Epi 318 An Amazing Journey with Stephan Kesting

We talk about:

  • His start with martial arts
  • His first experiences with grappling
  • Starting Grapplearts.com
  • Getting a life saving kidney transplant from his brother
  • Doing his 1000 mile canoe expedition
  • Some of the tools he carried
  • Dealing with difficult weather
  • Jiu-jitsu training tips
  • Building a big gas tank for the mats
  • Being a problem solver
  • Dealing with the dangers of the water
  • Dealing with isolation
  • Staying safe when bears are near
  • The cost of a big trip like this
  • Pushing your limits


Quote of the week: The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

Article of the week: Be A Better Coach by Not Instructing Your Students


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Epi 94 Discover How Important Your Team Is With Stephan Kesting

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Stephan Kesting bjjThis week on the podcast we have an interview with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Stephan Kesting.  Stephan has written some of the best articles about BJJ.  He is very well know for teaching BJJ on his websites Grapplearts.com, BeginningBJJ.com and his newsletter.

We talk about:

  • His start with Martial Arts
  • Doing BJJ before it was popular
  • Content vs context when learning BJJ online
  • Taking responsibility for your own training
  • Your training environment
  • The overall role of a BJJ coach
  • Learning from lower belts
  • The firefighting and BJJ
  • BJJ and self defense
  • Advice for people who can only train 2 or 3 times per week
  • The ideas for a BJJ roadmap


Quote of the week: “never give up, and believe in yourself” Franjinha

Article of the week: 5 Difficult Concepts For BJJ Beginners To Grasp, check out the authors site here

First year of BJJ

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