Kristen is a 1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She is the first and only woman to earn this honor under Yamasaki Academy in the schools’ 66 year history, as of 2021. 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 number 1 ranked athlete in the country at 63 kilos.
Kristen teaches at our Springfield location.