Archive for 'Stephan Kesting'

Training BJJ with a Wrist, Elbow, or Shoulder Injury

Training BJJ with a Wrist, Elbow, or Shoulder Injury

The sad fact is that in the course of your BJJ career you’re probably going to injure your wrist, elbow or shoulder at some point. This is a contact sport after all. And sometimes it’s hard [...]

Armbar, Kimura and Triangle Choke Escapes

Armbar, Kimura and Triangle Choke Escapes

I was ringside at Metamoris in San Diego last year when Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida locked the armbar onto Roger Gracie, and it was deep! The entire crowd gasped, then went absolutely insane!! Roger Gracie is one [...]

Fifty things that’ll improve your BJJ game overnight

Fifty things that’ll improve your BJJ game overnight

Sometimes the best way to get better is simply to stop doing things wrong. Over the years I’ve shot quite a few guerilla-style videos breaking down many of the most common mistakes that I see for [...]

How to defend the armcrank when you’re going for the underhook…

How to defend the armcrank when you’re going for the underhook…

Achieving the underhook is super-important. Whether you’re standing or on the ground, trying to take your opponent down or pass his guard, sweep him or escape the bottom of sidemount, the underhook makes it all MUCH [...]

DVD: HOW TO DEFEAT A BIGGER STRONGER OPPONENT

DVD: HOW TO DEFEAT A BIGGER STRONGER OPPONENT

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How to defend against the stupid stuff that big people do…

How to defend against the stupid stuff that big people do…

It’s amazing what some big guys will do when they get frustrated. In fact, sometimes they’ll try stuff so stupid that it’ll take you completely by surprise! Now, many BJJ instructors never bother to teach you [...]

Closed Guard?  Super-defensive Opponent?  No Problem…

Closed Guard? Super-defensive Opponent? No Problem…

One of the most irritating strategies of all time is when someone sits in your closed guard and absolutely refuses to engage with you. They just sit back, don’t let you get your grips, and don’t [...]

An Advanced Omoplata Variation Learned from Brandon Mullins

An Advanced Omoplata Variation Learned from Brandon Mullins

I’ve been training in grappling for close to 20 years, and started studying the omoplata about 10 years ago. But this omoplata finish that Brandon shared with me while we were filming the latest Grapplearts instructional [...]

Brandon Mullins on BJJ Training, Mental Preparation, and Competition Strategies

Brandon Mullins on BJJ Training, Mental Preparation, and Competition Strategies

This is a really interesting interview with my friend Brandon ‘Wolverine’ Mullins. I first polled my newsletter readership to see if they had any questions for Brandon, especially about training, competing or holding their own against [...]

The Evolution of BJJ

The Evolution of BJJ

I talk with Vinicius ‘Draculino’ Magalhães about the ongoing evolution of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. [...]