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!

What an event ‪@bravemmaf ‬#abudhabi was! ‪@khalidbinhamad ‬‪@bjpenndotcom ‬

This weekend I got to watch @thehawkshahid award the first @bravemmaf championship belt under the patronage of HH @khaled_hamad_alkhalifa of the Kingdom of...

Tonight it’s going down ‪@bravemmaf ‬ ‪@khalidbinhamad @uaejjf ‬#AbuDhabi

I am excited for tonight as BRAVE 4 is finally here! Thanxs to HH Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al Kalifa of the Bahrain, Abu Dhabi will play host to the...

Breakfast in Abu Dhabi with a pioneer! 

Just got done with Breakfast at the Brave 4 fighter hotel, and bumped into my old friend Samy Al Jamal. Samy is a pioneer of the sport in the Arab world, and...

California’s latest Amateur MMA judge 

January I was given an opportunity to take the CSAC ref and judge training offered under Big John Mcacarthy and the CSAC. The course featured many of the top...

Weekend CSAC ref and judge training

Great weekend of training with The CSAC as Big John McCarthy led a judging and referring course covering the new rule changes made to the unified mixed martial...

Michael St Claire promoted to purple belt.

Mike first started training with me in 2007, getting his blue in 2010 and eventually being striped under my friend Rafael Lopes. Owning and operating combat...