Sydney HKC Update

If you’re reading this and you haven’t yet booked the HKC, what are you waiting for? The HKC is the perfect start for many things –

  • It will get you going in the right direction for the RKC, if that is your goal.
  • If you are going to do the RKC, the cost is fully deductible. Essentially giving you a free day of training with a Master RKC to groove technique and learn from the best.
  • The movements taught at the HKC form the foundation of athletic skill. The swing, get up and squat comprise the building blocks of essential athletic movement and power production. Learning how to do these movements correctly will instantly boost the benefits of training for both you and your clients.
  • Just being shown exercises won’t do you any good. You need to know how to break them down, trouble shoot them and build them from the ground up. A monkey can be shown exercises, but a skilled trainer can teach a monkey how to do them. Which one are you?

In addition, the workshops being run the next day are going to be shown for the first time in Australia. Master RKC Dave Whitley is going to delve, in depth, into the Get Up and show why it is so revered in the RKC community as an exercise, movement screen and corrective tool as well as break down how it transfers to other movements such as the Windmill and Bent Press. While not essential to do both workshops, they are clearly built so that the progressions shown in the first lead straight into the advanced exercises in the second. However, as with all physical skills, without a solid foundation of basics trying to build advanced skills or higher levels of strength without a solid foundation will only get you so far before injury occurs.

In fact, if you look at the original Russian Kettlebell Challenge book you can see that the Program Minimum was substantially different to what it is now. It was originally slated as Snatch + Bent Press but had to be changed because he realised that so many people lacked the basic foundations of movement, what Gray Cook calls primitive patterns, to pull these moves off without risking injury. With safety being a prime concern to us in the RKC (remember, we’re not the monkeys) it was important to create a PM that allowed people to train hard, reap big rewards, yet limit risk. So it was changed in Enter the Kettlebell to be Swing + Get Up. Having seen first hand literally hundreds of times how beneficial the Get Up can be in getting clients to move well these workshops will be eye opening to both trainers and enthusiasts alike as Dave explores and decodes how to get the absolute most from this under rated exercise.

To book your workshops go here. Book before October 13 to save $100!

The first step in this process is to get in to see an RKC before it is all too late. I’ll be running a preparation class in Sydney on October 23 at the same venue that the HKC will be held at. So far, I have a perfect record in getting people ready to pass the HKC and the RKC. If you’re serious about attending, be serious about learning correct form right from the very start. The technical requirement for the HKC is exactly the same as for the RKC – in other words we expect perfection. While being taught correct form may only take a few hours, grooving the correct skill, so that you are able to replicate it at the end of the day when you are at your most tired, takes weeks. Don’t wait until the last minute to learn and then try to build your fitness base, give yourself enough time to accomplish all your goals. For more information on the preparation class go here.

Finally, if you are attending the HKC and still don’t know where to stay please contact:

Contact: John (Manager)
Code: Dragon Door Australia
Transport: Free Shuttle from the hotel to the venue on both Saturday and Sunday in the
morning only. Shuttle seats 20 people and will do multiple trips if necessary.
Note: If a reasonable number of people book accommodation at the Comfort Inn they
will organise a shuttle for the evening too

Deal: All clients who book at the Comfort Inn & Suites Burwood will need to ask to
speak to John and quote the above code “Dragon Door Australia”.
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Standard Hotel Room: Friday night $115 & Saturday night $160 (usually $190 per night)
Single Hotel Room: Friday night $95 & Saturday night $140 (usually $180 per night)
Breakfast: Full Breakfast @ $10 per person
Note: The same deal will apply to any Dragon Door Australia client requiring
accommodation for the prep course weekend…


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