Yesterday renowned instructor of jiu-jitsu talent Lloyd Irvin sent out a message that came as a surprise, stating that Ryan Hall is no longer a member of Team Lloyd Irvin:
After serious consideration and discussion, Team Lloyd Irvin has made the difficult decision to end the relationship with our former student, Ryan Hall. Effective immediately, Mr. Hall is no longer a representative of Team Lloyd Irvin or any of its member schools.
Mr. Hall is no longer affiliated with Nova MMA, Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts Academy, Inc. or the Lloyd Irvin Jiu-jitsu association.
Because of existing products and services, you may see some continued materials from Team Lloyd Irvin which include Mr. Hall. However, this inclusion should not be misinterpreted to mean that Mr. Hall is a part of Team Lloyd Irvin.
We wish Ryan the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Team Lloyd Irvin
Ryan Hall’s response came a few moments ago:
As many people have learned recently, I am no longer a student under Lloyd Irvin—though this is not a new development, as we parted ways (privately) several months ago. What I hope will be of more interest to the BJJ/MMA community is my new Jiu-Jitsu school, Fifty/50 BJJ, which I opened a month ago in Arlington, VA with my longtime friend and training partner, Sombo black belt Seph Smith. The core philosophy of Fifty/50 is that Jiu-Jitsu and fighting are exact sciences—and that they can be learned most efficiently by always connecting specific positions and techniques with the underlying principles that make those positions and techniques work. So far, we are very excited by the progress of our fast-growing group of students.
One of the main goals of Fifty/50 is to become a hub for top fighters from around the world to train and exchange knowledge. Anyone from any school is welcome to train with us at anytime. Further, I will be traveling extensively around the world to get all the world-class training and instruction I can, so as to continually grow both as a teacher and as a competitor.
Once again, I welcome everyone to check out our new school and experience our unique teaching methodology and friendly environment for themselves. And, after a long layoff due to injury, I can’t wait to start competing again later this year.
The academy’s website, Fifty50bjj.com (also www.5050bjj.com), should be live within a week, and anyone seeking information about training should email me personally at RyanHallBJJ@gmail.com. I’ll reply as quickly as I can. Our Facebook group is: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=68128612&ref=profile#/group.php?gid=36005384382.
Completely coincidentally, an interview with Ryan Hall was conducted earlier this month to be integrated into our next episode of The FightWorks Podcast, so if you are not familiar with the man who has earned “over 200 triangle submissions in competition”, you will meet him on Sunday.
UPDATE: Here is information on Ryan Hall’s school.