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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

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 and father of three children. ​I would like to tell you my story, for the 2016-year, and I hope it

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 challenging…come train Jiu-Jitsu with us! We got our greatest sale ever for New Year Resolution! Get 50% off the enrollment

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