I received my brown belt in jiu-jitsu today. By my rough calculation, I have spent at least 2,400 hours on…
A man is not what he owns. A man is what he loves. When people ask me what the biggest difference is between ONE Championship and the other major global organizations, my simple answer is love; I have been a martial artist longer than I have been an entrepreneur. I cannot say that I am the best, but I can say that I am the only CEO who has trained martial arts almost every day for the last 30+ years. I have been a student, a fighter, an instructor, a coach, a manager, and now a CEO. And I still train at least 5-6x a week in either Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I give my heart to our athletes because they are my brothers and sisters. I am one of them, and they are me. We are ONE.
Martial arts is what I love. Martial arts is who I am. #gratitude
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 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 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. Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.