Valente Brothers in Coral Gables

The new school will be just minutes away from the University of Miami

Valente Brothers was established in South Florida in 1995. After over a decade of success, maintaining the principles, ideals and methods that Grandmaster Hélio Gracie left for us, an affiliate program was designed to extend the Valente Brothers reach. With two affiliate schools up and running in Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, Valente Brothers is now returning down south to open our home in the city of Coral Gables. Back in 1995, Professor Pedro Valente founded his first Jiu-Jitsu club at the University of Miami where he taught several students and faculty members. The school located at 275 University Dr. is currently under construction and is scheduled to be open for classes this year.

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Professor Jimmy Robertson will be leading the new affiliate. 

Jimmy started learning Jiu-Jitsu from Professor Pedro Valente in 1993. Jimmy and Pedro’s friendship dates back to their high school days at the American School of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1993 both decided to enroll at the University of Miami where they became roommates. Influenced by Pedro’s love for Jiu-Jitsu and Royce’s amazing victories in the Ultimate Fighting Championship Jimmy was attracted by the Jiu-Jitsu philosophy. Soon Jimmy became one of Pedro’s most technical students. Jimmy’s loyalty, moral attributes and years of dedication combined with his technical abilities allowed him the opportunity to be the first person to take the Valente Brothers Instructors Course. In December of 2003 Professor Pedro Valente awarded Jimmy his Black Belt and instructor’s certification. Moreover, in 2007, Jimmy was awarded a Professor’s Diploma by Valente Brothers. Jimmy also holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and Management of Information Systems.