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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 1, 2017

Bernardo Faria, 5 x BJJ World Champion, discusses his training and conditioning routine with Stephan Kesting.

We talked about what

  • Exactly what his day to day training regimen looks like,
  • Who he spars with
  • How he's balancing his training as he gets older,
  • How his training regimen changes as he gets closer to competition,
  • Whether you should do extra conditioning or not,
  • How he gets his signature guard pass on everybody,
  • Health and nutrition,
  • And a whole lot more.

This was an episode of my podcast, the 'Grapplearts Radio Podcast', which you can  find on iTunes, Youtube, Stitcher, and Soundcloud.

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