Stephan Kesting is a BJJ Black Belt and Firefighter with an academic background in Biology who has recently completed a 1,000 mile solo Canoe Trip through Canada’s Arctic. For more: https://www.grapplearts.com/
"Just as you wouldn't take, necessarily, financial advice form your dentist, or take car mechanic advice from your doctor, you probably shouldn't take much advice from your Jiu-Jitsu instructor, other than Jiu-Jitsu advice."'
Today, Konner and Stephan discuss the strange, but undoubtedly important, intersection between science and martial arts. Things like the ability to logically and cognitively break down ideas or techniques, or even how to have a little skepticism when it comes to things like martial arts instructors asking to be called professor or sifu.
Not only that, the guys chat about being the best in a field vs. being highly skilled in many areas, and how this ties into ideas like diminishing returns, experiencing the richness of existence, and where the balance in life is between being disciplined, focused, and achieving a goal, and when you should actually quit and change tracks.
Lastly of course, Stephan talks about his epic 1000 mile solo canoe journey through the arctic. He lays out some of the preparation, unexpected emotions, and a few of the experiences along the way.
*Note* Coronavirus within martial arts is discussed for the first 15min of the episode. Feel free to skip ahead if you would not like to hear about this.