Youssef Aref

Apprentice Level 1 Instructor

Youssef Aref has been involved in the science of the human body and martial arts for more than half of his life. He has been training in wrestling for 14 years as well as BJJ, Muay Thai, and MMA in the past few years while also coaching wrestling at the beginner, high school and college level at UCLA.

Outside of martial arts, he received his BS in Physiological Science from UCLA and MPH from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

He is currently pursuing his MD at the California University of Science and Medicine where he has continued to teach martial arts in self-defense classes for his colleagues in healthcare.

Youssef is available for private instruction in the Rancho Cucamonga area of California and can be contacted using the contact form on this website.