Kristin El Idrissi
Kristin is a 2nd degree black belt who was introduced to judo as a child at her dad's club. Quitting in middle school to do "normal" sports, she rediscovered judo after college in pursuit of a good workout after long work days.
- Medalist at Multiple Judo National Championships
- On USA National Judo Roster since 2010
- Member of 2017 Sambo World Team
- 2007 Collegiate Wrestling All-American
- BJJ Blue Belt : Gold @ UAE NY Pro
- Z-Fanatical Mental Toughness Coach
She quit work in 2016 to pursue training and competing overseas where she had the opportunity to work with World and Olympic medalists!
"Judo taught me that I am mentally stronger than I imagined, that if I set goals high and work hard, I am capable of anything. It is my hope to share this message of encouragement and support to all women who are looking for a fun way to work out or an outlet from the stresses of life!"
Alaa El Idrissi
A 4th degree judo black belt & currently ranked #1 in the USA, Alaa has traveled the world refining his craft.
Born to a non-athletic family in Casablanca, Morocco his father brought Alaa to a martial arts to keep him out of trouble as a kid. He has represented his country nationally and internationally, attending training in Japan, Korea, France, and many of the other top judo countries in the world. His accolades include:
- 2018 USA National Champion
- 2018 Australian Open Champion
- Previous: Moroccan National Champion, African Champion , and Arab Champion
- Previously ranked 9th in the world
- Moroccan Wrestling National Champion
-African Sambo Championships Winner
-Second at PanAms Sambo Championships
-BJJ Purple Belt
His passion lies in coaching. Alaa is a certified strength coach, has worked as a Personal Trainer, has held Judo clinics throughout the US, has taught Judo for MMA & BJJ at various clubs, and has provided judo training to numerous athletes on the USA Elite Judo Roster.
"I am at a time in my life where I want to give back to the community. I want to share my love and passion for the sport. It has taught me how to create goals, push myself, become disciplined, invoke motivation, grow passion, and has made me a better person. It is my hope to share these values and skills with others."
Joe Condello is a 6th degree Black Belt who is well known and respected in the East Coast. He trained under Sensei Ishikawa, the youngest 9th degree in judo history, an instructor at the Tokyo Metro Police, and winner of the all Japan championship.
Joe brings a strong connection to judo at its roots, amazing technique, along with a dry sense of humor and a deceptively powerful taoi-toshi. Years ago he owned his own club where he introduced bjj monster Tim Carpenter to martial arts and was the co-director of the Liberty Bell Judo Tournament for over 25 years. This 60-something dude will motivate you to realize that you are never too old to become a badass all the while correcting your technique.