Ryan Hall and Lloyd Irvin Part Ways

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.

6 Replies to “Ryan Hall and Lloyd Irvin Part Ways”

  1. Well, there is a time when a strong student has to find the space to expand. Its Ryan’s time to break from any confines and create a new path forward. This is an old story.

  2. If Ryan is out to make a living, then more power to him, but if he ever hopes to become a top level black belt competitor then this is was a bad move. He should go train with people like Cobrinha or Garcia.

  3. i had the chance to speak with ryan hall at the us open in new york city im 18 years old i told him that i look up to him, and he welcomed me to train at his new school 50 50 bjj i also got the chance to see him compete he met this 300 lbs man in the absolutes took his back swept and everything and this guy was a brown belt from alliance

  4. As a student under a Ryan’s former school assosiation I am shocked to know they have split. It doesn’t seem right to me seeing the fellowship the schools and students have… I’m sure there are no hard feelings and all comments are for legal purposes. I never got to meet Hall but if he has half the character as Jared, and others I am sure he will do fine and there’s no harm done. Good luck Ryan…

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