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 […]

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., […]

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 […]

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