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!

Phew...just want to thank everyone for coming to help me get ready for my July fight. Lots of good training partners-- Today...besides Aussie Ian Bone and strikeforce vet Joe Ray we had 3 BJJ Black Belts. Marcelo Giudici, Yoshinoro hasegawa, and...

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...Growing up in the United States--we don't get a chance to watch much "Rugby League". Now that I've moved to Thailand---we have a ton of Australian tourist who stop by the gym, and I'm discovering how popular of a sport it is! Today...

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I'm 8 weeks out from my Martial Combat Superfight in Singapore.  My fight will be 5 rounds of 5 minutes...a bout duration I've never fought before. ...My weight is finally starting to drop, yesterday I was 85 Kilos. I feel good with my...

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And--they freaking taste AMAZING!! Fresh steamed crab from the night market--170lbs here I come!! This plate of crab cost me 40THB--roughly $1.40 The green sauce you see in the lid of the container is a spicy green seafood sauce. The...

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Poor Tobias Seifert :) Hazing is an American tradition--kinda like big brothers picking on little brothers.  I remember my freshman year of football at Buckeye Union High school when all the JV and Varsity players held us down and slapped our...

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Today during the beginner grappling class--I was asked "Why do fighters spit on each other" --LOL---NO...It's not baptism in the ring...like some of you were thinking. Fighters make that "hissing" sound for several reasons--namely because it...

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Yes!!---it's finally fruit season here!! Yesterday picked up a kilo of Mangosteans (2nd batch of fruit in the pic) for 35thb. That is 1$ for 2 1/2 pounds of fruit!!! Not sure what the first fruit in the pic is called...but they are delicious...

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Walking with my friend-BJJ black belt Alvin Aguilar of the Philippines---his wife Bubbles suddenly stopped to take a photo. When we both noticed what she was looking at we had to LOL ;) As if women aren't crazy enough...now Singapore cabs are...

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