This was a very special moment in my life, the moment I received my BJJ black belt from my coach and good friend Chewy.
I never thought that I would be able to achieve this type of accomplishment, but I was truly honored and humbled to earn my black belt.
Jiu-Jitsu was something I started out of a curiosity and as something to do to challenge myself. My growth as a martial artist and human being as a result of Jiu-Jitsu has surpassed what I could have imagined.
I waited to post this video as I was trying to figure out and process this day and what exactly it meant to me (I was promoted on 2/25/2021).
I was trying to figure out if I was worthy of this accomplishment, what this meant to me, and I wanted to have some time to feel what it was like and have the chance to reflect on what it was like stepping on the mats and training as a black belt.
I feel like sharing this video gives a glimpse into the immense importance of this martial art to me. The comradery, the family, and the support that I have gained from training is difficult to put into words.
This was one of the greatest achievements of my life. I encourage anyone that watches this video just to keep training and be consistent. Focus on improving yourself everyday.
Thanks to my training partners and my coaches for being an integral part of this achievement. I love this martial art and am proud to be a Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt.
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