Chris Handy’s Personal Jiu Jitsu Journey
What an incredible weekend!
I had the pleasure of being promoted to black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu.
The question we always get asked is, how long does it take the average person to get a black belt in jiu-jitsu? We all know that the average person doesn’t get to that level. It takes a special kind of person to be able to deal with the mental and physical strain it puts on its practioners.
Jiu-jitsu is an art of honesty. It pulls every negative emotion and insecurity from inside each of us, and forces us to confront them, almost daily. Like so many other stories, jiu-jitsu changed my life.
In my life I have dealt with drug abuse, thoughts of suicide, physical and mental abuse, depression, multiple injuries and the passing of my father to cancer. The one consistent thing that I have always had over the last 19 years other than my incredible wife, was the martial arts and jiu-jitsu. Where I am and who I am is directly related to jiu-jitsu.
Thank you to everyone who I’ve had the pleasure of training with over the years. Each one of you made an impact in one way or another.
There is one person directly responsible for me even getting starting. That is by brother Aaron. I will never be able to fully thank you for setting me on this path all those years ago. #jiujitsulifestyle #justroll #blackbelt #bjj#thisiscrazy #thankyou #brazilianjiujitsu #rtbjj #bluespringsjiujitsu #judo#jiujitsusavedmylife #artesuave #jiujitsu