Dr. Pedro Valente Sr. confirmed his presence for the upcoming belt ceremony on December 9th. 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. The father and mentor of professors, Pedro, Gui and Joaquim, joined the famous Gracie Academy in 1953 and received the coveted Professors’ Diploma by Grandmaster Hélio Gracie. Dr. Valente is a world renowned plastic surgeon. This year’s ceremony is expected to be one of the biggest ever and multiple black belts could be awarded.