Praise for the Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) — London, , June 2018


Peter Marsden, Barnstable, UK

Dan John was sent by God himself to make us stronger! Amazing experience. First rate. Absolutely brilliant.


Dan Liguori, Vero Beach, FL, Student

Above and beyond even my lofty expectations. Both Dan John and Fitsz Dubova were not only incredibly adept at their roles but also demonstrated patience and true care for what they were doing and trying to achieve.

Once again, above and beyond anything I’ve done before. This course was fantastic and provides a bedrock for any of my further knowledge.


Kevin Cornwell

It’s so important to find a coach you can connect with. The manual has all the info, but the coach has the lines. I learnt so much in the in-between parts. Dan John is even better than expected. Fitsz uses his understanding of calisthenics extraordinarily well to help all learn.

Better than StrongFirst’s seminar. Great transition between theory, practice, and teaching.


Greg Cornthwaite, Whyteleafe, UK

Dan John was a fantastic, knowledgeable coach who shared the RKC method really well. I have learned mountains of info and now ready to practice. Dan John has been very influential. The quality of the training was A-One.

Better than most courses but on a par with the PCC.


Michael ‘Buster’ Keefe, Kent, UK, Personal Trainer, MMA Coach

Athletic Achievements Martial arts since 1981--Karate, taekwondo. Wrestling. Gary Daniels EURAM Challenge, Oct. 1997-2003 competed winning 7/8 within 6 minutes. American football for East Kent Maverick. Opened own small gym April 2004. Strongman events 2006.

I was subjected to awesome instruction with friendly and helpful coaches and assistants.

Having read most of Dan John‘s books first, this was one of main reasons I did the course. Didn’t disappoint as loads of brilliant information.


Grzegorz Tomaszewski, Sopot, Poland, Strength Coach

Athletic Achievements CFSC – Certified Functional Strength Coach. FMS. Mike Robertson Seminar. Academy of Physical Education in Gdansk

Lovely experience. Nice group of people. I love this community. Great workshop. Dan John is a great coach. So many simple drills and the way he explains everything makes things easier.


Alex Strimbanu, London, UK, Coach

Athletic Achievements UK and Ireland Calisthenics Cup 3rd place, PCC Certified

Dan John is a legend. Absolutely fantastic teaching! Massive thanks and respect to Dan John and his assistant, Fitsz Dubova!

I’ve done PCC a month ago. Both PCC and RKC are at a very high standard and can be super-useful to both coaches and trainees.


Dan Thomas

I now have a much better understanding of technique and application of drills to help clients. Coach Dan was excellent. His knowledge is phenomenal and he was ably assisted by Fitsz who is himself an excellent coach.

I loved the mix of lecture/practical and really enjoyed the testing. It’s good to know that I can walk the walk and not just talk the talk.


Patrick Riedl, Schaerbeek, Belgium, Strength Coach

Excellent instruction in a very cognitive and welcoming environment. Thoughtfully put out and very mindful of participants needs and questions.


Art Vilassakdanon, Winchester, Hampshire, Consultant

I had an amazing time learning from Dan John. He provided great hands-on learning and insight from his experience. Dan John provided excellent quality of training and deep knowledge of both KBs and fitness in general. Fitsz provided great feedback and coaching.

Best course I’ve taken.


Andrea Breslin, Milton Keynes, UK, Personal Trainer/Fitness Coach

Fun and worthwhile. Learnt so much about RKC. Dan John is amazing. Had no idea who he was before I came, but I am a big fan now. What a wonderful man. Seems to know everything and can explain it so everyone understand.

I have done the PCC and it is definitely up there with that, but any other course I have been on in England is lame.


Vaughn Allen, North Yorkshire, UK, Chief Exec

Athletic Achievements CrossFit, Oly w-lifting, Kick-boxing

Excellent mix of lecture and practical advice and very specific recommendations.


Kim Rahir, Madrid, Spain, Personal Trainer

Athletic Achievements ACE certified Personal Trainer, specialized in strength for women. Online trainer. OTA certified.

A very demanding experience. Many new insights on a more general, encompassing level.

Dan John was brilliant, great insight, very professional, respectful, humane, and understanding.

It was fun, hard, and brilliant.


Dalibor Meinert-Gjuric, Stuttgart, BW, Germany, Engineer

It was a great transfer for experience and knowledge in kettlebells and programming in a very condensed way.


William Gardiner, Malton, UK, Chauffeur

F#cking Awesome! Thanks. Leagues ahead of any other certification workshop. I am very proud to be part of the RKC.