Yesterday was a huge day for me as I was promoted to black belt by my coach and friend @rossnichollsbjj it’s been a very long and crazy journey starting out as a young 16 year old white belt who knew nothing about grappling to now be a 24 year old black belt competing at the highest level. I started back in 2013 because I had the goal of doing MMA but as soon as I started Bjj I soon found out that this is what I love and wanted to do for the rest of my life. In 2016 at 19 years old I was badly injured at the europeans and had to take off nearly 2 and a half years and those years were very difficult for me I went from training jiujitsu everyday to doing absolutely nothing with my life I didn’t know what to do and I nearly never came back to jiujitsu but I’m so glad I picked myself back up and got my ass back to training! In 2018 I came back to jiujitsu I was super fat and out of shape but I had the determination to better myself and get back on track with my training and now I’ve achieved my black belt 8.5 years after I started training but trust me when I say this is only the start! I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been a part of my journey in any way from giving me any little tips to improve my technique to just being a friend on the mat I truly appreciate all of you there are too many to name but you all know who you are!
Hue is a multiple-time Polaris veteran, was the 2019 ADCC British champion, and has competed in and won numerous no-gi superfights. He most recently competed at Polaris Squads: Team UK/Ireland vs. Team USA, putting on incredibly entertaining performances against the likes of Hunter Colvin and Roberto Jimenez.
Grappling Insider extends a huge congratulations to Jed Hue on this accomplishment!