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Lloyd Irvin Black Belt Nyjah Easton Gearing Up for 2014 Jiu Jitsu Season

As the 2014 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu season approaches, Nyjah Easton, a Lloyd Irvin Black Belt, readies herself for the challenges ahead.

Camp Springs, MD (PRWEB) December 13, 2013

Lloyd Irvin is a world renowned Jiu Jitsu and MMA instructor, with a school in Prince Georges County Maryland, where he his head coach to a stable of World Champions. One of those champions is Nyjah Easton.

Easton, 25, of Washington DC, has been training at Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts Academy for over 10 years. She arrived following in the steps of her big brother, Mike “The Hulk” Easton, who is now a top-10 bantamweight in the UFC and fellow Lloyd Irvin Black Belt. Nyjah is the first-ever Jiu Jitsu World Champion to come out of the Lloyd Irvin camp, when she won the title as a purple belt in 2008. She is also Lloyd Irvin’s first and only female Black Belt.

In 2013, Nyjah Easton came up short, placing second at the IBJJF World Championships. It was her third silver medal in as many years. Easton, however, feels this year will be different.

“Last year, I feel like I didn’t pull the trigger, so to speak, in my finals match. I wasn’t as aggressive with my sweeps as I should’ve been and I just didn’t do enough to win the match,” says Easton.

Lloyd Irvin, her head coach and mentor, is confident that the young woman can win the Worlds in 2014. She has the skills, she’s in amazing shape, and mentally, she’s tougher than ever.

Nyjah typically fights in the women’s Black Belt Light-Feather or Feather division, where she’ll have some good, challenging matches this year against ladies like Angelica Viera (Atos Team), Gezary Banderia (American Top Team), and Sophia Amarante (The Avengers). Nyjah defeated Amarante en route to the finals in 2013, where she lost via points to Banderia.

“I’m really looking forward to this season. Ever since the 2013 Worlds, I’ve been training hard and drilling a lot. My coach, Master Lloyd Irvin, has worked diligently with me to fill some of the holes in my game. We’re working the little details I was missing last year. This is my year, the mats hot, the training is going great, and I know me and the rest of Team Lloyd Irvin will have a lot of success this year.” - Nyjah Easton

When Nyjah isn’t flying all over the world competing in Jiu Jitsu, she is an instructor and Student Services Consultant at Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts Academy. She teaches Jiu Jitsu and Fitness, and helps incoming students schedule classes.

For more information on Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts Academy, please visit or call 301-449-KICK, lines are open 24/7.

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