Todd “Black Dynamite” Mueckenheim began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in March of 2009. After some persuasion from his close friends (who were already a part of Black Hole), Todd started attending a few classes taught by Mike Wacker. However, Todd was a talented wrestler with dreams of pursuing a college wrestling career. Therefore, Jiu-Jitsu took a back seat to wrestling initially. After his senior year, the desire to wrestle in college died and the Jiu-Jitsu bug com
pletely “took over”. It was more than just the sport that pulled him in. “It was the people who are now some of my trusted and closest friends who pulled me in,” Todd says. Todd began to train almost every day. Todd’s laser-like focus, dedicated work ethic, ability to absorb knowledge quickly, and overall acumen of putting it all together…culminated in a most-valued result that perhaps only BJJ practitioners can attest to the difficulty of: Todd achieved his black belt in just over 5 years. He continues to train hard and is one of Black Hole’s most sought after instructors.