“The big difference in making things happen is: you just keep doing it.” – Dr. AnnMaria De Mars

"The big difference in making things happen is: you just keep doing it." - Dr. AnnMaria De Mars

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars was the first American ever to win the World Judo Championships, she is one of the most decorated U.S. judokas in the history of the sport and has more than 40 years of judo experience. She’s a champion, doctor, coach, author and the mother of four.

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars joins Real Talk Real Women to talk about:

  • Hearing about a national judo championship at age 12.
  • How judo has shaped her life.
  • The importance of doing something you love in life.
  • Wise lessons she’s learned from her grandmother Emelia Maria Castille.
  • How Frank Fullerton and Bruce Toups impacted her life.
  • What she feels is the most important thing her children need to learn in today’s world.
  • That no one has the right to beat you. Ever!
  • Her book Winning on the Ground.
  • Why she doesn’t believe in luck.
  • Never backing down.
  • Finding the strength to get back up and follow your dreams.
  • Being afraid.
  • Using technology to create a better world through 7 Generation Games.
  • Still not knowing what she wants to be when she grows up.
    And much more…!

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars
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Written by Miriam Khalladi

I guess you could call me the founder of "Real Talk. Real Women." - I'm on a mission to inspire women around the globe to live happier and healthier lives and do this by sharing the stories and life lessons of some of the most inspirational women on the planet!


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