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 […]

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 […]

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., […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]