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Mike Aref
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Physician / Family Man / Martial Scientist
Physician / Family Man / Martial Scientist

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Combinations or Combinatorics
Combinations are the closest thing combat sports gets to forms, e.g. kata, poomse, etc. They are phenomenal tools for making "words" out of the alphabet soup of techniques taught. They train form in an engaging manner and work cardio by their repeated appli...

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Tiago Alves Seminar: They can beat you. They can cut you. They can hurt you. They can never take your knowledge.
Today I went to a seminar by Tiago Alves hosted by Max Burt of Muncie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu .  We started with a timed jog around the abundant mat space of the gym.  Then we did mat lengths of: Shrimping: Use your foot and the ipsilateral shoulder to elevate ...

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Balance thyself, unbalance thy opponent
Another day of upgrading my striking software.  I know I need to relax, my body just hasn't agreed yet.  I am cognizant of my new first commandment: "Balance thyself, unbalance thy opponent."  I'm just not sure I can apply it.  Again when side stepping, the...

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Back'n Wrap
I was playing with wrapping the kimono around my opponent's arm the other day and two possibilities appeared.  Now they need some refinement but here's what I've got for now: From the guard, after wrapping the arm and attempting to pull it across for the ar...

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