Kristen is a 1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She is the first woman to earn this honor under Yamasaki Academy in the schools 64 year history, as of 2020. Kristen is a IBJJF World Champion (2017) and Pan-American Champion (2018). Her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lineage is: Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Fernando Yamasaki/Francisco Neto > Kristen Allan.
Kristen also holds the rank of Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Judo. She represented America as part of Team USA from 2004 – 2008. She won many medals nationally and internationally and retired from Judo competition as the #1 ranked athlete in the country at -63 kilos.
Coach Kristen is a former Fairfax County Police Officer and now teaches kids and adults at our Springfield school.
Coach Kristen is the first Yamasaki female Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She has competed in many IBJJF events and won the World Championships in 2017 and Pan-American Championships in 2018.
Coach Kristen has been competing in Judo tournaments all over the world since she was a teenager. She has won medals nationally and internationally including Silver at the National Championships Seniors in 2006. She was a member of Team USA from 2004 to 2008 and was ranked the #1 athlete in the US at -63 kilos.