Which of the 16 candidates participating in The Apprentice: One Championship Edition will get to understudy Chatri Sityodtong?

This is not the first time—nor the last—that One Championship's chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong will be on your TV screen. But when The Apprentice: One Championship Edition makes its debut across Asia via various media and TV platforms on March 18, he won't be standing in the MMA ring. Instead, he will be in front of a room filled with 16 candidates selected from all over the world.

As the host of the upcoming reality TV show, a unique spin-off from the global hit, he will be decked out in corporate wear—no gloves—and dishing out advice on various topics such as entrepreneurship, values and life skills to the contestants, who will compete for a US$250,000 job offer to be his protege for a year at One Championship in Singapore. The candidates come from 11 nations worldwide, including Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, US and Venezuela. 

Not only will there be Sityodtong sharing his experience and advice to the candidates, but they will also have the rare opportunity to learn valuable skills from key opinion leaders from other industries. 

Special guest CEOs, who will be making appearances on The Apprentice: One Championship Edition include Zilingo's Ankiti Bose, Grab's Anthony Tan and TiffinLabs' Kishin RK, who are heavyweights in the regional business scene, as well as Zoom's Eric Yuen and Catcha Group's Patrick Grove.

And what's a One Championship production without the appearance of its champions and martial arts legends? Big names such as One heavyweight world champion Brandon Vera, One women’s atomweight world champion and Generation T honouree Angela Lee, One flyweight world Grand Prix champion Demetrious Johnson as well as former One welterweight world champion Ben Askren will be lending their support and expertise for the first season of the reality TV show. 

One of the 16 candidates is Singaporean gymnastics program director Joy Koh. A former school gymnast, she has transformed her passion into her profession, having established gymnastic training programs at international schools, opened her own gym, and even judged competitions on a global stage. Through her participation in The Apprentice: One Championship Edition, she hopes to share her passion for the sport and impact children’s lives in a positive way.

“My passion is in working with kids. I am very interested in seeing how that can be an extension of the One Championship brand,” she reveals in an interview with the sports media company.

“I think the children’s sports industry is a huge market. I am very interested in seeing how it can be included in one of the business units.”

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