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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.

Nov 27, 2021

00:37: Richard Bejtlich's background in martial arts
08:39: Where does fascination with martial arts history comes from
18:08: What research on historical martial arts looks like
20:10: Preservation of antiquated methods in the present martial arts
26:15: The Ninja myth!!!
33:22: Cybersecurity
37:47: How hackers attack large corporations and the military
51:36: Craziest hacker attacks
57:52: Cyberwarfare
1:09:08: Answer to conspiration and desinformation fueling
1:13:38: How can people contact Richard?