***** BJJ Lifestyle Academy is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 5 reviews!

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    Coach Mike is the best

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    Great place to learn self-defense or to learn the sport side of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. High level instructor and very knowledgeable.

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    I am not sure how people can say that they chose the right school on their first attempt to training Brazilian Jui- Jitsu; I can. From the first day of walking into this academy until now (a little over 2 years) it has been like a close-nit family. Many things that start off great tend to fall off and be as great. This does not apply to BJJ Lifestyle Academy.
    At the very least we all have become closer to one another. There is no belittling because of skill level or anything of the sort. The head coach runs an organized, yet fun academy. It is obvious that his great methods and ways have rubbed off on everyone. We all continue to get better and that is because iron sharpens iron. I do want to give a huge thank you to coach Mike Rethmeyer for his endless support of all the students.

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    Professional coaching, positive atmosphere, I always look forward to going to class, recommended for beginners as well as advanced students

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    We have been a part of Coach Mike's BJJ family for over 3 years. My kids train at both the Belleville and South County schools. They always look forward to seeing their friends in class and learning new techniques. Coach Mike is great with all the kids and breaks down the most complex moves into something children can understand. His number one priority in his school is your child's safety so everything his teaches is in line with the IBJJF rule book. No neck cranks for kids!! You absolutely cannot find more authentic BJJ instruction anywhere else in the area and you definitely would not find a school where the kids' classes are taught by a World Champion black belt at this price.

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Over 27 Years Experience

Family-Owned and Operated

International Champion Instructor

Lifetime Discount of 25% off for Veterans and Enlisted Members of US Military

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• Belleville, IL


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BJJ Lifestyle Academy

5308 N Belt W,
Belleville, IL 62226

Phone: (314) 780-4222

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