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.
The academy, open since 1995, is led by Black Belt Franco Vacirca and is located just minutes away from central Zurich. Franco follows the teaching methodology of the late Grandmaster Pedro Hemetério, one of Grandmaster Helio Gracie's top disciples. Thi focus towards the roots of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is was what triggered the invitaion to bring the Valente Brothers method to Zurich.
The class taught by Professor Gui was an overview of traditional Gracie Jiu-JItsu and touched some of the fundamental principles of Self-Defense and the Helio Gracie fighting strategy and philosophy
The traditional group picture
On a spcial note, Valente Brothers would like to thank the Traingle Academy, Mr. Franco Vacirca and all students who attended this special class. Also attending the class was Valente Brothers Purple Belt, Neris Gonzales. Currently living in Madrid, Spain, Neris made the trip to Zurich exclusively to participate in the class. Thank you Neris.
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