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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 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.

Aug 12, 2022

Derek Beres is an author and co-host at the Conspirituality Podcast.  He joined me today to talk about the recent Alex Jones verdict, anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theories, conspirituality and his predictions for the future.

Check out Conspirituality on every podcast platform, hosted by Derek Beres, Julian Walker and Mathew...


Jul 26, 2022

From Steven Segal getting choked out on set to health influencers and how to develop information literacy I think you'll like this conversation with Phrost.

Follow Bullshido on Twitter @bullshido, Phrost @@Phrost, and/or the original Bullshido site at Bullshido.net.

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Jun 10, 2022

Patrick Wyman from the amazing Tides of History Podcast joins us today to discuss

  • Large civilizations that disappeared (12:22)
  • The human evolutionary family tree and paleogentics (17:41)
  • The explosion of agriculture on different continents (28:16)
  • Different species of hominids (40:20)
  • 40 years that shook the world...


May 20, 2022

Julie Kedzie is a retired MMA fighter who now works as a fight commentator, interviewer and matchmaker for Invicta Fighting Championships.

In this episode she shares her experience of meeting Vladimir Putin, unaffiliating yourself from bad people (like Vladimir Putin), the importance of role models, what drove her to...


Feb 18, 2022

I'll make some new enemies with this one for sure! Thanks to Rob Biernacki for helping witih this project, and to everyone who contributed to the "If armbar deniers used anti-vaxxer and covid-denier logic to “prove” the armbar doesn’t work" thread on my Twitter.

Back to regular programming soon, I...