I attended a Battling Ropes certification with John Brookfield yesterday. All I can say is, "Whoa." I think John calls his system Battling Ropes because that's exactly what you do; battle. I think the ropes won. I can't remember the last time I have felt so "owned" by training. John told me most people find the ropes very humbling and he was right. I am humbled, but also excited. I have another great tool to use for my own training as well as my clients'. I'm excited to see what kind of body I can create with the use of kettlebells, ropes, and Z.
If you're interested, check out John at http://www.battlingropes.com/. He is a great instructor and his Battling Ropes system will deliver a body capable of doing anything.