October 8th through the 11th, United Sports Training Center, Downington, PA: The RKC
conducted it’s first ever East Coast Civilian Certification. There were over 90 participants from all over the county and world. Gireviks, as kettlebell lifters are referred to as in Russia, came from as far away as Italy, Ireland and Korea to become a certified RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) Instructor. The RKC is the Gold Standard in Kettlebell lifting and is headed by the Chief Instructor Pavel Tsatsouline, the father of Modern Kettlebell training.
Master Phil Ross, RKC Level 2, was enlisted as an assistant instructor for the international event. Master Ross put the candidates though a Breathing Ladder Workout that he was asked to design and administer at the certification. He also led the test group of 150 plus through an extensive warm up.
The certification weekend was filmed and Amanda Salas provided color commentary and interviewed instructors and participants alike. The documentary will be available on the DragonDoor.com website and on Youtube.com this November. Be sure to check it out to get a look inside what happens at an RKC Certification.
For additional information on Russian Kettlebell Training or Martial Arts Classes and workshops, call (201) 612-1429 or visit us on the web at www.philross.com