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Why MMA Champ Aung La ‘The Burmese Python’ Nsang Says He’s Just A ‘Regular Guy’

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If you visit the Kachin National Manau Park in Myitkyina, Myanmar you’ll find a statue of a man holding two championship belts. The people of Myanmar visit the statue for inspiration and hope, but on special occasions, they get to see him in person.

That’s because the man chiseled in bronze is not a hero of the past, but a legend who’s still fighting today. Meet Aung La “The Burmese Python” Nsang.

Five MMA Champions Come From The Philippines. Four of Them Train at This Man’s Gym

If you travel to the northern hills of Luzon to Baguio City, Philippines, you’ll discover a man with a special ability to transform humble fighters into world champions. His name is Coach Mark Sangiao, the founder of Team Lakay, and he has four world championship martial artists under his wing.

Four gold belts in ONE Championship is no small feat. The championship fighters at Team Lakay have endured the pain of loss, criticism from fans and MMA analysts, and unshakable pressure. The life of an elite martial artist is no joke, but equally impressive are the challenges of transforming everyday people into real-life superheroes. This is Coach Mark’s gift.

Meet the CEO Putting Asian Martial Artists Back on the Map

Few people understand the what it takes to run a martial arts company — as both a promoter and a fighter — as thorough as Chatri Sityodtong, CEO of Asia’s largest sports media company, ONE Championship.

Chatri is a 47-year-old Thai-Japanese entrepreneur who has worked the full spectrum of jobs within the martial arts industry. He started off as a Muay Thai practitioner when he was a child, became a cornerman for his fellow fighters, head coach, and eventually the CEO of a martial arts promotion valued at $1 billion. From the values he learned in martial arts, Chatri was able to escape poverty in Thailand and pursue a dream to connect all of Asia under the umbrella of martial arts.

Cultural Appropriation Is The Consequence of Lazy Consumers Who Buy First, Research Later

Editor’s Note: Ranier Maningding is a copywriter and mastermind behind the social justice page “The Love Life of an Asian Guy“. The opinions expressed in this piece are solely his own.

When you’re part of an ethnic group, you’re born into a legacy of culture. A culture that is passed down from generation to generation, unfiltered and unforgiving. For people of color, culture isn’t just an aesthetic, it’s a set of strict house rules that you have to follow.

Asian Women Have Every Right to Reclaim the Term ‘Yellow Fever’

Editor’s Note: Ranier Maningding is a copywriter and mastermind behind the social justice page “The Love Life of an Asian Guy“. The opinions expressed in this piece are solely his own.

While most people are logging onto Facebook on their tippytoes, trying not to read any spoilers for the Avengers: Infinity War movie that came out this Friday, I’m frolicking barefoot through this social media minefield, going out of my way to find spoilers. I want to the movie to be spoiled.

This Japanese Douchebag Has No Business Talking About Race In America

Editor’s Note: Ranier Maningding is a copywriter and mastermind behind the social justice page “The Love Life of an Asian Guy“. The opinions expressed in this piece are solely his own.

This week, Nobita, a Japanese Youtuber who makes budget videos on Japanese culture, posted a video titled “The Black People may be DANGEROUS for Japan.” For ten whole minutes, Nobita explained why he thinks Black people are bad for Japanese culture.