Praise for the Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) — New York, NY, February 2020


Diana Stinson

I came in with a very basic, novice practice and leave feeling on the road to mastery. Much, much more confidence and understanding of KBs.

Steve Holiner, Jason, Kapnick and Geoff Hemingway are a perfect team. Great balance of leadership and teaching styles. They made it fun. Learning different cues and the science truly helped rock out the different moves.


Amanda Kola

It was a great course. I wasn’t’ expecting to learn so much and clean up my technique. I am grateful for this course. Each instructor, leader etc was super informed and versatile. It was awesome to get different perspectives and help. Overall amazing.

It was awesome to have patient instructors who were able to continue helping you and not giving up and saying you’ll figure it out.


Charles Abovizied

It makes beginners great at understanding how to use a bell.  It helps professionals become better at teaching others how to use a bell and enjoy it!

I really loved it. Broke whatever fears I had of the RKC before coming here. Everyone was super inviting and friendly, knowledgeable and made learning kettlebells fun.

The most robust cert I’ve done. I feel like I’ve truly earned this cert if I succeed which I can’t say about others. The testing really sets it apart.


MJ Durkin

The entire team was amazing. Very knowledgeable, experienced, helpful and kind.


Isaac Hagberg

RKC was the perfect way to feed a kettlebell addiction, fine tune movements, and learn from the best. It’s unique in the amount of depth and technique it went.


Antonia Glielmi

The RKC training was well worth it. I learned ways that bettered my technique which will help my professional career.

The head instructors and the RKC team this weekend were very knowledgeable in my opinion. I felt that they had a passion to teach us and make sure we do our best. And I really appreciated that.


Jim Meister

I don’t think you could put a better crew together.


Li Vizzi

Great building blocks to bettering my own training and my teaching. Super clean and practical. Great coaching. I like that coaches are caring and very considerate of where people are coming from.  And I don’t mind kind of like when coaches are assertive, bring focus, offer criticism, or fail a student when appropriate.


Alex Williams

This certification exceeded my expectations. The coaches are very supportive and knowledgeable. Tips and drills helped tons. I will be back for RKC level II.

Everyone was excellent! Great professionals who taught form and skill.  Very easy to talk with and made it easy to ask questions.


Praise for the Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) — Los Angeles, CA, February 2020


James Nicholson

Best certification I’ve experienced out of 5 total. All coaches provided valuable instruction and feedback, and encouraged a conducive learning environment.

RKC training was superior to all other certifications I’ve attended. All other courses were too information-based with little hands-on application. RKC’s emphasis on coaching each other was also superior. Outstanding, enjoyable experience! Thank you!


Jessica Truax

I learned from and watched some of the most amazing teachers. They were clear, extremely knowledgeable. Chris Holder is amazing. His knowledge is so fast, he is clear and so concise.


Felisha Torres

I absolutely think this was the best certification I could have come to. Chris Holder is extremely knowledgeable on every single movement taught and so much more. I feel like I am so much more knowledgeable in every aspect of teaching.


Isaiah Gueits

One of the most informational and fun certifications I have every taken part in. You learn by doing, making it so hands on. Best coaches I’ve ever been around. The entire RKC team are great people and even better coaches.


Thomas Cassano

The best overall training course and cert to truly understand the fundamentals of the kettlebell. Whether for personal use, training and teaching, and overall longevity of the body, the RKC is a must if you want to start and/or advance with using and teaching kettlebells. An absolute detailed teaching of the core kB movements from start to progression.

Chris Holder is a master at work from start to finish. He makes it fun and enjoyable, while in depth to learn and grasp the movements. All the instructors did an amazing job helping me out and others to understand the bodies and moves. The quality was superior.

The RKC 2-day I feel like is the perfect amount of time and intensity for the teaching of knowledge mixed with work load to reach the level and goals necessary to take the skills back home. Compared to other certs or just textbook, I prefer the hands-on training for best knowledge absorption rate.


Joseph Reynolds

A lot of knowledge in a short burst of time. Great understanding of how to teach. All the teachers were amazing. Each had a different perspective and ways of teaching depending on populations they worked with.

The RKC is very methodical in nature. Each piece of knowledge and exercise built off of the other. I feel like I can go out and coach a lot of these principles tomorrow.


Chris Prunk

The coaching was excellent, informative and eye opening. It helped me realize how the bells can be the ultimate fitness tool.


Candace Hopkins

Instructors are awesome. Extremely knowledgeable and worthwhile training.