On the 7th of this month, the 2011 Gracie Miami belt ceremony took place. “It was a success. Hundreds of students, friends and families packed Valente Brothers headquarters in North Miami Beach”, said Gui Valente. Grandmaster Pedro Valente and UFC hall of famer Royce Gracie attended the event. Among the highlights of the night were the 10 new black belts and the promotions handed out by GM Valente and Royce, with Pedro and Gui Valente awarding stripes to the black belts.