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. As usual, Royce captivated students with his refined technique and efficient teaching skills, which in accordance with the philosophies of his father, Grandmaster Helio Gracie, consisted entirely of street practical strategies for defending oneself against bigger and stronger attackers.
Attending the seminar were students from VB headquarters in North Miami Beach, the Fort Laudedale, Pembroke Pines and Coral Gabes affiliates and several members of the Royce Gracie Network from all over the United States and abroad.
Royce Gracie in his South Florida home
Keep your elbows in
The famous VB blue mats covered by a white wave of kimonos
The classic group shot had to be adapted due to the huge attendance
Pedro, Royce Gracie and Joaquim Valente
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.