Head Foundation Coach Maria Pekli awarded Judo 5th Dan

December 1, 2018

We are very proud to announce that our Head Foundation Coach Maria Pekli has been awarded her 5th Dan.

The International Judo Federation awarded her the honour in recognition of her distinguished competitive record and outstanding contribution to the sport.

Maria was presented with her 5th Dan at the AIS in Canberra in front of the current Australian team athletes while on training camp.

Maria is currently Judo Australia’s technical director and head coach and can be found coaching our foundation class on a Wednesday night and Saturday morning mixed class.


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