Dear Valente Brothers
We are extremely grateful to each and every one of you who attended tonight’s tribute to the 100 Years of Helio Gracie. This was the least we could do for the man who made Jiu-Jitsu possible for all of us. We are also thankful for all the nice messages we received during the course of the day. These demonstrations of respect and honor mean more than any choke, armlock, throw or any physical technique performed on the mat.
Over 300 people provided a powerful demonstration of the gratitude and loyalty of Valente Brothers to our eternal teacher, Grand Master Helio Gracie, his philosophy and technique.
On a side and important note, we would also like to thank State Senator Miguel Diaz De La Portilla, Miami-Dade Comissioner, Sally Heyman and Miami-Dade Mayor, Carlos A. Gimenez for the State and Miami-Dade County Proclamations, honoring Helio Gracie and Valente Brothers.
Thank you again.
Pedro, Gui and Joaquim Valente