Allan Manganello

Allan retired as the lead Defensive Tactics instructor at the Louisville Metro Police Department in Kentucky after 22 years of service, in order to spend more time traveling and teaching GST across the country. He started learning jiu-jitsu with the Gracie Family in 1994 and opened his first BJJ school in 1996. His school then became the first Gracie University Certified Training Center in Kentucky, and in 2022, Allan was promoted to 4th degree black belt by Ryron and Rener Gracie. Allan has been teaching the GST certification course since 2015 and has certified thousands of GST instructors. Allan’s understanding of law and policy in law enforcement, as well as his mastery of jiu-jitsu, make him an unparalleled resource.