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Anthonv von Sager
“From Wheelchair to World Champion”
Anthony von Sager spent the first ten years of his life partially handcuffed to a wheelchair, 100 % disabled by birth due to cerebral palsy that was expected to keep him in that chair forever. While he was serving time in a pitiless orphanage Anthony discovered true faith, Kancho Geert J Lemmens training his students in a nearby field. Observing these sessions filled Anthony with hopes and desires that were considered the blatantly impossible. Kancho perceived that the boy already possessed the “power from within”, mind over matter.
Knowing the intensity of that power, Lemmens realized that he could transport the kid to places he had only dreamed of. They were off to that castle in the sky where Anthony shed his wheelchair, into the fight he was born to win. Along the way, his combats turned into victories. He was the first 100% disabled fighter to battle fully-able bodies and win! He holds 8 undefeated World Champion, 7 US National, 14 State titles (both in fully able and handicapped divisions) as well as two World Records. As Anthony won titles and passed from one Black Belt to the next (first of his kind in the world) his triumphant stories made the headlines of countless newspapers and magazines, as well as television shows around the globe.
He is now for over two decades a celebrated Motivational Speaker and Consultant, Life Coach! Today Handicapped Athletes are accepted as Martial Artist around the globe, credit to his restless work, sounds extraordinary, even for him! But Sensei, Anthony believes this power lies within the capabilities of every human being. Which anyone will experience in Sensei, Anthony’s DVD systems, Get Fit for Life; Anthony is now retired from competing and always focus helping others change their lives, especially children with special needs. An inspiration for anybody who wants to better his life. And a Lifelong focus of Sensei, Anthony.
Anthony’s two books, Power from within Bushido & Eyes in Darkness have been turned into a great screenplay Born to Fight and are ready for production. Among 3000 entries his script reached place Nr. 29 at Sundance Film Festival. Both reflect his life and his life’s work as teacher and mentor for his “Rock Stars,” as he calls them. If you thought “Sea Biscuit” was an astounding true story, then wait until you have read or seen “Born to Fight” & “Eyes in Darkness”. It moves your emotions, inspires you, and leaves your soul in a different place than it was before.
Anthony believes that everything happens for a reason. Without his handicap, he wouldn’t be the person he is today. He teaches children who, like himself, were “Born to Fight”. He uses the lesson plan life handed him at birth along with intuition and love, to gently and safely guide his students to their own castles in the sky. Recently, he has worked with three students suffering from cerebral palsy. The youngest, five-year- old Case, walks with difficulty, but he is walking. When he first met Anthony, little Case couldn’t hoist his hands over his head without falling over. He now does jumping jacks and plays baseball with his big brother as his mother watches with tears in her eyes. Monae, 14, did her first sit-up in late June. Both her parents remarked, “We never in our wildest dreams even let ourselves think that this was possible!”
Monae and Case now do up to ten sit-ups with big smiles. Sixteen-year-old Eden has trained with Anthony for over a year. Overcoming her earlier despair, Anthony elevated Eden’s spirits tremendously and was able to help her reach new levels of physical, mental and emotional heights. Bystanders hold their breaths as this powerful young girl, a true example of inner strength, does difficult yoga moves.
Yoga, combined with physical therapy, mixed with Rehab and Tai-Chi, rounded up with personal experience, self-accomplishments with a dose of laughter and his gentle heart—is Sensei Anthony von Sager’s secret weapon for success! I know it well, training and co-teaching at his side with an open, loving heart my self (Shinwa). In good health,
Sempei - Jessi
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Former Clients, Events etc;
NYU, NY, TCU TX, Peperdine Malibu, CA (2), Pace University NY,
PAN State, Crossroads Schools CA, Park City UT, Sundance Film Festival, NAC Park City,
Sport University Hamburg, NDR Germany, Impuls Fitness Wellness, Hillcrest High TX,(Arrow 107, News 8, ABC7 news CA, ABC news 8 WY, CBS 3 ID, ABC news 8 ID, ABC News Dallas TX, CNN, GMT TX, CBS News TX, CBS News, SHZ GER).
“Prof. William Arnold, World bestseller Author, Assoc Professor Pepperdine University Malibu, named Anthony (Quote) "A true Warrior of Life", truly authentic one of a kind Motivational Speaker - inspirational Leader! A must for any program & team builder!” .
Just to name a few Highlights across this Globe, see my website for more details,
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