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Monday, February 7, 2011

So You're an RKC...

photo: HP Skolsegg
So you're an what?

Are you an RKC wondering what you could possibly learn at my Level 1 KB Certification?

If you are a recently certified RKC, know this: the RKC course is a shadow of what it used to be. How do I know this? Because I get endless RKCs in my seminars with horrible form and technique.

While you, as an RKC, would be repeating some of the RKC material during our weekend training together (it is unavoidable since much of their material came from yours truly) I have since refined many of the kettlebell techniques I teach.

Additionally, because this is an instructor-level course, I spend a lot of time teaching the instructor candidates HOW TO TEACH OTHERS and how to troubleshoot the most common problems associated with teaching kettlebells to regular folks (that is, your would-be clients.)

You will also acquire a lot of useful theory on workout construction and design and the "business" of presenting group KB classes to the public. I also model several class formats for you. Because the real money in kettlebell training is in leading group classes. You will be using the same skills in one-on-one personal training BUT you can quadruple the money made hour-for-hour with group classes.

The fact is I have more actual classroom teaching time than all of the Sr. RKCs combined; Pavel never taught a group class in his life. Take advantage of this accrued wisdom if only to avoid making the same mistakes I did!

Look, what I want to say is this: It's NOT about how many snatches you can do or jumping pistols YOU can do and in fact, as an instructor, YOUR performance is of no consequence. It's what you can get your STUDENTS to accomplish that is the point. That's what a good teacher does.

I continue to offer something of real value without the hype. It doesn't sell like hype--no one is getting rich at Maxwell S&C--but I can live with myself and I sleep well at night. I've created my own system, based on fitness and sports needs and not about kettlebell lifting as an end unto itself.

While you, RKC, may not need this weekend cert, judging by the number of other RKCs who have attended my certifications and declared it well worth theirs, I suggest you give it a go.

In Strength & Health,


...I've met with a lot of KB guys and gals and went through my fair share of workshops, books, DVD, etc. I've been using Kettlebells for about 6 years consistently and this was by far the BEST seminar/cert I've ever been to. So simple, so effective, so practical. I knew it was going to be good but great job man...this was a fantastic inspiration...It was great finally meeting you in person and you were exactly as everyone had described. I will recommend this cert to everyone I come across as the premiere KB workshop around. I have not been advertising XXX, XXXX or any of them because I feel that their flaws are way too many. I always felt it could do it could be done better and now going through yours I see there is some good in the world! Thanks again...Looking forward to future meetings with you!

Marcus Martinez

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