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!

Just stopped by Owen's new shop. http://www.kombatmouthguards.com/ He is the official mouth guard sponsor for tiger muay--hooking up all of our fighters with custom mouth peices that are built from actual moldings of your mouth. His new...

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Every Friday we do an "in house" nogi grappling tournament. Today we had over 30 competitors in two divisions. The tournament is double elimination and is a great way for students to gain experience--while working on their nerves. Today's winners...

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7th May

*OUCH*!!!

Today was Wiktor and Ngoo's last days of sparring. They are fighting on ESPN STAR SPORTS Wed and Thur. Wiktor is looking good. He is going to be facing Korean Seung Hyun Choi. Seung has faced Japanese legend Minowa in the HEAT FC, and is a...

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My July fight is at 170lbs (77 kilos) I'm now 9 weeks out--the diet has started. I would like to diet down to about 81 kilos--losing the final 4 kilos of water weight. lowering my carb intake while increasing my cardio training will help me reach...

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The wonderful thing about life---no matter what you do...no matter how successful you are...there will ALWAYS be someone who does not agree with what you are doing... Life is too short to allow your emotions to be controlled by Envy, Jealousy, or...

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Even as a lil' kid I was rocking the Hugh Hefner ;) This is one of few baby pictures I have....

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UFC fighter James Te Huna stopped by advanced MMA training today to say what's up to the guys. Te Huna runs Elite Fight Gym with his brother. Jamie put on one of the best fights I've seen in a long time at UFC 110 when he came from behind to beat...

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Willy Coyote--That's the name I've given to the Tiger Muay Thai dog (Even if no one else calls her that) needed a bath. She is a "Soi Dog" on the street that TMT is located on. I'm really not even sure when this puppy showed up--she just kinda...

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