Mixed martial arts coach and man in the corner of UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is returning to Whanganui to share 30 years of experience.
And for City Kickboxing coach Mike Angove it will be a return to where his combat sport career began.
Angove, a former world kickboxing Cruiserweight champion, will host striking seminars at Assassin Muay Thai gym this weekend.
"There's a lot of history here," Angove said.
"The venue I'll be at used to be Caroline's Nightclub, where I had my second fight.
"Ironically, Israel and I, twenty years apart, left Whanganui to go to Auckland and ended up being world champions, only his was in a much more difficult way."
He would be "going beyond the basics" in the seminars, Angove said.
"You need a really good foundation in terms of mechanics - how you punch, how you kick, how you knee and how you clinch.
"Anyone can teach you how to throw those shots, that's easy, what's not easy is to be able to apply that under pressure in a dynamic, ring sport situation.
"In reality, only 20 to 30 per cent of punches actually connect, so we want to teach you how to land more than three out of ten punches. That's it in a nutshell."
It's not just MMA enthusiasts who can benefit from Angove's knowledge this weekend.
"Fighters are fighters," Angove said.
"The will to compete and physically dominate another person remains the same. The technique is the same as well, a left hook's a left hook.
"How you apply it is different, and part of what we'll do (on Saturday) is understand where you need to be and how you apply certain combinations."
Combat sports required a different kind of mindset to any other kind of competition, Angove said.
"When you play golf the ball doesn't move. When you're on a 100 metre track or swimming, those dynamics are fixed.
"In a combat situation everything is fluid, and there's constant adaptation.
"The consequence of not adapting in combat sports is getting stopped. You could be choked or you could get knocked out."
Angove said a huge amount of dedication was needed to be able to compete at the top level.
"You can go and play social rugby on the weekends, but you don't play boxing, kickboxing or mixed martial arts.
"It's a competitive combat sport - you fight.
"In order to enhance your chances of getting to Adesanya's level you need to maintain your focus, conditioning, desire, and intensity with everything you're doing.
"Israel is fortunate that he's part of a gym where there are 30 other guys who have the same intensity."
Angove said Whanganui's up and coming fighters were in good hands with Assassins Muay Thai coach, Kyle Gallacher.
"Kyle is a very, very good trainer.
"He and Israel started together a number of years ago. I've got huge respect for him, and if he didn't get injured he could have gone a lot further himself in his fight game."
Mike Angove's seminars will be held in Assassins Muay Thai gym at 62c Taupo Quay this Saturday.