Allyson Jago


Current Rank:  3rd Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate

Training Since: 2000

Other Styles / Interests: Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Doce Pares Eskrima

Professional Achievements:

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Chan Yellow Sash, Chaisai Muay Thai
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Kovar’s Instructor College
  • Washington State Grand Champion for Sparring (2010)
  • Black Belt Schools International Certified Instructor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and in History from Seattle Pacific University

Personal Statement: Martial arts has become a lifestyle for me and not simply something that I do.  I continue to train because I love the constant pursuit of working to make myself a better person.  I love teaching because I want to share that pursuit with others.  There are few things that I love more than seeing my students succeed at something that I struggled with in the past.  Strength and confidence are two of the many things that I have gained from karate.  I want to help my students to have the self-assurance to walk into any room with confidence wherever life may take them.

Favorite Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill