Linjian Chan Graduation

Dear members of the Auckland BJJ community,

Today, we gather to celebrate the remarkable achievements of one of our own, Linjian Chen, who has earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Linjian's journey has been unique and inspiring, starting in his 50s and culminating with this incredible achievement.

As we honor Linjian's dedication, perseverance, and unwavering commitment to his training, I am reminded of a quote by Bruce Lee, who said, "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Linjian embodies this spirit of action and determination, always pushing himself to be better and never giving up on his goals.

Another great quote that comes to mind is by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who said, "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Linjian's journey to this point has been long and challenging, but he has always shown that he has what it takes to succeed. His strength, determination, and unwavering commitment to his training have carried him through even the toughest of times.

Linjian's journey is also a reminder of the power of perseverance. As the philosopher, Confucius, once said, "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Linjian has never stopped moving forward, always pushing himself to be better and to achieve his goals, one step at a time.

Today, we celebrate Linjian's incredible achievement, and we offer him our warmest congratulations. Your black belt is not only a symbol of your incredible skill and accomplishment, but also a testament to the values of perseverance, discipline, and determination that you have embodied throughout your BJJ journey.

As the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend, Carlos Gracie Sr., once said, "Jiu-jitsu is not just a martial art. It's a way of life." Linjian, you have truly embodied this way of life, and you have shown us all what is possible when we dedicate ourselves to something we are passionate about.

So, on behalf of the entire Auckland BJJ community, I want to offer Linjian our heartfelt congratulations. You have proven that age is just a number, and that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. Your black belt is a symbol of your remarkable achievement, and a testament to the values of discipline, perseverance, and determination that you have embodied throughout your journey.

May you continue to inspire us all with your dedication and passion for this incredible martial art, and may your journey be filled with even greater success and fulfillment in the years to come.