Archive for 'Stephan Kesting'

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. [...]

The Secret Subversive Power of BJJ

The Secret Subversive Power of BJJ

by Valerie Worthington, Emily Kwok, and Lola Newsom Groundswell Grappling Concepts We have a hypothesis about some women who grapple. We may be projecting, but our wholly unscientific data collection and analysis supports it. Namely, Brazilian [...]

Four Ways to Fix Your Omoplata Attacks

Four Ways to Fix Your Omoplata Attacks

The omoplata is one of my very favorite submissions. But there are a lot of ways to screw it up. Here’s how to make sure it works for you. One of the most common errors people [...]

Two Secret Grappling Weapons: Youtube and Video Games…

Two Secret Grappling Weapons: Youtube and Video Games…

Stephan’s Note: This article was written by Bryanna Fissori, aGrapplearts correspondent  who’s previous work includes MMA training at John Hackleman’s Pit, the home school of former UFC Champion Chuck Liddell. In the midst of the rising [...]

The Best Leglocks in MMA

The Best Leglocks in MMA

A fan recently posted a great question on the Grapplearts Facebook Fan Page (click here to visit the Grapplearts Page). Q: “Hi Stephan. Will you analyze Palhares’ sick heelhooks and combinations or is it more thanks [...]

Two Drills to Improve Your Guard Sweeps

Two Drills to Improve Your Guard Sweeps

Many of the most powerful guard sweeps rely on your hips being underneath your opponent’s center of gravity. This makes him very unstable – think of the difference between 1. standing on the floor beside one [...]

Top Ten Grapplearts Articles of All Time!

Top Ten Grapplearts Articles of All Time!

I’ve been building up content on my main site, Grapplearts.com, for quite some time now. Nevertheless I was recently surprised to see that there are now more than 500 articles, tips and blog posts on my [...]

Getting that last detail right for a submission…

Getting that last detail right for a submission…

Are there any submissions out there that you just can’t finish?  You can set it up, lock it on, and strain for all you’re worth, but your opponent just won’t tap out? It happens all the [...]

Ryan Hall on Training and Competing in BJJ and Submission Grappling

Ryan Hall on Training and Competing in BJJ and Submission Grappling

Hey everyone, this is an interview I did with über-competitor Ryan Hall.  Not only does he give out a ton of information, but you can also see what a nice guy he is and how analytical [...]