Back take from turtle guard

Simple and very effective way to take the back when your opponent is in the turtle/referee position. Hope you guys […]

10 Reasons Why I Practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

My decade of 40 is nearing its end and it’s been a great ten years of learning and growing. I […]

Why do I compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Hello everyone,   ​For those who do not know, I am Michael Rethmeyer, 37 years old, professional martial artist, married […]

2017 NEW YEAR RESOLUTION SALE!!!

If you live near St. Louis county or metro east area and been thinking about starting something new, exciting and […]

Coach Mike Wins GOLD at 2016 IBJJF Pan-American Championship!!!

On October 1st 2016, in Manhattan, NY the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) hosted the 2016 Pan-American NO-GI Championship. Coach Mike […]

Rest and Recovery For Jiu-Jitsu

When the term “R and R” is used it usually means “rest and relaxation,” but you’re a jiu-jitsu practitioner, so […]

Kids are Back in School

Kids are back to school, summer is over and we can get back to our normal routines. Now is a […]

BJJ Lifestyle Academy Competitors Excels at The 2016 IBJJF Chicago Summer International Open Championship

On August 13-14, a team of Twelve competitors (Mike Rethmeyer, Keith Lynn, John Palos, Kalum K., Luke Mulch, Reid M., […]