Coach Rethmeyer’s passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu began in Brazil as a young teenager. Today, he is one of the most experienced and highly regarded instructors in the area, with over three decades of training and competition experience. He holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt under Leo Peçanha, who is widely regarded as one of the top athletes in the sport, having won the CBJJO World Cup (2003 & 2004), the IBJJF European Open (2006), and the IBJJF Pan Championship (2012).
Coach Rethmeyer’s accomplishments in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are nothing short of impressive himself. He is a 20-time medalist in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and has consistently demonstrated his mastery of the art. As a black belt, Professor Mike has won several prestigious titles, including 1st Place at the Pan-American Championship, 3rd Place at the World Championship, and 7-time International Open Champion.
With his experience, skill, and dedication to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Coach Rethmeyer is an exceptional instructor and mentor for students of all levels. At BJJ Lifestyle Academy, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from one of the best instructor around and take your skills to the next level.