A message for the new year from Valente Brothers

Tonight, as fellow Valente Brothers from around the world gather with family and friends, we want to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.
This is always a hopeful time, as we celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. While 2009 was a successful year for our school, in spite of a worldwide economic crisis, we are confident that 2010 will be even better.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to each and every one of our members for their invaluable contributions and continued support. We are committed to ensuring that Valente Brothers continues to provide all of our students with a positive and educational training experience.
Valente Brothers is fully committed to preserving Grand Master Helio Gracie’s mission in this New Year. Although our challenges are great, we know that each of us has the courage and determination to rise up and meet them. It is that spirit that has kept the vision of the original Gracie brothers Carlos and Helio alive for generations, and it is that spirit that will keep it alive for generations to come.
In celebration of the New Year we would like to present a video of our Belt Promotion Ceremony that took place on December 9th. This was a very special occasion where we awarded over sixty new belts, including four black belts, and also had the privilege of honoring Master Pedro Valente Sr. and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie.