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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 26, 2009

Learn the best BJJ competition strategies.  Today I have a long chat with David Meyer, the author of "Training for Competition; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling."

We cover WHO should compete, WHEN to use certain strategies, HOW to prepare for a competition, WHAT your mindset should be, WHY put all this...

Jun 19, 2009

Want to find out how UFC champion George St. Pierre's gets in shape?  Let's ask his conditioning coach, Jon Chaimberg.  Find out about the training program that's helped GSP stay at the top of his game and retain his UFC belt. 

Jon has worked with many top Mixed Martial Arts fighters, including Georges St-Pierre, Denis...