>If you instantly thoguht of Bill Murry’s “Dr. Peter Venkman” from Ghostbusters then you, my friend, are on the level. Everyone else go swing in the corner.
Sitting here entertaining my dog I had a smashingly good idea. And as you may soon determine for yourself, this is just the wisjful wish of a kid who never grew up.
Given the recent deraptures from the Senior RKC pool, I have gotten to thinking about the possibile restructuring that may result from such swift and influentioal changes. Well, I had a vision, a VISION of a new billet within the RKC ranks that will not carry the weight of a Senior RKC title, but all of the responsibility. A pool of X number trainers who have elevated/separated/distinguished themselves from their peers in the RKC certified instructors. This crew would attend all RKC Weekends in a rotation, so as to keep them fresh and well rested for thier two-or-so trips to St. Paul each year. These “RKC Instructor Trainers” would most likely be expected to uphold a set of standars organic to thier position, and be active within the community with respect to using the methods we use as a vehicle to improve the health and fitness of those willing to accept our help. Writing articles and having fully functioning websites or services, and being a presence on the DD online forum both as a giver and reciever of information is likely to help.
The Senior RKC title is quite soemthing to achieve, and to the three newly appointed SR’s, Rif, Kenneth and Tommy, I salute and do snatches for you all. What I also believe to be a responsibility of EVERY RKC is to introduce “what we do” to anyone who is willing to listen and learn, as though WE ARE the ultimate representation of what DD is offering. Though I have been certified many months fewer than many other trainers, I am aware that there are far more of US, the ground pounding RKC infantry, than there are Senior Instructors. So while they have responsibilities to fulfill to themselves, theier students, and other forces in the KB universe, we are 95% of the time what your future KB convert will encounter the first time they see or touch or hear about kettlebells.
We, as a school of strength and as philanthropic sadists who ride in swinging Iron Balls must treat every moment we can as the time when you may have a huge impact on someone’s life. If we elevate our game individually and as a unit, those who reach a Field General status will be just as honored to lead as they were to serve. That, my friends, is what makes a team strong.
Pressing and pulling,