The HKC Kettlebell Certification is THE place to learn how to perform, teach, master and troubleshoot the 3 most vital kettlebell movements: the SWING, GOBLET SQUAT and GETUP. This is a one day certification and it is open to both trainers and enthusiasts.
How to master the essentials of kettlebell lifting—and dramatically boost your power and effectiveness as a personal trainer or coach; Dragon Door’s one-day, entry-level kettlebell instructor certification workshop
Attend the HKC and leave with these major advantages:
A deep understanding of the true benefits of kettlebell training—for both yourself and your clients
A solid knowledge of vital kettlebell training safety procedures
A workmanlike grasp of the fundamentals of biomechanics—to ensure your clients move with perfect form and avoid injury
A grasp of the key HardStyle skills and principles of strength
The ability to competently perform the three foundational kettlebell exercises (the Swing, the Get-Up, and the Goblet Squat)
The confidence you can now correctly teach the three essential kettlebell exercises—and troubleshoot common technique problems
The unique HKC template for designing an unlimited number of effective kettlebell workouts.
Get a $200 discount on your registration for an RKC certification workshop.
And discover all this and more in the course of your HKC training:
Understand why mastery of the kettlebell swing is fundamental to high-level HardStyle practice
How to develop power through compensatory acceleration and overspeed eccentrics
How to train hip extension for back and knee health and athletic performance
How to employ bracing and neutral spine—for injury prevention, enhanced performance and optimal transmission of force
How to recruit the lat as a “core muscle” to improve the spine safety and glute strength
How to increase power with the biomechanical breathing match
A safe, effective modality for developing different types of endurance
Explosive training techniques for more effective fat-loss
The deadlift: the most “functional” exercise of all
The two-arm swing and corrective exercises
The concept of rooting and two key drills for developing it
The one-arm swing
The hand-to-hand swing
Russian relaxation exercises to enhance the acquisition of skilful movement, increase power and endurance
The two hundred year history of the get-up
The get-up as an assessment tool
The strength and health benefits of the get-up
How to correctly perform the get-up and teach corrective drills
How to move from mobility to stability, then from stability to strength—and why this progression is crucial for truly effective kettlebell work
The get-up, shoulder mobility and stability exercises. The role of the lat in shoulder stability and strength—and advanced lat facilitation techniques
How to employ and teach steering strength
The concepts of leakage and linkage—and their importance for effective kettlebell lifting
How to perform the goblet squat and corrective drills
“Strength stretching” for the hips
How to overcome gluteal amnesia
How to most effectively stretch the hip flexors to dramatically improve athletic performance, back health, and posture
How to modify the squat stance for a client with back problems
An alternative squat exercise for overweight clients
Why “sport specific training” is inappropriate for 99% of the coaches and athletes—and a powerful alternative
Take home an information packed HKC instructor manual:
What makes kettlebell training unique?
What Russian research says about the benefits of kettlebell training?
What is “Hardstyle”?
Kettlebell safety 101: ten key items
The Swing: its benefits, technique, teaching progression, and remedial drills
The Get-Up: its benefits, technique, teaching progression, and remedial drills
The Goblet Squat: its benefits, technique, teaching progression, and remedial drills
HKC program design
The three key principles of effective training identified by Russian sports scientists: continuity of the training process, waving the loads, and specialized variety,
Ten program design tools for an unlimited variety of effective kettlebell workouts:
Active Recovery Exercises
As with the RKC, the HKC will be earned through diligent testing of each candidate. Besides having to pass the requisite plank test at the outset of the workshop, each HKC candidate will be evaluated for technical proficiency and teaching skills at the end of the workshop and will then be granted either a pass or fail.
This course qualifies for .8 ACE CECs and .8 NASM CEUs