Maurice Allan is the Head Coach and Owner of Sport Judo. He is a former Olympic freestyle wrestler, 8th degree judo black belt, multiple British and Scottish Judo National Champion, and 1975 World Sambo Wrestling Champion. For his contributions to the grappling arts as a competitor and a teacher, his native Scotland recognized Maurice as the "Scottish Wrestler of the Century" and the Queen of England awarded him "Most Excellent Order of the British Empire."
Maurice represented the UK in freestyle wrestling at the 1976 Olympics and at numerous other world competitions in judo and wrestling. He began as a formidable competitor in the Scottish style of wrestling unique to his homeland and developed into a grappler of international stature. Maurice was the first Scot and first U.K. citizen to win gold in amateur world wrestling competition since the 1908 London Olympic Games.
Coach Maurice currently teaches Defensive Tactics at Fairfax County Police Academy and runs kids and adults Judo classes at our school.
European Commonwealth Games
Scottish & British National Judo Multiple Times Champion
Senior Examiner and Coach, British Judo Association
Board of Examiners, USJF Shufu Black Belt Association
Master Teacher Certificate, Class A, U.S. Judo, Inc.
Head Coash, Edinburgh University Judo Club
Head Coach, Heriot Watt University Judo Team
1975 Gold Medal 90Kg World Sambo Championship, Minsk
1974 90kg Bronze Medal European Sambo Championship, Madrid
Scottish & British National Freestyle Wrestling Champion
1976 British Freestyle Olympic Team, Montreal Olympics
1974 Bronze Freestyle Wrestling European Commonwealth Games
Voted "Scottish Wrestler of the Century" in his native country of Scotland