Hady Elmashhady is a person driven by the passions in his life including the martial arts, earning a belt rank every year until he was 17. Following the last belt rank he earned, Hady immersed himself in the martial art of Muay Thai which he excels at and enjoys immensely. He applies the lessons he has learned in the dojo and the gym to various aspects of his life. Hady and his family are originally of Egyptian heritage. He was born in Manama, Bahrain. His family moved to the United States in 1994 where has lived the majority of his life. Hady, an 18-year-old at the time of this publication - his first book -maintains dual citizenship in Egypt and the United States, and speaks fluent Arabic.