even had one 'know it all' student 'think' he knew things about
grappling that he 'didn't' know yet, although he had a great understanding
of what he 'thought' he knew, but he was closed minded and the blueprint
is about being open to anything and everything. Never think that
there is only one way to do anything in grappling, for every World
Champion that says you can only do it this way, I can show you another
World Champion that does it successfully the opposite way
Check this out…..
If I walked up to you and handed you a piece to a puzzle, a real
puzzle piece, what would that be worth to you?
The answer is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! That piece doesn’t have
ANY value to you whatsoever.
But if you bought a 1000 piece puzzle set and had been trying to
put that damn thing together and were missing one piece and I walked
up to you randomly and handed it to you and walked off, you’d
be hunting me down for the rest of your life to find out how I knew
about the missing piece in your puzzle.
Well, The Grappling Blueprint is just like that. Only after you
have bought the box will you understand the importance of The Grappling
Blueprint. You have to buy into the fact that there is more to being
good than meets the eye. You have to understand that YOU cannot
possibly know everything and that its okay to pursue more knowledge
so that you can understand what the journey to the success and ultimate
success on the mat looks like. Once you understand this, once you
have that puzzle, you will be able to better understand and value
the puzzle piece which we call The Grappling Blueprint.
Now, this second secret is foundational core secret number two
of The Grappling Blueprint.
This secret is the secret of “C.E.E.ing”
As you may be able to recognize, “C.E.E.” is an acronym
and a play off of the english word “see.” The acronym
is one that is used inside of my dojo and quite frankly has NEVER
been discussed until now. As a matter of fact, a few of my top students
asked me if I really needed to mention this at all because there
are certain things that I've specifically designed to never even
make it outside the walls of my dojo. As a matter of fact, when
I train and sometimes when I train with Mike Fowler, J.T. “Spiderman”
Torres, and my other top grapplers, I often have private closed
door sessions with no spectators. And it’s not because we
are competing or rolling hard or even practicing hard, it’s
because we have to section ourselves off so that we can technically
expose ourselves so that we may “C.E.E.” things better.
The Grappling Blueprint will help you “C.E.E.”
By now I think you are really interested in what “C.E.E.”
means so let me tell you.
C.E.E. stands for
C – Cultivate
E – Exploit
E – Expose
One of the major things that The Grappling Blueprint will do for
you is to allow you to cultivate your current and newfound grappling
knowledge in such a way that your learning curve will definitely
The Grappling Blueprint will then allow you to Exploit new avenues
of achievement and expertise. Through the proper cultivation of
your knowledge and from having your reaction time of implementation
and recognition severely reduced, you will now be able to exploit
new avenues of achievement more readily and faster. This creates
a HUGE GAP in learning. This is what makes people talk crap after
someone has been promoted in class and they say, “How did
they get promoted, I’ve been training longer than they have,
but they got their purple bet before me. That’s not fair.”
Well you are right. It is NOT fair, but it IS RIGHT! And the reason
why it doesn’t look right to you and to many others is because
many just cannot (see) “C.E.E.”
The other E stand for ENHANCE. The beautiful thing that you will
recognize about The Grappling Blueprint is that you will be able
to enhance your own personal mat experience and the level of those
around you. I’m very aware, that as a personal investor in
The Grappling Blueprint, that more often than not, you are concerned
with your personal growth first. However, as a martial artist it
is your responsibility to enhance, not only your life, but the lives
of others. And as you improve on the mat, undoubtedly, your counterpart
will too. Albeit, not at the same rate at which you will but they
will improve which will continue to enhance your learning process.
This is important because as you get better at “C.E.E.ing”
you will improve at “doing.”
I know this concept seems simple, but please understand that The
Grappling Blueprint was created and designed with all the homework
about its inner workings already done so that all you have to do
is allow it to do the work for you. All you have to do is follow
the blueprint and enhance your on the mat experience.
– Visual Processes and Processing
Before you go off and think that this part of the written
articulation is the same old talk about visualization that you already
know, please calm yourself down. This is NOT that.
When it comes to expert sports performance visualization has been
attributed to enhancing such a domain. And while many think that
this visualization is in terms of visualizing success, this is not
about that or about visualization and visual process of mental visualization
nor is about the human eye or ocular vision. The type of visual
processing which I’m speaking about here is the ability to
access and pick-up information.
In Malcolm Gladwell’s best selling book, “Blink”
he speaks of ones ability to process things in “the blink
of an eye.” Basically he’s speaking about ones ability
to look at a situation for a brief moment of time and pull out much
information from that thin time slice. Case in point, if you and
I walk into a Jiujitsu tournament and walk around the gymnasium
one time and walk out that which I will “see” and that
which you “see” will very different. I’m almost
willing to bet everything I own on the fact that I will know more
about the competition, the competitors and the venue than you in
a matter of seconds. When I'm studying an opponent for one of my
students, the things that I see are totally different from what
my student see's. Now understand how powerful that information is
when you are scouting a competitor, or watching film of the competition
with your team before the preparatory phase of your Mixed Martial
Arts fight, or grappling on the mat.
Let me tell you how this works. I remember a time
I was training with one of my advanced students and he hit me with
a sweep from the bottom guard position. I stopped. I said, “Show
me that again.” And he started to show me and I said, “No.
Show it to me slowly.” He began to explain and I said, “Don’t
talk, just do it slowly.” He did it once and I watched everything.
The second time he did it, I closed my eyes. Then I said, “Okay,
I got it. And we started sparring again.” I need not explain
to you that on that day, that was THE LAST TIME he's ever been able
to do that move on me. Another person who I’ve seen do this
is JT "Spiderman" Torres. If you perform a successful
move or transitional sequence during a sparring session, YOU WILL
NEVER be able to do that same sequence in the NEXT sparring session
or EVER AGAIN. It’s almost as if you had a chance and that
I remember rolling with JT once and putting in this particular
choke during a transitional scramble, we stopped, I told him exactly
what he did wrong and years later I've never been close to getting
even close to putting this choke on JT and it's one of my best chokes.
In that one session he 'fixed the hole' because he can CEE.
I remember coaching one of my guys against my friend Joe D'arce(Yes,
the guy The D'arce Choke is named after), during my coaching, Joe
kept smiling and almost started laughing during the match as I gave
instructions. After the match I ask Joe "man what we're you
laughing at?" he said "Lloyd, you were telling Todd what
to do against me before I was even getting ready to do it, but everything
thing that you we're saying I was actually getting ready to try,
it was like you we're reading my mind and it was funny as hell"
What you will recognize is this. The more information that you
have PROPERLY categorize, stored and cataloged, the better you will
be. This research has been done numerous times with those who are
experts in the domain of chess. Elite level chess players have moves,
games, and options in their heads memorized. When they are searching
for an option in order to make a move, they are actually doing through
their mental library very quickly and making a quality decision
based upon the visual snapshot and assessment which they are making
from the chessboard.
This ability to process does NOT come easy. I’m not going
to lie to you. But IT DOES NOT HAPPEN if you do not have a blueprint
for how to do it!
The Grappling Blueprint has produced, helped and aided more champions
than any other grappling system in the world. That is not sales
and marketing talk, that is not hype, that is the 100% stone cold
Let me tell you this, because I know you are saying to yourself,
“Oh I don’t need The Grappling Blueprint, I’ll
just train by myself. All I need to do is practice more and get
in some good training.”
You couldn’t be MORE wrong.
If you think you can sit down in your room and just visualize and
think happy thoughts and get good, you’ve got another thing
If you think you can just drill, drill, and drill and get good
you have another thing coming.
Do you have a system to 100% predictably improve your "Transitional
Well I do, "Transitional Dominance" is one of my secrets
that 99% of the instructors in the World will not teach you, mostly
because they don't know how to teach it. WHY? Because they weren't
taught it, it's just one of those things that you'll "GET"
sooner or later, and most likely later, depending on how often you
You have to know what to think about, what to visualize, what
to drill, how to drill and how to link the domains of the cognitive,
affective and psychomotor with that of on the mat performance.
This is the difficult part. YOU don’t know how to exactly
do that. I do.
And not only do I know, I know and I’ve tested my methods.
And what I want to do for you is remove the guesswork and allow
you perform the type of practice that will allow you to achieve
high levels of success on the mat.
Do you know what type of practice it is that you need to perform…..
If not, let me tell you the secret.
The type of practice which YOU MUST perform in order to achieve
high levels of success on the mat is a practice called “Deliberate
What is “Deliberate Practice”?
Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, a highly esteemed professor of psychology
at Florida State University and one of the foremost experts on elite
level performance and the co-author of the book “The Cambridge
Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance” (2006)
and “The Road to Excellence: The Acquisition of Expert
Performance in the Arts and Sciences, Sports and Games” (1996)
explains deliberate practice as the following:
“…. [being good] isn’t magic, and it isn’t
born. It happens because some critical things line up so that
a person of good intelligence can put in the sustained, focused
effort it takes to achieve extraordinary mastery. These
people don’t necessarily have an especially high IQ, but
they almost always have very supportive environments, and they
almost always have important mentors. And the one thing they
always have is this incredible investment of effort.”
One of the principles of The Grappling Blueprint is based off of
deliberate practice. The concept of deliberate practice is woven,
intersticed and intercalated in the program of The Grappling Blueprint.
By following The Grappling Blueprint, you will automatically be
performing the same exact practicing methods that World Champions,
Olympians and Elite Level athletes perform on a daily basis. And
I will tell you and SHOW YOU exactly what to do and how to practice
“deliberitely” so that you will not have to waste any
time in terms of improving.
I will serve as one of your mentors. It doesn't matter what team
you're from, who you respresent, alot of my subscribers kept it
a secret from their instructor that they are loyal subscribers to
my training philosophys and concepts and that's fine by me, I just
seriously want to help you become the best martial artist that you
can be, as fast as possible. I will support you with sustained follow
up. If you have questions, submit them. And make an effort right
now to invest in your success. Being a member of my email list is
like being apart of a Worldwide family of winners.
I’m telling your right now, that if you want to get better
on the mat that The Grappling Blueprint is the way!
Here’s a FACT!
YOU WILL IMPROVE FASTER
WITH THE GRAPPLING BLUEPRINT
THAN WITHOUT IT
A lot of people know that I’ve achieved the level of Black
Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu in 3-1/2 years. People ask me, is such
a thing possible and my reply is, “of course it is.”
Now I’m not silly or aloof. I understand that people have
life commitments, children, house payments, car payments, jobs,
school and other responsibilities, so I DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT EVERYONE
WHO USES THE GRAPPLING BLUEPRINT WILL GET A BLACK BELT IN 3-1/2
years. But I can tell you this. Getting your black belt in the shortest
amount of time as possible, is soley up to you. YOU make that determintation.
I can tell you this though…. You will most certainly improve
at a faster rate with The Grappling Blueprint than you will without
The Grappling Blueprint. That is a fact.
Therefore, the only thing that will stop you from achieving high
levels of success, is your refusal to commit…. Your refusal
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