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I am a 4th Degree Pedro Sauer Jiu-Jitsu black belt and Division 1 Sanderson wrestler from Iowa State who has trained self-defense to federal agencies, military, law enforcement, large corporations, and UFC World Champions.

I want to keep your family safe during uncertain times. This free video course will give you fundamental and effective techniques to defend yourself and your family.


Ricky In Action

Here's a bonus self-defense lesson that Ricky posted to his Instagram feed, "Door Defense."

Ricky Lundell

About Ricky

Ricky Lundell is the youngest North American to receive the rank of Black Belt in Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu.  His training began at the age of six under Pedro Sauer (8th Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coral Belt under the Grand Master Helio Gracie and Master Rickson Gracie).  Ricky earned his black belt by age 19.  

Currently, he is a 4th degree Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, the youngest to achieve this honor by 31.

Ricky won the US Open Championship in Jiu Jitsu in 2004 & 2005.  In 2006, he was the Black Belt Gi Gracie Jiu-Jitsu World Champion. 

In 2007, Ricky was the National Grappling Champion, USA World Team Trials Champion, FILA World Champion, Captain of Team USA and voted Most Outstanding Grappler of the year USA, FILA Grappling Olympic Year Gold Medalist, and Pankration World Champion.  

In 2008 Ricky won the Pankration world title. He was an Iowa State wrestling letter winner as well as being a Big 10 Champion on Iowa State. Iowa State also placed second that year at the NCAA’s.

In 2010, Ricky became Pankration World Champion as well as the Absolute Division Pankration Champion, submitting heavy weight Black Belt, Brandon Ruiz, the former King of Pankration and FILA Heavy Weight World Champion, out-weighing Ricky by 100 lbs.

Currently, Ricky Lundell trains some of the World’s most elite MMA fighters and World Champions in Las Vegas, NV. Ricky has worked with fighters including Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Miesha Tate.

He serves as the head wrestling coach for national powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School. He is the strategy expert and head coach to numerous MMA camps around the world. Ricky has been voted Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor of the Year from 2012-2017.  

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