Hey Folks, as you well know... Nitroblitz.com is typically a happy place, where I like to post things that will help bring your day up. However, I was browsing through the Sherdog Forum, and I found the following statement... I have avoided posting about the Rape Accusations made against the two Lloyd Irvin students on New Years Eve and the other allegations made against Lloyd Irvin. I truly did felt (from an outsider's perspective) that LI was a good person, giving a lot back to the BJJ Community, and also giving Young Men/Women the opportunity to train full-time and achieve their dreams.
However, I can't help but post the Statement made by former Team Lloyd Irvin member (via Facebook) Jordon Schultz. This statement has been issued after several of Team Lloyd Irvin's top competitors decided to leave the school (this includes Top BJJ Brown Belt Keenan Cornelius). Below is the statement, I was on the fence about covering this, however I feel that it is a lesson for people to do your homework on your instructor before taking classes through them.
JORDAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT VIA FACEBOOK
"Recently a fellow team member came to me she was burdened and confused.
She sought me out as a confidante a person she could trust. She had been
battling with a situation morally inside her head. She explained the
details of secret interactions she had with her martial arts instructor
She started with the question “Are you suppose to do anything to become a
World Champion?” I replied, “Yes, there are sacrifices you must make to
become a World Champion and you are going to have to do some things
that other people won’t do to become a World Champion”. She began to cry
as she explained.
She said that when she first joined the team she was given a set of
rules. She was told exactly how she should act. Everyone on the team
follows the principle of the Android. An Android does what they are
commanded with no question and no hesitation. Whatever the Programmer
says the Android does. According to the Martial Arts instructor this
correlates to Martial Arts if the coach gives a commanded and the
athlete hesitates or questions for a moment it can cost them the match.
That is the importance of being an Android.
Second rule, your word is your bond. If you do not keep your word you
are a liar. If you do not follow what you say you are a faker. If you do
not keep your word you are definitely not serious about what you are
trying to accomplish.
Third rule, confidentiality whatever you talk about with your instructor
stays only between you and your instructor it is a form of trust. She
explained the Instructor has been deceived and hurt a lot in the past so
it was difficult to prove your trust and loyalty to your instructor.
When first coming to the team her instructor automatically judged her,
told her that “I have a weird feeling that you are lying and you do not
want to be a world champion, you came for alterior motives”
I noticed that the woman was always getting scolded or on thin ice with
my martial arts instructor. She always seemed to be messing up tasks
that were given to her as her job. She always seemed afraid that she was
going to be kicked off the team and sent home. Every team member that
comes from another state can be kicked off the team and sent home at any
time. Any member of the team will confirm this. This is a consequence
that looms over all the athletes.
At one point I thought she really was being sent home.
She had been trying to tell me, and others. She asked us hypothetical
questions like “would you do ANYTHING to be a world champion” and she’d
tell me she did some things she wouldn’t normally do but her instructor
asked her to do it and he said she was proving he can trust her. She
explained the things she did for her instructor was a test to see if she
would really do anything to be a world champion. That she would keep
her word to him and do anything he asked her to do. And she would do it
without hesitation to prove her loyalty and that she was an android. I
always thought it was something different, like she messed with
someone’s credit card or something but I was so wrong.
Her instructor would both ask and instruct her to do sexually
inappropriate things with him. Re-affirming his instructions with things
like “I thought you said you wanted to be a world champion, and you
said you would do anything I tell you to do without hesitation”. He
would make her repeat to him over and over that she loved him like a
If she ever hesitated or questioned he would call her a liar and say
that she didn’t really want to become a world champion and she wasn’t
serious about her goals.
This activity went on for a couple months and then he asked her is she
would give herself to him sexually, and if she would have sexual
intercourse with him.
That’s when she broke down and came to me she was so wrapped up and
confused about the tests and hazing she came to me for guidance. And I
am happy she did so that nothing else bad happened to her.
What he has asked of her and made her do is disgusting and abusive. I am
so grateful she came to me and I was able to open her eyes.
To explain to her that it was wrong, that she did not have to do those things to prove she really wanted to be a world champion.
I think, but cannot confirm that there are other victims on the team. I
would see the instructor sleeping in the same hotel room in the same bed
at tournaments with other female teammates. Multiple teammates have
also been called to his room to give him massages alone together with
him in a hotel room, which I always thought was a little inappropriate
considering he is there Martial Arts Instructor.
I trained with the team for over a year. 6 months into my stay there I
was offered a unpaid mentorship as his internet assassin, and I would be
trained to do internet marketing.
The rules on the team were “no inter team dating” and “you always follow
instructions 100%” now that I think about it, both rules together breed
the perfect environment for the martial arts instructor to take
advantage of his female students sexually. Dangle the dream of being a
world champion in front each member of the team to control their every
The instructor never did anything to me, the training environment was
not the healthiest at times, but I was never harmed. And I cannot speak
for other male members, but each has their own story. In addition
several of my teammates have left the environment within hours of
hearing the story I told them. This confirms that each of them had their
own suspicions of what was going on.
I was in charge of a project to make several websites, with the soul
purpose of covering up the google search results of keywords.
I now realize that it was wrong to do that. And people need to be informed before they choose to associate with the instructor.
I apologize to the female team member and the other female team members I
have spoken about. I had to break her trust and warn others about the
situation. She confided in me and was not ready to tell anyone about it.
But as my moral responsibility the world needs to know. And I encourage
anyone who has been affected or controlled by Lloyd Irvin to speak out.
In closing, I have left the team for good, I have ended all ties with
team lloyd Irvin and will never have anything to do with it again in any
capacity. I came to the team
thinking it would be the best thing for me, plenty of good training
partners, hard training, and to learn marketing. I was a fool, and I
apologize to anyone that may have been affected by my actions while on
Jordon Nicholas Schultz
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