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As an incentive to help athletes and coaches build on and evolve their skill-sets, HKC certified graduates may deduct $200.00 from a registration for a future RKC certification workshop, within one year of achieving the HKC.
Workshop Code # HKC458
Register on-line or call 1-800-899-5111 for credit card orders.
Since Dragon Door launched the world's first-ever kettlebell instructor certification program in 2001, the classic RKC program has become the gold standard, now with over 1,500 certified instructors in over 43 countries.
The prized RKC certificate represents a "Black Belt" in kettlebell instruction that requires extensive pre-training to attain. A grueling, "experience of a lifetime", the RKC program is the ONLY current program which insists on stringent testing of multiple skills and strengths. Currently only an average of 70% of RKC candidates succeed in passing the requirements by which they can proudly hold themselves forth as "RKC-certified".
While qualified RKCs continue to graduate to ever-higher levels of expertise, through such groundbreaking graduate programs such as the CK-FMS and the RKC level II, it's clear that these individuals share a very special combination of drive, passion, skill, commitment and physical capability—without which the RKC would remain a distant dream.
In other words the RKC is not for everyone! Not everyone is ready to step up to that level of intensity and commitment. To pay that kind of price in blood, sweat, tears and money—whatever the final prize and future benefits, be it enhanced financial opportunity or dramatic physical gains.
But what about all of those otherwise-dedicated coaches, trainers and athletes who just can't commit to the full-bore RKC, but would still like to be certified in the most important essentials of kettlebell lifting?
Currently there is no entry-level kettlebell certification program that addresses these folk with the kind of quality and standards Dragon Door has become famous for.
Time to change all that and provide this larger group of fine individuals the chance to "Enter the Kettlebell", as it were—and learn from the very best in the business.
So with that in mind, we present you the HardStyle Kettlebell Certification, the HKC—and your chance to join forces with the world's premier kettlebell instructor training system.
Like the RKC, the HKC includes a qualifying test of physical strength. The RKC is famous for its mandatory snatch test—that immediately sets a high bar for those wishing to qualify as an RKC. We take pride in this. Many fitness certifications have no physical test whatsoever, allowing that curious anomaly of an obviously out-of-shape trainer dispensing advice to clients who are clearly fitter than they are!
To ensure that those who register for the HKC have a reasonable level of fitness, Dragon Door settled on a standard plank, performed with straight alignment and held for 60 seconds.
Attend the HKC and leave with these major advantages:
And discover all this and more in the course of your HKC training:
Take home an information packed HKC instructor manual:
As with the RKC, the HKC will be earned through diligent testing of each candidate. Besides having to pass the requisite plank test at the outset of the workshop, each HKC candidate will be evaluated for technical proficiency and teaching skills at the end of the workshop and will then be granted either a pass or fail.
Becoming HKC™ Certified
Where the physical requirements are concerned, you will be tested on the following:
Note: The neck and back must be kept straight for the duration of the test. During the test your instructor may choose to cue you with minor adjustments or has the option to terminate the test. If you fail to maintain proper alignment or you drop to your knees, the test is considered a failure.
You must be able to demonstrate safe and effective technique as part of being an HKC instructor. Your course instructor will test you on the following exercises in the latter part of the course to ensure that you can perform what you have been taught during the course.
The swing is tested using two hands with an appropriate size kettlebell, for 10 reps or more at your instructors’ discretion.
The Get up will be tested on one side, using an appropriate size kettlebell. You will use both hands to roll and lift the kettlebell into the starting position as well as pulling it down to your chest at the finish. It is performed using the low sweep.
The goblet squat will be tested holding one kettlebell by the horns in front of your chest, you will be asked to perform 5 reps or more at your instructors’ discretion
If You Fail a Requirement
Registration deadline: March 28rd, 2017
$50.00 fee for cancellations or transfers, no exceptions.
No refunds or cancellations after: March 23rd, 2017
Workshop Code # HKC458
Workshop reference: HKC, Cologne, Germany, April 2017
This workshop limited to 15 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. For your protection, 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.