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60-Year Valente/Gracie Anniversary

May 1, 2013

60 years ago, on April 27, 1953, Dr. Syllo Vallente took his son, Dr. Pedro Valente Sr. to take his first jiu-jitsu lesson at the Academia Gracie in Rio de Janeiro. That Monday afternoon marked the beginning of a journey which established a deep-rooted connection between the Valente and the Gracie families and laid the ground for the creation of Valente Brothers. Today, Valente Brothers remains 100% loyal to the principles and ideals of the original Academia Gracie and their leaders Grand Masters Carlos and Helio Gracie. We are honored to have the Valentes as an extended part of the Gracie Family and look forward to the next 60 years! To learn more about the Valente Brothers School in Miami, click here.

The following is a list of every member of the Valente family who learned jiu-jitsu at the Academia Gracie:
Dr. Syllo Valente
Gen. Eliezer Valente
Dr. Pedro Valente Sr.
Pedro Valente
Guilherme Valente
Joana Valente
Joaquim Valente