Once again, hundreds of students from all over the world visited North Miami Beach to attend the traditional Valente Brothers year-end events. Again, the Royce Gracie Jiu-jitsu network joined us. Since 2011, Royce Gracie adopted the Valente Brothers black belt examination system to test his new black belt candidates.
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On Sunday, November 12th, VB students from North Miami Beach, Pembroke Pines, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter came together for a great day of Jujutsu. The YFC teaches children to face challenges and always fight hard despite the result. Over 150 children accepted the challenge and displayed great courage and technique. The next YFC will be in May, 2018.
The Valente Brothers women’s self-defense program is a complete system of defensive and offensive fighting skills.
Pedro, Gui and Joaquim Valente along with the entire Valente Brothers family celebrated the life of Grandmaster Helio Gracie. Born on October 1st 1913 in Belem, Para, Brazil, Helio Gracie became one of the greatest proponents of jujutsu in modern history.
Fifty Valente Brothers black belts, professors, instructors, assistant instructors and study group leaders gathered at VB Headquarters in North Miami Beach. The Shokunin Conference was the first ever of its kind and the results were extremely positive. Over the course of three days the conference covered many topics including important historical findings, pedagogical techniques, nutritional advice and a 753 Code discussion. During the meeting the Valente brothers also presented new norms and requirements for black belt degrees. The Shokunin Conference will become a yearly event.
On Monday evening the new VB Headquarters building hosted its first ever Summer Belt Ceremony. The event was a success and once again brought together the VB family. Professors Pedro, Gui, and Joaquim Valente remembered their late father and Grandmaster Dr. Pedro Valente Sr. and dedicated the ceremony in his honor. Recently the Valente brothers announced that the new buiding was named Dr. Pedro Valente Sr.