Saturday, April 11, 2009

RKC - assistant

I was asked by Pavel to assist at an RKC certification for some frogs here in Virginia Beach. On Monday morning, a group of hand selected RKC instructors began providing instruction to some of the world's most elite warriors. We taught in the heat, rain, and a bone chilling wind. On Tuesday we finished the crucible with several newly minted RKC instructors.

The kettlebell is a tool that can be used anywhere in the world. There are kettlebells used as door stops in quaint destinations all over the world including Afganistan. The problem is most people don't know how to use the tool properly so they don't benifit from it. This weeks certification was one way to change this problem as several operators learned the basic and advanced kettlebell techniques.

Most of the candidates had never touched a kettlebell until Monday morning. Here is the impressive part: by Tuesday afternoon, they ALL looked like long time gireveks.

The sad part? Well, 2 Devil Dogs attended training on Monday and were too sore to continue on Tuesday. I think they are weak and they didn't represent very well. In fact, these 2 chuckle-heads piss me off.

Overall this was an awesome expierence. I continued to learn new things and hone the old.

Snatch test update: Begining in June, the snatch numbers will change again. Males need to snatch the 24k kettlebell 100 times in 5 minutes regardless of body weight. Start practicing now.


Blake and Hollie said...

That is awesome to be able to teach an elite group like the SEALS. I worked at Dam Neck and Oceana for a couple of years as a Corpsman. I just got interested in KB a few months ago. I love it!

Bob O. said...

Doc-It was a good experience.

keep working with the kettlebells. It will change you! Oh and it is fun!