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
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