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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.

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 life. I became a certified yoga teacher. 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 Rethmeyer competed at the Ultra Heavyweight master1 Black Belt division and won the “GOLD”!!! Congratulations Coach!!! 

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

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