Rickson is a 9th dan black belt of the Gracie family. His techniques are still widely recognised as the best in the world. His great talent and dedication to the sport has resulted in an unbeaten record of more than 400 fights in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Free-Style wrestling, Sambo and Vale Tudo. Rickson is 2x national Free-style wrestling champion and has a gold medal in Sambo. Since his black belt, which he received at age 18, he has never lost a fight in Jiu-Jitsu or MMA.
Rickson Gracie emphasizes a deeper understanding of the principles of Jiu-Jitsu. His insight into matters such as base, timing, connection, weight distribution and leverage are unparalleled. His application of these principles is not always apparent to the naked eye and can only be appreciated by experiencing or feeling it yourself. Rickson is, therefore, best known for his concept of ‘Invisible Jiu-Jitsu’.