Introduced to the gentle art by his identical twin brother, Mike Cimmarusti began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when he was 26 years old.
After Coach Mike’s first BJJ class in 2006, he was hooked and knew that he wanted to make the study and teaching of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu his profession.
While Coach Mike had been a multi-sport athlete for most of his life, Coach Mike quit all other sports within a month of his first class to focus only on his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training.
Nine years after his introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Coach Mike earned his black belt from Mark Vives, owner and head instructor at New Breed Training Center.
|2008||NAGA Chicago Blue Belt||Gold|
|2010||US Grappling Chicago Purple Belt Absolute||Silver|
|2011||US Grappling Chicago Purple Belt Absolute||Silver|
|2011||IBJJF Chicago Summer Open Purple Belt||Gold|
|2012||IBJJF Chicago Winter Open Purple Belt||Gold|