Stephan Kesting’s Roadmap for BJJ Package

A comprehensive instructional package for martial artists who want to feel comfortable fighting on the ground…

Stephan KestingMy name is Stephan Kesting.  I’m a BJJ Black Belt and the creator of over 20 highly reviewed instructional products including videos, books, and apps.

I’ve also published many articles in magazines like Black Belt, Tap Out, Grappling, and Ultimate Athlete.

Give me a minute to tell you how you can learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu FAST! Do you find yourself lost and frustrated when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other grappling systems?  For example…

  • Do you feel overwhelmed by all the different techniques and submissions in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu?
  • Do you worry about approaching your instructor (or fellow students) with questions that might make you look ‘stupid’?
  • When you see two people grappling on the ground, does it often just look like a giant tangle of arms, legs and bodies?
  • Do you have no clue what you should do next to get better at grappling?
  • Do you get frustrated when someone shows you a cool technique, but then you can’t – for the life of you – get it work in a real sparring situation?

The good news is that there’s a way to get BJJ right, right from the start!

Here’s how to save yourself months, even years, of frustration when learning BJJ!

I’ve been around the sport of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and other martial arts for a long time (I started training more than 30 years ago).  I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my training, and seen beginners make countless more mistakes.

Some of these mistakes could result in injury.  Other mistakes lead to months of wasted time and effort, as you do the wrong thing again and again.

Keep in mind that it’s easy to make mistakes in this art, or come to the wrong conclusions about a technique or a principle.  That’s because BJJ is complicated – which is also one of the things that keeps it so interesting, even after years of training.  (And, if you can come to grips and understand this complexity it can give you a HUGE advantage on the ground in a self defense situation. That’s because you’ll know what’s going on, and your opponent won’t have the first clue).

When you’re starting to learn BJJ you want to make sure that you have rock solid basics. If your fundamentals are strong then you’ll go a lot further and progress a lot faster. Strong basics ensure that there aren’t huge holes in your game that can be exploited by a smart opponent!

I’m telling you that BJJ can, and should, make sense!

That’s why I’ve put together what I feel is the perfect resource for getting BJJ right, including the strategies, tactics, techniques and training methods you need to quickly learn how to grapple correctly.

Introducing the Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gold Package


A comprehensive instructional package teaching you the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for only $147 was $197.00, with seven free bonuses and FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world!

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Here’s what you’ll get in this instructional package:

1) The Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu on DVD A Roadmap for BJJ DVD

This DVD goes through a brand new system for learning BJJ.  It builds on and expands the Roadmap concept so that you get the complete big picture of the art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (along with the concepts, techniques and strategies used by almost every advanced player).

I want you to know the ‘why, where, when, who and what’ of everything you learn, which is why in this DVD we cover:

  • Why certain techniques work better than others.
  • Where your arms and legs MUST be to avoid giving your opponent an easy submission!f
  • When is the best time for trying specific moves?
  • Who is best suited for certain positions and submissions?
  • What the critical take-home details are, without which your technique just won’t work!
still from DVD Trapped in BJJ Side Mount

The instruction on this DVD was professionally filmed in HD so the footage looks awesome (but is viewable on any TV or computer). And of course there are full menus so that you can quickly navigate to the exact section you need to brush up on.

For me to teach you this material personally, in a series of private classes, would cost you at least $600. Putting it onto DVD gives you the ability to watch, study and review the material many times.  If you’re new to BJJ the information on this DVD will make sure that you start your grappling journey out right!

2) The ‘Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Book GOLD Edition’ (Instant Download) Roadmap book hardcover gold

This is the vastly expanded version of the Roadmap for BJJ book that I give away for free on and Beginning The main reason the gold version is so much larger is that I’ve added step-by-step descriptions and photographs for all the main techniques you need to learn before you can call yourself a competent grappler (blue belt and above).

In this downloadable book I show you the underlying strategies and hidden concepts that make Brazilian Jiu-jitsu such an effective martial art. I’d made a lot of discoveries (and mistakes) on the road to black belt in BJJ. The ‘Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Book” shares those discoveries with you, which will save you tons of time and jumpstart your skills on the mats.

This illustrated 8.5″ x 11″ digital format book with color photos, checklists and clickable links for more information shows you the underlying strategies and hidden concepts that make Brazilian Jiu-jitsu such an effective martial art.

The book is downloadable to your computer immediately after purchase. You can read it on your computer, print it out, and/or upload it to a mobile reader like a Kindle or an iPad so that you can take it with you anywhere.

3) Full length Audio CD: “The Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu” BJJ Roadmap Audio CD

Everyone’s busy these days. I love to read, but sometimes it’s easiest to listen (and re-listen) to materials on my iPod, while running errands or working out.

With this in mind I put the Roadmap program out as a full length audiobook. I recorded it in a professional studio, with a sound engineer (who, incidentally, is a lead singer in an ABBA tribute band, but that’s another story…).

4) Step-by-Step Submissions on DVD


This video is designed to quickly teach you the most common submissions from each of the most important positions in BJJ. These are the submissions that work both with and without the gi, so this information is equally applicable if you’re training in BJJ or in Submission Grappling.

Do you want a quick reminder of the steps to apply a triangle choke? Are you sure you know the key details of the Kimura?

Well now you’ll be able to quickly access the steps and the details for these and many other techniques.

This DVD covers 31 step-by-step entries for the the most powerful chokes, armlocks and leglocks in BJJ that work with and without the gi.

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Just to make this a total no-brainer for you (and to give you material you can refer back to for years ) I’m ALSO adding these additional items to the Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gold Package…

Bonus #1: Effective No-Gi Grappling in 5 Lessons (a $150 value)

Roadmap for BJJ Bonus Disk I teach very few seminars – I’m just too busy. But on those rare occasions when I make the time to do a workshop or seminar I always have a blast. And I do my very best to make sure that everyone learns a ton.

This disk contains a series of 5 seminars that I taught because of a special request from my friend, Loki Jorgenson (who I’ve known for more than 20 years).

Loki approached me to teach a small group of his students a crash course on groundfighting. He felt that this was important because he and his student compete in full contact ‘Dog Brothers’ style stickfighting, where everything is legal, including taking your opponent to the ground then beating them with your stick; like I said, they’re hardcore.

Loki wanted to make sure that despite limited training time his students had a strong ground game. The goal was to make sure that they could well in these matches if the fight hits the ground, as it often does.

Teaching the Choke
Working with Seminar Participants

In five separate workshops I gave the participants a tailored combination of concepts, drills and techniques that gave them a strong practical knowledge of the ground game. With this training it soon looked like they’d been grappling for months, not just a few evenings.

One guy even entered a local grappling tournament and won his division using a combination of submissions I taught in this seminar series.

We filmed these closed-door sessions for documentation purposes. We used a good camera, of course, but didn’t spend a lot of time making the set look ‘pretty.’ It was only after I saw how much ground was covered and how much the students learned that I decided to release this material.

It would have cost you $150 plus 5 evenings of your time to be there, but now you can get this information as a bonus when you order the Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Package.

The materials on this DVD are all Quicktime movie files you can view on your computer, upload directly to your video iPod, or view on your mobile phone.

Click “Add to Cart” to order the The Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Gold Package


Bonuses #2, 3, 4 & 5.  Four acclaimed short instructionals, (a $120 value)

I often wish it were easier to stick cool techniques and drills onto my iPod so that I could take them with me to class, quickly referring to them as I’m practicing. Well I’m taking my own request, and acting on it.

So, on the same DVD as the ‘Effective No-Gi Grappling in 5 Lessons’ series, I’ve also included 4 of my best short videos, including

  • A Rear Naked Choke Tutorial
  • Guillotine Choke Masterclass
  • Half Guard Leg Position Drill
  • Four Alternatives to Pulling Guard

If you wanted to hire me for a short private class to go through this material at top speed with no repeats I’d still have to charge you at least $120 for my time.

Now you can watch (and re-watch) these techniques as many times as you want, for FREE on your computer or video player. You CAN take it with you!

Bonus #6: Submission Defense; How to Tap Out Less Often

Submission Defense DVDOne of the things that white and blue belts find most frustrating is continuously having to tap out to submission after submission.

If you don’t know how to stop a skilled opponent they’ll always find a way to slap on an armbar, sneak in a choke, or slither into a leglock.

From now on, just say NO to submissions!

This instructional video is completely focussed on shutting down, escaping and countering the submissions you’ll run into again and again on the mats.

There are three levels of defense, or three types of timing, that you can use against every kind of submission attack:

  1. You can use proper positioning and movement to prevent submissions from being applied in the first place (before the submission is applied),
  2. You can escape while your opponent is moving and getting the submission ready (during the submission is applied)
  3. You can escape when the submission is fully locked on (after the submission is applied).

In the Submission Defense video I’ll teach you how to use these three levels of defense using specific techniques to counter each of the submission.  Learn these counters and you’ll be ten times as difficult to tap out.  And I think the benefits of being harder to tap out speak for themselves!

Bonus #7: The book ‘Unlocking BJJ’ as an instant download (a $36 value)

Unlocking BJJ book hardcoverAt a certain point in your BJJ Journey you’ll have to make the jump to the next level. In ‘Unlocking BJJ’ I’m joined by twelve other experts who want to share their secrets of improving fast.

I’ve put this 100+ page resource into downloadable eBook form so that you can get your hands on it and start using it even before the rest of your Package arrives. It includes:

  • Five Tips for Martial Artists Crossing Over to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, by Roy Dean
  • The Beginning of Your Journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, by Roy Harris
  • Seven Supercoach Strategies, Share Your BJJ More Effectively, by John Will
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in the Real World, by Marcus Soares & Stephan Kesting
  • Hoist Up Your Sail! How to Challenge the Mind to Release the Body, by Martin Rooney
  • A New and Conceptual Approach to Strength and Conditioning for Combat Athletes, by Peter Roberts and Krista Scott-Dixon
  • A Glossary of the Guards: Closed Guard, Open Guard & Half Guard, by Stephan Kesting & Elliott Bayev
  • Roberto Leitao’s Ten Principles of Grappling, by Ed Beneville
  • Tactical BJJ; How to Adapt Grappling for Self Defence, by John B Will
  • A BJJ Beginner’s Guide To Overcoming A Bigger Opponent, by Elliott Bayev
  • How To Win The BJJ ‘Arms Race’, by Stephan Kesting
  • Focused Training, by Roy Harris
  • 168 Ways to Improve Your Jiu-jitsu, by Matt Kirtley
  • 5 Common Mistakes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, by Ritchie Yip
  • The 100 Word Key to Unlocking ANY Technique, by Stephan Kesting

You can ONLY get this book as part of the Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Package. And you can download it within minutes of your purchase, so there is NO WAITING.

When I’m learning something new I like to hit it from all possible angles, just to make sure that no stone is left unturned.  I want your early experience of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to be an exciting and rewarding experience.

Including all these valuable bonuses in your order is my way of making SURE that your BJJ journey starts off in the right direction (and keeps on going that way for a long time).

Who am I and why should you believe what I say?

From a martial arts point of view I’ve been practicing for over 30 years, and have studied under and been certified to teach by some of the most reputable instructors in the industry including 8th degree BJJ black belt Marcus Soares, Dan Inosanto, Philip Gelinas and Erik Paulson.

When it comes to the business end of things I’ve been in the instructional video business since 2002 and am now an established figure in the BJJ and grappling world. I’ve sold more than 10,000 instructional grappling DVD’s, and thousands of apps and downloadable instructionals to some very satisfied customers.

Here’s a small selection of the DVDs and other instructional materials that I’ve created so far (not including the Roadmap for BJJ Package).

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13 Techniques How-to-Defeat-Bigger-Stronger-Opponent-Emily-Kwok
Advanced Techniques and Tactics-400 How-to-Defeat-Bigger-Stronger-Opponent-Brandon-Wolverine-Mullins

The reason I’m talking about this is to prove to you that I’m not some fly-by-night operator. If I was a fraud then people would have caught on by now.  Instead people know that I stand for quality products, and I’m not going to ruin my reputation by releasing a bunch of garbage just to make a quick buck.

A short list of my other accomplishments include

  • Achieving Black Belt rank in BJJ at a highly competitive school.
  • Becoming an instructor in Combat Submission Wrestling under Erik Paulson
  • Receiving a Black Belt in Kajukenbo Karate
  • Being a certified Instructor in Dan Inosanto’s Filipino Martial Arts, Majaphait Silat and Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do
  • Author of more than 20 articles, published in martial arts magazines like Black Belt, Tap Out and Ultimate Grappling
  • Creating the Grapplearts Series of instructional videos, covering a range of topics from guard sweeps, to leglocks, to grappling drills.

It’s embarrassing to admit now, but when I started grappling I didn’t even know whether it was better to be on top or on bottom in a real fight!

Simple facts like this are taken by for granted by many Black Belt Instructors – in fact, many important things are so ‘obvious’ to them that they don’t bother to pass them on to their students. Other instructors may know these things intuitively, but have never thought about how to verbalize them and pass them on to their students.

Either way, if these concepts, strategies and tactics get laid out for you in a clear, concise and interesting manner (instead of you having to figure it all out through trial and error) then your skills will literally jump to a new level overnight.

I’ve pulled several months worth of all-nighters getting this material ready for you, and making sure that it’s up to snuff, both in terms of quantity, and quality.  I take a lot of pride in my work, and I want to be sure that this is the ultimate get-you-started-in-the-right-direction resource for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Who Will Benefit from the Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Package?

The target audience for this Instructional Package includes:

  • BJJ Beginners with one year (or less) of continuous training.  It’s not too late to get off to a good start, and lay the foundation for years of continuous improvement.
  • People thinking about starting Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.  Not only will this material knock your socks off and get you all motivated to train, it will also give you the background you need to evaluate and choose the right BJJ school.
  • Intermediate level players who want strong basics. One blue belt commented: “I’ve never thought about jiu-jitsu in this way before”, and other blue belts have told me that there was lots of entirely new material for them in the package.
  • Instructors and coaches who are looking for new ways to teach the material that is already in their curriculum.  If your students learn faster, they’ll be happier and they’ll stick around longer.

A Note About Pricing

The Roadmap for BJJ Package is valued at $1050.90, because that is what it would cost to acquire this information any other way.

Let’s take a second to put your price into context; the cost of the Roadmap for BJJ package is now $147 (and it used to be $197):

  • A little bit more than a pair of high-end running shoes
  • Less than an hour of private instruction from most famous black belts
  • About the same as one month of instruction in many of the nation’s top BJJ schools.

If the information in this package saves you half a year of fumbling around on the mats while trying to figure it all out for yourself, then the Roadmap for BJJ package will pay for itself six-fold!

Finally, if you’re concerned about the price, consider that I’m giving you ONE YEAR to check the material out, RISK FREE (see the guarantee in the section below).

You have nothing to lose. Get BJJ Right, Right from the Start!

My Take-It-To-The-Mats Guarantee

I’m really not about ‘tricking’ people into buying my product, and I stand behind what I say 100%.  If you don’t like the materials for any reason, or if you decide that they just aren’t right for you, then simply return them for a full refund.  No hoops.  No hassle.  No risk.

The bottom line is that if after you go through all the materials you don’t think that it took months off of your BJJ learning curve then I don’t deserve your money!  And it’s a no-questions-asked policy; just return the materials to me and I’ll happily refund your payment.  This takes all the risk off of you and puts it back onto me, which is exactly how it should be!

Some Feedback from Satisfied Customer

I’ve had the benefit of checking out Stephan Kesting’s new package, “A Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu”, including the high-definition DVD, book and multimedia files associated with this package.

As a practitioner and instructor of Classical Ju-jutsu I was impressed with Stephan’s analytical and humble approach to teaching this complex topic.Stephan has done an admirable job of taking away the mystery and confusion associated with assimilation of core grappling principles.The course that he has created is an easy-to-understand yet thorough analysis of the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.As the title suggests, this work provides the reader/viewer with a conceptual matrix from which to consider individual techniques and prioritize appropriate responses in the “heat of battle”.

I was particularly impressed by how Stephan approached the subject with a critical mind-set that addresses tactical issues not only from the perspective of sport jiu-jitsu, but also Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and street self-defence. This course is a must-read, must-watch not only for individuals commencing their study of close-quarter systems but also serious fans of MMA and those who may have been schooled in other approaches to grappling.

Alexander DC Kask

Head Instructor Shofukan Dojo Canada (

Author “Japanese in the Martial Arts”

I could say a lot of great things about the A Roadmap to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu package that Stephan Kesting has put together, but I’ll avoid the obvious of what makes this package great. What I believe makes this package worth acquiring is the effect that it has on your way of thinking regarding your ground game.

After a single time of going through the material I had so many answers to previous questions running through my head that I had to hit the mats! Even if you have been training for a long period of time I can guarantee you that there will be something in this package, whether it be entirely new to you or not, that will cause a spark in your mind that will lead you to eventually evolve in your ground game. This I believe is a greater lesson than any technique that you can learn. Teach a man to fish…

Sam Yang

Riverside, CA

Stephan Kestings ‘A Road Map to Brazilan Ju Jitsu’ is a great tool for any level practitioner, whether completely new to the art, looking to learn more complex moves, or simply wanting a clear framework for your current skills.  The key to Stephan’s success is the multiple tools he provides.  Between the DVD, book, CD, and online videos and links, Stephan has created a comprehensive, choose your own adventure of BJJ that lets you decide what you want to achieve and how.

Stephan’s training style is very clear, concise, and academic in how he explains the purpose, method, and place of each move within the system, and he comments on everything from the theory and training to competition and the street. This formidable teaching style and the different tools he provides is what makes ‘A Road Map to Brazilan Ju Jitsu’ a cut above the rest.

Steve Lawrence

5 years of Filipino and Indonesian martial art training

Stephan, I have always found your materials to be very informative and I like your philosophy of when learning something to hit it from all possible angles.  I received your Roadmap package last week.

Thus far I’ve only had the opportunity to view the book (an excellent framework resource), the e-book (a superior complilation of helpful articles) and I’ve been watching videos on The Grappler’s Guide.  I’ve been involved with martial arts for almost 30 years (let’s say I started young !!!) and IMO I think this resource package should be mandatory for any instructor wishing to implement a grappling program to their curriculum

Lee Wong

Wong’s Karate / Kung-Fu Society

I learned a lot from the Roadmap to BJJ package. Although I have done various martial arts for over 5 years, this package strengthened my grappling foundations. The techniques and principles are presented in an easy to learn and concise way.


Vancouver BC

Stephan’s BJJ Roadmap helped me become a better grappler because his well thought out and inclusive approach focuses on what he calls “high percentage techniques.” This is a very useful approach for those of us who want to learn grappling but don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to learning every aspect of the art.

I was especially happy to get some great material that works for smaller people, especially since I am often faced with bigger opponents. For example, Stephan suggests that the “rear mount choke” is worth perfecting. He then explains in great details, including how to get into this position from several starting points and how to apply this technique effectively.

Nathalie Prevost

20 years of martial arts experience

Head instructor, Mabangis Kali

It’s easy for BJJ beginners to get lost in a maze of seemingly unconnected techniques and distracted by complicated “supermoves”. And even more advanced players sometimes lose sight of the big picture – the ways in which BJJ is an integrated game. They still get to where they’re going by stumbling down the road, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a map that shows you all the routes to your destination before you start your journey?

A Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a resource that caters to various needs and learning styles: written instruction and schematic diagrams in a booklet; audio and video materials that include drills and technique instruction on everything from submissions to basic positions to “what do you do when…?” There’s even a handy poster with tips on some of the most fundamental movements. It’s an astonishing amount of material, all presented in Kesting’s clear, easy-to-follow style.

Krista Scott-Dixon PhD

Toronto Ontario

I recently got my hands on The Roadmap and am working my way through the TON of material you get (one disc innocuously titled “Computer/iPod Files” actually has FIVE one hour of seminars on it and is worth the price of the package alone!!). The package strongest point is the framework provided to understand BJJ .

This makes it perfect for the beginner but also very useful for me as a coach. I highly recommend this product

Nathan Leverton

Head Instructor, Leicester Shootfighters

Leicester, England

Stephan – I have the pleasure of owning 5 DVDs that you’ve produced. I can honestly say that the production and the contents of these DVDs (as well as the various articles, links and concepts) are by far the best I’ve seen.

All of these resources link and reinforce the concepts of BJJ as well as MMA for those of us who want to really improve our grappling game and enjoy the journey of learning. The Roadmap to BJJ package is another testament to your skill as an instructor to guide newbies as well as some of us who have been around but still “groping in the dark”. Kudos to you and your team.

A.J. Almendral

Battle Creek,


Martial artists are a suspicious crowd, and so you might be wondering “Why would Kesting be offering so much for only $147?” 

Stephan KestingThe bottom line is that I want to change the way people learn (and teach) Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. BJJ is normally quite a disorganized art, and most students are left to sink or swim on their own.

By getting this material into the right hands, and by trying to totally overdeliver, I hope to help a lot of new grapplers, and thus do my part in helping the sport continue to expand for a long, long time.

If you’re still on the fence then remember that my unconditional 1 year guarantee takes all the risk off of you and puts it onto me.

Life is short – get good at BJJ quick!

Stephan Kesting