A student of the Valente brother in Miami, Miguel Diaz de La Portilla managed a great victory, but not one on the mats. The brown belt won the vote and is now the new representative in the Florida Senate.
Miguel has practiced Jiu-Jitsu since 1997 and is a member of one of Pedro Valente’s first groups of students. He recently was promoted to brown belt and continues to attend class as much as possible.
Starting at minute two of the video below the senator shows his self-defense skills. It’s worth checking out.