The Kettlebell is by far one of the most effective and popular strength and conditioning tools available today. The Kettlebell’s ability to create rapid strength gains, positively affect body composition, and increase anaerobic capacity is well documented and recognized. However, they can also be tremendously effective in highlighting ineffective and potentially dangerous movement patterns and loading/unloading habits that can lead to injury and strength imbalances. The goal of this five hour workshop is to give the attendee the tools, skills, and experience to utilize the Kettlebell to identify, correct, and stabilize bad movements; fix weak links in existing movements; and strengthen transitionary and stabilization skills. Techniques will also be demonstrated and explored to increase mobility and structural stability in order to help prevent injuries from occurring in the first place as well as speed recovery from existing injuries.
- Date: April 29, 2017 from 11:00 am to 05:00 pm
- Cost: $120/person. Payment must be received prior to 04/24/17. $150/person after 04/27/17. No exceptions!
- Location: CrossFit Koncepts 16720 Oakmont Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877
- Contact: Michael Krivka at [email protected] or 301/404-2571
- Prerequisites: attendees must be an HKC, RKC, CrossFit Level 1 (or higher), or a credentialed Personal Trainer.
- Note: This workshop is limited to twenty attendees
About the Instructor
Michael Krivka, Master RKC, is a member of the RKC Board of Advisors, a regular instructor at HKC (Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification) and RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certification) nationwide, and is the most highly reviewed kettlebell instructor in the world on the Dragon Door website. With over a decade of experience teaching Kettlebells to civilians, military and law enforcement personnel across the country he has the knowledge and experience to pass on the information he has acquired over almost two decades of teaching kettlebells. He has programmed group and private instruction with Kettlebells and how their use can be applied to a broad cross-section of the population; everyone from “Soccer Moms” to Tier One tactical athletes. He is also a regular contributor to the Dragon Door RKC blog, guest contributor to the new Strong Medicine blog, and the author of the best selling eBook “Code Name: Indestructible”. Mike has recently teamed with Dr. Chris Hardy and Marty Gallagher, authors of “Strong Medicine”, to write a book on the CrossCore tool called “CrossCore HardCore” that was published in 2016.
Mike has over forty years of experience training and teaching the martial arts. He is a Full Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto in JKD (Jeet Kune Do - Bruce Lee’s personal combat martial art), the Filipino Martial Arts (Arnis, Kali, and Escrima) and Maphilindo Silat. He also has teaching credentials in several other martial arts and combat disciplines (ranging from Tae Kwon Do to Ninpo Taijutsu) which gives him a unique and powerful perspective when it comes to movement and strength and conditioning practices.
Mike is the Owner and Training Director of CrossFit Koncepts in Gaithersburg, Maryland; one of the oldest CrossFit gyms in the Washington, DC area. CrossFit Koncepts has been open over eight years and offers daily classes utilizing a unique integration of CrossFit and Kettlebell training philosophies.