My friend and I just finished a month long training trip at Kaewsamrit.
First off I wanted to say thanks to Rob Cox for helping us get out there smoothly, and a big thanks to all the trainers that worked with us day in and day out. It was awesome to be able to work side by side with guys like Anuwat (thank him for the lumps in the boxing sparring!), Wachichai (sp?), Yore, Jack and all the top notch fighters they have coming out of the camp.
I really must emphasize, however, the quality of the trainers and padmen at Keawsamrit! Each seems to have their own specialty. They all accepted me in knowing I'm a mixed fighter and offered some creative solutions. I really admired their emphasis on timing and I got to see what true pad holding is about. It's definitely more than just letting someone hit the pads. A good padman can limit the need for excessive sparring while still building some great timing and vision in fighters. The pad rounds were 5 minutes and we would do about 5-6 of them, and then heavy bag work so I was happy to not get too much rest for fear of detraining.
I highly, highly recommend anyone to train at Kaewsamrit whether you are visiting Bangkok or to make a special trip out there, it is definitely worth it. Food was great, big thanks to the Mrs. for making it a home away from home... we greatly appreciate it all.