Archive for 'Stephan Kesting'

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 [...]

Escaping Submissions: Before, During, After…

Escaping Submissions: Before, During, After…

Yesterday I was reading a thread on a popular forum discussing MMA fighter Ben Henderson’s ability to slip out of submissions.  And I ended up posting something about the topic of submission defense myself, which I’ll [...]

Sarah Kaufman on training and fighting in female MMA

Sarah Kaufman on training and fighting in female MMA

Sarah Kaufman is one of the top fighters in women’s MMA, and is tentatively scheduled to fight Miesha Tate for the Strikeforce Bantamweight title. To find out more about her and her training I conducted an [...]

What to do if you can’t train

What to do if you can’t train

Stephan’s Note: this article was first published in two parts in the Beginning BJJ Newsletter, which is a free series of emails for people just starting out in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  To find out more and download [...]