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...I know...I know...I've gone a bit quiet lately...that is what happens when your grinding! Been meeting with architects, interior design, website development, and other professionals needed for my newest project...Kuwat Combat...

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Holy Gameplan Batman!! Brock Larson deserves some credit!! A natural 170lber, he stepped up to 185lbs to face Melvin Manhoef, because as Monte Cox said...''NO ONE ELSE wanted to fight him". After a rough first round, and a brief sprint across...

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I remember when Miriam Nakamoto won her first WORLD TITLE in MUAY THAI in 2007. She was fresh off the FIGHT GIRLS reality TV show, and fighting in front of nearly 100,000 Thai people during the Queen's Birthday (that would be me yelling like a...

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Congratulations!! Makes me proud seeing several of the students I introduced to BJJ in Malaysia still sticking with the sport even though I am no longer able to guide their instruction. Saw the results for the recent Malaysia Championships and...

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Even I was a bit surprised when I took the rental car to go get filled up today... Gas light came on while I was driving to fill up...so literally filled the tank. Cost me 1.8 Dinars today which is LESS THAN 6$...or 75 cents a gallon!! So...to...

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Big new yesterday in Kuwait, as they had the first executions in the country in almost 6 years. 3 men, all convicted murders had their final moments captured by almost every social media site, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, etc as they were...

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Okay...Okay...you can make statistics look almost anyway you want... Coming from America...I'm use to seeing all the ''Out of Shape''---Former ''Wrestlers" watching the latest UFC in front of a bucket of fried chicken wings, while washing it down...

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Got in some training today in Kuwait, and decided to show a strategy that I like to utilize during NOGI rolling situations.  Often BJJ players who only wear the Gi when they roll, get use to being able to grip the sleeve, which makes it virtually...

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