Instructors

BJJ Lifestyle Academy Instructors

Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor: “Brazilian” Mike Rethmeyer

The head instructor at BJJ Lifestyle Academy is “Brazilian” Mike Rethmeyer, a three time IBJJF Pan American Jiu-Jitsu medalist. Rethmeyer has won numerous championships including NAGA, The Arnold Classic/Gracie World Championship and The Relson Gracie US Nationals. As a Black Belt his titles include: At the 2010 IBJJF Chicago International Open 1st place at the Ultra Heavyweight division and 3rd place in the Absolute division, at the 2013 IBJJF Chicago International Open 2nd place at the Ultra Heavyweight division and 1st place at the absolute division, at the 2015 IBJJF Chicago International Open 2nd place at the Ultra Heavyweight division and 1st place at the absolute division.

Mike

Assistant Instructors:

Morgan Freed

Morgan Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coach BJJ Lifestyle Academy to Mike Rethmeyer (Black belt in Brazilian Jujitsu and Pro MMA fighter). Personal Trainer at Belleville, Downtown YMCA of Southwest Illinois.

  • Purple Belt under Mike Rethmeyer
  • 7 years Kickboxing / Muay Thai experience
  • 1 year Filipino Martial Arts experience
  • 2010 – C3 Blue Belt 170-185 GI 2nd place (2010)
  • 2010 – C3 Blue Belt GI Absolute 2nd place (2010)
  • 2010 – C3 Intermediate 170-185 No GI 2nd place (2010)
  • 2010 – C3 Intermediate Absolute No GI 3rd place (2010)
  • 2011 – C3 Intermediate No Gi 3rd Place 170-185 (2011)
  • 2012 – 160-170 NO-GI NAGA Chicago Open 1st Place (2012)
  • 2012 – 160-170 GI NAGA Chicago Open 3rd Place (2012)
  • 2012 – 160-170 NO-GI Missouri State Championship 1st Place (2012)
  • 2012 – NAGA Tennessee 3rd place No-GI Expert (2012)
  • 2012 – NAGA Tennessee 2nd place purple belt (2012)