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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 enjoy this technique. Please subscribe you our YouTube channel.

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 got divorced. I battled breast cancer. I married the love of my life. I became a certified yoga teacher. 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 and father of three children. ​I would like to tell you my story, for the 2016-year, and I hope it

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 challenging…come train Jiu-Jitsu with us! We got our greatest sale ever for New Year Resolution! Get 50% off the enrollment

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 Rethmeyer competed at the Ultra Heavyweight master1 Black Belt division and won the “GOLD”!!! Congratulations Coach!!! 

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 chances are you’re juggling a career, training, strength and conditioning, drilling, competing, researching the latest and greatest moves from Jiu-Jitsu

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 better time than ever to get started in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! Jiu Jitsu will help your child with many things

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., Tony Byrd, Orlando Sanders, Kaue Damasceno, Brendon Cook, Bart Johnson, Jaxon L. and Josh Crago) from BJJ Lifestyle Academy went