Blog in Kuwait with BJJ Black Belt 4x MMA Champion Ray Elbe giving tips on diet, weight loss, health, fitness, traveling the world, and of course fighting.

"There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you've grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness."
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Now that you've found my blog, I hope you continue to follow! Witness me travel the world teaching and competing in Muay Thai (Thai Boxing), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as I meet new friends and discover cultures from all walks of life.

As an 18 year old kid if you would have told me at 30 I would be a professional fighter with over 200 stamps in my passport, I would never have believed you. Looking through the years of this blog, I hardly believe it now!

Try explaining to over 4,000 people exactly what ''MMA" is. *Keep in mind* many of these people have never watched a boxing or muay thai match in their life.  The most exposure they have had to martial arts is watching their 9 year old nephew...

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Just got a fresh Highlight video uploaded onto Youtube, edited by the guys from GROUNDSKILLZ MMA & STREET APAREL If you don't have any GROUDSKILLZ gear yet, check out their shop online--I fought my last fight in Kuwait with their shorts, and...

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While in Dubai at the Glory MMA and Fitness gym, I got a chance to check out Gokhan Saki drilling some leg kicks on the kick shield. While Gokhan is currently the #1 ranked K1 fighter in the world (with rumors of Shemmy Shilt retiring), it seems...

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Last chance Dubai!!! Make sure you're in the crowd tonight as Paul Daley will be squaring off against 3rd degree Bjj black belt "Ximbica" at DFC 4. Some tixs are still available at the door...so you have no excuse to not be at the "cool place" to...

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Would Superman...be....able to leap over the Burj Khalifa in a single bound?! I dunno...lol. Looking at the building today I'd be shocked if he could! Accidentally missing the DFC4 public weigh ins today---I mistakingly went to the Dubai mall...

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So I teased most of my blog followers yesterday with promises of a gym tour...and here it is!! Lots of fighters on hand at the facility today with both Paul Daley and Royce Gracie on hand for the "official" weigh ins for DFC 4 before this evenings...

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Okay...I know most of you are wanting pics of the gym...but honestly that isn't going to do this facility justice. I arranged with head man @ Tam Khan to take a quick video tour of the facility tomorrow... Hectic. Those of you who are in Dubai...

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On the way to the kuwait airport and its pouring rain!!! Reminds me of Arizona monsoons with the pitchfork lightning!! Thanx to my trust GPS however, we will be in Dubai in no time to check out the new Glory MMA and Fitness facility, and the epic...

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