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
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.