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Coach Mike Becomes a National Academy of Sports Medicine – Accredited Certified Personal Trainer

Coach Mike Rethmeyer’s commitment to self-improvement, continuous education, and deepening his understanding of the human body to assist with his coaching is evident. Recently, he attained certification as a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Accredited Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), aligning with the rigorous standards set by the NCAA.


Team BJJ Lifestyle Wins 2024 Submission Challenge O’Fallon

With 173 points, team BJJ Lifestyle Academy/Mike Rethmeyer BJJ wins the 2024 Submission Challenge O’Fallon, Illinois (April 13th, 2024), a no points, no advantages, submission only gi & no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament.

The medal count for BJJ Lifestyle Academy was:

  • 6 gold, 4 silver, and 1 bronze in gi
  • 6 gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze in no-gi
  • 2 gold in gi absolute
  • 1 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze in no-gi absolute
  • TOTAL: 15 GOLD, 11 SILVER, and 5 BRONZE

A message from Coach Mike:

“Good day for the team. We got to the top of the podium this time. Congratulations to all the competitors, even if you didn’t achieved the best result, the fact that you went there and did it, speaks volumes about your dedication. I appreciate all the moral support and all the assistance on coaching all the guys. My gratitude to Fathom BJJ, our brothers at arms, in uniting our team, hope this brings us closer together. I try my hardest to keep us together as a family. You guys rock. On to the next one.”

Submission Challenge 2024 1st place winners

Submission Challenge 2024 1st place champions

BJJ Lifestyle Academy Places 2nd at FUJI’s Missouri State Championship

With slightly over 20 competitors in the tournament, BJJ Lifestyle Academy’s adult team secured an impressive 2nd place at this year’s 2024 FUJI BJJ Missouri State Championship. The team amassed a total of 1610 points, clinching 7 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals, showcasing their skills and technique on the mat with a total of 46 victories.

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