ONE president Chatri Sityodtong receives BJJ purple belt from Renzo Gracie

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September 10, 09:23 pm
Юрий Дорохов
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ONE president Chatri Sityodtong receives BJJ purple belt from Renzo Gracie

Chatri Sityodtong is not only CEO of the biggest Asian promotion, ONE Championship, but a dedicated martial arts disciple. Even despite the hot schedule, Chatri finds time to sharpen his skills in the gym and his efforts bear some fruit.

Sityodtong proudly presented his new achievement in his Instagram which is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt that was given to him by no other than Renzo Gracie himself.

 
 
 
 
 
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I got the biggest surprise today from my brother, Leandro Brodinho. I am embarrassed to admit that I received my blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu over 10 years ago at Renzo Gracie Academy NYC when I lived in New York City. When I moved to Singapore, I ended up training only in No-Gi, especially over the last several years. However, I promised myself earlier this year that I would return back to training properly 5-6x a week in the Gi. With my crazy work schedule, it has not been easy. However, it has been worth it. I cannot say that my Gi game is anywhere near my No-Gi game yet, but I am still grateful. . Thank you to all of the professors who have given so much to me as a martial artist and human being over the last 10+ years: Renzo Gracie, Rafael Gordinho Lima, Leandro Brodinho, Alex Silva, Teco Shinzato, Almiro Barros, Eduardo Rigatto Novaes, Gamal Hassan El Amin, Guli Kozama, and so many others. Without you, I would not be here today. Each of you gave me a piece of your game and generously shared your love of the gentle art with me. I am eternally grateful for all of the lessons on and off the mats. I have no talent, but my love is pure for the beautiful art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. OSSS!!! #gratitude

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I got the biggest surprise today from my brother, Leandro Brodinho,” Chatri wrote. “I am embarrassed to admit that I received my blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu over 10 years ago at Renzo Gracie Academy NYC when I lived in New York City. When I moved to Singapore, I ended up training only in No-Gi, especially over the last several years. However, I promised myself earlier this year that I would return back to training properly 5-6x a week in the Gi. With my crazy work schedule, it has not been easy. However, it has been worth it. I cannot say that my Gi game is anywhere near my No-Gi game yet, but I am still grateful.”

“Thank you to all of the professors who have given so much to me as a martial artist and human being over the last 10+ years: Renzo Gracie, Rafael Gordinho Lima, Leandro Brodinho, Alex Silva, Teco Shinzato, Almiro Barros, Eduardo Rigatto Novaes, Gamal Hassan El Amin, Guli Kozama, and so many others. Without you, I would not be here today. Each of you gave me a piece of your game and generously shared your love of the gentle art with me. I am eternally grateful for all of the lessons on and off the mats. I have no talent, but my love is pure for the beautiful art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. OSSS!!!”

Besides Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Chatri Sityodtong used to be an MMA fighter. He had more that 30 professional fights. After retirement he began to train others. MSN Sports called him one of the best trainers in the world several years ago.