Kristen is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. She is the first and only woman to earn this honor under Yamasaki Academy in the schools 63 year history, as of 2019. 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 F. Dias 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.