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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.

Oct 20, 2022

Joshua Arellano is a physiotherapist with a black belt in Judo and a brown belt in BJJ. He works with combat athletes on rehab, prehab, and injury prevention, and - since injury is the enemy of progress - I was thrilled to pick his brain on the podcast to help everyone have a healthier grappling career!
00:39 - Judo and jiu-jitsu damage on the body
09:37 - The 5 most common injuries that you see in judo and jiu-jitsu
10:43 - Knee injuries
24:51 - Neck injuries
40:42 - Elbow injuries
45:01 - Is Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation outdated?
59:16 - Shoulder Injuries
1:03:33 - Learning to fall
1:05:16 - Small joint injuries
1:11:55 - How to contact Joshua Arellano, Physiotherapist
Related to this topic are the two volumes in the BJJ for Old F***s series.  If you're worried about or working around an injury consider checking out
1) BJJ for Old F***s, the Guard at
2) Guard Passing for Old F***s at
Thank you!
Stephan Kesting