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The Strenuous Life Podcast with Stephan Kesting / Grapplearts Radio

By Stephan Kesting

Life is best lived by striving, struggling, and working towards something. Join host Stephan Kesting - martial artist, firefighter, outdoorsman - as he explores the frontiers of the strenuous life with guests including MMA and UFC fighters, multiple time Olympians, career firefighters and more.

  1. 1.
    230 - BJJ after 50 with the Black Belt Wrassling Rabbi Mordecai Finley08/12/2019
    1:12:11
  2. 2.
    229 - The Filipino Martial Arts, Self Defense and Jarlo Ilano08/09/2019
    47:13
  3. 3.
    228 - Patience vs Speed of Implementation for Achieving Giant Dreams08/04/2019
    10:33
  4. 4.
    227 - A Scary Bear Encounter08/02/2019
    12:10
  5. 5.
    226 - 7 Tips For Maintaining Motivation07/19/2019
    11:31
  6. 6.
    225 - The Key to Pushing Yourself Harder07/15/2019
    14:24
  7. 7.
    224 - Never Stop Thinking, Even When You're Only Slogging Through a Lake07/11/2019
    10:39
  8. 8.
    223 - Why Go Alone?07/09/2019
    11:31
  1. 9.
    222 - The Realities of Wilderness Travel07/07/2019
    9:50
  2. 10.
    221 - Brazil, BJJ and MMA with Jeff Meszaros07/06/2019
    1:19:29
  3. 11.
    220 - What People Misunderstand About Following Your Dreams07/02/2019
    10:59
  4. 12.
    219 - The Most Dangerous Part of MMA06/28/2019
    55:17
  5. 13.
    218 - One Easy Way to GUARANTEE Failure!06/26/2019
    13:55
  6. 14.
    217 - Why I'm Planning to do a 1,000 Mile Trip in the Arctic by Myself this Summer06/19/2019
    47:35
  7. 15.
    216 - How to Find a Good School to Train At06/13/2019
    7:00
  8. 16.
    215 - Making Jiu Jitsu Smooth with Brandon "Wolverine" Mullins06/05/2019
    1:05:39
  9. 17.
    216 - Aikido vs BJJ with Roy Dean06/05/2019
    57:13
  10. 18.
    214 - Why You MUST Regularly Calibrate Your Skills Against People Better Than You!06/05/2019
    9:50
  11. 19.
    213 - How I Survived a Kidney Transplant and Came Back Stronger06/03/2019
    1:03:48
  12. 20.
    212 - Scotty Nelson, the Original Gangster of Online BJJ Resources05/31/2019
    47:12
  13. 21.
    211 - Discipline and Leveraging the 'Have To' State with Brett Piperni05/18/2019
    1:11:43
  14. 22.
    210 - It's the Ego, Stupid! How My Last BJJ Injury Was Totally Preventable05/13/2019
    9:24
  15. 23.
    209 - Fighting Through Injury to Win Pan Am Gold with Vanessa Wexler05/05/2019
    40:25
  16. 24.
    208 - Should Martial Artists Condition Their Knuckles?05/04/2019
    7:15
  17. 25.
    207 - Monty Collier, Technical Judo Instructor for John Wick 304/23/2019
    1:18:36
  18. 26.
    206 - One-Armed BJJ, with Para-Athlete and Competitor Jess Munster04/10/2019
    22:12
  19. 27.
    205 - Coaching Lethwei, The Baddest Martial Art on the Planet, with Patrick Marcil04/08/2019
    1:02:58
  20. 28.
    204 - Mental Jiu-jitsu Breakthroughs with Tarsis Humphreys03/29/2019
    1:16:25
  21. 29.
    203 - How to Become More Comfortable in No Gi Grappling03/23/2019
    9:20
  22. 30.
    202 - What to Do When You're Just Not Getting Better at BJJ03/21/2019
    3:31
  23. 31.
    201 - Kathy Hubble, Judo Champion and Professional Stuntwoman03/16/2019
    1:02:33
  24. 32.
    200 - Three Ways to Turn On Aggression in BJJ Matches03/07/2019
    9:50
  25. 33.
    199 - Jamie Flynn, British Special Forces Operator, Base Jumper, Wingsuit Pilot and Bodyguard03/05/2019
    1:52:12
  26. 34.
    198 - What It Really Takes to Be an "Overnight Success" (a Rant)03/02/2019
    4:01
  27. 35.
    197 - Reaching The State of 'Flow' in Martial Arts02/20/2019
    14:02
  28. 36.
    196 - Fitness, BJJ and Depression with Liz Beaver02/19/2019
    1:04:45
  29. 37.
    195 - Guard Passing Strategies and Tactics with Fabio Gurgel02/10/2019
    14:54
  30. 38.
    194 -Fighting in the Octagon and the Battle Within with Eliot Marshall02/05/2019
    59:26
  31. 39.
    193 - Sport-Specific Conditioning with Red Sullivan01/31/2019
    1:08:18
  32. 40.
    192 - Three Key Steps to Successfully Sweeping and Submitting from Guard01/29/2019
    10:19
  33. 41.
    191 - When Strongman Training and BJJ Collide, with The Raspberry Ape, Daniel Strauss01/28/2019
    1:03:58
  34. 42.
    190 - Neck Health with UFC Fighter, Mathematician and Osteopath Rosi Sexton01/22/2019
    1:10:38
  35. 43.
    189 - Grappling Dummies and Other Tips to Train When You Can't Make It to Class01/18/2019
    7:49
  36. 44.
    188 - The Philosophy of Sport with Daniel 'Philosograppler' Bohigian01/15/2019
    1:13:58
  37. 45.
    187 - "In Volume We Trust" - Lessons from Ironman for BJJ, with Paul Kindzia01/11/2019
    1:36:07
  38. 46.
    186 - Attacked in the Street: Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Adam Nadow on his Viral Streetfight Video01/08/2019
    59:59
  39. 47.
    185 - Training Predictions for the New Year; In 2019 You'll Be BOTH the Hammer AND the Nail!01/02/2019
    8:00
  40. 48.
    184 - Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivation12/22/2018
    14:58
  41. 49.
    183 - Canoeing Wild Rivers with Cliff Jacobson12/14/2018
    59:53
  42. 50.
    182 - Training and Rehab for Stretching the Envelope with Dr Mark Cheng12/12/2018
    1:08:13
  43. 51.
    181 - Why is Sparring so Hard, and How Can You Do It Safely?12/08/2018
    41:46
  44. 52.
    180 - When Should MMA Fighters Retire?12/02/2018
    16:34
  45. 53.
    179 - Dietary Experiments Gone Bad, and Near Death on the Ketogenic Diet11/25/2018
    10:21
  46. 54.
    178 - The 5 Ranges Every Martial Artist Should Be Familiar With11/19/2018
    8:10
  47. 55.
    177 - Mental and Physical Training for Championship Wrestling, with Nick Ugoalah11/15/2018
    1:24:28
  48. 56.
    176 - Guard Passing Strategies in BJJ with Stephan Kesting and Rob Biernacki11/12/2018
    15:28
  49. 57.
    175 - That Technique Used to Work Great, So Why Did You Stop Using It?11/06/2018
    7:54
  50. 58.
    174 - Why Jiu-Jitsu is Best for Self Defense: Stephan on The Great Flip Podcast11/04/2018
    1:01:43
  51. 59.
    173 - Self Experimentation, Ketosis and Crazy Chicks10/28/2018
    9:56
  52. 60.
    172 - Martial Arts Frauds and Other Buffoons with McDojoLife10/19/2018
    1:06:37
  53. 61.
    171 - The Best Way to Train Those Super-Deadly Techniques for Self Defense10/16/2018
    10:46
  54. 62.
    170 - Why People Want to Believe Crazy Things, with the Genetically Modified Skeptic.10/06/2018
    1:24:28
  55. 63.
    169 - Kata Is Useless for Combat, Prove Me Wrong, with Iain Abernathy09/30/2018
    1:11:31
  56. 64.
    168 - Leadership When All Hell is Breaking Loose09/28/2018
    20:07
  57. 65.
    167 - Navy Seal Sniper JP Dinnell on Taking Action and Making It Happen09/19/2018
    1:04:04
  58. 66.
    165 - How to Deal with Fear and Doubt with Ando Mierzwa09/13/2018
    1:08:45
  59. 67.
    164 - Ice Climbing Niagara Falls in Winter with Will Gadd09/10/2018
    1:03:15
  60. 68.
    163 - How to Cut Weight Safely with Ben Zhuang08/30/2018
    1:29:57
  61. 69.
    162 - Broken Bones, Concussions and Full Contact Jousting with Shane Adams08/25/2018
    22:01
  62. 70.
    161 - Sim Go and the Legacy of the Renegade 'Cobra Kai' Club in BJJ08/20/2018
    48:41
  63. 71.
    160 - Old School BJJ in the Early Days of the UFC with Andreh Anderson08/01/2018
    1:01:22
  64. 72.
    159 - Seph Smith on BJJ, Combat Sambo, and Competition Mindset07/27/2018
    55:10
  65. 73.
    158 - Are Kung Fu Forms and Karate Kata Useful for Fighting?07/23/2018
    12:17
  66. 74.
    157 - My Single Biggest Problem with Crossfit07/20/2018
    19:41
  67. 75.
    156 - Survivorman Les Stroud07/15/2018
    48:48
  68. 76.
    155 - Walking the Tightrope Between Training and Recovery07/10/2018
    21:02
  69. 77.
    154 - What Makes Good Students, Teachers and BJJ Schools? Interview with Emily Kwok07/07/2018
    1:18:48
  70. 78.
    153 - Microdrilling to Improve Your BJJ Almost Instantly07/04/2018
    6:36
  71. 79.
    152 - Controlling the Adrenaline Dump with Shane Fazen from Fight Tips06/27/2018
    12:47
  72. 80.
    151 - Concept of "What's the Score" to Know When and How to Attack!06/21/2018
    13:56
  73. 81.
    150 - Sparring to Win; How to Train Effectively with Smaller People So You BOTH Benefit!06/16/2018
    8:13
  74. 82.
    149 - Martial Artist and Clinical Neuropsychologist David Brown06/07/2018
    1:14:53
  75. 83.
    148 - Environmental Awareness and Dirty Fighting with Alex Kask06/05/2018
    18:26
  76. 84.
    147 - Why Your Game Needs to Change Every 10 Years05/22/2018
    5:08
  77. 85.
    146 - Dodging Polar Bears and Offshore Tides on Hudson Bay05/15/2018
    17:19
  78. 86.
    145 - What Really Happens When Traditional Martial Artists Spar for the First Time?05/09/2018
    10:11
  79. 87.
    144 - The Battle to Make Aikido Functional with Rokas Leonavicius05/04/2018
    1:03:48
  80. 88.
    143 - Can You Still Train If You're Dealing with Knee Injury?04/26/2018
    5:29
  81. 89.
    142, Self Defense and MMA Controversies with John Hacklemann04/23/2018
    1:08:09
  82. 90.
    141 - What Getting Smashed in Kiteboarding Taught Me About Learning BJJ04/16/2018
    12:28
  83. 91.
    140 - BJJ Specific Exercises, Supplements and Conditioning Routines with Ben Zhuang04/15/2018
    1:35:28
  84. 92.
    139 - BJJ is a Martial Art First and a Martial Sport Second!04/12/2018
    11:18
  85. 93.
    138 - National Football League Yoga Instructor Jessica Huneycutt04/10/2018
    58:11
  86. 94.
    137 - Riccardo Ammedolia, BJJ Analyst Extraordinaire04/06/2018
    58:58
  87. 95.
    136 - The Differences between 'Sport' and 'Self Defense' BJJ04/04/2018
    8:25
  88. 96.
    135 - How Muay Thai Fighters, Karateka and Boxers Make Themselves More Powerful04/03/2018
    9:45
  89. 97.
    134 - Conditioning for Combat Sports with Jason Kapnick03/30/2018
    1:06:54
  90. 98.
    133 - Can You Learn from Seminars?03/27/2018
    9:31
  91. 99.
    132 - Twelve BJJ Black Belts Give Their Best Advice for People Starting Jiu-Jitsu03/25/2018
    19:55
  92. 100.
    131 - Kirik Jenness of The Underground Forum03/19/2018
    59:08
  93. 101.
    130 - Pro-tip: How to Improve Your Chokes in Just 10 Seconds03/17/2018
    5:41
  94. 102.
    129 - Training with Dan Severn, Saving Jiu-Jitsu, and Training Around the World with Dan 'The Wolfman' Theodore03/15/2018
    1:06:25
  95. 103.
    128 - Can Kung Fu, BJJ and MMA Coexist? A conversation with mantis boxer Randy Brown.03/11/2018
    56:48
  96. 104.
    127 - Why Techniques Never Work on the Day They're Shown (and How to Fix That)03/10/2018
    8:55
  97. 105.
    126 - Killer Waves and Night Time Rescues with Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Donald Lipscomb03/08/2018
    54:15
  98. 106.
    125 - Reilly Bodycomb on Sambo, Leglocks and Competition03/05/2018
    1:06:00
  99. 107.
    124 - My Interview on the Cody Jitsu Podcast03/03/2018
    1:12:18
  100. 108.
    123 - What To Do When You're On the Bottom, Getting Crushed, and Unable to Breathe...03/02/2018
    9:44
  101. 109.
    122 - How to Blast Through Physical Setbacks When Your Training Gets Stalled02/28/2018
    8:53
  102. 110.
    121 - Police Combatives with Lt Kevin Dillon (ret) - Survival02/27/2018
    1:08:57
  103. 111.
    120 - Nick 'Chewy' Albin from Chewjitsu on BJJ, Wrestling, MMA and More02/23/2018
    1:00:48
  104. 112.
    119 - A Trick for Beating Exhaustion When You Roll or Compete02/22/2018
    4:35
  105. 113.
    118 - Tips for Minimising Injuries and Maximising Recovery02/17/2018
    11:38
  106. 114.
    117 - The Huge Difference Between Knowing a Technique and Being Able to Execute It Against Resistance02/16/2018
    7:43
  107. 115.
    116 - Should You Pull Guard in BJJ Competition or Not?02/12/2018
    13:57
  108. 116.
    115 - Stephan Talks With 8th Degree Black Belt Carlos Machado02/09/2018
    35:33
  109. 117.
    114 - Should You Stretch Before or After a Workout, a Controversial Topic!02/08/2018
    5:41
  110. 118.
    113 - A Close Call on the Mat, and 3 Takeaways for Avoiding Injuries!02/05/2018
    17:00
  111. 119.
    112 - A Live Q&A Session with Stephan Kesting01/23/2018
    48:12
  112. 120.
    111 - Kettlebell Conditioning with Jason C Brown01/20/2018
    38:52
  113. 121.
    110 - Training with World Champions, with Rob Biernacki01/17/2018
    1:01:41
  114. 122.
    109 - Keep It Simple Stupid! The KISS Principle in Self Defense...01/14/2018
    5:41
  115. 123.
    108 - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu vs Traditional Japanese Jujutsu with Alex Kask01/10/2018
    1:11:14
  116. 124.
    107 - Extreme Kiteboarder Jack Rieder01/03/2018
    46:25
  117. 125.
    106 - Top Five Martial Arts Nutrition Tips for the New Year12/27/2017
    11:43
  118. 126.
    105 - Matt Thornton on Conor McGregor, Skepticism and Aliveness in the Martial Arts12/23/2017
    1:26:38
  119. 127.
    104 - Why You Have To Grapple (And How To Get Good At It As Fast As Possible)12/21/2017
    10:16
  120. 128.
    103 - Forget New Year's Eve Resolutions; If It's The Right Thing to Do Then Do It Now!12/14/2017
    9:42
  121. 129.
    102 - Becoming a Firefighter with Battalion Chief Ken Johnson, 34 Year Fire Veteran12/11/2017
    2:12:02
  122. 130.
    101 - My Twitter Q&A: Talking Cryotherapy, Self Defense, Heel Hooks and More!12/08/2017
    54:03
  123. 131.
    100 - Optimal BJJ Training and Recovery with Sean McHugh11/30/2017
    52:44
  124. 132.
    099 - How to Motivate Yourself to Train11/22/2017
    8:59
  125. 133.
    098 - Why Do So Few BJJ Gyms Teach Takedowns?11/17/2017
    3:08
  126. 134.
    097 - A Q&A About Training BJJ for Older Grapplers11/12/2017
    34:39
  127. 135.
    096 - Lessons Learned from 19 Different World Champions, with Mike Zenga11/09/2017
    37:27
  128. 136.
    095 - Increasing Mobility for Jiu-Jitsu11/06/2017
    2:35
  129. 137.
    094 - Carnage and Survival in South Africa with Coach Rodney King11/01/2017
    1:08:42
  130. 138.
    093 - Testing Techniques and Avoiding Cults; The Critical Concept of Testability10/30/2017
    13:27
  131. 139.
    092 - How Violent Was Our History, Really? A Conversation with Daniele Bolelli10/24/2017
    48:57
  132. 140.
    091 - The Strange Connection Between Business, Entrepreneurship & Jiu-Jitsu with Jack Wilkinson10/18/2017
    49:24
  133. 141.
    090 - Finding the Most Effective Techniques with the 80/20 Principle10/16/2017
    18:02
  134. 142.
    089 - Clinton Davies, the Blind Wrestler and Grappler Who Takes on the World10/12/2017
    42:08
  135. 143.
    088 - Three time Judo Olympian and BJJ Black Belt Travis Stevens10/06/2017
    56:01
  136. 144.
    087 - The Brazilian jiu-jitsu Question and Answer Episode10/02/2017
    1:09:10
  137. 145.
    086 - BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria on Surviving Adversity & Kidnapping09/27/2017
    57:10
  138. 146.
    085 - Tips and Tricks for Transitioning from Gi to No Gi with Ritchie Yip09/22/2017
    12:56
  139. 147.
    084 - Three Steps to Overcoming Training Plateaus09/18/2017
    7:15
  140. 148.
    083 - The World's Fastest Firefighter Jamie McGarva and His Training Routine09/13/2017
    1:04:28
  141. 149.
    082 - A BJJ School Where Visiting Students Can Train For Free?09/09/2017
    46:09
  142. 150.
    081 - Post Deathmarch Breakdown and Analysis with Eva Schubert09/06/2017
    32:25
  143. 151.
    080 - When In Your Training Should You Start Learning Leglocks?09/02/2017
    3:32
  144. 152.
    079 - What's the Best Steel for a Knife with Zoltan Schubert08/31/2017
    33:52
  145. 153.
    078 - Ueli Steck, the Best Mountaineer in the World, and Launch of The Strenuous Life Podcast08/25/2017
    32:44
  146. 154.
    077 - Should You Train When You're Really Tired?08/14/2017
    13:02
  147. 155.
    076 - Mayweather vs McGregor, Don't Waste Your Money!07/31/2017
    13:09
  148. 156.
    075 - How to Train When There's No School Close to You07/25/2017
    9:34
  149. 157.
    074 - Rob Biernacki and an 80/20 Analysis of the Leglock Game in Modern Competition07/22/2017
    48:58
  150. 158.
    EP 073 - What's Better for Self Defense: Striking or Grappling?07/20/2017
    3:14
  151. 159.
    072 "Roadhouse never happens," Bouncer Chad Skands on Managing Chaos at the Door07/18/2017
    24:13
  152. 160.
    071 - Stephan Answers BJJ and Training Questions07/13/2017
    29:27
  153. 161.
    070 - How to Pick a Good BJJ School07/07/2017
    10:51
  154. 162.
    069 - Three Techniques for Dealing with Fear in Competition or a Streetlight06/28/2017
    11:56
  155. 163.
    067 - Matt Kwan on the No Gi Competition Landscape06/19/2017
    1:04:51
  156. 164.
    066 - How Do You Make a Technique Functional Against a Real Opponent06/12/2017
    10:53
  157. 165.
    065 - Is Martial Arts Training for Everyone with Sensei Ando Mierzwa06/07/2017
    1:06:00
  158. 166.
    064 - Rant: Your Instructor Does NOT Know Everything!06/03/2017
    4:41
  159. 167.
    063 - UFC Fighter on Alan Belcher on Cutting Weight, Facing the Scariest Fighters, and More05/29/2017
    49:08
  160. 168.
    062 - It's NOT About the Bloody Belt!05/26/2017
    12:51
  161. 169.
    061 - The Steps for Getting Back to Training After an Injury05/19/2017
    8:43
  162. 170.
    060 - Can You Learn Martial Arts with Only One Class Per Week?05/16/2017
    11:39
  163. 171.
    059 - What's The Most Efficient Cardio For When You Have No Time?05/11/2017
    5:29
  164. 172.
    058 - Pshemek Drabczynski on BJJ Sports Specific Strength and Conditioning05/08/2017
    26:32
  165. 173.
    057 - Rant: Great and Horrible Days on the Mat05/04/2017
    4:47
  166. 174.
    056 - Stephan Kesting vs Budo Jake; Training around the World, Advice to Newbies and More...05/02/2017
    44:54
  167. 175.
    055 - Stephan on the 'Spartan Underground' with James 300 Foster04/27/2017
    1:05:49
  168. 176.
    054 - Should You Still Train If You're Getting Sick?04/21/2017
    4:38
  169. 177.
    053 - Daniele Bolelli on Eye Gouging, MMA, and a Jujutsu President04/10/2017
    1:06:03
  170. 178.
    052 - Rant: Why the 'Too Deadly to Spar' Myth is Total B.S.04/04/2017
    12:42
  171. 179.
    051 - BJJ After 50 with the Black Belt Wrassling Rabbi Mordecai Finley03/30/2017
    1:10:28
  172. 180.
    EP 050 - The Real Reason Why You Should Train in Martial Arts03/22/2017
    10:16
  173. 181.
    EP 049: BJJ Masters World Champion James '300' Foster03/15/2017
    1:08:34
  174. 182.
    EP 048: The Filipino Martial Arts, Self Defense and Jarlo Ilano03/08/2017
    45:25
  175. 183.
    EP 047: Rant - 15 Years in Prison for a Single Punch KO?03/02/2017
    4:22
  176. 184.
    EP 046: Rant About The 3 Essential Components of Every Martial Art02/21/2017
    13:32
  177. 185.
    EP 045: Brazil, BJJ, and MMA with Black Belt Jeff Meszaros02/15/2017
    1:14:11
  178. 186.
    EP 044: How to Stay Fit When You're Crazy Busy02/06/2017
    13:06
  179. 187.
    EP 043: The Training and Conditioning Routines of 5 x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria02/01/2017
    1:13:50
  180. 188.
    EP 042: Rant About Why Most New BJJ Techniques Won't Work For You01/23/2017
    7:22
  181. 189.
    EP 041: Stephan Rants About Overtraining in the Martial Arts01/06/2017
    11:57
  182. 190.
    040 - Stephan Kesting and Ritchie Yip12/31/2016
    53:21
  183. 191.
    039 - BJJ and Adversity, and What to Do When Your Mind Goes Blank12/11/2016
    43:17
  184. 192.
    038 - Training When You Have No Time to Train11/05/2016
    30:03
  185. 193.
    037 - Does MMA Make You Stupid?10/27/2016
    53:24
  186. 194.
    036 - BJJ Q&A with Rob Biernacki09/28/2016
    1:14:04
  187. 195.
    035 - Kurt Osiander, The Barbarian of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu...07/16/2016
    45:55
  188. 196.
    034 - Rob Biernacki on The Underlying Principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu03/29/2016
    1:19:15
  189. 197.
    033 - Eddie 'Wolverine' Cummings on Leglocks, Leglocks, Leglocks02/24/2016
    1:12:45
  190. 198.
    032 - BJJ Blackbelt Jeff Rockwell on Self Defense and Training for the Real World02/01/2016
    57:02
  191. 199.
    031 - Gustavo Dantas on BJJ Sports Psychology12/29/2015
    1:08:34
  192. 200.
    030 - The Second-Ever Grapplearts Q&A Podcast with Stephan Kesting09/29/2015
    37:22

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