You will learn the powerful concepts and details refined over Rickson's forty years of flighting and teaching experience, distilled into self defense techniques, plus the invisible jiu-jitsu.

During this course, you will learn much more than how to defend against aggression. You will understand what the best strategy is for dealing with a given situation, and how to deal with the importance of balance, timing, leverage, connection etc.

You will see the importance of connecting with base, and where the best lever can be found for a given position. Every lesson in SDU is taught directly by Master Rickson Gracie.

Who are you?


If you have never trained Jiu-Jitsu and want to discover a strength you never thought you had, want to become able to defend yourself, gain self-control and learn to be calm in critical situations, there's nothing better than learning the fundamentals of this martial art from someone who has spent his whole life understanding and perfecting it.


If you train Jiu-Jitsu, you're going to have the chance to learn how to deal with unpredictable situations that go beyond Jiu-Jitsu as a sport, and perfect your knowledge related to what Rickson believes is the key to efficiency in Jiu-Jitsu: base, leverage, weight distribution, strategy and timing.


Each practical lesson presents an in-depth video where Rickson teaches, for the first time in history, invisible Jiu-Jitsu. This video enables the teacher to teach each move to a student of any gender, age and physical capacity. And it clears up questions a more advanced practitioner may have about the most efficient way to execute the position.


1. Armlock from the guard

2. Finger pointing threat or single-hand neck grab defense

3. Front bear hug over arms defense

4. Collar choke from the back

5. Single-hand collar grab and chest-push defense, wrist fold

6. Double collar grab defense, hands together

7. Kimura from the guard

8. Two-handed choke with hip throw

9. Roundhouse kick defense

10. Straight ankle lock

11. Heel hook

12. Full Nelson defense

13. Passing the guard standing

14. Sucker punch, slap defense

15. Haymaker punch defense

16. Straight armlock and elbow lock from side mount

17. Rear gun defense, pointed at back

18. Gun defense, side waistband

19. Back mount escape

20. Chair attack defense

21. Straight armlock, knee on the stomach

22. Knife defense, overhead attack

23. Knife defense, side attack

24. Straight arm choke, thrusting choke

25. Club defense overhead, distant range


Each practical lesson is delivered in a comprehensive video where Rickson demonstrates each position, explains the walkthrough in a simple way to enable the student to execute it as well, and anticipates the most common problems. Then, Rickson explains Invisible Jiu-Jitsu -- what needs to be done in order for the position to beat the resistance put up by opponents with maximum efficiency.


Is this course recommended for everybody?

The course is indicated to men and women who want to learn the basics of self-defense, athletes who want of learn the details of invisible jiu-jitsu, and to anyone who wants to absorb the knowledge of Master Rickson Gracie.

Are lessons subtitled?

All of our video lessons have subtitles in Portuguese and English -- just activate them on the video player.

How do I pay?

Payment is made once and can be done by credit/debit card or PayPal.

For how long can I use the content?

You can use the content forever and whenever you feel like it.

How long does it take to watch every video in a module?

You have access to over 3+ hours of content.

Is there a refund policy?

Cancellation can be requested up to 6 days after purchase.

By acquiring the course, do I get access to any additional content?

Each module has an e-book that can be downloaded and which describes every lesson in detail. The e-book is meant to be studied alongside the videos.

How many modules will make up the course?

A total of 5 modules will be published.

When I buy one module, do I get access to the other ones?

Each module is independent; that is, it's necessary to acquire each module you wish to have access to. To get access to all 5, you must be a VIP Member.

What is the price of the full course?

To get the full course, you have to become a Self.Defense.Unit VIP Member.

What are the advantages of becoming a VIP Member?

VIP Members have access to all modules in advance and have special content made exclusively for them.

How can I get in touch by email?

Send an email to academy@gallerr.com and we will respond asap.


"This is the most in-depth instruction I’ve seen. Fantastic! You’ve got a student for life. I look forward to future modules."
Timothy Park

"Thank you Master Rickson for the small details. The videos are priceless. OSS"
Ben Paredes

"All I got to say that I’m very thankful for all of these instructional... thank you Rickson my best to you always my friend."
Christopher Fones

"This is incredible. I'm so happy Master Rickson decided to make these. I just started JJ about a month ago and I am going to practice my butt off with these small details. Wow. Super grateful. Thank you!!!"
Laith Hakeem

"I am loving the Self.Defence.Unit. It's about the information being presented and the experience and wisdom behind it. Great stuff. I am a college professor myself and just a blue belt and I know how difficult it is to translate real world experience to a student who has little or no knowledge of the subject matter that I am an expert in. I'm grateful for what Grandmaster Rickson Gracie is doing with this program. Thank you so much!"
Michael Anderson

"I’m a 62 year old retired police officer, have been involved in Jiu Jujitsu since 2009, this is amazing to learn from a legend. Thank you."
Bob Otto

"Absolutely Genius!!! The in depth videos are amazing!!! Thank you Gallerr and Master Rickson Gracie!!!"
Sean Sharp