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Hello everyone.  I hope that you and those you care about are doing well.  I wanted to write about kettlebell instructor certifications.  I am only going to speak about the benefits of the Russian Kettlebell Challenge & Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge (Dragon Door) programs because that is what I am certified in.  Since, I have no idea how and what the other certifications entail I am not going to bash or speak of any other kettlebell certification program.  Just not how I like to do things anymore.  I will let you read this post and then make the decision for yourself.

Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification

Russian Kettlebell Challenge Level I Certification

Certified Kettlebell Functional Movement Specialist












It will make you a better fitness professional

-Many of you are (or should be) constantly striving to become better, to take yourself as a profesisonal and your business to a higher level.  The RKC system is what you need.  Nowadays people are sick and tired of the gym approach to machine based training, they are tired of not getting the results that they so badly want.  They are looking for something new, exciting, and that EMPOWERS them to be a stronger, healthier person (body, mind, and soul).  This is what the RKC provides.  Many top instructors say, “It is not the kettlebell that delivers what you and your clients need, its the RKC SYSTEM”.  This system provides you the tools necessary to get the most out of your clients.  To get them moving BETTER, with more EFFICIENCY, which corresponds to moving MORE, which means better results.

-The HKC/RKC SYSTEM provides you with the proper tools to develop a solid strength foundation with your clients, understand imbalances and asymmetries and how to correct them with foundational kettlebell drills, and take them metabolically to the next level.  This is why the HKC is a full day of training and you learn the 3 foundational exercises.  That is why the RKC is a full 3 days of drilling, learning, and teaching the exercises that have been shown to produce fantastic results.

-Lets face it, would you take yoga lessons from me if all my “training” included watching a video or DVD?  Would you let me show you how to use a pilates reformer if I have not had extensive training in how to properly use, progress and challenge clients in a safe way?  HECK NO!  Then why would you ever train or want to be trained by someone who is not certified?

-In a world where liability and negligence is on the rise, why would you risk training someone in which you are not certified in?  Some day SOON, there will be a case where a fitness professional gets sued and loses due to not having a kettlebell certification.

-The kettlebell certifications provided by dragon door give you all the tools you need to move you another tier in the levels of fitness professional.  The RKC allows you to get 100% out of every client that comes through your door.  The studies show that the kettlebell swing alone (not including all the other fantastic benefits from the other foundational exercises) takes individuals metabolism to off the charts IF TAUGHT CORRECTLY.  Plus you have to EARN it!  In whatever you have done in your life, you cherish the things that you had to work for.  The HKC/RKC will make you EARN your certification so there will be no doubt in your mind that you are qualified.  Plus, you are allowed to progress within the community from HKC, RKC Level I, CK-FMS and RKC Level II.

-IF you don’t want to take my word for it, look at how many Top Level Fitness Professionals in the world today who have become a part of the RKC and they all came from different aspects/specialities.

The list goes on and on!  Why did all these top notch health & fitness professionals become part of the RKC?  Because they saw and experienced the HUGE benefit that it provided them and their clients.  What more could you ask for?  Here is the HUGE bonus that no one who is not a part of the HKC/RKC community knows about.  The HKC/RKC brother/sisterhood.  I have never been a part of a society that is so SPECIAL as the RKC.  That is why you will see RKC’s get teared up at Dragon Door events when Masters and Senior Level RKCs speak to everyone about what it means to be an RKC.  I look forward to every workshop not only for what I will learn and how it will effect me as a professional but also for the people who mean so much to me that they will help at any and all hours of the day and night to see you succeed.  I truly consider every HKC/RKC I have the pleasure of knowing my family.

Hello everyone!  Hope you are training smart.  Just wanted to let everyone know of our upcoming events coming here in the late winter/early spring.

Russian Kettlebell Challenge Workshop

Sunday, March 20th.  12pm-3pm

This is a 3 hour workshop designed to introduce or sharpen your kettlebell skills.  We will be teaching and practicing the 6 foundational kettlebell exercises.  Here are the foundational exercises:

  • Kettlebell Swing (and variations)
  • Kettlebell Clean
  • Squat variations
  • Kettlebell Press
  • Kettlebell Snatch
  • Turkish Get Up

Cost is only $89 and you can sign up by CLICKING HERE.  Again this workshop is ideal for those individuals who want to learn how to PROPERLY perform the kettlebell exercises/workouts in the RKC/Dragon Door community.  It is also a fantastic prep workshop for the Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification and the Russian Kettlebell Challenge.

Workshop is eligible for CEU’s (ACE, NASM, NSCA, NATA).  For NASM and ACE you will have to petition and pay a separate petition fee.

Hardstyle Kettlebell Instructor Certification Workshop

Omaha, NE

Saturday, April 30th: 8am-5pm

For more information and to sign up CLICK HERE

Workshop is eligible for CEU’s (ACE, NASM, NSCA, NATA).  For NASM and ACE you will have to petition and pay a separate petition fee.

Russian Kettlebell Challenge Re-Certification Workshop

Omaha, NE

Sunday, May 1st: 8am-5pm

For more information and to sign up CLICK HERE.

Workshop is eligible for CEU’s (ACE, NASM, NSCA, NATA).  For NASM and ACE you will have to petition and pay a separate petition fee.

The Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification

Omaha, Nebraska

August 7th, 2010

If you look at the calendar now it is about  7 weeks until our first upcoming Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification here at SG Human Performance with Master RKC, David Whitley on August 7th, 2010.  We are very excited to be able to provide the Omaha area with a certification that teaches all the important aspects of Russian Kettlebell Training.

(Click Here for a list of all upcoming HKC’s)
HKC Certification

I would like to provide anyone who is interested in getting their HKC (or RKC for that matter) some important points to your upcoming certification.

  • The RKC/HKC method of certification is not just a show up to the certification, and walk out with a certificate.  YOU MUST EARN IT!  This is why I suggest that everyone train with an Russian Kettlebell Certified Instructor before attending the event.
    • This way you already have an understanding of the movement patterns needed to perform the kettlebell swing, turkish get up and goblet squat correctly.  Then you can practice at home or continue with your RKC until the day of the certification.  This will mean then you can fine tune your skills instead of having to begin from scratch.
    • There is about a 33% fail rate per certification, I believe this is due to individuals who felt they could pass just by showing up or by training on their own.
    • If you are in the Omaha/Council Bluffs and surrounding areas you are welcome to join our bootcamp to help you train plus we will be having some HKC prep sessions on Saturdays beginning 8 weeks before HKC.  For more information, email us at
  • You have to be able to show the Master/Senior Instructor that you can TEACH as well as perform the required movements.  This includes being able to use the techniques shown that day to help your clients understand and perform the movements safely and correctly.  In the prep sessions we will cover and practice finer points of instruction.
  • For more details about the Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification and its requirements CLICK HERE.

Enter the Kettlebell Workshop

David Whitley, MRKC "The Iron Tamer"

On Sunday, August 8th from 10am to 2pm, David Whitley will teach the remainder of the “ETK” essential kettlebell exercises.  Sign Up Here for the workshop.  HKC Attendees recieve a $100 discount if they sign up before the day of the event.

Following exercises will be covered:
• Clean (Single & Double)
• Snatch
• Clean and Press (Single & Double)
• Clean and Squat (Single & Double)
• Turkish Get Up Variations
• Swing Variations