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!

Leaving the grocery store today---I had to LOL when I saw this lady carrying a monkey on her shoulder like a newborn baby. I laughed even harder when I noticed the monkey was actually wearing a diaper. Brings new meaning to the word FUNKEE...

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Sometimes I wonder...why do I pick Phuket Thailand to call home?! I mean...think of how much time I waste forcing myself to watch this sunset ;) Ugh--the stress is too much at...

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Let's hope this guy is Buddhist...lol!! *even though I'm 27...I think my mom would cheese grate my skin off if I got this artwork done...

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Okay guys...This is not a "MagicalRay Original"---I took this off of a thread on the UG. Staph Infection is a problem anywhere in the world. (It has actually canceled a few High School wrestling season's in the Midwest) The guy at...

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They say there are 50,000 professional Muay Thai fighters in Thailand. The kids here grow up "fighting" as a sport. It's amazing to see them train, by the time most of them are in their mid 20's they have had several hundred professional...

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When you have "Man's Best Friend"...lol. Seriously--with the way my love life has been going lately...a pet might not be a bad idea. Here is one of the dogs that has been hanging around the gym.Β  I finally taught her how to shake hands---now...

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Phew--good training session today. Beginner's MMA class covered the Guillotine--both arm in, and arm out...we also reviewed a clever little neck crank transition--which can be used to complete the "100% sweep". Cardio conditioning for the...

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Phew---as if my schedule isn't busy enough...LOL. I'm going to be doing the Color Commentating for this MMA event---so if your one of the 310 million broadcast viewers in any of the 24 countries that ESPN STAR is shown in...keep an eye out for...

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