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. More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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, More »

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 More »

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. More »

 

Move Of The Week (Gi Edition): De La Riva guard into sit up guard into triangle choke

On this video, I am demonstrating a triangle choke initiated from De La Riva guard. Great technique for any BJJ guard fighter. Thank you and please subscribe to my YouTube Chanel.

Starting Jiu-Jitsu

Starting jiu jitsu white belt When I made the decision to begin training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), I had no idea that the benefit would be so far-reaching. A year after starting jiu jitsu, I feel stronger, more confident,

Top 10 Excuses People Use to Not Try Jiu-Jitsu & How to Counter Them

The benefits of Jiu-Jitsu are numerous: self defense, increased fitness, health, social skills, self confidence, humility, ego killer, camaraderie etc…However, not everybody will understand this and see the benefits. I have a solid sales background, having been a top closer

11 Things Your Jiu Jitsu Instructor Won’t Tell You

      Instructors are instructors…they’re professional, they teach, they’ll give you attention and hope for the best.  Jiu jitsu instructors are no different…they teach, they’ll give attention and like any other teacher, they’ll get frustrated at times.  We are

The ‘Pussification’ of Jiu-Jitsu

By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. ‘Jiu-Jitsu Transforms Cowards into Men, Chickens into Stallions’ ~ Carlos Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at an amazing rate worldwide. More people are training

Why Every Parent Should Have Their Children Training BJJ

Written by Ivan Miroslavov Dimitrov It is a well known fact that children need guidance in their life not only coming from their parents but also from an external source. We live in times which force parents to spend less

Two Ways to Convince Your Friends to Start Training BJJ

When someone is looking for a new physical activity in which to participate, jiu-jitsu is usually not their first thought. At this point, unless you want to be an MMA fighter, most people do not seek out jiu-jitsu first. Usually

Technique of the week (NO-GI EDITION) One Arm Guillotine into D’Arce Choke

On this Technique of the week (NO-GI edition) I am demonstrating a One Arm Guillotine into D’Arce Choke by using a butterfly guard hook. Hope you guys like this technique and please subscribe to my YouTube Chanel.