Carol, who lives in Rio de Janeiro and created a Healthy Lifestyle movement on Instagram was featured on this week's issue of Veja.
Royce Gracie and Pelé were the only Brazilian on the list. Michael Jordan was the first athlete to be nominated by Sports Illustrated.
Valente Brothers send their best wishes from all over the world.
Schedule Reminder: All Valente Brothers locations are currently closed and will reopen on January 2nd. Let's rest, recover and prepare for a great and fabulous 2014.
400 Students and Friends at the Winter Belt Ceremony. Valente Brothers and Royce Gracie Students united in North Miami Beach.
At Valente Brothers, Jiu-Jitsu is not a game. Rather, Jiu-Jitsu is a path to self-confidence, health, discipline and equanimity.
The Op-Ed by the Valente brothers was a homage to Grand Master Helio Gracie. The article titled, "Defesa Imbativel" or "Unbeatable Defense" describes the philosophy used by Helio Gracie to create Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
Join us to celebrate another great year of friendship and knowledge
This weekend Professor Pedro returned to Houston to teach seminars and promote students.
With a new and bigger training area, VB Pembroke Pines is in base and ready to share 100% Self-Dense Jiu-Jitsu.
On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 over 300 Valente Brothers joined to celebrate 100 years of Helio Gracie.
Our late Grandmaster would be turning 100 years young today.
With over 1 million views, the channel offers a variety of Jiu-JItsu related videos
The Valente Brothers, disciples of Helio Gracie, are preparing special surprises for the 7PM ceremony
This week Valente Brothers Fort Lauderdale hosted a security personnel liability reduction training program with Da Big Kahuna Restaurant & Tiki Bar.
In 1993, Pedro Valente arrived in Miami to attend the University of Miami.
Professors Pedro and Gui Valente discuss Stand Your Ground.
Master Royler Gracie taught A 3 hour seminar in North Miami Beach
This week Professors Pedro & Gui taught in Fll, Ppines and the Gables
For the first time time, Professor Valente taught classes in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
Students from all VB locations came together at VB Headquarters in North Miami Beach
VB students from North Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines and Coral Gables will come together to celebrate many new belt promotions
The Youth Fellowship Challenge was held this Sunday with over 100 participants.
Gui's visit to Houston marked the 20th VB seminar in Texas' largest city.
60 years ago, on April 27, 1953, Pedro Valente Sr. took his first jiu-jitsu lesson at the Academia Gracie in Rio de Janeiro.
Master Rickson returned to Miami for a weekend of seminars
After the original completing the 36 lessons program students learn over 100 techniques
On April 20th and 21st Rickson Gracie will teach at Valente Brothers Headquarters
Gracie Guatemala Instructor Roberto Fleischmann and over 100 students attended the seminar in Guatemala City
Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu, located in North Miami Beach, has now three affiliates in Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines and Coral Gables.
The 2013 Gracie Nationals paid homage to the Valente family for 60 years of dedication and contribution to Jiu-JItsu and the Gracie family.
Professor Pedro visited the VB affiliate in Pembroke Pines. VB Pembroke Pines is lead by Black Belt Instructor Eduardo Cambas
Professor Gui taught the Fundamentals class at VB Fort Lauderdale
VBs around the world wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year
After receiving the Key to the City last week, with the presence of UFC Hall of Famer, Royce Gracie, Mayor George Vallejo proclaimed December 18th, 2012 the Valente Brothers Day.
Over 100 VBs came together at the famous Brazilian restaurant in South Beach.
On Monday night over 400 students and friends came together at Valente Brothers.
Professor Gui Valente taught in France, Spain, England, Switzerland and Ukraine
For over two hours, the first Ultimate Fighting champion and Hall of Famer, Jiu-Jitsu master Royce Gracie, brought togehter approximately 120 students at a sold out seminar at Valente Brothers Headquarters in North Miami Beach, Florida.
On Saturday, November 24th, Professor Gui Valente visited the Triangle Academy in Zurich and taught a special class to instructors and students of the Triangle Academy team.
Amazing weekend at Valente Brothers. On Saturday, Pedro and Joaquim Valente had the honor of teaching the crew of the Navy ship USS Philippine Sea and on Sunday almost one hundred Valente Brothers' students from Headquarters, Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines and Coral Gable participated in our biannual Youth Fellowship Challenge.
Pavel Bure is recognised as one of the rarest talents in NHL history and is now a Hockey Hall of Fame.
In 2 days Professor Valente taught youth and adult classes to 100 plus students.
UFC Hall of Famer, Royce Gracie, will teach a Super Seminar at Valente Brothers HQ on December 8th.
For over 3 hours Grandmaster Rorion Gracie interacted with students about the Gracie Diet and the Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle.
This Saturday Rorion Gracie will teach his first ever Gracie Diet and Lifestyle seminar at Valente Brothers HQ.
Valente Brothers, through Professor Gui Valente was on this week's IstoE Gente, the Brazilian version of the American publication People.
Today, October 1st, Grandmaster Helio Gracie would be turning 99 years of age. We will be celebrating the life of our Grandmaster during tomorrow's Youth, Funadamentals classes in all our locations.
Purple Belt Justin Moody became the 12th champion of the Hélio Gracie Challenge
Valentina Zelyaeva from the Blog Organice Your Life Interviewed Professor Gui Valente. He talked about the Gracie Diet, why he came to Miami and some Jiu-Jitsu philosophy.
Professor Pedro Valente on the history of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Belt System and the method currently used at Valente Brothers.
The Valente Brothers have been working closely with the Law Enforcement community since Professor Pedro began teaching in South Florida.
7th degree Red and Black Belt, Master Royler Gracie attended the Valente Brothers 2012 Summer Belt Ceremony.
Since 2000, Valente Brothers has worked closely with the Miami Dade PD
Royler taught standing and ground techniques for over 3 hours.
Master Royler Gracie will join all Valente Brothers to celebrate a great 1st semester.
Valente Brothers Memorial Day Message
Professor Jimmy Robertson will be leading the new affiliate.
Once again students from North Miami Beach, Pembroke Pines and Fort Lauderdale came together for a morning of mutual Welfare and Benefit.
The 5th son of Hélio Gracie and 7th degree Red and Black Belt will teach a super seminar on Saturday, June 9th at Valente Brothers
Students, parents and teachers will reunite for a wonderful day of Jiu-Jitsu, friendship, and knowledge
Professor Pedro Valente was in Houston, Texas for a series of seminars and belt promotions.
Following Jiu-Jitsu principles can be the key to a successful business
Relson Gracie was a special guest and shared some good moments with his younger brother, Rickson, the Valente brothers and his son Rhalan.
Find your individual photos with Master Rickson Gracie here
With a approximately 4 hours session, Master Rickson closed the seminar in great fashion
Over 90 students packed the main mat of Valente Brothers HQ
Master Relson and his son Rhalan Gracie arrived today and visited VB
The Gracie Legend will teach a super seminar this weekend at Valente Brothers
Professor Rener Gracie suggested some key concepts to improve the Triangle application
Professor Gui Valente living the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle in London, United Kingdom.
Pedro Valente helped prepare a group of of the 31st Air Defense Artillery for the upcoming Fort Sill Combatives Challenge.
Gracie Guatemala is a school of self-defense that follows 100% the methodology of the Valente Brothers. Black Belt Instructor Roberto Fleischmann brought Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to Guatemala and has been a student of the Valente Brothers for over 15 years.
The Gracie Champion will be back in Miami for super seminars at Valente Brothers
Watch the 45 minute documentary on the life of the man who revolutionized modern martial arts
Valente Brothers Professors and black belts assisted students during the seminar.
The 2-hour seminar will cover defenses against the gun, knife and baton
Univison and Telemundo are the two largest spanish channels in the US
Jimmy Robertson and Carlos Villares wire the first to receive the Black Belt.
Professor Joaquim is spending time in Rio with Grandmaster Valente at the house where the Valente Brothers grew up.
The 2011 Valente Brothers Winter Belt Ceremony took place in North Miami Beach, Florida on December 7th, 2011.
In a beautiful collage all 10 new Valente Brothers Black Belts
2011 Valente Brothers Annual Dinner, one big family. Friendship and knowledge.
The 2011 Belt Ceremony was a success. Hundreds of students, friends and families packed Valente Brothers headquarters in North Miami Beach.
In a fast paced and electric demo the Valente Brothers define their style of jiu-jtsu taught to them by Hélio Gracie
With over 100 kids and nearly 250 parents and friends in attendance, it was the largest event so far.
Nicknamed "The Russian Rocket" for his speed, Bure played for 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) at VB, he was the fastest student to ever receive the Purple Belt at VB.
Royce Gracie Seminar, Belt Ceremony and the Annual Valente Brothers Dinner
Students, parents and teachers once again came together for a wonderful day of Jiu-Jitsu, friendship, and knowledge
Exactly sixty years ago, on October 23rd 1951, the arguably most important fight in the history of jiu-jitsu took place in Rio de Janeiro. The fight was held at Maracana Stadium, the largest in the world at the time.
The Valente brothers talked to Gracie Mag about their trip and how jiu-jitsu benefits practitioner way beyond the mats.
The following TV special originally aired February 14 on SPORTV from the GLOBO TV network. SPORTV is the largest sports channel in Brazil.
Saturday, October 1st, is Grandmaster Hélio Gracie's birthday. We will be celebrating the life of our Grandmaster during tomorrow's Youth, Funadamentals and Advanced classes. At 2PM we will hold the 11th edition of the Hélio Gracie Self-Defense Challenge. We would like to invite all our students to attend.
Last Saturday, Valente Brothers took another step forward in ensuring that their students have the highest degree of access to the information needed to help them should they ever be threatened on the street.
Valente Brothers presents STREET SAFE SEMINAR I in support of the NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION, on Saturday, September 10, from 2 - 4pm.
Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, are moving in the same line, connecting with Headquarters in their common mission to provide ?Genuine Hélio Gracie Self Defense? to the public.
Master Relson Gracie teaches over 40 students with only 3 days notice.
Master Relson Gracie will cover street tactics in a no kimono seminar this Saturday, July 23rd.
Professor Pedro Valente, who is currently teaching seminars in Europe, was in Houston on June 5 and 6 for the 16th time teaching the biannual VBJJ seminar.
Dr. Pedro Valente's Award of Highest Honor in Gracie Jiujitsu is Celebrated; Andy Espinal Receives Brown Belt Posthumously
Students, parents and teachers once again came together for a wonderful day of Jiu-Jitsu, friendship, and knowledge.
On May 19th, 2011, Dr. Pedro Valente Sr. was awarded the ultimate promotion in Jiu-Jitsu, the title of Grandmaster Red Belt
Andy received his purple belt last December during the Winter Belt Ceremony
Fans and students from around the globe were asked whether they prefer to be on the top or bottom guard position and what was their overall favorite position. After considering all the answers posted, Valente Brothers presents its views on the subject.
The Valente Brothers Facebook page, that recently surpassed the 4,000 fans mark, ask practitoners whether they prefer the top or bottom guard positions.
For over two hours, the original Ultimate Fighting champion, jiujitsu master Royce Gracie, dazzled approximately one hundred students at a sold out seminar at Valente Brothers headquarters in Miami, Florida.
On March 30th, Instructor Roberto Fleischmann taught a special class to a select group of US troops stationed in Guatemala.
Purple belt, Regis Giles on FOX NEWS. The Giles sisters, Hannah and Regis, have been training Jiu-Jitsu since they were 9 years old.
The UFC hall of famer will return to Miami to teach a special seminar on April 9th @ 2pm
On his interview to Submissions Inc Gui touched on a few different subjects including ageless training, the UFC, self defense training vs sport training and more.
The Biography channel will show the saga of Helio Gracie, a frail fighter, stubborned and virtually unbeatable on the mats and rings.
Joaquim took advantage of his time in the "Marvelous City" to spend time with his father and network during Carnival.
Escaping from the cold northeastern weather during the winter, Dr. Silbret, a New York native, began training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 2005 with Professor Gui Valente in North Miami Beach.
On Saturday, Professor Pedro Valente visited Valente Brothers Pembroke Pines
This Monday, Professor Gui Valente visited Valente Brothers Fort Lauderdale and taught the fundamentals class.
Royce Gracie joined the Valente Brothers for a memorable night of friendship and knowledge
The challenge was devised by the Valente Brothers in 2000 to preserve and promote a vital element in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu that was slowly being forgotten: Stand up Self-Defense
The two Gracie brothers taught a super seminar on December 4, 2010
On December 6, 2010 Royce Gracie joined brothers Pedro, Gui, and Joaquim Valente in Miami at Valente Brothers Headquarters for the Valente Brothers annual winter belt ceremony.
The Valente Brothers family continues to grow
The event was organized by Valente Brothers blue belt and Barry University faculty member Brett Scaglione
Bidokan is Ecuador's only Royce Gracie Network member.
Today at Valente Brothers, we celebrate Helio Gracie Day, a day celebrating the legacy of our beloved teacher and pioneer.
On the first weekend of December, Ultimate Fighting Champion and Hall of Famer, Royce Gracie, will return to Miami to teach a super seminar and attend the Belt Ceremony.
Valente Brothers Brown Belt, Miguel Diaz de la Portilla won the race for State Senate with a margin of 10 points
Professors Pedro, Gui, and Joaquim Valente, along with Professor James Robertoson and Fort Lauderdale Chief Instructor Bruce Belfield among several other students had an amazing night in the new facility.
Grandmaster Rorion spent the evening at Valente Brothers and for over 90 minutes discussed principles and benefits of the Gracie diet, the creation of the UFC and overall Gracie Jiu-Jitsu philosophy.
Professor Pedro Valente, currently in Los Angeles assisting in the production of a documentary by the Biography Channel on the life of Grandmaster Hélio Gracie, met soccer super stars Kaká and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Once again Prof. Pedro Valente visited Columbia, SC to teach a seminar.
Day 2 of the Rickson Gracie seminar was held in the Sociedade Israelita Brasileira (SIB) in the neighborhood of Copacabana.
During his visit to Rio de Janeiro, where he is spending time with his father, Professor Pedro Valente was invited by Master Rickson Gracie to participate in his Invisible Jiu-Jitsu Seminar.
Professor Joaquim Valente and Jiu Jitsu student - helicopter pilot Jared Schmelzer flew over Rio de Janeiro aboard Rio's Police SWAT helicopter
Tonight, Professor Gui Valente visited Valente Brothers Fort Lauderdale to teach the fundamentals class and award several stripes.
This was Professor Pedro's thirteenth visit to TNT Jujitsu. He conducted adult and youth seminars and promoted several students to new belt levels.
The 3 minute piece was aired during the SporTV news and was the only story not related to soccer.
Once again hundreds of students, friends and family members attended the Valente Brothers biannual Belt Promotion Ceremony.
On Memorial Day, Valente Brothers remembers and honors the men and women in uniform who have died in service to the country.
Mark David Fromm, CEO of Mark David & Company Real Estate based in New York, demonstrates how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gives him a full-body workout.
This morning, students, parents and teachers once again came together for a wonderful day of Jiu-Jitsu, friendship, and knowledge.
Starting daily at eight in the morning, Valente Brothers professors and assistants taught officers an adapted and specific version of Jiu-Jitsu for police work.
The Youth Fellowship Challenge (YFC) is a multi-cultural learning experience that provides children the opportunity to exhibit their skills in an atmosphere of cooperation and respect for fellow participants.
The City of Aventura's Police Department began today the week long course designed to introduce the Valente Brothers Police Survival Tactics to the nearly one hundred officers of that that department.
The seminars were a success with over 160 participants.
Master Rickson Gracie taught a 2 day seminar to over 160 students
Master Rickson Gracie arrived in Miami this Thursday morning.
The exclusive Rickson Gracie seminars hosted by Valente Brothers in Miami sold out this Tuesday, nearly two weeks before the first session takes place on Saturday, March 27.
In honor of the one year anniversary of the passing of Grandmaster Helio Gracie the Valente Brothers will host an exclusive seminar with the undefeated and legendary fighter, Rickson Gracie for the first time ever.
Officers from a variety of departments in South Florida came together for a Police Survival course hosted by the Miami-Dade Police Dapartment
From 2001 to 2009, Martin Stepanek, set over 11 World Records across several diving disciplines.
Pedro Valente, John Paul Lloyd and Carlos Castillo were special guests of President Porfirio Lobo
Professor Gui Valente taught a special class with Instructor Bruce Belfield and awarded many stripes.
Brothers Anire and Temi Okpaku, David Farcy, and Peter Romano are currently in Haiti assisting the victims of the earthquakes that have struck the country.
In a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, brothers Gui and Joaquim, gave an interview to the Jornal do Brasil.
A message from Valente Brothers and a special video presentation featuring our Ceremony.
Many students, friends and family members came together to celebrate a great year of Jiu-Jitsu
Royce Gracie and Dr. Pedro Valente Sr. Attend a Special Belt Ceremony
Over 60 belts were awarded including 4 new black belts
UFC Hall of Famer confirmed his presence today
Professor Pedro Valente visited Houston for a weekend of Jiu-Jitsu seminars.
Multiple belts and special guests are expected.
Valente Brothers professors took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday to visit the Miami Beach Fire Station
Valente Brothers once again hosted the IX Hélio Gracie Self-Defense Challenge.
The Brazilian Senate remembered the creator of the Brazilian style of Jiu-Jitsu
Nearly 100 children participated in this year's event
On November 17, the Brazilian Senate will pay tribute and honor one of the world's most prominent martial artists.
See the detailed information on all three events.
Dr. Valente, a Master Professor and red an black belt under Grandmaster Hélio Gracie, will visit Valente Brothers for the first time in two years.
Helio Gracie Sel-Defense Challenge, Belt Ceremony and the Annual Valente Brothers Dinner
One week after over 30 seventh graders visited and trained at Valente Brothers, the eigh grade class rolled in for a special seld-defense class at our main school in North Miami Beach.
The Valente Brothers family will come together on Wednesday, December 9th, at 8PM to celebrate a great year of training and and support all new belt recipients.
Over 30 seventh graders from Cushman had a special field trip at Valente Brothers.
We have redesigned our site to allow for easier access to our programs, updates and much more.
On November 15th Valente Brothers' youth will come together to celebrate a great year of learning.
The three hour clinic encompassed throwing and grappling techniques.
Professor Pedro Valente taught in Guatemala, Texas and South Carolina. Professor Gui instructed in several Israeli cities.
Supermodel Joanna Krupa, currently competing on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, also knows a few Jiu-Jitsu tricks.
On October 1st, 1913 Hélio Gracie was born in Belém, a city in the state of Pará.