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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.

Aug 25, 2022

Explorer Adam Shoalts is fresh off a 3 month, 3,400 km solo trip to the Arctic. It’s an amazing story, and he shares a TON of tips for travelling in the wilderness

00:32 Adam’s 3 month, 3,400 km solo journey to the Arctic
31:20 On Staying Safe in the Wilderness
38:42 On Food and Calories in the Wilderness
50:57 How to Run Whitewater Safely on an Expedition
53:07 Medical Emergencies and Safe Drinking Water
1:05:41 Dealing with Black Flies and Mosquitoes
1:11:57 Dealing with Bears in the Wilderness
1:20:51 Staying Warm in Wet and Cold Weather
1:27:45 Intuitive Navigation vs GPS Navigation
1:34:45 Trip Planning
1:39:10 Dealing with Loneliness on a Solo Trip
1:43:41 Adam’s Books

Follow Adam at Instagram @adam_shoalts and check out his website at

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