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My Surprise Bali Trip! (Video)
As a small token of my heartfelt gratitude to all of the phenomenal rockstars at one of my companies, Evolve MMA, I treat the entire team every year to an all-expenses-paid trip together to a 5 star luxury resort at a surprise destination such as Maldives, Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, etc. This year, I surprised them with a vacation in Bali!
Check out the video to see how we blessed the beautiful island of Bali with our craziness!
As a lifelong martial artist, I founded EVOLVE over 10 years ago with the simple idea that I wanted to share my greatest passion in life with the world. I still remember teaching the first Muay Thai class with only 3 students when we first opened. Since Day 1, our mission has been to unleash greatness in everyone through the power of martial arts. Little did I know that it would eventually grow into a huge family of thousands of students, instructors, staff, World Champions, fighters, and hundreds of underprivileged children in our community outreach program. On a personal level, I am blessed to train Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at EVOLVE almost every day with some of the world’s greatest martial artists. I am also eternally indebted to the remarkable leadership team at EVOLVE who runs everything in my absence. (My job as CEO of ONE Championship requires 100% of my focus and energy).
For the vast majority of our 130+ full-time employees, EVOLVE is the single greatest opportunity to escape poverty and to achieve the life of their dreams. Our team might come from humble backgrounds of poverty, tragedy, and adversity, but I can tell you that it is also the hardest working, most passionate, world-class team on the planet. And as a leader, I believe in expressing my appreciation and gratitude through my actions. Bar none, EVOLVE’s pay structure is the highest in the world for the martial arts industry. Our top instructors can earn up to $15,000 a month. The same goes for our top staff. The truth is that I am a better human being and better martial artist because of everyone at EVOLVE. Thank you to my entire EVOLVE Family for everything! Let’s keep unleashing our greatness in life! OSS!!! <>
Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, and other major media. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a global broadcast to over 2.6 billion potential viewers across 145+ countries around the world. Forbes most recently selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. He was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by the Financial Times and the “3rd Most Powerful Person in Sports in Asia” by FOX Sports. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Europe’s top business school. A Kru in Muay Thai and a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.