Steve Bongiorno and Chad Beatty received their black belts last night from Almeida/Renzo! Ralph and Ryan Gracie were present as well. The latter individual gave me my start in BJJ and he's absolutely incredible. It sucks he moved away from the Upstate NY area. The small classes he taught from his basement (for such a relatively low price) were absolutely incredible. I am happy to see affirmed what everyone around him already knew : his great degree of excellence.