Grapplearts Radio: All Things BJJ, MMA & Grappling
By Stephan Kesting
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Stephan Kesting is the creator of Grapplearts.com and BeginningBJJ.com. In this podcast he discusses Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and submission grappling. Join him as he talks technique, tactics, tips, gear, conditioning and interviews coaches, fighters and competitors.
||Ritchie Yip on the Art and Science of Teaching Martial Arts||Stephan Kesting interviews BJJ black belt Ritchie Yip about the art and science of teaching martial arts. Lots of tips and tricks for teachers and aspiring instructors in this one!||2/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clark Gracie on Training, Competition, and Growing Up Gracie||Stephan talks with 2013 Pan American middlweight champion Clark Gracie about training, competition, growing up Gracie, and yes, that famous picture with the hair and the omoplata.||12/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitStephan Interviews MMA Matchmaker John Perretti,||Stephan interviews John Perretti, the matchmaker for the early UFC and the EFC (Extreme Fighting Championship). He put together some of the most iconic matches in the UFC before Zuffa took it over in 2001. In this interview he talks about...||10/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rafael Lovato Jr on Training for High Level BJJ Competition||Stephan Kesting interviews Rafael Lovato Jr, one of the most successful North American BJJ competitors. They discuss technique, mindset, training, conditioning, and the keys to being successful in competition. The full transcript of this...||8/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stephan Kesting interviews Black Belt Hall of Famer Philip Gelinas||Stephan Kesting interviews one of his most influential teachers, 9th degree Kajukenbo black belt and Black Belt Hall of Famer Philip Gelinas. Topics include the evolution of Georges St Pierre, the relevance of BJJ and MMA to self defense, grappling...||7/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBurton Richardson on Training and Performing under Pressure||Burton Richardson talks about training and performing under pressure in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, and Full Contact Stickfighting. Plus he shares lessons learned from such martial arts luminaries as Dan Inosanto, the Machados Brothers, Egan and Enson...||6/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanKeenan Cornelius on training, competition, and a life in BJJ||Keenan Cornelius is a BJJ phenomenon. Having won double gold medals at four of the biggest IBJJF tournaments - The World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan-American Championship, European Open Championship, and the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu...||4/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRoy Dean on BJJ, Judo, Aikido, and Path of the Martial Artist||Roy Dean talks with Stephan Kesting about BJJ, Judo, Aikido, and Path of the Martial Artist||10/7/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTraining & Competition Strategies for BJJ, with Brandon 'Wolverine' Mullins and Stephan Kesting||This is a really interesting interview with my friend Brandon 'Wolverine' Mullins. I first polled the Grapplearts.com newsletter readership if they had any questions for Brandon, and boy, did they ever! I sifted and sorted hundreds of emails to...||7/28/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanVinicius 'Draculino' Interview on the History and Evolution of BJJ||Vinicius 'Draculino' talks with Stephan Kesting about how surfing beach fights brought him into jiu-jitsu, what it was like training with the top Gracie and Machado fighters in Rio in the 1980's, and how self defense and vale tudo training were...||7/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Very First Grapplearts Q&A Podcast||Stephan takes questions from his newsletter readers in the first ever Q&A Podcast. Find out how how to taper for competition, what to do when you're getting crushed all the time, what to do when your wrestling coach wants you to stop doing...||11/25/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitRyan Hall on BJJ, Submission Grappling and MMA||Ryan Hall is one of North America's most prolific competitors in BJJ and Submission Grappling. In this in-depth interview with Stephan Kesting he shares tips on training, competing, the 50-50 guard, the triangle choke, sparring with Marcelo...||8/30/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tony Blauer on Adrenaline Dumps, Fear Management and Combat Psychology||This is my interview with Tony Blauer. He's the head of Blauer Tactical Systems which specializes in close quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military and professional self-defense instructors.We had a great...||8/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSarah Kaufmann on Female MMA||Sarah Kaufmann, the former Strikeforce champion, talks about training, competing and the role of women in MMA||7/24/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJudo for BJJ, 2009 Judo Olympian Daniel McCormick in conversation with Stephan Kesting||Daniel McCormick, the 2008 US National Judo Champion and 2009 Judo Olympian, talks about his Olympic experience, training BJJ, and how exactly how Judo can be adapted to be effective in a BJJ context.||6/13/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Journey to Black Belt; a Woman's Perspective||Emily Kwok takes you on her journey from the corporate world to top BJJ competitor||5/11/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Back in the Day; Training with Carlson Gracie in Rio||7th degree black belt Marcus Soares takes us to Rio in the 70's and 80's on a narrated stroll through BJJ history. Find out about the legendary Carlson Gracie, the fighter, the teacher and founder of the strongest BJJ team of the era. Get...||2/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitErik Paulson; an MMA Master Coach Shares His Secrets||Erik Paulson is an MMA Master Coach. He's trained tons of fighters competing at the highest levels of Mixed Martial Arts. And he also held the Shooto light-heavyweight title in Japan for 5 years.In this interview with Stephan Kesting from...||12/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEverything You Ever Wanted To Know About BJJ Competition||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...||8/26/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||An Interview with Jon Chaimberg, GSP's MMA Conditioning Coach||Today I interview the George St. Pierre's 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...||6/18/09||Free||View In iTunes|
This is a fantastic app! I recommend this for anyone looking for high quality BJJ instruction delivered as a set of easy to follow videos. Stephan, thank you for putting this together. I'm a judo guy who needs help on the ground and your app has been a great help. Instruction on numerous submissions from a variety of positions (closed guard, half guard, side mount, etc.) are provided. You then go a step further and provide a button labeled "Keys to this Submission" where greater details are covered. I also subscribe to your newsletter where you have covered, among many topics, how critical it is to have a qualified instructor. You definitely fit that bill and this app demonstrates that. Thank you and I look forward to further advice via your e-mail newsletters.
Favorite BJJ Podcast
Grapplearts Radio is by far my favorite podcast on bjj. The interview with David Meyer helped me win second place in my first ever bjj tournament, and the interview with Jon Chaimberg helped me train for it. Stephan, I know you warned us that you would only do these every now and again, but I humbly ask that you to produce more frequently. Even if you don't have anyone interesting to interview.
By far my favorite BJJ podcast. The interviews are great. The questions are great, but sometimes the answers are not. Other than that this is a 5 star podcast.