Red Dawn in Brisbane

If you swing kettlebells in Australia then you know that the first ever Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification has been run in Melbourne. You can see my write up of the event
and you can find participant praise here.

Get Up

Get Up

So what’s next for Hardtsyle Down Under?

I’m pleased to announce that we will now be running the second ever HKC in Australia in Brisbane. Dragon Door’s HKC (HardStyle Kettlebell Certified) Instructor Workshops- U.S. and Worlwide
Click here for Certification Course Information – Register now!

The Brisbane course will be held on August 21st at the Krav Maga Training Academy. Krav Maga has a strong association with the RKC and Dragon Door and it is only natural that this bond is continued here in Australia. With so many common elements between Pavel Tsatsouline’s world famous Hardtsyle system and the famous Israeli fighting art the two are a natural match.

Andrew Read RKC

Explaining the concepts of Hardstyle

Andrew Read RKC

Teaching body position for the Swing

In the lead up to this event I will be back in Brisbane to run some introduction workshops to teach people the basics of the Swing, Get Up and Goblet Squat – the three movements covered by the HKC. I have already been there once, just a few weeks ago, to start the first of these sessions. To be honest, it was the first time I had to ship large numbers of kettlebells interstate and then get myself there too. I was assisted greatly by Tim Uljarevic, the head instructor and owner of KMTA. Tim is one of only a handful of Elite instructors in Australia and was the youngest graded to that rank. The quality expected from the IKMF is obvious and Tim’s easy going yet business like manner made the trip easy and an absolute pleasure. Over the course of six hours I taught the basics of Swing, Get Up, Goblet Squat, Clean, Press and Snatch. I know there are groups out there that will do that in three hours or less but the RKC is concerned with perfection of movement just like martial artists are.

The next time I plan to come back there are plans to again teach the Swing, Get Up and Goblet Squat at a beginner level. BUT…

There are also plans to start running preparation classes for the HKC too. These cannot be underestimated. At the Melbourne HKC out of the six who passed five had trained with an RKC prior to the event. I know that one of the other six has now passed after spending a few hours one on one with an RKC too. So the message is clear – if you plan to attend the HKC, and you plan to pass, then you better make sure to attend these sessions. The next time i will be back in Brisbane to run the introduction seminar plus HKC preparation classes will be the 19th of June.

Andrew Read RKC

Teaching the bottom of the Swing

If you are keen to attend the HKC then act fast! If you book soon there is a $100 discount and you will be assured your spot. There were people who missed out in Melbourne because they waited too long to book. Don’t miss this opportunity again. I have been having talks with Fitness Australia regarding the accrediting of kettlebell courses. there are simply too many uneducated, fly by night operators out there offering poor instruction and little in the way of teaching skills. Fitness Australia is going to be changing everything soon. I can guarantee that the HKC will be among the first to be accredited as they recognise that Dragon Door are the world leaders in this field. So if you’re a PT who uses kettlebells don’t take chances with your insurance, don’t risk injuring your clients showing them poor form learnt from someone who watched a DVD, instead come to the HKC and watch your clients results go through the roof!

Dragon Door’s HKC (HardStyle Kettlebell Certified) Instructor Workshops- U.S. and Worlwide
Click here for Certification Course Information – Register now!


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3 Responses to “Red Dawn in Brisbane”

  1. Road Trip! « Dragon Door Australia Says:

    […] It will run for three hours and be $200. This workshop was well attended last time I was here (see this post here) and covers the safe use of these three essential drills for kettlebell use, athletic performance […]

  2. Barney Says:

    Hi – I live in Brisbane and am interested in the beginner course – I am struggling to find info – can someone please point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance. Barney

  3. relentlesspt Says:

    Barney, if you look at the post entitled Road Trip it has all the details.

    The short version is this – I’ll be back in Brisbane on June 19th. At 9am I’ll be running an intro workshop for beginners. It lasts three hours and is $200. On the same day I’ll also be running part one of an HKC prep class starting at 1pm for those keen to attend the HKC that will be run on August 21.

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