the Grappling Blueprint

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Jodoka Ray, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. Jodoka Ray

    Jodoka Ray White Belt

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    Anyone hear heard of this? What is it, like a DVD and books and shit? How does it work? If it does at all.
     
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    Wolverine Green Belt

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    It is a scam! Beware of it... seriously!

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  3. Jodoka Ray

    Jodoka Ray White Belt

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    it does look too good to be true, but what is the program?
     
  4. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    its basic sports psychology and is a complete bullshit scam
     
  5. monkey roll

    monkey roll Green Belt

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    i saw the ad for that here once
     
  6. scorcho

    scorcho Brown Belt

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    Well, good to know. I will not buy it.
     
  7. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    I wouldn't say it's a bullshit scam because it's been proven to have helped guys improve quicker.

    It's basically just a go to source for mentally and physically preparing for a competition and how to increase the amount of info you retain from classes. Not much of it is particularly revolutionary however Irvin is the first to apply the ideas to grappling. I personally think it's been useful to me although at some times it does seem to be repeating itself.
     
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    DonkeyKong Frazier > Ali

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    b0b Banned Banned

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    Anyone who thinks it will guide you to getting BJJ, Judo and Sambo blackbelts within 3-5 years is either naive, foolish, or just stupid. It would take an enormous amount of time, money, and dedication to do it the way he or BJ Penn did. Really, I don't see the payoff either.

    As far as just helping your game, you could probably spend your money better elsewhere.
     
  10. stephensharp

    stephensharp Brown Belt

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    Lloyd puts out quality fighters and competitors... I think a lot of you guys that haven't achieved as much as he has could due to tone it down a bit.

    That said, Irvin's method of marketing is a little too infomercial at times.
     
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    it sounds intresting.
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    Irvin is like the doctor phil of grappling.
     
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    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    The Grappling Blueprint has NOT been produced yet.

    Lloyd put out the Grappling Game Plan last year. It's supposed to be a smaller version of the Grappling Blueprint. It's really just basic sports psychology and, for most people, a waste of money in my opinion. "Identify your goals. Work toward achieving them. Visualize success and train regularly." Literally, that about sums up his advice. I didn't see much that was helpful in there and it was a $100 wasted by and large.
     
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    kneecompression Orange Belt

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    in a nutshell:
    1)become world class judoka
    2)begin bjj training
    3)get black belt pretty quickly


    all kidding aside lloyd is no joke and neither is his team, but like all of you, i'm still waiting for "the blueprint"
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    the guy had a black belt in judo, and in sambo before training BJJ... and he says his book is the reason youll get youll black in 3.5 years.
    Maybe just maybe it had something to do with the decades he had previously spent on martial arts that had something to do with it.
     
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    b0b Banned Banned

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    If you are rich, have a lot of time, and really want to do it, you could be a black belt within that time-frame. BJ Penn did about the same thing.
     
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    sakufan Purple Belt

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    Exactly. Each instructor has a different standard for the level of skill required to achieve a black belt. Lloyd Irvin is a very seasoned grappler before he even started BJJ. He is solid. His black belts are good, but not none are on the elite level. Every time they face someone the caliber of Telles, Xande, Galvao, etc. they get creamed. Getting a black belt in less than 4 years means you lower the standards, unless your name is BJ Penn.
     
  18. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Rhadi Ferguson got his Judo BB under Irvin to my knowledge and recently competed in the Olympics. His team were top of the NAGA table last year. He does get results.

    Comparing a person who has got his black belt within 4 years to someone who has held their BB for 3-4 years is unfair. Of course Mike Fowler's not going to cream BBs that run their own schools at this point in time but that is not to say he couldn't in the future.

    Speaking of Telles, may try book a private class with him for next week. Went to his seminar Sunday, anyone interested in clips of the techniques PM me for a link.
     
  19. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    BOB --- So everyone of us has the same athletic skills, heart, talent, drive and potential as BJ Penn??? I don't think so.
     
  20. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Most of us don't have the money for private classes the same way Penn did either. Sadly money is an object to most of us.
     

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