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!

Congrats Drew Jitsu on the Bronze medal at the 2013 IBJJF Pan Ams! In one of the largest tournaments of the year (thing lasted 5 days)...Drew lost in the Semi Finals by advantages in an exciting match. I am super proud of this guy, and his...

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Wanted to shoot a quick shout out to Leslie Rials on her Gold Medal at the 2013 Pan Ams in California this weekend!! Leslie has been training hard at Siege MMA for a few years now.  It's cool seeing her get an opportunity to place at such a...

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Friday night here in Kuwait...which is like Saturday night in America because of the difference in the work week (Kuwaitis work Sun-Thur). While living in Malaysia (another Muslim country)...I certainly started consuming less recreational use of...

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Things are rocking and rolling on my new project in the Middle East. With a ton of ground work to get taken care of before the official announcements, and eventual opening of the new facility...I needed an office to work from. As with most things...

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Today was a big deal for the upcoming project I'm getting set to announce in the Middle East... And to celebrate Khalid and myself treated ourselves to some good ol' Mexican food...yep...MEXICAN FOOD here in Kuwait...LOL. After hitting Oxygen gym...

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LOL...Only making a slight joke because Diaz missed so many media opportunities...And those of you who know me...know I rarely miss an opportunity to speak to the press. It has been a very busy week here in Kuwait, getting sorted with all of the...

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It's amazing what 30 years of age will do to a man...lol. I remember being 18-19-20...going out all night...then heading straight to the gym to train after a quick red bull. Now those nights out have turned into television surfing and those...

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Had a fun time working with Saleh AlShareef yesterday. Saleh is the play by play commentator for Kuwait's premier MMA organization, the GFC. Wanting to learn a few more aspects of technical fighting on the ground, he stopped by for a private 1 on...

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