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!

Arrived last weekend into Kuwait, and got situated into a temporary apartment while I search for a place to actually settle into. Haven't officially announced the big news of Kuwait Combat Athletics...however those announcements will come in...

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How could you not enjoy a glass of Italian wine?!...

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Yesterday when Ole Baguio Laursen and myself went to the Sistine Chapel we arrived literally moments before the closure to the public .  The chapel is being closed for the Papal Conclave which will choose the successor to Pope Benedict XVI....

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Imagine preparing to do battle inside the Roman Colosseum in front of 80,000 people who came strictly to see you battle to the death!! Amazing experience to see a stadium this size, built so long ago.  While much of it is literally in ruins, the...

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Talk about a huge church!!! This spot is a UNESCO world heritage...

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Got into Rome this morning from Trieste via the train...only to realize BOTH Ole and myself left our luggage in the train station. Panic struck as Ole has his 4 career championship belts packed in his suitcase...and mine (which Qatar airlines just...

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Few fighters would jump at the chance to face Giorgio Petrosyan, Ole Laursen however, is a fighters fighter...and the chance to face the #1 fighter in the world was something he couldn't pass up. Having gone 7-1 in his last 8 MMA fights, Ole...

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Had a fun day yesterday while in Trieste Italy. Headed down to the Grotta Gigante caves, located next to the Slovenia boarder. Was really a breath taking experience, and I could not imagine being one of the first explorers to discover this MASSIVE...

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