Meet our Team
Owner / Head Instructor Daniel Kelly is our head Judo and MMA coach. Daniel has over 25 years of martial arts experience and he is an extremely successful fighter and coach. Daniel is a true all round martial artist, he has represented Australia at 4 Olympics in Judo and was the Australian Judo Olympic coach for RIO 2016. He was also a member of the Australian freestyle wrestling team and he competed at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games in wrestling. He is currently signed to the UFC with a MMA record of 13 wins and 1 loss. He has a black belt in BJJ and he is also a certified level 1 Crossfit trainer. He oversees our student's strength and conditioning programs to ensure that they are maximising their results.
Owner Maria Pekli is our head foundation Judo coach, Judo Tots coach and assists Daniel Kelly with the Senior Judo classes. Maria is Australia’s most successful Judo athlete, she has represented at 5 Olympic Games with a bronze medal win at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, gold medal at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games and a 5th place at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. As the Victorian state coach, Maria happily shares the knowledge she has gained from her many successes with the up-and-coming Judo stars. Resilience Training Centre athletes will receive the best Judo training available Australia wide.
Gustavo Falciroli is the reigning Cage Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champion, one of the best mixed martial arts fighters in Australia and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt third degree.
Brazilian born Australian, Gustavo started his training in 1996 with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was awarded his black belt by Roberto Tozi and Roberto Godoi in December 2003.
After placing third at the BJJ World Championships, winning the Brazilian Cup and taking home a slew of state titles in Brazil — all as a black belt — in 2007 he made the move to Australia and the transition into MMA.
Since entering the world of mixed martial arts, Gustavo has replicated the success he found in BJJ and is renowned for his ability to apply his grappling and submissions in MMA.
Gustavo captured the Cage Fighting Championship bantamweight title in 2010, successfully defended it and has since fought in Japan, Australia and Indonesia.
Sara Collins is one our main CrossFit Instructors, she is a certified Level 1 CrossFit coach and a qualified teacher having finished her degree in 2016. Sara first started CrossFit in 2009 to increase her strength and conditioning for Judo. As a member of the National Judo Team, CrossFit helped to give her a competitive edge. This is where her love of CrossFit began and in 2014 she was a part of the Judo Commonwealth Games Team. Sara lives and breathes all things that are CrossFit and she enjoys watching her students go from strength to strength.
Mick McMahon is our Judo Fundamental skills coach and assists with all Judo classes.
As our introductory coach he teaches our beginners the basic skills required to enjoy and become successful in Judo.
With 40 years of experience in Judo as both a competitor and coach, Mick loves to share his passion for Judo as a martial art and not just a sport.