The undefeated and legendary Rickson Gracie in Miami to teach a historic seminar

In honor of the one year anniversary of the passing of Grandmaster Helio Gracie the Valente Brothers will host an exclusive seminar with the undefeated and legendary fighter, Rickson Gracie for the first time ever. The third son of Helio Gracie will teach a class in Florida for the first time in fifteen years. Valente Brothers students around the world will be attending this historic event. The seminar will take place on March 27 and 28. Each session will consist of four hours, including technical training, drills, Jiu-Jitsu philosophy and a Q&A session.  Students may attend one or both days. Since the announcement that Rickson would teach in Miami was made, many students from other schools all around the US and even other countries have contacted Valente Brothers to secure a spot in the seminar. Currently, we are only accepting registrations from Valente Brothers students. The deadline to register for Valente Brothers students is March 17. Students from other schools are currently being placed on a waiting list and will be selected on a first come first serve basis.  

Rickson, son of Helio Gracie, was born into Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. At fifteen he started to teach the art, and by eighteen he received his black belt from his father. When he was twenty years old he was selected to represent the Gracie family in one of their most important challenge fights against the famous 230-pound Brazilian brawler Zulu. Rickson, in an amazing display of technique and mettle, defeated Zulu, who until that time had enjoyed a 140-match, undefeated record. With this victory, Rickson gained immediate national acclaim as the top fighter in the world, leaving his mark on the history of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and the Gracie challenge. Five years later Zulu requested a rematch and lost to Rickson again, in Maracanazinho before an audience of 20,000 spectators.

Rickson is a 7th Degree Black Belt Open Class Champion of the Gracie Family, whose technique is considered to be the finest expression of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the world. His innate talent and early mastery of the art have resulted in an impeccable undefeated record in more than 400 fights.

When: March 27 2PM-6PM & March 28 1PM-5PM

Where: Valente Brothers – 3165 NE 163 Street – North Miami Beach

Cost: $200 per day

Registration: Valente Brothers students should register and pay by March 17. All other students should email us at

Students from other schools are currently being placed on a waiting list and will be selected on a first come first serve basis.