Becoming a Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certified Instructor was, for me, one of the more memorable events thus far in my life as a fitness professional. It requires a big commitment for anyone interested – from a physical, mental, and financial standpoint.
The three days of training this certification requires is no joke – in fact, though most people train for months to get ready, there’s about a 30% fail rate – I know a handfull of people from my group of about 10 didn’t pass.
The cert didn’t come with a cheap price tag, either – once all is said and done, after paying for your certification fees, your hotel, meals, and airfare, you end up spending at least three grand.
Honestly, I think all of this is good – it makes the experience much more meaningful. My RKC certification is the one I’m most proud of, without a doubt – I feel like I earned it, which I can’t really say about any of my other four ‘nationally accredited’ certifications. But, not everyone wants or is even physically capable of the standards the RKC requires – which is where the new HKC, or Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification, comes in.
To give you a quick idea of what to expect from this still very new certification course, check out this YouTube video:
The best part about this certification is that it is taught with the same high standard that Dragon Door and Pavel have become famous for. At the HKC, you’ll learn, among other things:
*Knowledge and competency to perform the three most basic kettlebell drills – the swing, the get up, and the goblet squat
*Techniques and drills for core activiation, flexibility, increased power, strength, and athletic performance
*The HKC template for designing an infinate number of kettlebell workouts
And a lot more –
The RKC is a three day course, while the HKC is a one day course. The RKC requires a 100-rep snatch test, while the HKC requires a basic pull up test. The RKC comes with a nearly $2500 price tag, while the HKC can be taken for $599 – and early registration gets you another $100 off.
The last thing that’s really cool is that the immense popularity of the HKC since its launch late last year (you can see this in the video above) has led to these courses springing up all over the country! For more details, to check for availability in your area, to register early and and to get $100 off, click the banner below: