If you think learning from Master Rickson Gracie wouldn't involve strikes, you got it wrongly.
He has the idea of not keeping too long within the strike range and looking for a completely safe distance or the clinch. However, Gracie thinks you should master blocking, deflections, and counterstrikes.
For this class, he asked black-belt Scott Burr and brown-belt Scott Carter to use the wall to prevent them from applying footwork so that they could focus on the assignment.
Observe and find a partner to mimic this practice at your gym.