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The Strenuous Life Podcast with Stephan Kesting / Grapplearts Radio


This is the Stephan Kesting's Grapplearts Radio Podcast where we discuss BJJ, Grappling, MMA, and all manner of martial arts training.

Stephan runs Grapplearts.com, where he has published many hundreds of martial arts videos, articles and tutorials.

His free guide to learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, A Roadmap for BJJ, has been downloaded more than 10,000 times and has become a foundational text for the art. Click here to download that book for free as well.

Stephan has a lengthy career in martial arts, spanning more than 3 decades.  He has dedicated many years to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and you can find his accessible and practical expertise on all BJJ matters at Grapplearts.com

A black belt in multiple martial art systems, he brings a range of approaches to self defense, and a critical eye for what works in the street.

Stephan has been featured in Black Belt Magazine, Ultimate Grappling, Tapout Magazine and Ultimate Athlete.

He is also a frequent guest on martial arts related podcasts, including The Fightworks Podcast, Atlantic MMA, Combatives Corner, The Warrior’s Den, The Spartan Underground and many more.

Jan 24, 2015

BJJ Black Belts Ritchie Yip and Stephan Kesting have a wide-ranging discussion, centered around tips that BJJ beginners need to know.  

Material covered includes:

  • Whether beginners should in their own class or mixed in with more advanced people
  • Things to look for when checking out a new school
  • How to avoid situations where you’re just going to get maliciously rag dolled by senior students
  • How instructors can teach a class of differing levels
  • What the the only real spiritual benefits of martial arts training is
  • How to tell if a martial arts school is run by a complete A-hole
  • Why training with black belts only is a huge mistake
  • What happens when people interested in taking a kickboxing class end up in the jiu-jitsu class by mistake
  • Why learning jiu-jitsu is much harder than learning boxing, and how not to get discouraged during that learning process
  • The most insane idea Stephan has ever had for making a training dummy
  • And much more...

For more about Ritchie check out www.infighting.ca

For more about Stephan check out www.grapplearts.com