A huge congratulations to Dom S. on his Thai kickboxing victory Saturday night. Dom fought a very tough international amateur MMA champion who is turning pro next year. It was a hard fought battle, but Dom emerged victorious with excellent kicks, dominating clinch work, savage knees, and leg buckling low kicks. Dom dropped his opponent several times with sweeps (one time almost throwing him through the ropes), knees to the midsection, and low kicks.
Dom trained hard for this fight, putting in hours in the ring as well as the gym. He attended the regular CrossFit West classes several times a week, only deviating from the class programming the last week before his fight when he did airdyne and sled work exclusively. Dom’s win is a perfect example of CrossFit paired with sport specific training (in this case kickboxing) to produce a well-trained and well-prepared athlete.
Dom successfully made weight (he cut to 182#) for his fight on Saturday. He has been looking really fast and powerful in training and he is ready for battle. Send him some good thoughts for when he steps into the ring.