Saturday, September 08, 2007

Day two, more fun is had by all.

each cert it seems my teams get better and the certs get harder.This team suprised me almost by the minute with their tenacity, talent and spirit. No one complained,no one backed off or bailed on any task,and no one cut corners.
It seems hard to imagine, as I said earlier,that with all the work that is required of them,that their form and skill would grow better with each hour of back breaking work, but that is exactly what happens. Just when they think the suffering is over there is another "short" workout to do and they rise to the occasion and perfom incredibly well.
to a person their appreciation of the RKC, its priciples,methods and techniques grows with each passing minute and the community grows that much deeper.Getting through this weekend is truly a unique experience and one that produces a serious life altering perception of what is possible and what is possible for them.
The RKC cert is no joke and getting certified is in itself a Rite of Passage.With each passing cert and each new group of RKC's the community grows that much deeper and stronger and wider.
I love all the new people I get to meet and make connections with; it truly is great fun and very satisfying for me each and every time.
I also got meet and work with Jason Brown and Pamela Macelree and was mightily impressed with them both, as teacher and people. The network grows even deeper.
Day three tomorrow and the true test of the RKC candidates skill: can they teach what they have been taught? In many ways the hardest day of the weekend.
As for me day two of my walking and standing work is going very well and my barefoot approach is paying off again.The peak is working although I can't wait for max vo2 day monday. Did a lot of demonstrating today and even my right shoulder had more range of motion than normal.snatch demos went stunningly well and I did as much demos as possible to get some work in although my plan to do the swing workout didnt pan out.No worries I got lots of work in.
datsit.

6 comments:

Tim Anderson said...

You're right, there is something special about being part of the RKC. It is an awesome community of good souls and warriors.

Mark Reifkind said...

tis true Tim. I think people really enjoy finding a community of like minded souls.

Taikei Matsushita said...

I don't feel stranded out here in a small island nation as a sole instructor. There's a troop behind me. That's been driving me.

Tim Anderson said...

Taikei, thanks for your kind words on Dragon Door's forum. I appreciate it. Hope i get to see you again sometime.

Taikei Matsushita said...

Will do Tim. I'm planning on to get to next RKC II and go on for a while. Lets stay connected.

Mark Reifkind said...

That's right Takei. It's a real and ever growing wider and deeper community. I really get that more each a nd every time I go.Someone told me that they knew that had found their 'tribe' and I know exactly that they mean.
Everyone is SO positve and generous of spirit, it really is amazing.