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The Strenuous Life Podcast with Stephan Kesting

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

Stephan runs, 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

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.

Feb 19, 2019

Today I chat with Liz Beaver.  She's a fitness writer, BJJ practitioner, adventurer, mental health advocate and self-described 'cantankerous bitch'.  

It's a wide-ranging  yet deeply personal conversation in which we go right for the jugular in many important topics including

  • Workout design
  • Balancing work and workouts using time management 
  • Are there people who shouldn't train in martial arts
  • Mental health, depression, anxiety and fitness
  • Suggestions to help overcome mental health issues
  • The critical role that getting outside plays 
  • Dealing with injuries
  • And much more

Follow Liz on Instagram at @ironbeaverfitness