AnnMaria de Mars’ Bio
AnnMaria de Mars is a female judo fighter from Scott Air Field Base, Illinois, United States.
She began her judo training at the age of 12, and started coaching at 14.
During a college exchange semester, AnnMaria lived in Tokyo, Japan where she trained under Sensei Osawa.
She became the first person representing the United States to win a World Judo Championships, which she accomplished in 1984 under her former name AnnMaria Burns.
In 2006, AnnMaria was elected Vice President of the United States Judo Association.
AnnMaria is mother to four children, including Olympic Judoka and WMMA Champion Ronda Rousey.
She earned a degree in Business from Washington University. She earned her MBA from the University of Minnesota. Pursuing further study, she also earned an MA and PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of California, and would go on to be an educator by teaching at the college level in North Dakota.
1984 - World Judo Championships, Vienna Gold
1984 - Austrian Open / ASKO World Tournament, Austria Gold
1984 - Canada Cup, Quebec Gold
1984 - US Senior Nationals Gold
1983 - US Open Bronze
1983 - Pan American Games Gold
1983 - US Senior Nationals Gold
1983 - British Open, London Bronze
1982 - US Open Gold
1981 - British Open Bronze
1981 - Tournoi d’Orleans Bronze
1981 - US Senior Nationals Bronze
1978 - US Senior Nationals Gold
1978 - US Collegiate Nationals Gold
1978 - US Open Gold
The Ultimate Fighter Season 18: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate (2013) – Episode 5, Guest Coach
Winning on the Ground: Training and Techniques for Judo and MMA Fighters (2013) – Co-Authored