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 legendary Grand Master Helio Gracie and Master Rickson Gracie), earning his black belt by age 19. Currently, he is a 4th degree Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, the youngest to achieve this honor by age 31.
Lundell trains some of the world's most elite MMA fighters and World Champions in Las Vegas, Nevada, in addition to serving as the head wrestling coach for national powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School. He is also a strategy coach and head trainer for MMA at the University of Grappling, offering affiliate opportunities for gyms to specialize in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, or wrestling. A motivational speaker and voted Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor of The Year from 2012-2017, Lundell shares his 1% Better Every Day philosophy with groups looking to improve in any area.
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