This past Saturday Ricardo promoted many of his students under the watchful eye of his teacher Renzo Gracie and 30 other very special guest Black Belts in attendance.
New Ricardo Almeida Black Belts:
Congratulations also to the other graduates, including Frank Edgar and Chris Liguori who received their Purple Belts.
Black Belts in attendance:
Gregor Gracie, Alan Teo, Gene Dunn, John Houben, Larry Norman, Rolles Gracie, Jamal Patterson, Dante Rivera, Steve Kim, Steve Bongiorno, Art Keintz, Mike Boyle, Igor Gracie, Chad Beatty, Luca Atalla, Tom DeBlass, John DiBianco, Emily Kwok, Drew Puzon, Brian Walter, Mike Codella, Matt Serra, John Danaher, Ricardo Almeida, Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro, Bob Dashnow and of course,Renzo Gracie.
Additional Black Belts in attendance but not in the picture: John Rallo, Roger Gracie, Andre Gusmao.