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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

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.

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.

BJJ Lifestyle Academy Students and Instructors Excel in the 2013 IBJJF International Winter Chicago Open

BJJ Lifestyle Academy Instructors and students excelled at the recent 2013 IBJJF International Winter Chicago Open. Blackbelt Mike “Brazilian” Rethmeyer won the Blackbelt Absolute by beating a multiple World Champ, 4 Gold 5 Silver 2 Bronze Mike’s match against Marcos

BJJ Lifestyle Students Excel in 2012 Chicago Summer International Open IBJJF Championship

BJJ Lifestyle Academy students have impressive wins at the 2012 Chicago Open. Tony Byrd places 1st in Absolute Blue Belt division and 3rd in division. Charles Sheeley (Blue Belt) takes 3rd in division. Marcel (AKA the Dutchman) takes 3rd in