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Stephan Kesting, Martial Artist & Grappler

Stephan KestingHi there, and thank you for visiting my site!

My name is Stephan Kesting and I operate and Through my DVDs, articles and newsletters, I have helped tens of thousands of grapplers all over the world improve their Brazilian Jiu-jitsu skills.

Grappling is my passion, and I want to help it become yours too. Whether your goal is to compete, challenge yourself, improve your fitness level, lose weight, or acquire some serious self defense skills I truly think that Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) has a lot to offer you. I'm not kidding when I call it the most sophisticated martial art in the world.

Why should you listen to what I say? Here's my brief biography and Martial Arts resume:

I am a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt, and have been doing martial arts for over 25 years. I am also a certified instructor in Erik Paulson's Combat Submission Wrestling, a black belt in Kajukenbo Karate, an instructor in Dan Inosanto's Jun Fan JKD, Maphalindo Silat and Filipino Martial Arts program. Additionally I have also studied Japanese Judo, Russian Sambo, various Chinese Kung Fu systems, Brazilian Capoeira, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and many other martial arts.

Here's a 5 minute video where I talk about my martial arts history and training background in more detail:


I have published over 20 articles in magazines like Black Belt, Ultimate Grappling, Tapout Magazine and Ultimate Athlete, and been interviewed by The Fightworks Podcast and You can see a small sample of the magazines in which my articles have been published on the left side of this page.

In addition to my print articles, I also publish two online newsletters, The Beginning BJJ Newsletter and the Grapplearts Grappling Tips Newsletter. Thousands of grapplers, from rank beginners to advanced black belts, have already subscribed to these newsletters to become better grapplers, better teachers, and better martial artists.

I also have a Masters of Science degree, which may help explain my systematic approach to learning and teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

I have competed successfully in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, submission wrestling and Judo tournaments. I train both with and without the gi, and have been a sparring partner for some top MMA fighters

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Here are some pictures of me training, sparring and competing. Yes, that's still me on the far right, back before I shaved my scalp down to the bone.

I would like to offer you the following bonuses which you can start receiving immediately. There is no catch, no hidden costs, and no commitment. These resources are an awesome supplement for your training, even if you already have a school and an instructor.

1 - the e-Book A Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, by Stephan Kesting. This book is designed specifically for the new BJJ student, and reveals the hidden logic underlying the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

2 - A free subscription to the Beginning BJJ Newsletter, which includes the 30 most common mistakes made by beginners. By avoiding these mistakes, and by incorporating the tips and suggestions into your training you will accelerate your learning process by months or even years! Ordinarily for me to coach you via email or in person would cost hundreds of dollars per session - here you get my best advice for FREE!

To find out how to download your e-Book and to start receive your first newsletter just enter your first name and email address below and your free bonuses will be emailed to you right away.

To ensure that you actually receive the emails with your bonuses make sure that you add my email stephan "at" to your email address book or whitelist of email senders, or else my email with the link to the free book may get caught and filtered out by your mail filters.


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Privacy Policy: I will keep your email address absolutely confidential, and I will NEVER rent, share or sell it. Unscrupulous people have approached me in the past, trying to buy my list, and I have always told them to get lost (except using much harsher language). I've worked very hard to develop a good online reputation, and I don't want to undermine it by giving away your email address. Finally it would also be illegal.