Henry Chan w/ Daniel CharlesSeriously, it's raining promotions lately which is a great thing cause all these guys deserve them. Another one I would like to post here is for Henry Chan of Gracie Barra Hong Kong, receiving his purple-belt from Daniel Charles. I've had the pleasure of training with Henry at our Saturday open-mat and will admit even with 30+ kilo weight advantage, I was given a lesson in jiu-jitsu, haha. Congratulations Henry!
Below is a letter from Henry.
8 Sept 2008
Firstly I must say thank you to Luke for all his effort in creating the blog. Unless you have such great passion in Jiu-Jitsu, you would not spend your free time in doing all these hectic writing works. At least, I would not have the heart to do such labouring works.
Secondly, I have to say my purple belt belongs to everyone in the gym, without their support, I would not be able to achieve what I am today. We have started Jiu-Jitsu in the Club in the year 2003, we received lots of critics at the beginning. Despite of that, we managed to pull ourselves together and better ourselves in many way.
Lastly, I must say thank you to all my Professors whom have help me and have shown great faith in me along my way. Professor Maro Joca (Gracie Barra), Professor Chet Quint (Gracie China), Professor Xandinho (BTT), Professor Tisi (Italian Connection) and of course Professor Daniel Charles (Nova Uniao) whom have awarded me the purple belt.
Gracie Barra Hong Kong