The 2017 SBC gathered hundreds of VBs in North Miami Beach
Alistair Overeem became the newest Valente Brothers Blue Belt. Alistair began training at VB in 2014. Alistair resides in between Miami Beach and Albuquerque, New Mexico where he is a member of the Jackson Wink MMA team, Alistair is one of the most condecorated combat sports athletes ever holding world titles in Kickboxing and MMA. According to the UFC Heavyweight contender he chose VB as his source for Jiu-jitsu because he wanted to learn the roots and foundations of the gentle art.
On Saturday, December 17, Valente Brothers promoted Bruce Belfield, Burak Eyilik, Eduardo Cambas and Joel Infante to the title of Full Professor in jujutsu (jiu-jitsu).
Grandmaster Hélio Vígio departed to the next stage of his spiritual journey on the early hours of Friday, December 16. Vigio, as our father and Grandmaster Helio Gracie called him, was one of the original Navy Belt professors during the golden years of jiu-jitsu in the 1950s.