Following a short (strictly timed) 10 minute break we came back to our places on the unforgiving astroturf and got into 1 of 2 approved "learning positions" (yes, I know how this sounds, but there's a logic to it - neither of these put the body into flexion, and can help stretch in a gentle way, the one most of us chose had us on our bellies in something similar to a "cobra" … [Read more...] about RKC Orlando 2010 Recap Part Four: Friday part 3
Orlando RKC 2010
After the snatch test, we took a short break (literally, breaks would be approx 10 minutes and DON'T even think about being late....) Everyone assembled back into the main building and gathered around since Pavel himself was going to give a demonstration on the Goblet Squat. Not one of the actual "RKC 6" exercises, but still a VERY powerful and accessible … [Read more...] about RKC Orlando 2010 Recap Part Three: Friday part 2
Dragon Door posted their recap of many of our comments and feedback about the RKC weekend experience - Can you find my comments? I'll give you a hint - there's a joke about something in the 1990s... And not to worry, I am still busy writing up the day by day recaps - the 2nd half of Friday is almost done!! … [Read more...] about Can you find my RKC comments?
Friday morning began at a merciful 8:15am with many of us piling onto the shuttle bus to the Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. I just kept thinking... how my P.E. teachers from the past would really get a laugh out of ME doing something like this - I was never a "sports" person by any stretch of the imagination, and usually last to be picked for kick ball. Then … [Read more...] about RKC Orlando 2010 Recap Part Two: Friday part 1
Last night I tweeted, twittered, whatever you call it, a question to my fellow kettlebell maniac friends, a group which includes MANY people who are RKC certified. Since I've read a good deal about what people bring to the RKC, and what they think they need etc, I thought I'd ask: Hey RKCs! What do you wish you had known/done/brought with you to the #RKC … [Read more...] about What do you wish you’d brought, done, known etc, before the RKC Weekend???
After getting settled in (and not having a confrontation with the VERY aggressive bell boys) at the Disney area, official hotel, I made sure to fire up my netbook to see about the wifi - little did I know that after Saturday I just wouldn't have it in me to type for a while. Then, of course it was time to listen to a short list of "motivating songs" which are probably not … [Read more...] about RKC Orlando 2010 Recap Part One: Thursday Night
Orlando RKC Weekend at Disney's Wide World of Sports - detailed journal, related notes and various other things. Sorry it took so long to complete, I was dragging my feet because I didn't want it to be over. Now that I have completed the RKC Level 2, be watching for that! :) Orlando RKC 2010 Full Recap Video! See if you recognize anyone! What do you … [Read more...] about Orlando RKC Weekend 2010
Sunday at the Disney Wide World of Sports Pavilion thankfully began with another much needed Qigong Morning Recharge session - which unfortunately seemed all too short. ...Could easily be talked into attending a certification workshop for this as well - (HINT HINT, DRAGON DOOR). Afterwards we reassembled into our teams for one final practice of the … [Read more...] about A Much Needed Recharge, Technique Testing & a Gifted ‘Beginner’s’ ‘Sexy Exercise’ – Sunday Part 2
**Picking up where we left off a long long time ago recounting the Saturday night. I have been hesitant to write the Sunday recaps for several reasons - 1. Felt like if I finished them, then somehow that would make it "over" - but now that the RKC2 looms brightly on the horizon of next month that is no longer a concern at all! 2. It gets emotional and a little … [Read more...] about Sunday started a little easier…. in some ways (Orlando RKC Recap Sunday Part 1)
Sometimes it writes itself, sometimes its a struggle... these last two are so very very important. The good news for you is - it isn't over as the RKCII looms large next week - and you bet I'll be blogging about that too! … [Read more...] about Haven’t Forgotten! Sunday Part 2 of the Orlando RKC is in the works- should be posting VERY soon! :)