Reminiscing the days of pain, thanks to Rob Powdrill.

Rob Powdrill returns to Muay Thai action on Friday July 14 here in Perth. He is fighting Harald Olsen in the headliner of the Thunderdome promotion held at Metro City.

After making quite a bit of noise in the field of the Sweet Science over the last three years, “Powerdrill” is back to the game that involves throwing legs. The heavy ones that he has used to win the WKN Australian super light heavyweight championship, qualifying for the World Kickboxing Network title shot in France in 2012.

Getting ready for a prestigious challenge in Europe, with Rob being the first Australian to fight in France in 20 years, we have spent quite a bit of time working together. Rob’s duty was to do what he does best – think, target and hit. Here is the video I’ve posted back then, that reflects the time when I’ve really “enjoyed” those hits holding pads. He hits hard.

Five years later, few weeks ahead of the upcoming bout, we got back on tools. Although I have never really specialized in “how-to-hold-pads”, thanks to my king-trainer out of Thailand, Top Sangmorakot I can now use his knowledge while coaching Rob.

We do what we do. First of all this includes discipline. Certainly, those kicks from the past, or according to my fore-arms “from hell”. And of course elbows.

In addition, talking of 2012 in terms of Throwback Thursday, the year has been revolutionary for the Muay Thai scene in Australia. It marks the date when we have presented arguably the best Muay Thai show Down Under of all time, called Total Carnage on the Gold Coast.