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Celebrating the Life of Pedro Valente Sr.

June 3, 2016

The Grand Master Has Passed On

Grand Master Pedro Valente was a lifelong student and loyal friend to Grand Master Helio Gracie. We are eternally grateful for all he has done for jiu-jitsu and for the Gracie Family. His legacy could not be in better hands.

Our hero, our mentor, our best friend, our father, has departed to the next stage of his spiritual journey. Please don't be sorry for our loss. We choose to focus on the infinite lessons of wisdom, courage, loyalty and so many other virtues that we gained from him throughout our lives. We celebrate his amazing life and all his unparalleled achievements. Everything that we are we owe to him. From the time we were born, we have been trying to make him proud. We vow to continue doing this for the rest of our lives. His legacy will live forever in how we, his children, lead our lives. In lieu of a wake and funeral service, there will be a celebration of Dr. Pedro Valente's life at date and time to be announced. Thank you very much for all the love and support.

(Translation:) Nosso heroi, nosso mentor, nosso melhor amigo, nosso pai partiu para o plano espiritual. Nao lamentem nossa perda. Preferimos focar nas infinitas licoes de sabedoria, coragem, lealdade e tantas outras virtudes que adquirimos durante toda nossa vida. Celebramos a sua vida maravilhosa e todas as suas inigualaveis conquistas. Tudo que somos hoje devemos a ele. Desde que nascemos sempre tentamos fazer com que ele se orgulhasse de nos, e nos comprometemos a continuar fazendo isso para o resto das nossas vidas. Seu legado se perpetuara atraves da nossa existencia. Ao inves de um velorio e sepultamento, faremos uma celebracao de sua vida, cuja data, em breve, sera anunciada. Muito obrigado por todas as expressoes de apoio e carinho.

-Pedro, Guilherme, Joana e Joaquim