Meet Master LLoyd Irvin : InsideBJJ.com Interview with Lloyd Irvin (Great Stuff)

By July 14, 2011 December 7th, 2021 Blog, Must Watch or Read
Meet Lloyd Irvin, Naples FL BJJ

Meet Lloyd Irvin, Naples FL BJJ

Interview with Lloyd Irvin by InsideBJJ.com

Inside BJJ
What are your immediate thoughts on the 2011 Worlds?

Lloyd Irvin
Another year in the books, another year of experience, another opportunity taken advantage of (or lost), and a great display of Jiu-itsu.

Inside BJJ
Are you satisfied with your team’s performance?

Lloyd Irvin
No.

Inside BJJ
Was there anything that surprised you or anything you would change regarding your team’s performance?

Lloyd Irvin
I was surprised at how many basic mistakes some of our top guys made. Although we drill situational transitions and positions all of the time, going into 2012 I’m going to increase the volume of it that we do in the last quarter by three to five times. That is unacceptable.

 

Inside BJJ
Your team is competitive, cohesive, and successful. To what do you attribute your team’s accomplishments thus far?

Lloyd Irvin
The overall culture that we have on our advanced mats is one of the biggest factors now. On our floor there are no egos, everyone gets tapped in class, everyone takes beatings, everyone wants to be the best, everyone understands the goals of the team, and everyone is dedicated to the goals of the team. Instead of having selfish people on the floor just worrying about themselves, they all understand that as the T.E.A.M gets stronger, the TEAM will be able to help them reach their goals faster. They understand that no one person is bigger than the team, they all understand that without the TEAM they wouldn’t get to the level that they are at, so we avoid getting the cocky blue belt, the cocky purple belt etc. Every day we have guys on the floor that have won the Worlds at blue, purple, brown, and have placed a black belt.

Everyone on the team believes 100% in my systems, my program and the long term goals of the team. Everything flows smoothly; they all hold each other accountable for each other’s actions and govern themselves accordingly to the rules of the team. We block outside influences, that aren’t in line with what our goals are, from distracting the team. We are also 100% clear in the fact that if a person doesn’t fit in this formula then they cannot be a part of it, no matter what, because nothing is more important than the team. I’m just truly happy with where the team is at right now.

Inside BJJ
What is the toughest challenge you have faced since you started Jiu-Jitsu?

Lloyd Irvin
My toughest challenge since starting Jiu-Jitsu was when I got a severe neck injury in a judo tournament that left me paralyzed for a period of time and the doctors told me that life as I knew it was over. They also told me that I would never be able to do BJJ again. I was out for over 13 months and it was depressing. That was probably my toughest challenge. Other than that, it was creating this culture that I wanted in my school to be able to create a high level of success. In the beginning, I used to really try to convince students about my philosophy, my processes , etc., but it was really hard to do as a whole. That’s when I decided to focus on one person, put them through the process and once they start getting results others will follow, and that model worked for a while. Then once the guys had belief in the system, and the system can really produce results, then I started to have the snow ball effect. Now, I don’t try to convince anyone, either you believe in my system or you don’t. If you don’t then this isn’t the place for you. It was tough at first but the plan worked out for the best.

Inside BJJ
What is your advice to competitors who may not have the benefit of being on a team like Lloyd Irvin but desire to compete?

Lloyd Irvin
It depends on what level that they would like to compete at. If you want to be a World Champion, I highly suggest that you join a team that has already created a World champion or is creating World Champions on a regular basis. It’s easiest that way. I’m not saying that a team that hasn’t created any World Champions yet won’t end up doing it. I was able to do it and there are other teams that have created a winning formula, but being on those teams are like playing craps in Vegas. You may win or you may lose. If you’re just starting out, it’s best to go with a proven winner from the beginning. Most people competing do not really want to be World champions, so they will be fine anywhere. I’m talking about the guys that know deep down in their heart that they truly want to be the best Jiu-Jitsu player that they can be.

They also need to stay away from marketing tricks, I know that may sound funny coming from me, but it’s true. Many people join a school where the instructor or owner of the school is a World champion, a KILLER grappler, or a famous person that create grappling DVDs, because they confuse the instructor’s success with being able to create World Champions. Many of these instructors have never, will never, and can’t produce a student with anywhere close to their own personal success.

The only factor you should consider, if your goal is to become a World Champion, is have they created a World champion before? You also have to look deep because many of these celebrity instructors also attract students that come from other teams and already have a decent skill set. This is common and happens at my school also. All of the time these days! You have to see what students they have taken from white belt and turned them into World Champions and also look at what they have done for the guys that came in already with skill sets. Did they turn them into World Champions? I just want to make sure my point is clear that I’m only talking about guys who truly want to give it their best shot at becoming a World Champion. If they just want to compete for the fun of it, they can join any team that allows their students to compete.

Inside BJJ
If you could only pick one thing that an individual could start today that would improve their Jiu-Jitsu what would it be?

Lloyd Irvin
Drilling of transitions. I believe that is the most important aspect of making rapid improvements in Jiu-Jitsu. If you understand what all of the most important transitions are in Jiu-Jitsu and you focus on drilling them you’ll make amazing improvements very fast.

Team Lloyd Irvin 2011 World's

Inside BJJ
What one thing could a school do to improve their students today?

Lloyd Irvin
Make a commitment to increasing the mental game in all of their students. I see and hear all of these guys making excuses all of the time, complaining about this and that, sitting out rounds during training and all kinds of crazy stuff. It is the instructor’s job to set the culture in their school. If the school wants to be a high level competition school, they have to ban excuse making, they have to ban letting their students make excuses, they have to ban sitting out rounds during sparring, they have to ban asking for water when live sparring is happening (you take water breaks when the instructor says so), you have to ban all of the BS happening on the floor in your school. This one thing will help students greatly, it will scare off many students also, but those students don’t need to be on your advanced floor anyway. They are like a virus to an advanced floor and should be quarantined to the beginner floor.

Inside BJJ
What do you think is the future of Jiu-Jitsu?

Lloyd Irvin
I think the levels of Jiu-Jitsu will keep growing, the art is amazing and people will keep getting exposed to it.

Inside BJJ
How much more can Jiu-Jitsu realistically grow?

Lloyd Irvin
I think the growth potential is unlimited.

Inside BJJ
Is there anything holding back the growth of Jiu-Jitsu?

Lloyd Irvin
If anything is holding back the growth of Jiu-Jitsu, I would probably say we don’t have a major media outlet to help spread it faster. Like, MMA is a great sport but it wasn’t until the UFC hooked up with Spike TV that you started to see the massive global growth that we are seeing today.

Inside BJJ
Do you think steroids are a problem in Jiu-Jitsu?

Lloyd Irvin
Steroids are a problem in all sports and since there is no drug testing in Jiu-Jitsu steroids will remain a problem. But until there is real drug testing, there is no reason to complain about it, as I see it. It’s part of the game these days.

Inside BJJ
If you could change one thing about Jiu-Jitsu, what would it be?

Lloyd Irvin
If this was like a question where I got one magical wish, I would wish for independent referees that have no association with any Jiu-Jitsu team or players and scored the points and advantages only based on the set rules and take away all ability for a ref to put their personal opinion or feelings into a decision or scoring situation. If a move is in the rule book that scores a point or an advantage then it should be scored as such, across the board.

Inside BJJ
What’s next for you or your team?

Lloyd Irvin
I have a crop of guys that will be turning their focus to MMA soon and should result in our next crop of UFC fighters in the future. On the Jiu-Jitsu side, we are still laser focused on becoming the first American team to create a Black Belt World Champion. We’ve had guys win the Worlds at blue, purple, and brown belts. This year JT took bronze at black belt which is an amazing feat, but we want that black belt World Title.

Inside BJJ
Also, how in the world do your BJJ fighters support themselves while training and competing full time?

Lloyd Irvin
Some of them have jobs working at the school, some of them do work for some of my other companies, and others have sponsors. We are always looking for sponsorship deals to help the guys, it is very important.

Team Lloyd Irvin 2011 World's

 

Inside BJJ
Why is it that BJJ schools don’t follow similar training approaches as other sports?

Lloyd Irvin
Most instructors have no idea what approaches other sports use. It’s not easy to get access to any professional sports approaches. If an instructor played in the pro’s and knew how to convert it over for BJJ but most don’t. Rolling in the club is often viewed as winning/losing, who tapped who, etc. In wrestling practice, nobody cares about who “wins”. In baseball practice, there’s no such thing as beating your own team. BJJ has an interesting paradox of being team oriented, but also competing against your own team members in training. How can that be changed for the better? This has to be changed within the internal culture of the school, it is 100% based on what the instructor allows and doesn’t allow. I’ve been called a dictator of sorts, but I believe it is 100% my responsibility to dictate what mindset I want my team to have, the attitudes, behaviors etc. Whatever mindset you allow on your mats will become the culture of your mats. I have a saying, “if everyone on our team did what you did, what type of team would we have?” This is a question that I have made a standard at my school. The answer can only be a good team or a bad team. So if a student gets tapped in practice and throws a fit, it would never be allowed on my mats. If I was to ask that student my question, “If everyone on our team threw a fit when they got tapped on our floor what type of team would we have?” The answer would be a bad team. Many instructors allow things to happen on their floor that the answer would be ‘a bad team’ and since they allow others do it and it becomes an accepted behavior within that team then it results in a serious problem.

Inside BJJ
You had a well known situation where you had to use your martial arts training to defend against a home attack. Your team is well known for its competitiveness. How important is self defense to BJJ?

Lloyd Irvin
It’s funny that you mentioned that, the guy that did the home invasion at my house is currently in court right now getting tried for all of his crimes. I don’t really like to look at it as self defense in BJJ. I believe self defense is very important, period. There is this big thing about the difference between sport BJJ and BJJ for self defense and most of it is BS, from my point of view. I believe that all martial arts are good for what they were created for and no one self defense art is superior.

Had I only had the self defense that I had from BJJ, me and my family would’ve been dead that night and I wouldn’t be doing this interview with you today. The situations that happened in my home invasion were not helped by any of my BJJ self defense, but from my Sombo self defense training.

Now in another situation maybe my BJJ self defense could’ve been used. But people are brain washed when it comes to the entire self defense thing. When I talk about self defense I come from real life experience and not theory.

Inside BJJ
Do you think the emphasis on competition distracts from the original intent of BJJ which was self defense?

Lloyd Irvin
It all depends on how you want to look at it. Many of these guys who practice BJJ for self defense, when faced with a real situation they will be so scared that they won’t even be able to attempt to do what they learned, because they don’t do any realistic confrontational training. They don’t have the experience with going against a fully resistant, non-willing partner that is trying to really hurt you. Many of these guys just go through the motions and are led into a false sense of security. It would take an entire book for me to give you my stance and position on the whole self defense aspect. I love the self defense side of martial arts more than BJJ and MMA. I’ve been studying it for over 30 years and with my background and experiences I have my own position on it that would make many of the BJJ self defense guys upset.

Inside BJJ
How do you rate the mental aspect of training? At the highest level, would you put it higher or lower than physical skills and why?

Lloyd Irvin
Once you get to the highest level the mental game is far more important. At the lower levels you can be mentally weak but still increase your technical level to a point that you can still get by being mentally weak. At the higher levels when technical skills are even, the mental game plays a heavy role.

Inside BJJ
Who is Lloyd Irvin?

Lloyd Irvin
Lloyd Irvin is a guy who saw Royce Gracie in the first UFC and made a commitment that he wanted to dedicate his life to Jiu-Jitsu. I started BJJ at 26 years old, I got my blue belt in 30 days and then my instructor moved back to Brazil, after I had only been training for 6 months. I was forced to open my own school, as a blue belt with 6 months experience in 1996, with no instructor teaching me and I’ve been trying to figure this whole Jiu-Jitsu game out ever since. I wasn’t in an ideal situation to reach all of my goals in BJJ and I have dedicated myself to helping others reach their BJJ goals.

Inside BJJ
What is your personal philosophy on BJJ and life?

Lloyd Irvin
You’re either winning or losing. And each and every day you’re either moving closer or further away from your goal. No matter what your goals are. For BJJ, no matter if you want to compete or not. In life, deciding on what you would consider success and putting yourself in a position to become successful. 97% of the population is losers and only 3% of the population is winners and you have to decide what percentage group you want to be in. Then surround yourself, or find a way, to get around the 3% group. For example, in BJJ, if an instructor makes excuses for their students losses like, “Don’t worry about it, he was stronger than you, he outweighed you, he’s a 3 stripe purple belt and you just got your purple belt” then that instructor is in the 97% group, the 3 % group doesn’t make excuses. I could go on and on about this but hopefully you get my point. I believe that in everything that you do you’re either winning or losing, either doing what it takes to win or lose and you just have to be honest with yourself and decide if you want to be a winner or a loser. If you want to get your masters degree, then winning will be actually getting your masters degree. So. if in your quest for your degree and you skip a class, then you’re losing that day. If you fail to complete your homework, you are a loser that day and so one. You’re either winning or losing. This applies to everything.

Inside BJJ
You’re a mysterious figure in the BJJ World. Is perception more important than reality?

Lloyd Irvin
The only thing that matters is Reality for me. When it’s all said and done the only thing that matters is the results.

Inside BJJ
I see people accuse you of recruiting guys from other teams. Can you respond to this?

Lloyd Irvin
Yeah, people seem to always want to find a way to hate on me and what I’m doing. Here are the facts; I have never recruited a BJJ player in my life, as of this interview. Every single person that has come from another team and switched to my team has come to us, or came to one of my students, and asked to switch teams. People act like it’s a bad thing or something; it’s a force of nature. If you have a team that is totally focused on winning and being the best, they will naturally attract people that want to win and be the best.

I read a story about how the great Terere recruited Cobrinha as a brown belt and brought him over to Alliance. No one says anything bad about that and as far as I’m concerned there is nothing bad about it. We may have never come to experience the great Jiu-Jitsu that Cobrinha has graced us with if Terere hadn’t done so.

If you look at the BJJ powerhouse teams, like Alliance, you’ll see lots of guys from other teams that have switched. Just look at Atos, they are full of people that have switched teams. But no one says anything, only about me. LOL The fact of the matter is that winners want to be surrounded by other winners. Team Lloyd Irvin is like America’s Team and everyone is very clear on our objectives to be the best in BJJ.

For all of the people saying it’s a bad thing, they need to get over it. This is where the sport is heading, whether you like it or not. Top guys are going to get to a point where they want to train with other top guys. Just look at great guys like Margarita and Jacare, they both switched teams to get better training/training partners. If a school can’t elevate their training floor to higher levels they will most likely lose their top guys to stronger teams at some point. If I did ever decide to recruit everyone in the World would know it.

Met Joseph. Really excited to get disciplined and centered again
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Martin H.
21:03 27 May 18
Coach Katy, Coach Joey, and Coach Noah all made the tiny ninjas program fun, and kept our son Eli excited for each and every class. They always kept... the classes engaging, fresh, and positive for the kids. Our son loved the new theme of the month (like teamwork, family, or manners to name a few) to work on and strive for new stripes on his belt and he made lots of new friends in the process.read more
Eli M.
Eli M.
19:35 26 May 18
We are 4 months in and our son loves this place. They don't just teach Jiu Jitsu - the classes incorporate life lessons about respect, discipline,... family, etc. The staff and teachers are EXCELLENT - we highly recommend.read more
Jason H.
Jason H.
16:41 17 May 18
Joining Team Third Law was the best decision I have made since moving to Naples. It is exactly what I was looking for in a martial arts school. On... top of having a great adults program, the kids programming is exceptional as well. If I had kids they would be in this program as soon as they were old enough. I refer friends to the kids program for their children. I would refer Team Third Law to anyone who's looking to compete, to someone just looking to learn some self defense skills. It has an element for everyone, without the intimidation factor that you find at other facilities. This is a warm, but hardworking environment .read more
Carly D.
Carly D.
13:16 09 Mar 18
Thanks so much for the awesome class and for letting me drop in while I’m in town. I had a great time here today. Very friendly and welcoming. I... greatly appreciate that. Looking forward to coming back soon!!read more
Alexander S.
Alexander S.
19:34 07 Mar 18
Love this place. They are great with kids, teach the basics of jujitsu while also instilling great values and life lessons.
Oscar N.
Oscar N.
21:53 06 Mar 18
I visited the gym while visiting Naples to book some private lessons with coach Joey. I was not only impressed with my training with coach Joey but... also with their group classes. I was welcomed as soon as I walked in the gym, the atmosphere was outstanding, felt like I have been training there for years; the way Master Roberto lays out the lesson plan and teaches is amazing. This is a family oriented gym and that I was why I also decided to bring my kids for privates which they loved! Well done Team Third Law, will be back as soon as I return to Naples!read more
fernando T.
fernando T.
18:31 04 Jan 18
My son and I were visiting from out of town over the holidays and needed a place for him to train since he's a varsity high school wrestler in... California. Katy and Joey were super friendly and very accommodating, letting us work out for a few days. The facilities were great - exactly what we needed as wrestlers to help us get in a good work out. Perfect temperature in the room where we trained, making for a nice soft mat, and they had plenty of other great amenities. Thanks guys!!read more
Max W.
Max W.
19:08 02 Jan 18
Very impressed by facility and coaching staff! Respectful and professional from staff to participants. No attitudes just a sincere focus on fun and... training.read more
Jim G.
Jim G.
14:10 31 Dec 17
Great facility with even better instruction and training!
Nick D.
Nick D.
20:28 19 Dec 17
I was visiting town on business and looking for a place to train in the evenings. I called Third Law and they happily welcomed me. Students and staff... alike were very friendly and accommodating. The Third Law team treated me like one of their own, giving me pointers and showing me the nuance of technique that is so crucial to jiu jitsu. I was never ignored or treated like an outsider. The quality of instruction was top notch and I have come away a better BJJ player for my short time there!read more
Eric O.
Eric O.
18:32 15 Dec 17
This academy is amazing! I have trained all over the US and not only is this facility very professional and well kept, The Third Law academy exceeded... my expectations for hospitality and most importantly instruction. Prof. Roberto treated me like his own student even though I was a guest and showed some really cool techniques. Can't wait to come back next time I'm in town!read more
Kevin O
Kevin O
22:30 22 Nov 17
I've been to a few martial arts gyms back in Idaho and ego has always dominated. Here at third law, I sensed very little ego and the camaraderie was... refreshing. A true war clan, I"m becoming a student today. On that note, they make it very very easy to join and pay monthly.read more
Joel S.
Joel S.
22:05 09 Nov 17
Third Law is an amazing BJJ school that not only allows for students of all ages to learn a martial art and receive physical education, but have also... combined the wonders of a martial arts dojo with an after school turtoring center. With large clean facilities, and great mentors and teachers, I would recommend Third Law to anyone beginner or advanced as the BJJ school of Naples, Florida.read more
R S.
R S.
04:42 09 Nov 17
It's been an amazing experience training at Team Third Law. It's a very clean, friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The coaches are all great at breaking... down techniques in an understandable way. I'm proud to call this my BJJ home.read more
Mario M.
Mario M.
23:01 08 Nov 17
11/3/17 Visiting Naples on vacation. I received recommendation to try Third Law BJJ. I found Friendly and inviting staff with detailed instruction.... Got some excellent rolls in. I would highly recommend this school for training. Larry B/ Purple beltread more
Franky Z
Franky Z
21:42 03 Nov 17
When you first walk in to Third Law Academy the atmosphere is amazing. The staff is very humble and go out of their way to insure you understand... everything that is taught. If you are looking for a gym in this area I would recomend this place. I hope to one day be in this area again so that I can train here again.read more
Eric W.
Eric W.
13:38 01 Nov 17
I visited the gym when I was in town for work. I had an absolute blast! The instructor showed some great techniques and his method of instruction... was well received by the class. From the second we walked through the door, we were greeted and accepted as if we had been training there for years. I’m definitely hoping more trips to FL are in my future! I highly recommend this club!!!read more
john H.
john H.
21:10 31 Oct 17
While visiting family in Ft. Myers Beach I contacted Third Law Academy to continue my BJJ journey. I was welcomed by Coach Joey and attended two of... his 12 o'clock classes. Great experience! Coach Joey was very knowledgeable and taught the classes in a very structured manner that even an old man white belt like myself could follow. Also had the privilege of meeting Master Roberto and Coach Katy. Awesome program run by awesome folks!!read more
Robert S.
Robert S.
10:46 30 Sep 17
I was in town for a few days and was able to drop in for a night. The school was large and well lit, with a lot of mat space. The instructor was... extremely welcoming as was the team, and I felt included in everything. I was having some trouble with the finer details of some of the technique, as my home gym uses a much different guard-passing system, and a brown belt helping with the class took the time come over and point out where I was going wrong. At the end of class I got to roll with a blue belt (same as me) and he was extremely tough with an awesome bottom half guard, which I could not pass to save my life. The instructors invited me back the next day, but I could not due to time constraints. Overall, I was very impressed, and had a great time training at third law.read more
Devin R.
Devin R.
14:09 17 Aug 17
Great staff and coaching. It's a very friendly, non-intimidating environment. When you join, you can choose between all jiu-jitsu, all muay thai, or... both. I'd highly recommend them, love it there!read more
Christopher E.
Christopher E.
14:57 25 Jul 17
Third Law is a great place to train in Naples. I had the pleasure of visiting while on vacation. Coach Kathy started with the grand tour of this... sprawling facility with three separate mat areas. Roberto Torralbas teaches a very detailed beginners class followed by rolling and advanced (which could have gone to 1am and most often does). I had a blast rolling with both Coaches Joey and Joe. They pushed the pace to make sure I stayed on track for my upcoming Fight to Win match. I'll be back soon.read more
Kodiak F.
Kodiak F.
20:12 06 Jul 17
Best quality of instructors I have ever experienced!! I'd recommend this place a million times over!
Mark D.
Mark D.
02:37 30 May 17
So jealous of guys and gals that get to call this place home. I stopped in with my girlfriend while traveling to train BJJ and they couldn't possibly... have been more hospitable. The facility itself is very clean with tons of mat space but the most impressive part was the level of instruction from both Roberto and Joe. I have trained at a lot of different gyms while on the road and this is one I will make an effort to return to. Rolling with Roberto and Joe made me feel like a white belt again, in the best possible way. There is no better training this side of Florida, and so close to the beach too!read more
Luke F.
Luke F.
09:40 12 Apr 17
Boyfriend and I are travelling around the country, training BJJ whenever possible. This place is one of the best gyms we've been to. Incredibly warm... and welcoming, very professional attitude and culture, and a top notch blackbelt instructor who trains hard and is actively competing. Excellent teaching style - kind and a great sense of humor. No big egos here.read more
Christina F.
Christina F.
14:58 09 Apr 17
I was visiting from out of town and stopped in for a roll. Let me tell you that this was one of the best run schools that I've ever attended. The... instructors were exceptional and the students were welcoming. I highly recommend Team Third Law Academy!!!read more
Matt S.
Matt S.
19:54 08 Apr 17
Was visiting the area from Minnesota and wanted to get some training in. I called and Katie invited me to stop in. No charge, just come by. I walked... in and literally every single person greeted me with a handshake or a pound. Joe the instructor was super friendly and was kind enough to grapple with me at the end of class. Really great experience and I hope to swing through next time I'm in the area. Great place.read more
Dan G.
Dan G.
21:00 24 Mar 17
Every one at Team Third law is very friendly and helpful. Making it a fun place to train and get a great work out. they really break everything down... and make it easy for anyone to understand the techniques.read more
noah L.
noah L.
11:25 12 Mar 17
Team Third Law is the best place in Naples to learn BJJ and Muay Thai. Master Roberto and the coaches are extremely knowledgable and committed to... delivering high quality instruction in a friendly environment for kids and adults.read more
Tarik M.
Tarik M.
02:39 12 Mar 17
I am very lucky to have found Team Third Law . The team there master Roberto ,coach Katie, and all the guys are more like family . Jiu Jitsu has... become my style of life and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world . It has changed my life for the better and has helped me grow as a person. #1 school in Florida .read more
Too the M.
Too the M.
02:13 12 Mar 17
I will never forget the day that Mario and I found out about team third law and we had our first orientation. I thought we were just going to watch a... video and just fill some papers . boy was I wrong ! From the very first day we were introduced to the mats and some starter techniques and of course I was freaking out. We always went to the gym and worked out before but this sport just seemed scary but we gave it a try . Let me tell you these are the friendliest down to earth people I have ever met and they made us feel just at home . If you have never done any sports before don't worry they will have patience with you because I know coach Katy and Master Roberto have had more than enough patience with me and you will never feel pressured or embarrassed . I can honestly say team third law blessed us and opened the door to many opportunities and great friends.read more
Diana C.
Diana C.
02:10 12 Mar 17
I was on vacation in the area and dropped in at Third Law for BJJ. Staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Great facility with lots of mat space.... Class was well structured with a good warm up followed by technique, drilling and sparring at the end.read more
Moe M.
Moe M.
21:50 10 Mar 17
Came in on a 6 week vacation looking for a workout. Had done just enough BJJ in the past to hurt myself. I met Coach Joe after looking at 3rd Law... website. He was friendly and kind at sign up. I'm an old man but in good shape. I was pleased to find there were other fogies in there. The workouts are great, Joe being my main Coach. The other students to a person are pleasant. After the hour long flow drills there is a half hr of grappling. I last about 10 minutes now compared to 1 minute 5 weeks ago. I've learned that BJJ is a marathon not a sprint. I plan to continue at 3rd Law as I transition from a Yankee part timer to a FLA resident. Master Roberto has a great program with excellent facilities and instructors including Joe, Joey and Katy. Old or young, male or female, rookie or expert, you can't go wrong with Team 3rd Law.read more
Pat S.
Pat S.
22:51 15 Feb 17
Great school, friendly and very inviting! They wouldn't even let me pay for some classes as I was in town visiting! I will definitely go there next... time I'm in townread more
aaron M.
aaron M.
21:35 02 Feb 17
I'm only visiting Naples for a few days, but I was able to go train today for the noon nogi class...Facility, staff, and students all get top... marks...If you're visiting Naples, make your vacation better with some good training/rolls with Team Third Law...and if you're a local wanting to make a positive change in your life this is the place to goread more
Patchez C.
Patchez C.
21:15 30 Jan 17
I was visiting Naples from Vancouver Canada and was hoping to find a place to train. Team Third Law was just the place. Their staff are extremely... welcoming and provided exactly what I was looking for. A great workout, superb facility, and first class instruction and students. Thanks for the visit!read more
David S.
David S.
20:28 01 Jan 17
Great place to learn and have fun.
Abigail H.
Abigail H.
02:23 29 Dec 16
Excellent Bjj academy, very technical skills professors, friendly staff and great team mates. Feels like home training here. Thank you professor... Roberto Torralbas and professor Joe Formica for having me on every trip to Naples.read more
OMAR F.
OMAR F.
00:35 29 Dec 16
Had an amazing experience here. Capable, knowledgeable and helpful staff; clean, well equipped spaces, and an overall amazing atmosphere made this a... one of a kind studio.read more
Vito S.
Vito S.
17:02 26 Dec 16
There is a old saying that you can tell a lot about someone's character by how they treat strangers. I've trained in BJJ schools all over the country... due to work travels and vacations, and I can say that I've never had a warmer welcome than I have had at Third Law. They are extremely friendly and professional, and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects they teach. The BJJ instruction alone is absolutely first-rate. If I lived here full time I would join this school in a second, and I would encourage my friends to enroll their kids here in the various kids programs as well. Master Roberto works very, very hard to instill the most critical knowledge and values in everyone with whom he trains, adults and kids alike. You will become a better person in every way- certainly better physically and mentally- by training here.read more
TommyM321
TommyM321
15:40 23 Dec 16
I came down to Bonita Springs for the Thanksgiving Holiday and i wanted to get some training in while i was there. I looked up a few school in the... area and decided to try Third Law. I knew from the initial phone call that this school was going to be good. I explained that i am a brown belt and i wanted to stop by for a class, Katie was very friendly and personable and she even let me train free of charge! The school itself is very impressive with tons of mat space and nice faculties. The class was around 2.5 hours long, which i did not expect, but was very informative and fun. Professor Roberto is a true professional and excellent at what he does. He made me feel welcome and i never felt like i had a target on my back like some other schools might do. The competition was also impressive, there are defiantly some monsters in the school but professor Roberto will match you up based on skill level so it's fair for everyone. This place is a 5 star school and i would recommend this school to all of my BJJ friends.read more
Matt L.
Matt L.
15:16 30 Nov 16
My family and I come down to Naples from Michigan every November to visit family. The first time I started training at Third Law was in 2009. The... entire staff is knowledgeable beyond compare. Everyone who works and trains here is very friendly and helpful. Every year I come back they all remember me by name. At my home school in Michigan I always talk about Master Roberto, coach Katy and both coach Joey's. They have the perfect blend of teaching, training, drilling, flowing and the right amount of competitiveness for every student. They have a peaceful outlook to compliment the rest of the atmosphere. I can't say enough good things about this place. World class jiu jitsu! You're missing out if you're not here!read more
Michael Patrick I.
Michael Patrick I.
04:47 23 Nov 16
This place is the real deal! Outstanding coaches, customer service and welcoming atmosphere. We have been with team third law for almost 3 years and... it has been the best experience and decision we could have made for our kids.read more
Yaneisys R.
Yaneisys R.
01:56 15 Nov 16
Team Third Law is a world class mixed martial arts academy. It's clean, bright and welcoming to anyone who wants to get in shape and be... healthier.I'm proud to know the owners Roberto and Katy. They're sweet people that are dedicated to helping people to improve their lives through mixed martial arts.I recommend this school to anyone (men, women and especially kids) in the Naples area, who want to learn MMA the RIGHT way. :)read more
Donovan K.
Donovan K.
22:32 31 Oct 16
If you want to learn Jiu Jitsu and/or Muay Thai, then Thrid Law Brazillian Jiu Jitsu is absolutely your one and only choice. Whether you're looking... for a program to enroll your child into or perhaps you're wanting to compete in Jiu Jitsu ... or even if you're an older man or woman just wanting to challenge yourself and keep in shape ... Third Law is what you're looking for.The staff is super-knowledgeable and they've actually created a scientifically proven program to teaching the subject. Moreover, they're constantly working on and developing that program!! These folks know what they're doing!!Basically ... there's Third Law and there's "everybody else." Don't waste your time with "everybody else!!" Go straight to Third Law ... you'll be so glad you did!!read more
Doug U.
Doug U.
19:04 19 Oct 16
I train at Team Third Law when I'm in town and it's a great facility, friendly staff, knowledgable instructors, and welcoming students. It's hard to... find the combination of all those and still keep high level instruction. I would recommend this school to anyone in the area.read more
Che M.
Che M.
00:20 23 Aug 16
Our children have been in the programs at Team Third Law BJJ for over three years. The instruction is intense while being motivational and... encouraging. We have seen huge improvements in our children's behavior, and overall respect for others. They have fun while learning to push their own limits of comfort. The coaches are truly dedicated to uncovering each and every child's greatest potential.read more
Third Law BJJ is an incredible family oriented mixed martial arts school offering an excellent after school program, expert bjj training and non-stop... summer camp fun for kids!Our 10 year old son has been attending all of the above for the last 5 + years which has helped build a solid foundation for his future and he's having a great time!We are very lucky to be surrounded with such a quality caring group of long term instructors and teachers.Thank you for all you do!!Chrisread more
Chris G.
Chris G.
17:51 01 Jun 16
Great Family enviroment. They give a wonderful experience for kids and families while also providing the best training and instruction to make elite... world class athletes. There isn't a martial arts school that comes close to what you will receive at Third Law in or around Naples Florida.read more
DJ J.
DJ J.
18:20 18 May 16
I have been training at Team Third Law for three years now. I would recommend BJJ and specifically this gym to anyone looking for a better way to get... in shape, learn the great martial art of Jiu Jitsu, and develop new friendships along the way that you will call family . Master Roberto and all the coaches truly care about every student and always give world class instruction and make each and every class rewarding and fun. It doesn't matter what your athletic background is you will fit in at Third Law and the coaches will make sure you benefit from their teaching and the art of jujitsu. I am constantly amazed at the physical improvements I see in myself since starting 3 years ago and even more so in everyone else here that I am blessed to train with.Their kids programs are also incredible. I have seen them firsthand since I have a son who started in the Juniors class and now trains with the Teens. It is great to see him and the other kids learn an art they can practice for the rest of their lives plus have the coaches reinforce life lessons to help mold them into responsible, respectful adults.Please come train with us whether you live in Naples/SW Fl or if you are just visiting...and certainly if you are searching for a better fitness solution. You will not regret it! Chris Pread more
CanesMMGreen2011
CanesMMGreen2011
19:31 04 May 16
I have been going to 3rd Law for 2 years and know each time I go, I am among friends. Top level talent from the coaches down to the students. All... coaches are very professional with the adults, and the kids. I have a 3 year old boy and as soon as he is able, I'm enrolling him. Even now, he comes to train with me and the coaches help watch my son while I train. The feeling of accomplishment after each training session is amazing!I highly recommend this gym to anyone looking to stay competitive, get back in shape, or begin a real bonding experience with a child.read more
Juddson P.
Juddson P.
21:05 06 Apr 16
I have been attending TTL for almost three years now and have no complaints. Master Roberto and the coaches are very knowledgeable and helpful every... time I walk through the doors. I couldn't see myself going anywhere else.read more
Victoria C.
Victoria C.
18:28 29 Mar 16
Third Law is a very fun and welcoming environment, even for a beginner like myself! And its s great work out, too.
Amy A.
Amy A.
18:58 03 Feb 16
If you're looking for a State-of-the-Art facility with amazing instructors, equipment, training, and a family environment...then go check out Team... Third Law. The school offers some of the best programs in town for both adults and kids. You'll learn a valuable foundation in the martial arts, but they also build character, strong values, and promote good sportsmanship for all. Third Law is a tremendous asset in our community, I highly recommend that you check them out!read more
Steven M.
Steven M.
18:17 29 Jan 16
I have been a member of the Third Law Team since August 2014. I wanted to try other schools around the Naples area, but when I came for my first... class in Third Law BJJ school, I found what I was looking for.I really love this place and everyone there feels like family to me. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Their professionalism and ethic is outstanding. Master Roberto's approach to BJJ is very unique and makes jiu-jitsu techniques easy to understandable and use. He brakes it down for a small detail and in a couple of weeks you can play with a puzzle of techniques... I fell like I belong to a family there, everyone is positive and open to talk and help me.I like to go to competitions with the Team and it's really fun to do... We do a lot of that. I hope no one will call on me on the streets of Moscow, Russia or they will see the Russian Beast in action.read more
Stanislav T.
Stanislav T.
06:17 19 Nov 15
The is the most professional and ethical martial arts school there is. They provide world class instruction based on extensive international... competition experience. Master Roberto, and coaches Joe, Joey and Katy have earned many gold medals at international Brazilian Jiu Jitsu championships, as have several of their students. Their children's ju jitsu, afterschool and summer camp programs are second to none. The kids have a ball and learn confidence and proper behavior.read more
Paul B.
Paul B.
21:23 05 Nov 15
I started attending third law bjj in February 2015 after moving from Georgia to attend Anesthesia school. I wanted to attend an academy that was... family oriented while still having a competition focus. In Georgia I attended a non competition bjj school that I was a part of for about 1 year and a brown belt in judo, just to give a little back ground of myself.I visited the academy in Naples Florida and immediately feel in love with the place. All the staff were super friendly and willing to answer any questions I had. The environment was indeed family oriented and in a safe location. Their hours of operation are so diverse that I could choose from a variety of times to attend classes. The curriculum is building a strong foundation for my bjj and even polishing my judo which is added bonus. One of my major goals for myself was to enter into competition bjj and become successful. I have already been in 5 tournaments with team third law and each time I compete I have a blast. The staff are very knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to competitions which makes competing for me stress free and loads of fun. Third law has quit a few woman that attend bjj which was another added bonus because even my wife decided to join.I highly recommend joining third law bjj to anyone who is looking to have fun and make friends while learning such a great sport.read more
Kenneth Z.
Kenneth Z.
18:33 19 Oct 15
The staff at Team Third Law is outstanding! They teach invaluable disciplines that help young teens and adults in today's world. My kids had a... great time at the Summer Camp and by far is the best in Naples. We are looking forward in continuing with them in their various programs in the years to come.read more
Luis C.
Luis C.
13:32 14 Aug 15
Best school in Naples. My experience with Master Roberto has been nothing but great. Third Law BJJ is a great school. Their reached positive... influence on their students extend past the martial arts mats. I would recommend to anyone in the area looking for a structured school, great atmosphere, and that is beginner friendly.read more
Jorge A.
Jorge A.
16:19 22 Jul 15
I've been training at Third Law Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over five years. I've transformed my life, both mentally and physically, through hard work,... dedication, great leadership, and world class instruction. The school, and the teaching are constantly changing, and improving, making this school cutting edge in the Jiu Jitsu world.Not only is there world class instruction in Jiu Jitsu, there are also great children's classes, after school programs and summer camp for kids. Third Law is my home away from home!! Osssss!!!!read more
Jeffrey L.
Jeffrey L.
18:52 16 Jul 15
I've studied Jiu-jitsu for nearly three years now and have trained at four very good schools as I move throughout the country, and I would say that... Third Law is the most structured school that I've been through. We spend a full month studying each system of techniques, but more importantly how the systems are interlinked. Learning the interlinkages of the various systems in a structured way greatly improved my effectiveness when rolling, even when I use techniques I've previously learned.read more
Paul Xu H.
Paul Xu H.
03:06 26 Jun 15
Third Law is amazing. Great environment to learn and train jiu jitsu — for competition, self defense or just to get in shape. I've trained at a... handful of schools around the country and Third Law is by far the best school I've attended. I can't recommend it enough.read more
Tristan S.
Tristan S.
03:41 30 Nov 14
I got a chance to train with Roberto and his team last year, and it was one of the best experiences I've have at a martial arts gym. Roberto is very... detailed and patience in his teaching, and it just really makes you wants to sit down and listen. What impressed me the most is how his has everything you've been working on laid out on the wall, so you never get lost on what your working on. It feels like sitting in a college classroom... but wayyy more fun. I live all the way in Virginia Beach, so I can't make it out all the time. But whenever I'm in the area, team Third Law is by far, hands down... the best place to learn and train in the area.read more
I recently attended a seminar held by Roberto Torralbas (owner and head instructor of Third Law BJJ) and it was great. I have been training BJJ for... 5 years in Maryland and this past weekend Master Roberto visited my school.The technique was great, which is more or less expected when you are receiving instruction from a black belt. What I really enjoyed and what made his instruction unique is the way he approaches BJJ. He has a very methodical approach to technique. Every movement has a purpose and this detailed breakdown of the move makes it easier to learn and easier to retain.After he did the seminar he stayed longer for an open Q&A session and had to be pried off the mats to make his return trip. I really enjoyed the seminar and look forward to training with him in Napels when I find myself on the west coast of Florida. If you are interested in BJJ I would highly recommend checking out his school.read more
Nathan
Nathan
13:59 25 Nov 14
Best martial arts academy in Naples! Great instructors, positive energy and a room full of world champions. Perfect location with flexible class... times.read more
Jen Delbrugge (.
Jen Delbrugge (.
19:58 14 Sep 14
Third Law is a great school, whether you're here to get a great workout, challenge yourself, or compete internationally, Third Law is your place. The... team is top notch, including all of the instructors. If knowledgable instructors are a concern for you in a school, look no more! Find out yourself, and check it out!read more
Jullian R.
Jullian R.
04:47 15 May 14
My name is Oscar Fernandez and since I left the military 3 months ago, I've been training at Third Law Jiu Jitsu. Since I've been here at Third Law,... I have increased my understanding of jiu jitsu. The staff is great, well-trained and very knowledgable in the art. The flexible classes give me the option to come train when I want, at any time of the day. I don't believe you can find a better jiu jitsu school in Collier County with this much knowledge, great programs, and amazing training.read more
Oscar F.
Oscar F.
04:35 13 Dec 13
World class training every night, the coaches here will train with you every night no matter how late it is! They are always more than willing to... help!read more
Erald C.
Erald C.
04:06 07 Sep 13
Choosing a martial arts school is a grueling and multi-faceted process. A potential student has to ask oneself does this school suite my needs? Is... the teaching and training schedule compatible to fit into my life? Is the instruction quality, systematic and focused on student first in a friendly professional environment? How is the infrasctructure, the equipment and the facility presentation?These are all relevant independent variables that are equally important. It is seldom that you find one solution that fufills all your needs, but Third Law Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy of Naples Florida is that oddity. The academy is second to none with an expansive and accomodating schedule, a state of the art and ever growing facility and a professional staff eager to teach skill, ingrain values and build up each and every student person by person.Master Roberto has a systematic approach to teaching bjj, mma and MT kickboxing that is tried in true in the classroom and the competitive scene national and internationally. He takes a scientific approach, probably influenced by his engineering background, and insures that each student can execute, can perform and can see their growth as a martial artist.Whether you are looking for mma, kickboxing, jiu jitsu, grappling or a umbrella kids programs, The Third Law Academy will fill your needs.TRMread more
Tye Ryan M.
Tye Ryan M.
20:39 04 Jun 13
Third Law BJJ is the premier academy to train at in Naples, Florida. Roberto is a wonderful instructor who manages to provide the most minute of... details that are sure to boost anyone and everyone's games. The facility is also home to people from all different walks of life allowing for a diverse atmosphere within the gym. This academy is for anyone from the casual citizen looking for a new hobby to the serious competitor looking to be the next world champion. I can say from personal experience that Roberto has been an amazing coach to me as well as being an inspiration as a competitor himself. Once again if you are in the Naples, Florida area I highly recommend you go to Third Law BJJ.read more
Chris T.
Chris T.
20:37 04 Jun 13
When I joined, I had no idea what to expect. I was brand new to BJJ, was just looking for a new workout and wanted to challenge myself to do... something way out of my comfort zone. This is the best group to be leading me! The whole team is welcoming and everyone is professional. All the coaches have good attention to detail and give lots of feedback. They hold you accountable, but are always positive and supportive. I find myself wanting to do everything in my life with the same intensity and discipline, so I know I made a positive choice coming here.read more
Jennifer A.
Jennifer A.
12:04 05 Jul 12
I knew that Third Law BJJ was for me about 5 minutes into the tour. The absolute pride in what is offered coupled with the professionalism made the... decision obvious. The team's lack of ego and the instructors knowledge and ability to convey information reinforced the decision I made.About 1 month later and it's only gotten better.If you want to learn BJJ this is the place to do it and Master Roberta is the one to lead the way.read more
Jay W.
Jay W.
01:53 28 Jun 12
I am in the army, and had a short 3 week assignment in Naples. I am an avid Judo practitioner and decided to check out Third Law BJJ so that I could... train while I was in town. Roberto and the rest of the staff treated me like family and allowed me to train in their gym for free during my stay. They are motivated by a true love for martial arts, and it shows in their enthusiastic instruction and welcoming atmosphere. I highly recommend this team to anyone interested in furthering their development as a martial artist.read more
Austin B.
Austin B.
03:46 16 Jun 12
To be blunt, if you wanted to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or MMA and didn't go to Third Law in Naples you'd be silly. This is the only choice for the... very best training in many styles of mixed martial arts. Anytime I'm in or around Naples I get in some workouts with Master Roberto and gang. Everyone is always so nice to me and they make you feel like family. They have a very clean, well organized facility, which is nice cause most MMA academies are pretty dirty and run like crap. I really don't want to sound like a broken record but I'll say it again, GO TRAIN AT THIRD LAW BJJ AND MMA IF YOU WANT THE VERY BEST FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!! 2 thumbs up......WAY UP!read more
Danny I.
Danny I.
18:19 26 Mar 12
Roberto is very dedicated to his students and gets the most out of each individual. That is why he has produced the quality of students that he has... in such a short time.If you want to get good at Jiu Jitsu, then this is the place for you. If you want to trick yourself into thinking you are getting good at Jiu Jitsu even if you aren't, it's probably not (sorry Roberto!)read more
Julius P.
Julius P.
05:32 25 Aug 09
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