Friday, September 07, 2007

Day one Sept 2007 Cert.

another first day of the RKC cert done , and as usual it was very intense and postive experience. Have another great team and everyone here seems to really have their kb act together. It seems that each cert people just get better and better as they walk through the door. Had two guys miss passing their snatch test from losing their grip by accident( too relaxed!) but they will get it done tomorrow I'm sure.
One gentleman is from Poland and has been doing kbs all his life. very interesting guy to say the least. Reminds me of Mirko Crocop,looks just like him.everyone is working their asses off and is just about as postive and energetic as can be. As good as their are as athletes I am really hoping they can teach because that is really what this course is about.
You can be a stud kb athlete but if you cant teach you cant be RKC. I'm sure they will be fine. that is, after all ,my job. to teach them how to teach this stuff.
I truly love coming here and getting to spend all weekend with really passionate kb people.It gives me way more energy than it takes and I dont get tired of talking training and kettlebells and here Ihave 60 plus people as excited about it as I am.
The RKC is just getting bigger and better all the time.Each cert people come better prepared and more into it that the last one. hard to beat that.
My knee is holding up better than ever and I didnt even have to unpack the G5 until late today. Normally I would have been living on it just from getting here from the airport. Amazing how things have changed in just one short year.
Tomorrow should be a long tough day, can't wait.


Royce said...

Awesome Rif!!

Pete Diaz, RKC said...


Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary as a Senior RKC! You look very comfortable speaking in front of a large crowd of 60 RKC candidates. I am having a blast being here at the RKC. I have one of your people (Cindy) on my team, and she has been well prepped prior to coming out. Well done!


Tracy said...

Miss you

AikiBudo said...

Congrats also, Rif!

Glad your knee is doing well again too.

I'll stop in later to catch some of the action.

Mark Reifkind said...


thanks man. I've been doing this for awhile now and getting more comfortable in my teaching role all the time. see you in alittle bit,lol.


Mark Reifkind said...

thanks your email