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!

LOL... It's guerrilla warfare and I'm the KingasKong...

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***Grrrrr**** Why do I have to be on a diet now?!?! Donughts...that are sushi bite size--simply genious...

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Star wars has never been my thing-- *truth*...I think I've only seen one of the movies-- But I thought these metal weldings were cool--these are all made from recycled metal pieces. Phuket green...

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3rd May

Cow mok gai

Okay--I'm a fat kid trapped inside an athletes body! This is another one of my favorite local dishes. I ate this for dinner last night at the market--it is very popular with the Muslim restaurants. Boiled chicken-rice-curry Arroy mak...

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36 people training in my beginner grappling class this morning ;) *not bad for low season* Went over head and arm--with several options to typical defenses---good...

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Thailand has so many exotic- delicious- fruits and veggies... that you can only get from the rain forest. This fruit is called Durian--and after it is cut open--- has a strong "funky" odor--several hotels actually ban guests from eating it in...

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Wat Chalong temple is considered the pride of Phuket. According to legend--in the old days the Chinese secret society gangsters started to terrify the locals and they took refuge in the temple. The superior abbey monk-Luang Poh Cham gathered the...

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Sunday afternoon--just finished watching the Floyd Maywheather fight and headed over to the temple. Thailand is 90% Buddhist--which makes it a very unique place to live. I love the idea of Karma and believing that good things happen to those who...

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