Monday, April 20, 2009

RKC Weekend

Is it April already? I missed half of it...

Just got back from an RKC cert in Minnesota. It was an awesome weekend. The RKC is the ORIGINAL kettlebell certification. There are now many competing kettlebell certs out there. Many of those certifications take shots at the RKC, saying their certs are better, not from Russia, or whatever... Funny thing is I've never noticed the RKC as an orginisation to ever retaliate. The Pavel and the RKC always seem to take the higher ground. I think that speaks volumes about the character within the RKC. I really don't know if I've ever met a finer group of people. All dedicated to helping and improving their fellow man. Its really a beautiful thing.

As far as educational content, the RKC is loaded. And, it's not just about kettlebells. Its about the body and how to use it. Its about strength; both physical and mental. Its about the quest for perfection and how to persue it. Because the swing is not just a swing and a press is not just a press. They are skills that are to be mastered.

Anyway, there are lots of choices out there when it comes to kettlebells. And as time goes buy, there will be even more. But wouldn't you like to learn from the best there is? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it is still just imitation. There would be not other KB certs out there if it were not for the strength and quest of perfection in Pavel's RKC.

In training news, I've been following I workout routine Geoff Neupert gave me to try. It involves lots of double kettlebell work. I even got to do the workout with Doug Nepodal over the weekend. It's a smoker. But it is making me lean and mean. Well, not so much mean... Doubles rock!!

4 comments:

Mark Wilson said...

Great post.

Eric said...

is it me or does it seem anyone out there that is half way successful has a certification. If someone had something new and unique to offer then i could see it but the apparently dozens of other kettlebell certs seem to me to just be playing copycat. That is why I chose to go with the original path that the respected names in the kb world went down. RKC all the way baby!

Eric Moss RKC

Tim Anderson said...

Thanks Mark. I appreciate your feedback.

Tim Anderson said...

Eric,

I think you're right. Everyone is trying to cash in and ride the wave. Pavel created the wave though...