With over 400 students and friends in attendance the 2013 Winter Belt Ceremony was the largest Jiu-Jitsu Belt Ceremony ever in Miami. Valente Brothers and Royce Gracie students united for a wonderful night of celebration.
The event took place at Valente Brothers Headquarters in North Miami Beach.
Grandmaster Pedro Valente and UFC Legend Royce Gracie were in attendance.
This year's ceremony also celebrated the 20th anniversary of Professor Pedro's arrival to Miami, the 20th anniversary of Royce Gracie's first UFC Title in UFC I and the 60th anniversary of the friendship between the Valente and Gracie families.
15 new Black Belts were promoted.
2013 Black Belt Class: Scott Caldwell, Steve Brunetti, Danny McMilian, Ronnie Weuston, Moti Horenstien, Andrew Schmer, Seth Shamp, Ersin Apaslan, Sam Garcia, Roy Marsh, John Pyler, Jim Harp, Tosh Cook, John Hegan, Chad Knight, Todd Smith, Mike Stokes, Larry Hughes.