About Sascha Wagener
Life Atlas is the brain child of Sascha Wagener. During his extensive travels he met many great masters and experts that influenced his teachings and some of them now belong to the Life Atlas family. The programs are created by Sascha but also feature other international experts in their fields.
Sascha led a very special life in the last 20 years. Training martial arts from his childhood on, he started to travel to Asia to deepen his knowledge. Right after school he went to Japan and Okinawa on his own to train Karate. Fascinated by this culture he studied Japanese language and history at University. His focus expanded to China, India and the Himalayan cultures. During that time he trained in various places, in monasteries and temples and widened his perspective with many different health methods. He started to organize his first adventure tours and took people to special places to train and learn. His traveling research found its peak when he started on the 2 year exploration project No journey’s end around the globe searching for lost wisdom and traditional techniques. This exploration lead Sascha to other cultures rather than Asian ones and offered a unique opportunity to compare and distill the essence of human practice around the globe. From this broad and deep source he now creates training programs and concepts for private and business applications and life-changing retreat and adventure experiences.
Sascha is involved in a lot of projects and research groups which teach the use of traditional knowledge in modern life and try to expand the understanding in these fields. One of these projects is the international Missing Link martial arts community where Sascha is one of the founding members and chief-instructors. Missing Link martial arts teaches a holistic, intelligent & lifelong approach to martial arts and tries to close the gap between the old knowledge and today.
The Secret Elements Qi Gong system, co-founded with the well-known German Kinesiologist Martin Nienhaus, does the same on the level of health preservation, therapy and emotional balance. The system combines the old knowledge of Chinese moving arts and traditional Chinese medicine with modern Kinesiology and Psychology.
In his hometown Dortmund in Germany he founded the martial arts, health and Asia center ‘Mein Tempel’ (my temple) which also serves as the German headquarters for Missing Link martial arts.
Sascha is the author of two books about martial arts its history and its foundations in Asian health methods and philosophy.
Secret Elements Qi Gong
Qi Gong in the beauty of New Zealand
Chinese train meditation
No journey's end
Taiaha – Martial arts of the Maori
The lost traditions of Australia
Missing Link martial arts
Missing Link Trailer
Missing Link self-defense & drills
Training in the Wudang mountains
Martin Nienhaus & Sascha Wagener certificate new Qi Gong teachers.
Group adventure tour to the Himalayas living in a Buddhist monastery.
Sascha teaching Tai Chi in a park in Beijing, China.
Training in the Wudang mountains in China.
Sascha teaching the Volkswagen management during an intense martial arts management training.
Aspects of the inner martial arts of Taiji for international martial arts masters, Netherlands.