Professor Pedro Valente, who is currently teaching seminars in Europe, was in Houston on June 5th and 6th for the 16th time teaching the biannual VBJJ seminar. The seminar focused on the technique and philosophy of Grand Master Hélio Gracie. This year’s summer seminar was very successful as close to 100 students had the opportunity to attend. On Saturday Professor Valente taught the members of the youth program ranging from the ages of 4 to 16 and on Sunday it was the turn of the adults who trained for over 5 hours. During the seminar Professor Valente also played the first segment of a documentary that aired last month in Brazil on the Biography Channel about the life of Grand Master Helio Gracie. VBJJ would like to congratulate Roy Cantu and all the members of Cantu’s Texas on their success and ongoing dedication to the promotion of our principles and philosophies.