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Raymond Kurbah I MMA Warrior I Ray’s Combat Team I Shillong, Meghalaya

Raymond Kurbah  I  MMA Warrior  I  Ray’s Combat Team  I  Shillong, Meghalaya


MY NAME IS RAYMOND KURBAH AND THIS IS MY STORY TO TELL THIS IS MY JOURNEY INTO BECOMING AN MMA FIGHTER ONE OF THE EARLIEST SPORTS I WAS ENGAGED IN WAS KICKBOXING AFTER WHICH I PLAYED KARATE AND THEN BOXING WITH THE HELP OF TORAK KHARPRAN I ULTIMATELY STARTED PLAYING MMA, WHICH I GAINED INTEREST BY WATCHING IN TELEVISION I STARTED PARTICIPATING IN MMA MATCHES IN THE YEAR 2014 IN BANGALORE WHICH WAS THE SELECTION TRIAL OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IT WAS A BENEFICIAL MATCH TO ME AS IT GAVE ME THE WINNING TITLE FURTHERMORE, I WAS SELECTED TO REPRESENT INDIA INTERNATIONALLY AT LAS VEGAS FOR THE FIRST TIME HOWEVER, I WASN’T ABLE TO ATTEND BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS ONCE AGAIN I WAS SELECTED TO REPRESENT INDIA AT LAS VEGAS HOWEVER MY VISA GOT REJECTED AFTER WHICH I WAS SELECTED TO REPRESENT INDIA AT SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP THIS TIME I WAS ABLE TO VISIT AND PARTICIPATE IN THE MATCH DESPITE THE LACK OF SUPPORT IN TERMS OF FINANCE OR PROPER COACHING THE STRUGGLES I’VE FACED IN MY JOURNEY AS AN MMA FIGHTER FOR EVERY MATCH IS THAT I’VE NEVER HAD ENOUGH CHANCE OR TIME TO PREPARE WELL AND WHAT ALL I’VE PUT IN HAVE BEEN THROUGH MY PERSONAL WIT AND ABILITY THROUGH THE COMBINATION OF ALL THE SKILLS IN THE VARIOUS FORMS OF MARTIAL
ARTS I’VE BEEN ENGAGED IN ONE OF THE STRUGGLES I FACED BEFORE MY MATCH IN SOUTH AFRICA WAS THE PROBLEM OF SPONSORSHIP REQUIRED TO MAKE MY TRIP POSSIBLE I’VE GONE TO MANY HOUSEHOLDS TO BEG AND ASK FOR HELP AND SUPPORT HOWEVER, I’VE BEEN TURNED DOWN MANY TIMES THOUGH THERE WERE SOME THAT HAVE COME OUT TO HELPED THE PROBLEM ARISES THAT WHILE I WAS BUSY LOOKING FOR SPONSORSHIP I COULDN’T FIND THE TIME TO WORK OUT PROPERLY AND PREPARE MYSELF PHYSICALLY PRIOR TO THE MATCH. NORMALLY ANY MATCH REQUIRES AT LEAST A MINIMUM OF THREE MONTHS TRAINING WHEREAS, I WAS STILL BUSY RUNNING AROUND FOR SPONSORSHIP EVEN ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE EVENT I DIDN’T GET THE CHANCE TO PROPERLY TRAIN MYSELF EITHER PHYSICALLY NOR MENTALLY PRIOR TO MY MATCH YET WHEN I REACHED SOUTH AFRICA, I APPROACHED THE MATCH WITH THE MIND-SET AND WILLPOWER TO DO WHATEVER I CAN WITHIN MY WIT AND ABILITY DESPITE THE FACT I DID NOT RECEIVE ANY SUPPORT AT ALL BE IT IN FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIPS NOR SUPPLEMENTS FOR MY PARTICIPATION AT ANY OF THESE INTERNATIONAL EVENTS, I’VE TRAINED WITH THE HELP OF ONE GYM CALLED POWER FLEX GYM LOCATED AT LABAN WHICH USED TO HELP ME WITH STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING THIS PLACE TOO, THE MALKI FOREST IS WHERE I USED TO TRAIN MYSELF IS THE PLACE WHERE I FIRST STARTED TRAINING FOR MMA IT IS WHERE I TRAIN EVERY MORNING AND MEDITATE SO I CAN REACH MY GOAL THIS PLACE HAS INSPIRED ME A IMMENSELY THROUGH THE FRESH AIR AND THROUGH THESE TALL TREES THAT ACTS BOTH AS MY PUNCHING BAGS AND WEAPONS THAT HELPS ME IN RETURN AS THESE TALL TREES SURROUNDING ME REPRESENTS THE VARIOUS CHALLENGES IN AND AROUND ME THAT THOUGH THERE MAY BE MANY CHALLENGES SURROUNDING ME I MUST STAND STRONG AND FACE ALL THESE CHALLENGES UNTIL I REACH MY GOAL ONE DAY, I BELIEVE I WILL REACH MY GOAL AND I HOPE TO PAVE THE PATH FOR MANY OTHER YOUNGSTERS BECAUSE AS I CAN SEE NOW THERE ARE MANY TALENTED YOUTHS IN THIS GENERATION ONE THING THAT ALWAYS DRIVES ME ON DAILY IS THAT I ALWAYS BOW TO GOD IN PRAYERS, THAT, DESPITE ALL THE HARDSHIPS I’M FACING I ALWAYS PRAY THAT GOD WILL GUIDE AND LEAD MY LIFE IN MY JOURNEY AS AN MMA FIGHTER THOUGH I’VE FACED MANY HARDSHIPS BUT I STILL PUSH FORWARD AND PLAY THE ROLE I’M MEANT TO PLAY WHOLEHEARTEDLY THOUGH THE FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR ME IN ALL ASPECTS ARE REALLY LACKING I BELIEVE THAT THOUGH I STAND ALONE HOWEVER IN GOD’S BLESSINGS I WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE AHEAD MMA TRULY IS THE BEST COMBAT SPORT WHEREIN WE HAVE ALL FORMS OF MARTIAL ARTS COMBINED TOGETHER MMA PROMOTES EVERY TYPE OF MARTIAL ARTS AND HELPS ME TO RESPECT ALL FORMS OF MARTIAL ARTS IT ALSO HELPS ME TO SEE THE GOAL THAT WHEN WE YEARN FOR SOMETHING WE SHOULD MOVE AHEAD STEADFASTLY AND PUSH THROUGH ALL HARDSHIPS WE SHOULD NOT GIVE UP HALFWAY THE MESSAGE I WANT TO CONVEY FOR PEOPLE NEAR AND FAR IS THAT WE SHOULD NOT LOSE HOPE IN OUR LIVES WE SHOULD PERSEVERE AND BE HUMBLE AND WALK IN THE RIGHT PATH WE SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US IN ALL OUR HARD WORKS AND THAT HE WILL NEVER FORSAKE US HOWEVER HE WALKS BY OUR SIDE IF THERE IS ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU ASPIRE DO NOT LOOK ONLY FOR MATERIAL WEALTH HOWEVER, LOOK AT WHAT YOUR SOUL WANTS WHAT YOU CAN SHARE TO OTHERS THROUGH YOUR TALENT YOUR GIFTS IT DOESN’T MATTER IF IT’S BIG OR SMALL YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY YOUR PART DON’T LET WEALTH BIND YOU BUT BIND WEALTH BY YOUR PASSION I WANT TO THANK ALL THE WELL-WISHERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME MY FRIENDS AS WELL AS MY COACHES AND MY SENSEI LIKE (L) SENSEI STEPHEN LEONG MISS LINZA FENNY SYIEM SIR DAMANG SYNGKON, TORAK KHARPRAN, BANJOP LYNDEM AND ALL OTHERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME IN THIS JOURNEY

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44 thoughts on “Raymond Kurbah I MMA Warrior I Ray’s Combat Team I Shillong, Meghalaya

  1. To nang kiew irat sha jrong Sha kliar. Nga tp ba shisien ka sngi ki jingtrei shitom Jong fi kin ym leh noh ei…..u soh u bathiang fin ioh…. khlem pep….

  2. Bro ngeit skhem ba phin poi sha ka thong kum ba phi trei shitom bad u Blei ruh un don rykat bad phi kumba phi buh ha khmat ia u Blei

  3. Represent na kabyntaa Indian tangba no supporter bad iarap eiei iaphi…ban da dei nga te ngam leit..namar ka sorkar india ka ibein te ia ngi ki khasi.

  4. Kiew shaphrang bah watla ki dieng pyngkianh u Blei un don ryngkat bad phi…sngew tynnad phi kren ktien lajong

  5. Hi raymond, if you remember we had travel together from guwahati airport to shillong with those two champ of yours. I wish you all the success and blessing. You are a real champ, I am sure your story will inspire many youngsters in our state and country. God bless champ 🤘 make us proud.

  6. Fi te bah lah bun sah tang ka reject leh… Wat nem ai daw than re seh ban og ba Fi Kham ioh prepair bha re ialade dei ba fim lah heruh ban leh Kai bad bam don bor than heruh ban ia leh boxing

  7. Ki nongmih khmat ka sorkar matlah kaba la duh noh ia Ka jingiatip lem kaba la jied ia ki samla ban represent na bynta Jong Ka hynrei Ka don pat Ka kti kaba lyngkot.. hynrei ia Ka nam Ka ioh ha lade.. ko sorkar India bad Ka Meghalaya lano phan kyndit bynriew ban ai lad ia ki samla ban kyntiew la Ka sap.. pha ia leh ban ai mynsiem ia ki briew hynrei pha long khapnap pat ha Ka jingiakyrshan..

  8. Naduh ka sur kren ka dur kadar nga i sngewrit bha ine I bah, kiewshaphrang Bah Raymond bad sngewtynnt phi kren da khasi

  9. Kur you're the champion kur…… N always keep it up kur….. N we will always support u….. Go for it….. You're the best…. Make proud to the Kurbah Family

  10. Sngew tynnad shsha ba phi krn da ka ktien lajong bd phi kynmw ia UBlei …TO U Blei un kyrkhu ia phi bd un don ryngkat bd phi …

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