Chris Manley


Chris has been a part of Gracie Barra Novi since 2017, and I think is about as invested in a program as you can get. In 2021 his youngest daughter was finally old enough to join classes, thus getting all 7 of kids to participate. A short while later they made it a total family plan when his wife Michelle joined. Chris is in the armed forces and works at Selfridge, and knows how to command a room! He and his eldest daughter restarted out Jr Champions (3-6 y/o) BJJ class and has been doing an amazing job ever since. After watching his kids for over ½ decade, it was pretty easy for him to hop right in and teach. Chris is a great example of what we look for in instructors at Gracie Barra Novi. Find the right person, with the right passion, and the right attitude.