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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BJJ Lifestyle Academy – Small Business Saturday Special