On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 30th, Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu of Coral Gables welcomed city officials and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce to the school’s grand opening celebration at 275 University Avenue in Coral Gables. Notable guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony included Mayor Jim Cason and Chamber of Commerce representatives Darla Thompson, chair of the board and Mia Cavaco, director of administration.
Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu is the official representation of Grandmaster Hélio Gracie in Florida and gained worldwide notoriety when his son, Royce Gracie, won the first Ultimate Fighting Championship. The style of martial arts taught at the Valente Brothers schools is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the United States Military and law enforcement agencies around the country. This is the fourth Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu School to open in Florida and the first in Coral Gables.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place a few weeks after the public grand opening celebration when more than 100 students and fans came to school to watch class demonstrations and receive initial self-defense instruction. Jimmy Robertson, owner of Coral Gables Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu School, expressed his excitement about opening in Coral Gables and the sentimental value it brings.
“I attended the University of Miami and that is when I began training under the Valente Brothers,” he said. “It feels wonderful to be back in Coral Gables and to be able to extend this effective teaching method to such enthusiastic students.”
Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu provides the most effective self-defense instruction in the world by giving students the elements to defend themselves in real life, with no rules, no points, and no time limits. Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu has schools in North Miami Beach, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale and now Coral Gables, and offers group classes for adults, youth, women, military and law enforcement. Private classes are also available. For more information or to schedule a complimentary class, please call (305) 444-6161 or visit www.valentebrothers.com.