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Workshop Code # wpkb252
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Dragon Door’s mission for the RKC II, is to turn out highly competent, knowledgeable, skilled instructors who place a premium on strong, safe, health-based movement—for themselves and their clients. We consider the ability to move well, model well and teach well to be of equal importance to the instructor’s strength and endurance capacities.
A hallmark of Dragon Door’s RKC I and RKC II programs is the insistence on intelligent programming and safe progressions—for the long-term development of both health and strength.
Graduates of Dragon Door’s RKC I possess the skills to perform and teach the fundamental lifts in the kettlebell trainer’s repertoire.
Graduates of the RKC II will possess the skills to perform and teach the next most important set of kettlebell lifts—while refining and enhancing their RKC I competencies.
Key to the RKC II, will be an understanding of the progressions needed to help even the "average" client achieve "above-average" results—and continue to develop their health and strength for years to come.
Invest in Dragon Door’s RKC II to:
Master the Weighted Pull-Up
Master the Weighted Pistol
Master the Clean and Jerk
Master the Windmill
The windmill is a powerful drill for shoulder and rib cage mobility and an excellent stretch for the hips.
It is hard to find an exercise that does more for the upper body than the bent press. An incredible lat builder, the bent press also develops shoulders extraordinary in their mobility and resilience, and powerful triceps. A Big Bang exercise of the first magnitude.
Important: review the complete RKC level II testing requirements before you register.
Luke Tipple, Marysville, OH, Collegiate strength and conditioning coach
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: Luke Tipple, M.S., CSCS, USAWS, S.C.C.C has been a member of the strength and conditioning staff for The Ohio State Buckeyes since 2005. Prior to OSU, he worked in the private sector training college and professional athletes in the area of speed, agility, and strength development.
I have taken multiple certifications (CSCS, /USAW Senior, SCCC, TPI, Westside, Crossfit, TRX II). Dragon Door’s HKC, RKC Level I and II workshops really do a great job of making sure students leave with a high level of understanding of the subject covered and continuing to educate after the course with the newsletter, forum etc. Would certainly recommend the course.
Very positive. The instructors were knowledgeable, interactive, and had different ideas and experiences to fix issues. Hearing multiple ways to reach/teach was very helpful. Andrea Du Cane, Max Shank and Phil Ross all have a superior level of knowledge. Felt very comfortable with any of their coaching.
Great course. Really enjoyed the weekend and am leaving as a better strength and conditioning coach.
Anne Johnson, Tucson, AZ, Capitalist
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: 12 marathons, tons of triathlons, 5 years of kettlebells and CrossFit. RKC, CF Level 1, CF Endurance. Air Force reservist (18 yrs. Lt Col, still drilling) and PhD in operations research (systems & industrial engineering). Co-owner of DNA Personal Training/CrossFit 520, Tucson, AZ. Real Estate investor, mother of 2 elementary school kids.
The RKC Level II Instructor Certification seminar contributed to my understanding and practice of kettlebells in the following five ways:
RKC II was physically and mentally challenging. My knowledge of kettlebell practice was exploded through practical, hands-on teaching, and my challenge now is to put my new arsenal of training options to work in my studio.
What five aspects of the workshop did you find most useful and why?
Quality was outstanding – Andrea Du Cane, Phil Ross and Max Shank are an incredible team, and I relished the chance to learn so much so fast from true experts. They walk the talk, and never hesitated to share, help, correct as needed.
Quality: top 5%. Extremely practical and empirically based (which I find more useful then training based on research that measures irrelevant responses...)
The scope was good – enough info to be worth the investment, but not an unmanageable amount. I will be able to put it to work immediately!
Karen Kurtz, Haddonfield, NJ, Kettlebell & Functional Movement Instructor
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: HKC, RKC I, Active Isolated Stretching-Aaron Mattes Method, TRX, CK-FMS, Naked Warrior, et. al.
It was an all-encompassing workshop that covered level II skills, correctives, progressives and addressed programming design for the conditioned male or female athlete as well as the average "Jane or John" who is picking up bells of the first time.
What aspects of the workshop did you find most useful and why?
Overall – a great experience! Thank you!
Moritz Rammensee, Munich, Germany, Personal Trainer
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: RKC, FMS Lvl1, Primal Move Fundamentals Level 2 and Regeneration Instructor.
It was a great workshop in an awesome, relaxed learning atmosphere with nice people and very good instructors.
All instructors have a huge background knowledge and experience in what they’re doing and teaching and you could feel that throughout the whole weekend! It was great learning from you! Thanks a lot!
In comparison to the RKC by Pavel, I’ve been to, the whole atmosphere was much more relaxed and you could focus on the actual content rather then worrying about if you sit down correctly or not. It was an awesome learning environment and instructors gave you the feeling that they actually care about you and are there to help/assist you.
It was a great experience! Thanks a lot!
Lisa Kyte, Delray Beach, FL, Fitness Manager, The Polo Club of Boca Raton
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: RKC1, ACE Personal Trainer, Power Pilates, TPI, Previous Health Club owner, 17 years Personal Training
RKC Level 2 is an incredible experience! I worked hard, made new friends and had a lot of fun.
Excellent! I really enjoyed the knowledge and expertise from all three RKC Master Trainers. It’s interesting to learn from instructors with completely different backgrounds and philosophies but applying them to kettlebell training. Max Shank, Phil Ross and Andrea Du Cane thank you!
The most thorough certification out there. You don’t just pay your money and get a piece of paper. You have to actually work at it, dedicate time to training and test out on the skills we learned in Level I and II.
Brady Jones McComb, MS, Teacher
The only weekend better than RKC I, was RKC II. I’m headed home stronger and better at instructing my clients. I feel l learned from the best this weekend.
Quality was excellent in my opinion. Instruction had a lot of energy and kept us engaged throughout. The new manual is superb. I love the detailed progressions, which will only help my classes and myself become a better instructor.
I’ve only received topnotch instruction at my level 1 and 2. This style of teaching is the most efficient way to increase excellence in physical activity realms. I’ll be able to use this with all of my people.
Thank you for providing this service. I believe in learning form the best in the world, if possible. This style of workshop is appreciated.
Laura Robertson, Minneapolis, MN, Personal Trainer
Walking away from the RKC II, I feel empowered with knowledge and inspired again to push even further with myself and my clients.
Each instructor was very knowledgeable. Each instructor had their own way of teaching each movement/skill. So if I did not understand one I could learn from the other. Each instructor was professional and enjoyable.
For me the RKC II was the perfect blend of physical strength and mental strength. For example I remember feeling physically destroyed during my RKC I so much so I couldn’t consume all of the knowledge. However, I have been to the opposite as well. All book and lecture not enough movement to keep me engaged.
The new manual is great, very easy to use as a reference. Also clear-cut.
Jeff Ehrike, Oshkosh, WI, Gym Owner
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: All-Conference, All-Area High School Athlete (Football, Baseball, Basketball), All-American Collegiate D3 Track Athlete (Sprints), College Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science/Kinesiology, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, RKC & Power Plate Certified
Overall, I really enjoyed my RKC II experience! The small group interaction was very insightful and beneficial. Not only to me but also to each and everyone of my members which will only lead to a more successful business.
I thought Andrea Du Cane, Max Shank and Phil Ross were very knowledgeable and helpful to my development. Not only as an instructor, but also as a business owner. Their three personalities and strengths really complemented each other. I felt that together they gave us all a very broad perspective that hit on everything. The opportunities they gave us to ask questions to them individually and get their feedback was priceless in my opinion.
What I liked about the RKC II material was it makes sure we’re physically sound, but it’s not overwhelming to the point where we break down. The manner at which this course was ran, really allowed me to absorb the material. I like how the RKC takes a more physically demanding approach to weed out the weak and unwilling. But once you show you’re capable of that, and show you’re serious about being a professional... then it’s more knowledge based (with some physical demand obviously). I think this was all perfected with my RKC I and RKC II experience.
I also really enjoyed the fact that we also were able to have a little fun here also. The personalities of the instructors (Andrea, Max and Phil) really kept things light and enjoyable. We still learned a ton but making it fun and enjoyable allowed us to be a little more relaxed and also made the instructors appear more approachable. It wasn’t a goof off session or anything, just allowed work to be done with a little humor along the way. That’s a recipe for success in my opinion.
Daniel Ribeiro, Maui HI, personal trainer
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: Jiu-jitsu Physical Education degree
Forever, it made me a better instructor and ensured better service to my clients. Really amazing, beyond my expectations. You guys are great!
Rob Exline, Houston, TX, Gym Owner
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: RKC, CrossFit Level I, USAW 1, Brown Belt in Chun do Kwan.
Very positive experience and definitely liked the small group atmosphere. It made for a much more intimate and student centered atmosphere.
A clear wealth of experience and knowledge. Clearly Andrea, Phil and Max have a deep understanding of the kettlebell movement as well as human movement.
Max – has a very keen eye to definitely get to a simple and effective solution to a movement issue.
Andrea – has a very deep understanding of this system as well as an understanding of how to apply the RKC system to special populations.
Phil – is very welcoming and eager to use his knowledge and experience to make people better!
As expected the training and material, are high quality, laser focused and very practical to sue. I am always impressed with the quality and practicality of these certifications.
Amanda Pezzullo, Chicago, IL, Personal Training Manager
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: 4 Year Gymnastics Scholarship @ University of Missouri, NSCA-CSCS, SCCC-CSCCa, RKC L. 1, FMS L. 1, Powerplate L. 1, Pre/Post Natal Certified
It was great to review level I as many of us haven’t been watched by precise eyes in a long time. RKC II was a great review of level I material and packed my "toolbox" with an enormous amount of additional moves and mobility work. It gave me an opportunity to refine my skills.
The RKC II Certifications surpasses any other type of certifications because you are learning how to coach. They won’t certify you unless you can coach someone through a movement and you shouldn’t be coaching someone through a movement unless you can do it yourself.
Carlton Brown, Etobicke, Ontario, Canada, Personal Trainer
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: CPTN Personal Trainer, ISSA-SPN, Pitness Kickboxing Canada – Level III Instructor, Russian Kettlebell Challenge – Level II Instructor.
All instructors were great – very knowledgeable. RKC has always been the best personal training course year after year.
Edward Maulhardt, Port Hueneme, CA, Trainer
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: High School football all league, JC football all WSC in Track all WSC.NASM PT, CEC, RKC
Nothing but professional and encouraging. The best money I ever spent. Very knowledgeable in the fact of training safely. The material was well covered never felt lost and there was always someone to help in a positive manner. I just want to thank you guys for changing my life and motivating me to do more in the future.
Not Tested, But Taught:
PRESS REQUIREMENTS FOR LEVEL II
In the pull-up you will be required to start from a dead hang, pull up without kipping, and finish by touching the bar with your neck or chest using the thumbless overhand grip. Women will be tested with their bodyweight only. Men will be required to hang a kettlebell on a foot (a weight belt is not allowed). Kettlebell sizes: 24kg for up to 220 pounds bodyweight; 16kg for over 220 pounds. Men masters (over 50 years old): 16kg up to 220 pounds; bodyweight; 12kg for over 220 pounds.
In the pistol you must be able to descend at least to parallel and come up exercising control. You may hold a counterweight. Successful performance of the pistol with one leg is sufficient.
Successful performance of the windmill, bent press, and push press with one arm is sufficient.
The jerk will be tested with two kettlebells of the size required for the snatch test.
RKC II Preparation Advice
A large percentage of RKC II failures are due to tight shoulder girdles and thoracic spines. The following books and DVDs are recommended for preparation: Kettlebells from the Ground Up, Resilient, Return of the Kettlebell, Secrets of the Shoulder.
The Strict One-Arm Military Press
What disqualifies an attempt?
The Tactical Dead Hang Pullup
If you fail any of the above tests, you will be given three months to retest with a Master RKC, Senior RKC, or RKC Team Leader. Your RKC II Instructor certificate will not be issued until you have passed all the tests.
Regardless of how recent your Level I cert is, in addition to the above Level II requirements you will be retested for Level I: the technique in the six Level 1 basics and the five-minute snatch test. This will recertify you as a Level I RKC for two more years.
If you fail any of the Level I tests you will not be certified as a Level II instructor, even if you have passed all the Level II tests. You will not be recertified as a Level I instructor either.
If you fail any of the Level I tests, you will be given two months to retest with a Master RKC, Senior RKC, or RKC Team Leader.
Saturday, February 25—Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sat: 8:30—6:30, Sun 8:30—4:30
San Francisco, California
Mail check to Dragon Door Publications, 5 East County Rd B, #3, Little Canada, MN 55117
$300.00 fee for cancellations or transfers, no exceptions.
No refunds on cancellations after February 16, 2017
Workshop Code # WPKB252
Workshop reference: RKC II, San Francisco, Feb 2017
Now available: pay for your workshop in three equal, monthly installments.
Register and pay by October 21, 2016, fee is only $799 (Save $300.00)
Register and pay by December 16, 2016, fee is only $899 (Save $200.00)
* Registration deadlines are 11:59PM Central time.
Swing San Francisco
1058 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Host: Luke Wilson
This workshop limited to 30 participants.
Workshop price does not include room & board or meals.
A map for the location and a list of convenient hotels/motels will be provided to all registrants.
Workshop Site Cancellation
Workshop sites may be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the beginning of the scheduled workshop session for any reason. When a workshop is cancelled or postponed, candidates will be notified immediately and will receive a complete refund of all workshop fees or be allowed to transfer at no penalty to the new dates or another course of their choosing without penalty.
Refunds for credit card transactions processed online will be refunded back to the credit card within 2 weeks after the cancellation. If workshop registration was not completed online or the refund cannot be processed online, a refund check will be mailed within 4 to 6 weeks after the cancellation.
If cancellation is required, Dragon Door is not responsible for any expenses (travel or lodging) incurred beyond the registration fees. We recommend against making non-refundable travel plans.
Note: We will be providing you with kettlebells to practice with at the training, but these kettlebells are not included in the price of the certification.