Oct 23, 2020
Today’s guest is Stephan Kesting, a father , fire-fighter, podcaster and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) legend.
Stephan operates Grapplearts.com and Beginning BJJ.com. Through his online instructionals, videos, DVDs, articles and newsletters, he has helped tens of thousands of grapplers all over the world improve their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling skills. I in particular owe him for his ones on sweeps and subs, I learnt more off these apps, not just technique pointers but key concepts and movement fixes, than I had in some classes to that point. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and has been training martial arts for over 30 years where he has achieved belts in and is a certified training in a number of other martial arts.
In my opinion he has been a legend in the BJJ coaching scene and his instructionals and articles are a must read for anyone serious about improving their BJJ.
In this interview, we discuss multiple areas such as his views on BJJ as a martial art, his amazing 1000 Miles by Canoe trip in the Arctic, alone, his kidney transplant and the importance of working towards your goals. I seriously consider him one of the most interesting people in BJJ and someone you need to follow to take your BJJ to the next level!
In this interview, we discuss gems like:
*For Transparency, this was recorded late 2019 but due to some scheduling, travel, lockdown and work matters, it is only being published now.