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 (NO-GI EDITION): Standing back take into inverted heel hook

On this Move of the week (NO-GI EDITION) I am demonstrating a standing back take from head control and applying an inverted heel hook from the back control. Please be safe while attempting this technique, it may cause serious injury.

Move Of The Week (NO-GI EDITION) Hip Throw

ON THIS MOVE OF THE WEEK (NO-GI EDITION), I AM DEMONSTRATING AN EXCELLENT HIP THROW. THANK YOU AND PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANEL.

move of the week (NO-GI EDITION) X-Guard Pass into side control or omoplata lock or triangle choke

On this move of the week (NO-GI EDITION) I am teaching one an X-Guard Pass into side control or omoplata lock or triangle choke. Great advance technique for NO-GI but it can also be used in GI Jiu-Jitsu. Hope you

Move Of The Week (NO-GI EDITION) Kimura lock into head and arm triangle choke

On this No-Gi technique of the week I am teaching a submission combination from north-south position. I’m combining the classic “Kimura” lock and transitioning into a Head and arm triangle choke. Hope you guys enjoy the technique. Thank you and

Win your Jiu-Jitsu matches via “KATA GURUMA”!!!!

I have been training this modified “Kata Guruma” or “Fireman carry” throw (NOTE: 1:02min in the video) in GI and in NO-GI since 2006. I successfully executed this powerful throw in several occasions during my competitions. I highly recommend this

Final match at the BLACK BELT MASTER Ultra Heavyweight division at the 2015 Chicago Spring International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship.

“Brazilian” Mike Rethmeyer versus Multiple IBJJF WORLD CHAMPION Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros! Final match at the BLACK BELT MASTER Ultra Heavyweight division at the 2015 Chicago Spring International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship.

BJJ LIFESTYLE ACADEMY COACH “BRAZILIAN” MIKE COMPETING FOR THE GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2010 IBJJF INTERNATIONAL CHICAGO OPEN

COACH “BRAZILIAN” MIKE RETHMEYER AGAINST ANN ARBOR BJJ BLACK BELT SEAN BANSFIELD FIGHTING FOR THE GOLD MEDAL AT THE BLACK BELT MASTERS ULTRA HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION AT THE VERY 1ST EDITION OF THE IBJJF INTERNATIONAL CHICAGO OPEN IN 2010.

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