Tag Archives: North Miami Beach

Valente Brothers wins award

On Thursday, May 9th, 2019, Valente Brothers won the Focus Brasil Award. VB was recognized as a top martial arts organization in Florida. The Focus Brasil Award is a prominent organization in the Brazilian community in the United States. VB has been a leading force in the martial arts instruction for over two decades in South Florida. Professor Gui Valente with his wife Laura Valente represented Valente Brothers during the award ceremony. During his speech, Professor Gui dedicated the award to his father Dr. Pedro Valente Sr..

Fudoshin Challenge

The Fudoshin Challenge promotes competition for development and not for ego. We could not be happier with the level of respect and discipline that exists on our mats. Congratulations to all who accepted the challenge and a big thank you to our students and friends who supported the event.

General Michael Ferriter visits VB Headquarters

Retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter visited Valente Brothers on Monday, March 4th. Professor Gui Valente first met General Ferriter in 2008 at Camp Liberty, Baghdad, Iraq. Gui spent nearly two weeks teaching the men and women of the US military and allied forces.

General Ferriter, who holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, was very impressed with the Valente Brothers building and museum. After his private lesson with Gui Valente he stated on his Facebook account, “the Valente Brothers are Jiu-Jitsu icons who studied the history and have incredibly high wisdom. The culture of respect is the first thing you feel.”

In 2018, General Ferriter was named President and CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio.

We at Valente Brothers would like to express all our gratitude for General Ferriter’s service to our United States of America.

General Michael Ferriter awarding Gui Valente a medal and plaque for his services in Baghdad, Iraq.
Gui Valente and Ryron Gracie flying to Baghdad in a US Air Force C-130 Hercules.

2018 VB Graduation Ceremony

2018 VB Graduation Ceremony, with the honorable presence of Grandmaster João Alberto Barreto. Congratulations to all new blue, purple, brown and black belts. Thank you to everyone who came out to support. You made this ceremony so special.

Shokunin Conference 2017

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.