Tag Archives: IBJJF

Two Ways to Convince Your Friends to Start Training BJJ

When someone is looking for a new physical activity in which to participate, jiu-jitsu is usually not their first thought. At this point, unless you want to be an MMA fighter, most people do not seek out jiu-jitsu first. Usually

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) 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.

BJJ Lifestyle Academy listed on IBJJF – Check it out!

BJJ LIFESTYLE ACADEMY – Belleville, IL and BJJ LIFESTYLE ACADEMY – ST. Louis, MO are now OFFICIAL REGISTERED BJJ SCHOOLS UNDER THE IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation). Check it out: http://ibjjf.org/registered/