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Stephan Kesting
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Latest article and video is a great example of BJJ-Judo fusion!
In BJJ it's often what you don't see coming that kills you. Which is why it's important to have a couple of surprise attacks in your arsenal. Today's video is from the Non-Stop Jiu-Jitsu instructional set that I did with BJJ world champion Brandon Mullins. It's a rolling entry from Judo that ...
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Just released a brand new Grapplearts App: '7 Days to Better Guard Sweeps'!!  Regular price $7, now just $3.99 for the next couple of days.  Available for iOS, Android and Kindle. This is super-concentrated training       

http://www.grapplearts.com/Blog/7-days-to-better-guard-sweeps-app-for-ios-android-and-kindle/
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Love this Kimura finish - dying to try it against a quality opponent!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4g7-iBbdaM
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Two new, cool videos, including an advanced Kimura attack you may not have seen before...
In BJJ it's what you don't know that hurts you. If you get caught in a position that you don't have an answer to, that you don't understand, then life on the mat just got exponentially more difficult. This problem is most pronounced for the guard. It can be really difficult to keep up with the ...
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Im not even sure if pinching someones nose is allowed,but yeh it was funny. Thanks!
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New Grapplearts Interview about the critical things a BJJ newbie should know, available as an mp3, streaming podcast, or Youtube video.

http://www.grapplearts.com/Blog/2015/01/bjj-beginner-tips-interview-and-podcast/
In this Grapplearts interview I talk to BJJ Black Belt Ritchie Yip, focusing on tips that BJJ beginners need to know. But sometimes the conversation goes a little off track! You can follow/consume/download/watch this awesome and informative interview several different ways…
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Just the other day I shared four counters to a pesky deep cross-collar grip from closed guard. Well, the cross-collar grip isn't the only way your opponent might try to destroy your posture… There's another posture-breaking grip that can be just as bad, and unlike the cross-collar this one can ...
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+Daniel Jones I often do an upward jerk to get some room, if it helps.
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The discussion on the diversity of a school is interesting because the judo dojo i go to is pretty much all VERY high level black belts. The average age is 45-50 with 10-30 years of martial arts experience, so there is a huge wealth of knowledge. Im 17 and I fit it in excellently, because if i ever do something wrong it will get corrected very quickly. I've been doing martial arts formally for 4 years and my dad has run a Tai Chi Chuan school for longer than i've been alive. It's weird thinking that older more knowledgeable martial artist could be intimidating. I've just never seen them that way probably because of my background. I do agree that mixed classes are the best though. My teacher has started trusting me teaching some of the few lesser experienced people that come to our class. It's a very rewarding and beneficial experience breaking down the moves, not only for them, but for myself. 
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Stephan Kesting runs www.grapplearts.com and www.beginningbjj.com.  He is known in the grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community for his articles, interviews, iPhone apps and over 20 instructional training DVDs.
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    Botany, 1989 - 1991
  • McGill University
    Biology, 1982 - 1987
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