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Certified Kettlebell-Functional Movement Specialist (CK-FMS) Workshop

 
 
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The World's Two Most Dynamic Systems for Athletic Performance Enhancement— FMS and RKC— Have Joined Forces to Create the Ultimate Program for Physical Excellence and Durability

"The Functional Movement Screen is the foundation of our program. Everything we do builds off of it. We couldn't imagine not using this program."
—Jon Torine, Head Strength Coach, Indianapolis Colts

"FMS is an outstanding system for making an athlete resilient, a perfect complement for the RKC."
—Pavel Tsatsouline, RKC Chief Instructor

Watch most recent Certified Kettlebell - Functional Movement Specialist (CK-FMS) Workshop video

See photographs from all previous CK-FMS workshops

Read participant praise from all previous CK-FMS workshops

Discover the virtually FOOLPROOF "Movement-GPS System" that lets you figure out with unerring accuracy what's really wrong with your client—then know how to "fix them up" with kettlebells and set them on a path to greater personal glory…

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The first section of the CK-FMS will teach the entire fundamentals of Functional Movement Screen system, combining lecture with extensive hands-on lab work.

This program is a product of years of innovation and current research. The philosophy starts with a system that monitors fundamental movement. Armed with this crucial knowledge, you can successfully develop corrective exercise programs based on individual movement patterns. FMS is equally effective in fitness and sports conditioning because it targets the "weak link in movement".

Because:

"Working on any other part of the chain will not change the strength of the chain." You're only going to be a good as your weakest link. If you insist on using band-aids and duct tape, don't be surprised when things start to rip and tear!

Or, to put it another way, what use is a stronger, more powerful engine, if your wheel is going to fly off at 80 mph?

Specifically, the Functional Movement Screen is a ranking and grading system scientifically created to document movement patterns that are key to normal function.

By screening these patterns, you can successfully and quickly identify functional limitations and asymmetries. Basic movement pattern limitations can reduce the effects of functional training, physical conditioning, and distort proprioception (body awareness).

At the heart of the system is the Functional Movement Screen Score, which helps you target the real problem for any individual and track their progress with real precision. The scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.



Could you be flying blind, making these mistakes without even knowing it —and often be harming your clients more than helping them?

After this part of your certification training you can confidently:

  • Identify physical imbalances or weaknesses and strengthen them with simple corrective exercises
  • Teach the difference between movement quality and movement quantity—so your clients themselves understand how they can achieve better results with less apparent effort
  • Identify current injury trends and stats as they relate to the prevention of non
  • contact injuries
  • Understand how "primitive" movement can hold the keys to unlocking your physical restrictions
  • Use hands on/passive stretching — to help you become more comfortable touching clients and start to understand the CNS communication between yourself and the client.
  • Eliminate poor movement and quickly, effectively, and efficiently replace it with good movement
  • Establish a personal benchmark for your own movement patterns with a clear direction and path to help you be more mobile.

How Valuable and Successful Do You Really
Want to Be as a Coach and Trainer?

The Key 12 Advantages You'll Gain When You Master The
Functional Movement Screen Fundamentals:

Mastery Advantage # 1: Instantly cut through the clutter—and zero in with uncanny accuracy on what really works to enhance your client's movement.

Mastery Advantage # 2: End the wild guessing and vagueness about your client's progress—with a scientific, functional baseline to confidently mark their improvements.

Mastery Advantage # 3: Own a "Done-For-You", dummy-proof screen that gives you reliable, specific and above all reproducible specific markers for your client's movement problems.

Mastery Advantage # 4: Quickly and reliably improve your client's functional fitness and athletic performance—and earn their undying gratitude.

Mastery Advantage # 5: Be a long-term hero for an ever-increasing group of devoted clients—as you significantly reduce their potential for training and sports injuries.

Mastery Advantage # 6: Possess a simple, yet amazingly effective grading system to assess movement patterns—and immediately spot the lurking problems.

Mastery Advantage # 7: Confidently assess and easily enhance physical performance for the widest range of client—from the athletic to the average fitness buff.

Mastery Advantage # 8: Scientifically identify your client's physical imbalances, limitations, and weaknesses—then be able to offer a rack of trench-tested solutions to those vulnerabilities.

Mastery Advantage # 9: Enhance your client's fundamental movement patterns with simple corrective exercises—an immediate "take-home" that will have some of your clients wonder if you practice magic on the side.

Mastery Advantage # 10: Proudly toss out the "one-size-fits-all" nonsense that often masquerades as training—now that you can scientifically individualize your client's programs for specific results.

Mastery Advantage # 11: Understand how to identify potential cause and effect relationships of micro-trauma as well as chronic injuries in relation to movement asymmetries and weakness—this one skill will set you apart from 98% of all trainers out there!

Mastery Advantage # 12: Understand how to give your client that all-important "Ah-Hah!" moment—that creates utter belief in your ability to identify and fix their weaknesses.



Armed with the FMS Fundamentals, You'll Then Discover How to Merge FMS with the Immense Power of the RKC System:

  • How to properly interpret the results of the FMS and address the "weakest links" first—to maximum immediate impact with your clients
     
  • How to address the lowest scores and asymmetries to "clear" people for Kettlebell training—helping your clients avoid unnecessary injuries and making you look darn good in the process.
     
  • How to employ the Red/Yellow/Green checklist—so you can be absolutely sure what kettlebell and weight lifting drills are okay and which ones to absolutely avoid when you have spotted an asymmetry.
     
  • How to employ the kettlebell as a preferred tool in the Corrective "toolbox"—for far faster, more effective results.
     
  • How to optimize movement patterns with kettlebells, once the FMS minimum is reached.
     
  • How to integrate Screening, Assessment, and Client Management—the complete package of when to do what, and why.
     
  • How to implement Static and Dynamic Assessment and Corrections for the Upper and Lower Body.
     
  • How to implement the FMS System to continually reevaluate and progress your clients.
     
  • Benefit from a highly creative lab environment which generates constant brainstorming and a stream of insights into how to improve the quality of both your own and clients' movement.

By the end of this certification training you will know how to integrate the Fundamental Principles of the RKC with the FMS System of Movement Pattern assessment and correction. And the training world will be your oyster!



Here's what participants at previous CK-FMS workshops had to say about their experience:

Pavel Tsatsouline, RKC Chief Instructor, Santa Monica, California

Great many "Aha moments". Old dogs learning many new tricks — while staying consistent with the RKC philosophy.

The FMS screen has brought an atmosphere of healthy competition to corrective exercise — what a way to motivate selves and clients to get healthy!

High-end professionals. Honored to work with them. Top of the line.


Ryan Toshner, RKC, Gym owner and strength & conditioning specialist, Waukesha, WI

The best decision I've ever made in regards to my education and practice/pursuit of true fitness was to attend the CK-FMS cert. Even better than RKC I (although that base knowledge is definitely a pre-requisite).

CK-FMS is a phenomenal course. I had very high expectations coming in and DD and the instructors fulfilled those expectations and then some. Info is very practical whether you work with young athletes, the general population (including the elderly) or elite athletes/professionals/military.



Joe Wagner, RKC, Owner - Kodiak Kettlebell Conditioning, Wake Forest, NC

Absolutely mind blowing! The expertise and more importantly, the passion which all of the instructor possess regarding both kb training and FMS is incredible. They have provoked a level of excitement in me with respect to both my personal and professional training that I have never had before.


Thomas Phillips, RKC Team Leader, Gym owner and special education teacher; Marlboro, New Jersey

Athletic Achievements:

2002 Body for Life Grand Master Champion, Owner Fit-for-life pt, Certified facilitated stretching, Certified Personal trainer, Certified Sport specific trainer, Certified level II RKC, Certified FMS, RKC Team Leader, Beast Tamer Hall of Fame, 1st place National AAU deadlifter, Master class Powerlifter, National qualifier for the sport of kettlebell lifting, 1st Place National TSC elite class, 1st Place National TSC open class, U.S. Army certificate of Achievement Physical Fitness

Featured in:

Muscle Media Magazine, Outside Magazine, Eating for Life, Champions Body for Life, Interviewed on Dragondoor.com

Keynote speaker:

EAS Transformation camp 2003, EAS Transformation camp 2004, Vitamin Shop Headquarters Jan. 05, Keyspan headquarters in Brooklyn and Long Island

I had already been through the FMS certification... the CK-FMS was heads and shoulders above anything I had expected. The instruction was brilliant and most importantly practical. I can't recommend this workshop highly enough for everyone in the industry.

I have heard Brett and Gray speak multiple times either in person or on DVDs. This weekend I was blown away by the brilliance of these two individuals. Until you experience them in person, with your own questions and hear them field other people's questions it is difficult to appreciate all they have to offer.

This material is exactly what I needed at this point in my career. The quality, scope and practical use of this material is easily the most impressive I have ever experienced.


Aaron Gonzales, RKC, Personal Trainer, Redondo Beach, CA

In opening, once again, a new approach to my training and

I bought the 15-dics series and actually considered not coming, because I thought I could memorize the info on DVD. They are great on disc, but to get to pick their brain and absorb the combined knowledge they've obtained in person, changed my perspective on training, teaching, and life in general. I just may come back for 2nds.

Light years ahead of any other workshop, blew any and everything out of the water. Definitely in a league of its own, I'm honored to be a part of it.



George Samuelson, Personal Trainer/Marketing Consultant, Chesterfield, NJ

Hands down, one of the best educational workshops I have ever attended. CK-FMS set the bar higher for how I can and will implement a system to maximize my clients results. Four days of training with Gray, Brett, "Doc", and Jeff have left me hungry for more knowledge! RKC instructors, if you take you profession seriously and want to provide the best service possible to your clients, sign up today!


Zar Horton, RKC Team Leader, Firefighter; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Division Commander Albuquerque Fire Department — Special Operations Albuquerque Fire Department, Health and Wellness Program Co-founder, FireBellz Russian Kettlebell Studio Owner, Certified Paramedic -18 yrs, US DOE certified Instructor Intermediate Force, Ground Control for Law Enforcement, Men's League competitive soccer 17 yrs, Youth soccer Coach 2000-2004, Track: 1993 World Firefighter Games 4x100 Gold medal

A fantastic experience that gave me the "missing link" in kettlebell training. This course sowed the importance of assessment in training people and how as a practitioner and trainer one must not ass fitness to dysfunction. With being the underlying theme Gray and Brett give you the toolbox and the confidence to improve performance and health through the use of kettlebells.

Thank you guys so much for sharing and developing this course. Incredible. I liked the progression of the course I felt lost but came full circle on Day 3 with the reps/labs — and consistency in teaching.

Amazing instruction and depth of knowledge. There is absolutely no training available like this.


Liz Gilinger, RKC, Personal Trainer, Phoenixville, PA

Awesome and eye-opening experience. Witnessing first hand in my own body the results – sold me! Being tested, going through the corrective steps necessary and then re-testing – a great AH HA moment. It doesn't get better then that. The proof is in the results. I am excited to bring this knowledge to my practice. – Thank you.

Since getting involved with the RKC almost 2 years ago – everything has changed from my own workouts and knowledge to that of my clients. I wish I would have done this years ago. The knowledge you gain from everyone is this organization is truly priceless! Worth the money and then some.


Charanjit "Chuzzy" Mauji, RKC, Personal Trainer; Nottingham, United Kingdom

BLOODY AWESOME!!!! It changed the way I think towards training. I now understand why my clients have movement and kettlebell problems. And the best thing I can now change it.

Gray Cook is God. Well maybe? LOL. His presentation was some of the best I have seen and heard. Brett Jones, very good. Helped me to understand a lot of things I've been questioning for a longtime. FMS is out there on it's own. Really leading the way in physical education.


Adam Glass, RKC II, Minot, North Dakota

The most valuable training course a trainer can take. There are very deep waters to explore and it will positively impact your training, business and your clients' quality of life.

Gray is an amazing presenter. Staggering amounts of info has been presented cleanly and clearly. This has been a highlight to participate in. Brett is as always a shining example of who an RKC should be – energetic, caring knowledge, and helpful. Well done sir.

CK-FMS – without equal. Period. You have out done yourselves gentlemen! Awesome workshop.


Franz Snideman, RKC Team Leader, Business Owner; La Jolla, California

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

RKC Team Leader, CHEK Level II Certified (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology), NMT (Neuromuscular Therapist), NRT (Nutrition Response Testing)

The most comprehensive and results providing certification I have ever taken. I saw huge changes and results within minutes of trying the corrective exercises. I am so excited to use this information with my clients. Gray and Brett have condensed a lifetime of experience into this certification and it shows. Your movement will improve immediately with this information.

Both Gray and Brett taught brilliantly. Simple, effective and results producing methods. Gray has a way of stating complex themes into understandable and applicable methods. Brett understands the body and movement so well that he's able to cut down to the essential basics.

Better than any corrective exercise certification I have ever taken. Better than CHEK Certifications.



Matt Seki, RKC, Personal Trainer; Los Angeles, California

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Bachelors in kinesiology, specialized in biomechanics/exercise physiology, -Published author journal of strength and conditioning, -ACSM certified personal, trainer, Beverly Hills Posture and Rehabilitation head trainer, Kodokan Judo, Hombu Aikido, muso-shinden ryu iaido

What I have been looking for my entire career. Truly a perfect tool for anyone interested in human movement patterns. As well as understanding dysfunctions that arise as a result of dysfunctional patterns.

Both superior knowledge experts in their fields. Completely in line with what I have learned from Dr.'s and PhD's in their isolated fields. Both good at explaining technical as well as common terms. Good info in clinical talk, related FMS to Clinical.

Superior to any seminars taken besides RKC. So much technical knowledge, makes sense, easy to achieve results. Really applicable to life.

I loved this course, it is what I have been looking for my whole career. Understood technical aspects and layman's terms to reinforce. I think a lot of technical stuff went over many people's heads. But for us that get it, golden!!! I feel like I have something to teach/how even Dr.'s/PT's/PhD's and they will love it and benefit from it too.

Perfect course, beat my expectations. Accomplished exactly what it said it would and more. Anyone with complaints either didn't get it or had a massive ego of their own to deal with.

I loved it.

Yet again Dragon Door provided a memorable weekend in my entire life.

THANK YOU so much!!!


Jeff O'Connor, Senior RKC; Talala, Oklahoma

The natural progression of the RKC community. The future of athletic performance and longevity.

The best of the best. A beautiful integration of the two best systems, by the two best people. Second only (and a very close second) to the RKC. Unbelievable workshop. Thank you to everyone that made it happen.


Rolando Garcia, III, RKC II, Trainer; Guttenberg, New Jersey

Educational, in depth, and engaging without being dry and intimidating. The course puts RKC's at the forefront of fitness industry.

I cannot say enough great things about the knowledge and teaching ability of these two gentlemen. Approachable and friendly, yet possessing knowledge that puts them above the rest. They carry their genius with humility — an RKC trademark. Great Job!!!


Phil Scarito, RKC, Owner - DV8Fitness LLC, Wayne, Pennsylvania

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

RKC, Crossfit

It was an eye-opening experience, that I will utilize in my kettlebell classes and PT clients. My clients will only benefit from this. I can't make them worse, only better.

Unbelievable, they both work very well together. Cook was able to give me easy understandable reason why we need to apply FMS. And Jones really gave us the background on Kettlebells and FMS. Each one had their expertise.

RKC and FMS are the best certs out there. There is really no reason to go anywhere else. RKC sets the standard in the fitness arena.


Dustin Rippetoe, RKC, Small Business Owner; Guthrie, Oklahoma

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

RKC and 12+ years kung fu

Simply the best in the world at what they know and do! It is the best training in terms of training that I have ever been to!


Andrea Du Cane, Master RKC Instructor; St. Paul, Minnesota

My experience; broadened my knowledge in area of corrective use of known drills. Added new drills to my toolbox along with the "why" and "how" of them. I feel comfortable performing the screen and picking drills to use with a given problem.

Gray is obviously very talented and intelligent PT/RKC. He is a fantastic speaker, entertaining while sharing complex information. He keeps things interesting. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge he has put together into a great system. Brett — what can I say! I love you big boy! Good job - thoroughly great. You always come from a place of sincerity. As good as our RKC — in line in Z-Health — in other words top notch!



Sara Cheatham, Senior RKC Instructor; Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

The CK-FMS is the 'why' behind the 'how' of the RKC

Complementary to Z-health yet easily digestible by the general population (plus, they offered adequate positive neural chunking through funny stories and slides, making it memorable and easily accessible for future reference in the field)

Complementary and synergistic to Naked Warrior, Z-health, Unlock, RKC, etc.


Seana Willis, RKC, Massage Therapist; La Jolla, California

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

BS in Athletic Training, Paramedic, Massage Therapist

Absolutely amazing. It was phenomenal, very educational, information, well-structured, practical and just gosh darn good.

Quite a few individuals have tremendous knowledge, talent and skill. It is rare to find these individuals with the ability to effectively teach what they know. Brett and Gray both share this rare quality to teach their knowledge and skill with passion and humor in a way that people can thoroughly understand and use.

Much higher quality and concise material and the practical use is beyond measure. After attending the workshop any attendee can go right out and put this training into effect immediately.


Kori Bliffert, RKC, Respiratory Therapist, Personal Trainer; Frisco, Texas

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

RKC, NASM-CPT

After all of the certs/workshop I have gone to, I really thought I knew how the body moves... I was wrong!!

Also, besides my first RKC, this has been the most fantastic workshop I have ever been to. The information, the knowledge and teaching of the instructors, and the work of everyone put I was incredible.

One word... phenomenal! This workshop has to be in my top 2 workshops I have been to. The amount of information we got over the weekend was worth 10 times what we paid.


Jon Engum, RKC Team Leader Brainerd, Minnesota

Excellent. I attended for a second time and my understanding of the information was much deeper. The instructors were great and I feel the whole flow at the weekend was very smooth.


Doug Nepodal, RKC Team Leader; Ventura, California

As hard as the RKC but from the mental side.

As always we are spoiled by the level of instruction we have at any Dragon Door event. This course is no exception and goes hand in hand with the other course we have taken.

Top quality with real world application.


David Whitley, Senior RKC Instructor; Nashville, Tennessee

The CK-FMS was an eye-opener, an enlightening experience that has given me more tools to provide service to my existing clients, improve my own abilities and open doors to a potential new population of clients for me.

Absorbing knowledge from Gray is like drinking from a fire hose. He has a lot to say and does a great job presenting complex subject matter in an easy to understand was and provides practical hands-on strategies to apply the knowledge.

Brett — what can I say about Brett that he hasn't already said about himself? Brett consistently demonstrates that he truly is a Master Instructor.

It meets the standards I expect from the RKC organization.


Eddie D'Almeida, RKC, Fitness Instructor, Decatur, GA

Eye-opening experience: the instructors are walking encyclopedias of knowledge of the human body and its movement. They make it easier to understand very complex principles. It is like a spiritual man going to a place of worship everyday, but one day he understands why he is there.

Exceptionally powerful team! Best in the business.

Quality – exceptional! Worth the money. Scope of material – vast but focused as appropriate. Practical use – totally practical and more! I am working with some returning vets who have suffered injuries. Now I have more to offer them!


Dave Randolph, RKC II, Fitness Coach; Louisville, Kentucky

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

19 years kung fu, 6 yrs RKC/RKC II, Crossfit Level 1

A very eye-opening experience. It was an excellent workshop and I will start implementing the corrective strategies right away.

Gray and Brett showed thorough knowledge of all aspects of FMS. They both are excellent, entertaining presenters and did a great job conveying complex information in a way that made it easily understandable.



Daniel Wilson, RKC, Military; Honolulu, Hawaii

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

20+ years military service, to include 10 years in special operations units.

Radically changed the way I approach training. Before the seminar, I always charged right to the performance aspect of fitness. Now, I will start with ensuring fundamental movement patterns are sound before progressing to enhancing performance.

Outstanding. Wish I could have had more one on one time with Gray, but understand how difficult that would be. In the end, and keeping it simple, the screen and correction system we were given is a tremendous tool that even non-physiologists like me can understand and use.

In conjunction with the RKC, probably the best foundation of knowledge I could ask for. Now I have tools to identify and correct fundamental movement dysfunction (the bade) and then progress on to cutting edge performance enhancement.


Jason Marshall, RKC, Trainer, Lubbock, Texas

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

BS, Exercise and Sport Science; Texas Tech University, RKC — Oct '07

The CK-FMS workshop was one of the most purposeful and influential education opportunities that I've been exposed to. The fact that this was a "first" put me on the forefront of what will become a standard of every gym in the world. I can't say enough how pleased I am with my decision to participate in this event.

Gray and Brett are excellent speakers, presenters, trainers, coaches and people. Their knowledge of movement and the human body and ability to tie it together with familiar kettlebell drills is unparallel,

Above and beyond anything I've been exposed to before. Excellent!


Paul Daniels, RKC Team Leader, Personal Trainer; Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

2nd degree black belt kiado ryu martial arts system, 8yrs US Marine Corp; Personal trainer.

The most revolutionary training experience since my RKC. Continuing to keep us on the forefront of the industry.

I can only say I feel very privileged to have had this opportunity.

As with all Dragon Door courses I have completed, the scope and quality of the material is light years ahead of what I thought I knew. It is like having some time warp from the future and giving you information that will forever change the way you see the world.


Andrea U-Shi Chang, RKC, Seattle, Washington

What an incredible workshop — I was given a complete system that will help me look at all my clients/students and evaluate their movement patterns in order to make corrective changes. I was already familiar with Gray Cooks, "A Body in Balance" and was utilizing some of the exercises, but this adds a huge amount of information, screening tactics, and way do measure compensatory movement and how to fix them for better, safer performance.

Both Gray and Brett have a very high level at training, impeccable thoroughness and after to detail — combined with an enjoyable conversational style of communication that keeps you connected, interested and eager to learn and do more. Kudos an incredible new DD program!

More thorough, more complete, with effective and practical ways to make the knowledge learned work when I go home.

I've really enjoyed the high level of participation, and involvement of fellow RKCs — this has been another life changing experience, not only in my future abilities to help others, but in my own personal path of better mobility, balance and performance. Thanks.


Cole Summers, RKC, Strength and Conditioning Coach; Winnipeg, Canada

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Martial Arts, Rugby. Strength and Conditioning coach to many of Canada's top athletes. Team Canada-multi sport; University; high school. RKC Kettlebell coach to more and more Winnipeg police officers.

A tremendous learning experience. A huge amount of information to explore, to learn and come back to time and again. Instantly accessible, practical and illuminating. Great skills to use in my own training and with my students, clients, and athletes. Be they weekend warriors or an international elite.

World-class state of the art. Exciting to be on the cutting edge.

Excellent. A perfect complement to the RKC. Exceeds the highest expectations.

Great job by all the Dragon Door staff, as usual. Thank you.



Rick Huse, RKC, Fitness Consultant; Indianapolis, Indiana

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FMS & RKC

Professionally, the program expanded my ability to be of service to my clients and of greater value to the fitness world. Personally, the CK-FMS helped me address and provided a system to correct my own fitness of health issues.

I rate them on the same level with Stewart McGill. More usable information than most programs I've attended including Gray's perform better FMS.


Karen Hamilton, RKC, Software Engineer; Forest Lake, Minnesota

I am so grateful for this training to help prevent injuries for my clients outside of KBs, and to help ensure that I don't injure them in the course of kb training.


Jule Albretsen, RKC II, Mechanical Engineer; Colorado Springs, Colorado

WOW! The price of the workshop was worth the time of Gray, Bret, Jeff and mark helping me with my own dysfunctions and technique.

I took the 3 day CK-FMS last year, this 4 day was much better. The paced of the material and the lab/lecture alternation worked better this year. Huge improvement!


Os Aponte, RKC; San Diego, California

There is nothing better out there. Money well spent.

I would go to the moon to learn from these guys. The most influential conditioning coaches in my humble career.


Dan Peven, RKC, Fitness Professional, Retirement Consultant Berkeley, California

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

RKC; Aikido shodan

Crucial components of the jigsaw puzzle were provided. Practice will allow the pieces to be placed correctly.

Understandable and immediately useful practical application presented complex concepts broken down into understandable and logical action.


Eric Stiegman, RKC, Owner and Operator of Winning Edge Training, Inc.; Nashville, Illinois

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

College Basketball 4 years, College Golf 2 years, Amateur Competitor in the sport of Long Driving, 2007 qualifier for the IL and MO District in the Remax Long Drive Competition with longest competitive drive of 359 yards.

The merger of the RKC And the FMS is revolutionary. This is the path to human excellence!

Undeniably Elite! Both present in a clear, understandable fashion and always wiling to answer any questions!

This was by far the most cutting edge information that I have been exposed to. I definitely feel that I am part of an elite group.


Anton Iskerskiy, RKC, Personal Fitness Trainer; Lakeville, New Jersey

Outstanding. It is obvious that both men possess great knowledge of the subject matter and able to convey it in engaging and easy to understand manner.

It is as good as RKC and RKC is the best.

In future CK-FMS training I recommend you consider making the following additions/changes to the program:

Bringing civilians and allowing participants to evaluated them with FMS tests and address their most obvious issues.



Shawn Manning, RKC, Personal Trainer; Wilmington, North Carolina

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

RKC Instructor, ISSA Certified (1999-2006)

CK FMS training should be integrated into every trainer's program in order to prevent and address dysfunction. This course gave me the education necessary to feel confident screening my clients and designing a program that not only helps the, but does not hurt then.

Very thorough. No question went unanswered. They have obviously taken this program to the trenches and that showed in the presentation.

First class. Just like RKC, this has been some of the most helpful education that I can actually utilize as a trainer.


Renee Sliviak, RKC, Farm Manager, Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Half Marathon

All aspects were very good. Although I do not train people — this information will help me in my own sports and to help me recover from old injuries.


Ricardo Nieves, M.D., RKC II, Physician; Carlsbad, New Mexico

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

USA National Judo Team Physician, Volunteer Physician Unites States Olympic Training Center, Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Sub-specialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine, Third Dan Black Belt Judo, Ex-member of the Puerto Rico National Judo Team, 1994 USA National Sambo Champion 149.5 lbs, RKC Level 2

Excellent complementary evaluating method for me to use together with McKenzie Mechanical Evaluation in order to better evaluate my patients not only mechanically but also functionally.

Excellent method to screen and evaluate functional movements dysfunctions.

Very well presented information in a concise but comprehensive format.


Franklin B. Herman, RKC, Principal Software Engineer; Acton, Massachusetts

Both presenters are at the top of their craft! The information is delivered in a very engaging down to earth style.

This was comparable to the very high quality of my RKC certification.


Mark Toomey, RKC Team Leader, Reno, Nevada

Another life-changing experience. I will be a more valuable asset to my clients and a better resource.

Gray has a very easy going and disarming way of making difficult concepts simple and keeps simple concepts clear.

It's great having a Master RKC bridging the use of KB's with CK FMS.


Brian Sternberg, RKC, PE Teacher and Personal Trainer; Scottsdale, Arizona

It has given me a very crucial and necessary tool "screening". New people beginning or already involved in a training program can see if they have any red flags that may need to be taken care of to prevent future injuries.

Very detailed which really makes me feel confident that was taught to me was very clear, concise and appropriate.

Phenomenal course and I can't wait to practice what I learned and then apply it to my victims.


Tom Nunn, RKC, Capoeira Instructor & Web Site Developer; Oxford, United Kingdom

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

10 years of Capoeira plus various other martial arts. Recreational gymnastics training for several years. Teacher of Capoeira approx 4 years. Kettlebell training since 2002. Certified RKC in Denmark 2008.

Provided a simple, foolproof system for understanding a client's movement problems.

A revelation!


Dr. Courtney Mizuhara-Cheng, RKC II, Osteopathic Physician; Los Angeles, California

CK FMS training should be introduced to all clinicians who work with and treat injuries because it not only helps to identify potential injury risk factors but provides corrective strategies once an asymmetry of dysfunctional movement pattern is identified.

Gray Cook and Brett Jones are both dynamic instructors with an incredible amount of experience who are so open to sharing their knowledge in a down to earth manner that it is an honor to be able to listen to.

CK FMS training shares many of similar concepts I have learned through my osteopathic training of looking beyond the pain to the whole body, identifying functional movement pattern asymmetries and restriction of motion. The quality of the material is at such a high level that I wish similar course were offered in my medical school training. The information is very practical for anyone in the health care profession and working with injuries or prevention.

Thank you for blending these two wonderful systems.


Darlene McCaffrey, RKC, Personal Trainer/Sales; Medina, Ohio

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

RKC

The coming together of such talented individuals always amazes me. Always well organized and professional. Dragon Door quality comes through.

As always the knowledge base of Dragon Door organized events/speakers is exponential. With Gray's extensive knowledge (clinical), he is still able to communicate clearly and in laymen's terms. Excellent presentation and knowledge base by Brett as well.

Quality of knowledge base as always was exponential. The practical application of the movement screen in conjunction with the correction will separate all of us from the typical trainer/instructor that will move clients through a dysfunction without making a simple correction.

In return clients will experience a more beneficial exercise regimen that will allow them to more to the next level with more confidence.



Kirsten Farrell, RKC, Athletic Trainer; Playa Del Ray, California

"Awesome" This is a brilliant course! All RKCs should take it — this will make them a better instructor both in teaching technique as well as overall body balance. I did not want this weekend to end.

Two of the most outstanding instructors around.
Wish I had this kind of instruction and passion when I went to school.
A wonderful mix of humor and personal stories.

The RKC is one thing on a physical level — this takes you mentally to a whole different plane. I am not sure all of us truly understand the unique and special opportunity we have had to enjoy this kind of access to Brett and Gray.

As a new RKC the chance to meet so many team leaders, Masters and Sr. RKCs was a wonderful experience. You have a great group of folks that are a part of Dragon Door and the RKC — so glad to be a part of it


Dan Cenidoza, RKC, Kettlebell Instructor/Strength & Conditioning Specialist; Baltimore, Maryland

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Winner of the 2007 Maryland's Strongest Man contest. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA and CSCS. Owner of www.bemoretraining.cm and www.beltimorekettlebellclub.com. Coaching experience at the high school, collegiate and professional level of sports. Senior fitness specialist.

I can only echo the reputation that precedes Gray Cook.... He is a genius!

Gary and Brett complement each other nicely. Good people, with a great sense of humor and intimate knowledge of the human body.

The CK-FMS material was presented on par with the other RKC workshops I have attended, which is excellent. The philosophy underlying FMS is revolutionary and effective like nothing I have ever seen before.


Ken Froese, RKC II, Trainer; New York, New York

I attended an FMS seminar with Gray and Lee back in Feb/Mar and the CK-FMS was a lot more detailed.

It gave me a better understanding of how to make corrections and help my clients as well as my own training.

The hands on concept is what sets DD seminars/workshops apart form the rest in the industry.

Gray and Brett are both great speakers and keep things entertaining as they pass on their knowledge. They both really know their stuff.


Steve Freides, RKC II, Musician and Trainer; Ridgewood, New Jersey

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

AAU age/weight group dead lift world record holder; RKC II; NSCA-CPT

We were the beneficiaries of years of world-class experience, distilled into a simple system that demonstrably delivers consistent results. I will use what I have learned here immediately for years to come.

Equal to other Pavel/Dragon Door workshops, and that is the highest praise. Nothing else comes even close.


Scott Matsuura, RKC, Physical Therapy; San Jose, California

Exceptional! Combining the FMS with RKC is a winning combination.

The instructors are definitely at the top of their fields in regards to knowledge and training. But they are also top presenters and speakers. Also Danielle and Mark are exceptional in their knowledge and training.

This course by far has been the most useful in showing how to implement an exercise program safely by promoting proper movement patterns first.

Dragon Door has always put on first class workshop and certifications


BJ Bliffert, RKC II, Fitness Professional; Frisco, Texas

Easily one of the most informative workshops I've ever been to. This will instantly help my clients and athletes and exponentially raise the value of my services.

Second to none.


Gabi Katschthaler, RKC, — Fitness Trainer; Debrecen, Hungary

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

I'm a certified fitness trainer and kettlebell instructor running my own business in Hungary — I wash to take my service towards athletes and clients to a new level in integrating the FMS system.

One AHA moment after the other. An overwhelming experience in every sense. A great wealth of information and insight, with lots of tips on putting it all into practice. Just plain outstanding, Brett, Gray and all assistants did a wonderful job, as well as the organizers.

I couldn't be more impressed. I was expecting the best but it was ever better! Huge knowledge, great wisdom and understanding of the human body. Outstanding lecture and teaching skills, too.

We have covered a lot more material than at level 1, still I'm confident I can put the pieces that are a bit confusing now together with time and some screening-correcting ways.


Jennifer Morey, RKC, Massage Therapist; Boulder, Colorado

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

BS Kinesiology; RKC; GS women's national champ; Certified Massage Specialist.

The CK FMS was an extremely exciting and motivating experience. The depth of Gray's knowledge and foolproof screen were overwhelming yet simple. Coupling the FMS with kettlebells clearly exhibits immediate positive change, something many people want.

Gray and Brett's combined amount of knowledge is utterly unbelievable. Both of these "Gods of fitness and movement" had immediate as well as multiple answers for each and every question that arose. People involved in kettlebells in general (RKC etc) have an exorbitant amount of expertise. These two dudes surpassed all I could have expected.

The CK FMS by far exceeds any other training I have received. Although, it does run parallel to other trainings like RKC in many ways, it is so easily broken down and user friendly.


Bobbie Kelm, RKC II, Personal Trainer; Georgetown, Texas

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

RKC

CK FMS training together with RKC and kettlebells — WOW! I was very excited to attend this workshop and it met my expectations above and beyond.

Complete and very consistent presentation that constantly reminded you of the purpose of quality functional movement.



John Bruno, RKC, Strength & Conditioning Professional; Erie, Pennsylvania

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Associate Instructor in the Harris International Grappling Association under Professor Roy Harris; Apprentice Level 1 Instructor in the Harris International Jeet kune Do, French, Filipino and Indonesian Martial Arts Association under Professor Roy Harris.

It was exceedingly informative. However, it makes me humble to see how much more I have to learn about S&C and evaluation of clients needs. I will leave knowing how much more I need to practice and familiarize myself with the information to become proficient with it. I look at this as a beginning not and end.

Outstanding world-class training, I will continue to work with Brett as he is geographically close to me. You can tell they have a good synergy and open mindedness with each other and that is a good example in a room full of "experts"!


Mark Reifkind, Master RKC Instructor; San Jose, California

The most comprehensive, detailed, standardized and intelligent approach to corrective exercise I have ever seen. Takes screening and corrective exercise to another dimension. Must-have training for the state of the art training professional. Gray Cook is the Pavel of corrective exercise.

Amazing, incredible, outstanding. My brain hurts from trying to wrap it around the unreal amount of incredible useful and pertinent date. It will take numerous readings and screenings to understand just how natural this course really is. But, as detailed as the data is, the simplicity of the system provides such s simple step by step guide as to make it foolproof. Fantastic!


Keira Newton, RKC II, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Exceptional. Both Gray and Brett have a clear base knowledge that they have used in the development of FMS

Gray and Brett were clear, direct and easy to understand. Also very good as lecturers, funny and interesting.


Heidi Rothenberg, RKC II, Russian Kettlebell Instructor/ Massage Therapist; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Co-owner of FireBellz, Albuquerque's Premiere Russian Kettlebell Studio, Feb. 2008 RKC, 15 year certified personal fitness trainer, recovering aerobics and spin cycling instructor, 20 year licensed massage therapist specializing in deep tissue, neuro-muscular/trigger-point therapy.

Both Gray and Brett did a phenomenal job sharing their expertise in a way that not only was easy to grasp but kept me completely receptive even if overwhelmed by the absolute volume of information being delivered.

CK FMS training is most likely going to be the most effective tool I have to building my client base and make healthy, strong, stronger kettlebellers. I am blown away by how simple and even easy the corrective strategies are and dhow absolutely effective the CK FMS system is!


Jeff Larson, RKC II, — Personal Trainer; Napa, California

The CK FMS was an invaluable experience. It will cause a paradigm shift in my approach to programming.

Quality of training and knowledge are excellent. What more need be said? It would be excellent to have an internship with the gentlemen!!

The CK FMS rates right up there with RKC I and II. The systems of training are and will be invaluable as business owner/trainer/massage therapist to reach out and help others, this will in turn help my business and my level of expertise flourish.


Katherine Hawbaker, RKC II, Teacher; Louisville, Kentucky

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Member Chambersburg, PA Women's Gymnastics YMCA Mason-Dixon League Champions 1980-1985. Practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, RKC II.

This is exactly what I have been looking for to combine a screen or test so I am better informed in designing practices for each client. The CK FMS comes at a perfect time for me just a year after RKC, and several weeks of RKC II and with an official year under my belt working with clients. I have kept annotated noted on my clients and will apply this new knowledge immediately.

Excellent, Gray is so knowledgeable, yet despite any formal training on my part, I was able to follow lecture. His stream of thought is very clear, and he articulates his knowledge easily without sounding "lofty".

Brett's delivery and interaction was priceless. It was super cool to see him share his knowledge with the RKC community with confidence, humor and professionalism.

Excellent and above and beyond what I anticipated in terms of knowledge gained, delivery of instruction and sincere desire of Gray, Brett and Danielle for us to really go out there with this screen and use it to improve our client's movements and our own ability to be creative.


Stefan Madsen, RKC II, Copenhagen, Denmark

Great to have a system of screens allowing me to retest my clients. Hands on practice in invaluable.


Joseph Thimmesh, RKC, Landscaper/KB trainer; St. Paul, Minnesota

The FMS workshop was extremely informative, and will definitely help one become a better trainer.

They explained things very well and tried to keep everyone at ease, even though there was a ton of information presented.

It was very good, my only other experience was RKC. The CK FMS had a much larger source base of information therefore there was a lot to digest.



George Gomola, RKC, — Asst. Chief Fairfield Fire Dept., Strength Coach SHU; Fairfield, Connecticut

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Assistant Fire Chief, Fairfield Fire Dept., Strength and Conditioning Coach — Sacred Heart University Men's Soccer Program, Program Director — Fairfield Recreation Department SAQS, "300" SAQS

This training has made me responsible and more importantly — accountable for correcting my client's movement. Any training can train to failure, we must train to success.

Gray and Brett are both exceptionally gifted. Their styles compliment each other. Gray is big picture, Brett is by the book together they appeal to all aspects of a very diverse audience.

RKC II laid the groundwork for CK FMS. In a perfect world CK FMS would be done before RKC — it would have saved me a lot of pain. FMS is a doorway through which each future girevik must pass if we are to be truly responsible trainers.


Michael Johnson, RKC; Police Officer / Personal Trainer; Highland, Maryland

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Law Enforcement, — NSPA CPT, Cooper Institute Law Enforcement Fitness, Specialist, Defensive Tactics Instructor, 18 years of martial arts training

This training is a must for anyone who is serious about personal training and providing the best possible service to their clients.

Absolutely phenomenal instruction and knowledge in body mechanics and movement. Gray and Brett break everything down into easy to follow steps that can be used by any trainer.


Pat Henderson, RKC, Bloomington, Minnesota

CK FMS training is the simplest yet more comprehensive way of making minor seemingly unimportant corrections to make enormous change to the whole picture of knowing where, how and why you are in a certain place at a certain time with a recipe that helps you make discoveries which bring about not only small changes but also miracle changes in movement.

Their knowledge is such a meld of much that is known and much more which is either no known or recognized. They are incredible at putting the pieces together. Thank you so much. YOU ARE THE BOMB!

Definitely one of the tops! Especially like I said because of how I learn.


Gavin Van Vlack, RKC, — Strength & Conditioning Coach; Brooklyn, New York

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Combat sports athlete; 18 years in fitness industry.

I find it invaluable as a fitness professional, to help my clients.

Everything is top notch, typical Dragon Door production.


Lynda Angelis, RKC, Artist, karate and kettlebell instructor, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Martial Arts 30 years.

It was a year's work of information resented clearly and concisely in 3 days. My experience was both enlightened and overwhelmed.

It is just extraordinary. There are no better.

Quality was excellent. Scope of material was vast. Practical use is invaluable. Most of my recent physical exercises training has been RKC — this exceeds the standard set.


Chuck Mutschler, RKC, Physical Therapist; Pasadena, California

Day one it was stated "FMS is a system" and I believe CKFMS workshop delivered that message. As a physical therapist this system will greatly enhance my ability to deliver more comprehensive care to my pts and athletes.

Brett and Gray's chemistry and knowledge of movement pattern and corrective example is a statement to their commitment to strength and conditioning. Thank you!!


Steve Gould, RKC II, Fitness Center Owner; Morton, Illinois

Athletic Achievements, training background or specialty:

Head High School Basketball and Track Coach; Okinawan 5th Dan; Brazilian blue Belt/Chicago Open Champion; Full Instructor JKD; Mauy Thai; Kali; Escrima MS'CFT; CSCS; WFT.

Enlightening. Definitely improved instruction and evaluation of clients.

Both Gray and Brett communicate their knowledge and principles clearly and in a clean progression making the information immediately applicable when returning to work with clients.

Practical use stands out. Principles and strategies presented can be implemented immediately.