Ferdie Allas / Sparring & Kata Instructor / Technical Advisor
- 5th Degree Black Belt in Shito-Ryu Karate
- 9 time U.S. National Champion in NKF Karate
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Johnny Faria
- U.S. National Champion in both Kata & Kumite
- Pan-American Champion
- 1989 Black Belt Magazine’s “Hall of Fame Inductee” Co-Competitor of the year
- 1991 Hayashi-Ha ShitoRyu World Cup Champion, Rome
- 1995 Pan Am Games Bronze Medalist, Buenos Aires.
Ferdie Allas started training Shotokan Karate in elementary school in Washington and switched to Shito-ryu Karate when his family moved to National City. After wrestling in high school, Allas turned his competitive drive towards karate. While earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University, he was also one of the country's most successful karate competitors. When most international competitors started to specialize in either Kata (forms) or Kumite (fighting), he excelled at both. Allas believes that Kata and Kumite are equally essential components of karate training and karate is not complete without both. During his time as the United States National Karate team captain, he would travel to Colorado Springs to train at the Olympic Training Center. Applying the physical training methods and principles he learned at the Olympic Training Center Sensei Ferdie coached his own students to over 100 U.S. National Karate titles in both Kata and Kumite.