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Ronda Rousey Takedown Study: Judo in MMA

Ronda Rousey is an Elite Judoka Being the first woman from the US to ever medal at the Olympics is no small feat. Even as a pure judoka, her technique was very good.  The mechanics of her main throws are perfect with no errors and she was not a crude “leg grabber”/wrestler type of judo […]

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Podcast Episode 131 – Kirik Jenness of The Underground Forum, the Fighter’s Notebook and More

In this episode I have a great talk with Kirik Jenness who is mayor for life of the underground forum at http://mixedmartialarts.com, the author of The Fighter’s Notebook, the official records keeper for mixed martial arts, and has “done every job in MMA except for being a ring girl.

This man is one of the founding fathers of MMA in North America and had a TON to share!

Here’s just some of what we covered…

01:27 – Kirik’s martial arts beginnings 06:15 – The origins of the Underground Forum and MixedMartialArts.com 10:21 – The Fighter’s Notebook 19:55 – Participating in early MMA 24:49 – Organized crime and combat sports 29:11 – Was Pride the golden era of mixed martial arts? 32:37 – Officiating early MMA events 37:06 – Octagons, rings, and other crazy fighting areas 46:26 – Creating ranks for fighters in MMA and boxing 51:48 – Craziest moves in MMA

 

The best way to listen to this podcast is to go to your favourite podcasting platform, subscribe to ‘The Strenuous Life’ Podcast, and then look for episode 131. You can find it on most podcast platforms, including…

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/strenuous-life-podcast-stephan-kesting-grapplearts/id320705565?mt=2

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I3qvbtkdb74xrpv6ozbzie2ca4e

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-993426357

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephan-kesting/grapplearts-radio-podcast

You can also listen to interview on the embedded player below…

 

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Podcast Episode 128: Can Kung Fu and BJJ Coexist, a Conversation with Randy Brown from Mantis Boxing.

Can Kung Fu, BJJ and MMA coexist?  Maybe they can, and maybe they can even learn from each other.

This is a conversation I had with with Kung Fu stylist (and BJJ brown belt) Randy Brown in which we touched on  the history of Chinese martial arts and what made them less effective over time, what traditional martial arts look like when you start training them with resistance, and much more.  I think you’ll like this one!

The best way to listen to this podcast is to go to your favourite podcasting platform, subscribe to ‘The Strenuous Life’ Podcast, and then look for episode 128. You can find it on most podcast platforms, including…

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/strenuous-life-podcast-stephan-kesting-grapplearts/id320705565?mt=2

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I3qvbtkdb74xrpv6ozbzie2ca4e

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-993426357

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephan-kesting/grapplearts-radio-podcast

You can also listen to interview on the embedded player below…

Find out more about Randy Brown at http://randybrownmantisboxing.com/ and follow how he’s blending Kung Fu, BJJ, kickboxing and MMA on his Youtube channel too.

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Podcast Episode 125: Reilly Bodycomb on Sambo, Leglocks, MMA, Jiu-Jitsu and No Gi Grappling

I loved doing this interview with Reilly Bodycomb. Reilly is a Russian sambo and leglock expert who has competed in a TON of different rulesets including BJJ, no gi submission grappling, MMA, Sambo, and wrestling.

He is the Pan-American Sport SAMBO Champion (2016), USA Sport SAMBO Champion (2016), Dutch Combat SAMBO Champion (2016), recently competed in Japan and is a BJJ black belt as well!

In our talk he shared stories about competing all over the world, and shared some major insights about how the rules you compete under totally influence the development of a sport.  My favourite part was when we were riffing about creating the ‘perfect’ grappling rule set.

I hope you  get as much out of it as much as I did.

If you enjoyed it then please share this podcast episode with at least one friend or training partner – that’s how this podcast grows and I really appreciate it!!

Here are some of the highlights

00:23 – Reilly Bodycomb intro 07:22 – History of Sambo and the Russian martial arts 13:53 – Competing around the world 15:48 – Rules of Combat Sambo 20:34 – Dealing with and competing under differing rulesets 28:35 – Reilly’s favourite throws for different sports 32:49 – Gym culture and training environments 37:23 – Leglocks in submission grappling 48:30 – The flying scissor takedown 53:38 – Competing in Japan 56:04 – Game design and the ‘perfect’ set of rules

The best way to listen to this podcast is to go to your favourite podcasting platform, subscribe to ‘The Strenuous Life’ Podcast (*ahem* that’s my podcast) and then look for episode 124. You can find it on most podcast platforms, including…

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/strenuous-life-podcast-stephan-kesting-grapplearts/id320705565?mt=2

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I3qvbtkdb74xrpv6ozbzie2ca4e

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-993426357

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephan-kesting/grapplearts-radio-podcast

You can also listen to interview on the embedded player below…

Finally, if you like what you hear then why not go and give The Strenuous Life Podcast a rating or review on whatever platform you listen to it on. That kind of stuff is super appreciated, and it’s really helping

Cheers!

Stephan

P.S. Find out more about Reilly Bodycomb and his upcoming ankle lock instructional at https://www.rdojo.com

Combat Sport Videos and Links Referred to in this Podcast are Below! Example of Russian style wrestling from the Russian Nationals

How to do the Flying Scissors Takedown (and hopefully not injure your partner)

Daido Juku Karate Competition

» Continue Reading.

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Stephan Talks to Chewy from Chewjitsu on The Strenuous Life Podcast, Episode 120

Chewy (aka Nick Albin) is well known for the BJJ advice he gives on his prolific Chewjitsu channel, so I was thrilled to have him on the podcast.

It’s a great chat and we cover a ton of material, including

How he got his nickname, His journey from wrestling to MMA to jiu-jitsu, Gi vs no gi training, Preventing injuries in training, Why he decided to leave tech and go full time in jiu-jitsu, Getting his black belt on the same day that his mother died, How jiu-jitsu saves lives, His youtube channel, Crazy gyms and insane coaches, And more.

This is all in episode 120 of The Strenuous Life podcast, which is available on many different podcast platforms including…

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/strenuous-life-podcast-stephan-kesting-grapplearts/id320705565?mt=2

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I3qvbtkdb74xrpv6ozbzie2ca4e

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-993426357

And Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stephan-kesting/grapplearts-radio-podcast

You can also listen to my conversation with Chewy on the embedded player below, but if you’re not subscribed on your favourite podcast player then you’ll likely miss all future episodes of this podcast and I have some other very cool guests lined up!

Find out more about Chewy’s school at derbycitymartialarts.com and check out his Youtube channel at youtube.com/chewjitsu

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Jiu Jitsu LEGEND Jeff Glover Has Settled Down At A New BJJ Academy :)

In case you haven’t heard the wicked nasty awesome news… Jeff Glover, the BJJ legend, the super cool surfer dude, and the all-around incredible guy… Has decided to set up shop over at Goodland BJJ, check it out! Website coming soon @ GoodlandBJJ.com

Why Conor McGregor Has Yet To Be Stripped Of Lightweight Belt

The bad blood between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov continue to simmer as their April 7 date in New York’s Barclays Center nears. El Cucuy has promised to ‘dance around’ Nurmagomedov, leave him bloody and finish him with liver shots. Nurmagomedov meanwhile, threatened not only to break Ferguson’s face but to break El Cucuy’s arm […]

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Mark Hunt isn’t Sorry… For Calling Dana White A “Bald C***sucker”

The “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt is fighting Curtis Blaydes in Perth, Australia at UFC 221… Hunt, while thankful to be fighting again… Was still upset, wishing that he was instead allowed to fight in the UFC event in Sydney last year, which he was pulled from due to brain-related injuries. Being pulled from that Sydney […]

Rener Gracie Speaks Out On Sex Offender Rickson Gracie Black Belts

We’ve already talked about this extremely ugly topic enough so we’ll just pass this over Rener as soon as possible… What it comes down to at the end of the day is that Rener Gracie, one of the younger, but probably the most popular of the newer generation of the Gracie family, recently made a […]

Pro Female MMA Fighter VS. Internet “Troll…” How It Went Down

Depending on how up-to-date you keep yourself on the BJJ/MMA world, you may or ay not know about the hyped-up fight between pro female MMA fighter VS. Kris Zylinski, who’s sorta kinda an internet troll, it (the fight) was all in good fun though, here it is, after all the hype, we hope you enjoy.

Uhhh… BJJ Instructor Convicted Of Sexual Assault is Back On Youtube

Soooo… Yeah… Do you know who Josh Robinson is? If you do, it’s probably from one of two things. Either from his Bane impersonation, or the fact that he was sentenced to four years in jail for sexual assaulting two teenagers. Whether or not you’ve heard of him, we’ve got some bad news, he’s back […]

Are You A Woman? You HAVE To Know These 8 Chokes

Just a note, these chokes are great for ANYONE’S self-defense, however some of these particular chokes are sorta situational for women… So, whether your a man, woman, or something in between, you’ll enjoy this video and get a lot out of it, enjoy! Oh yeah… Rener Gracie is still just as friggin’ awesome as ever.

Guess Who’s Back? Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell! Training BJJ!

Everyone’s favorite iceman, Chuck Liddell, was recently spotted on the mat in a new instagram post. Nice to see him back, after what was quite a long break. Finally back on the mat after a long hiatus thanks to @gabrielarges @gbnorthridge A post shared by Chuck Liddell (@chuckliddell) on Jan 9, 2018 at 2:33pm PST

Legendary Ralph Gracie Speaks On What Jiu Jitsu USED To Be

Brazilian jiu jitsu has aged over the years, like anything else… Some parts of it have obviously aged better than others, it’s growing bigger than ever before, and will continue to. But, legends like Ralph Gracie, remember the days before berimbolos, before BJJ was even out of Brazil yet. In a recent Tatame interview, he […]

Decades Later: Helio Gracie’s Grandson On Training With Him

 We all know Helio Gracie, one of several legends who started jiu jitsu on the journey that would make it the incredible art that it is today. Well, this is his grandson, listening to him talking about training with the grand-master is quite captivating.

Catch Wrestlers Tell Us What They Really Think About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

John Strickland is a catch wrestler who runs a blog online about martial arts, mainly focusing on catch wrestling, seeing as that’s the one he’s most proficient/has the most experience in. Here’s what Strickland he had to say about BJJ, his thoughts on the martial art, 1. Nobody seems to know what actual Catch Wrestling […]

Conor McGregor, Training Jiu Jitsu With Superstar Paulo Miyao

Conor McGregor is no stranger to good jiu jitsu, doing it himself and having it done to him. The BJJ brown belt/UFC champion, was spotted training Jiu Jitsu with superstar Paulo Miyao and Dillon Danis. With both Miyao and ‘The Notorious’ posting pics on Instagram of the training session. Seems like they both enjoyed themselves. […]