I need to give credit where credit is due. I didn't come up with the idea to track my thoughts and progress on my own. Meet Eric J Moss, RKC of Rockbody Fitness. Take a look at the picture above. That's Eric after a recent RKC cert. course in San Jose . He had reason to celebrate, for he had come to the end of a long journey where he found himself among the Elite in kettlebell training. Eric J. Moss, RKC has just taken flight. I am read to spread my wings.
I followed Eric on his blog, ericjmoss.com, as he prepared for the RKC. Through his words, Eric showed the kind of heart, determination, planning, blood, sweat and tears it took to achieve greatness. I haven't asked him, but I feel that charting his course on his blog probably played a big role in him making it through the RKC.
If you write about it, discuss it, it becomes real and possible. Maybe it'll do the same for me. Hell, its only been a day and already I feel 100% more motivated than I did two days ago. Something is working.
A while back, Eric and I had a short conversation, through email,l concerning different kettlebell certification courses. I was going back and forth between the RKC and a few other notable certifications, but really hadn't made a choice. At the time, money was a big deciding factor. I was of the mind set that I could go for a cheaper, but valuable, version and move on from there. Eric told me I should consider that many of the well known kettlebell instructors have roots in the RKC program. Anthony Diluglio, Mike Mahler, and Steve Maxwell are just a few of the great instructors that are out there that have since broken away from the RKC to develop their own training systems. I couldn't argue with that.
So, if you read this Eric, thanks. Your blog and that last email conversation we had really helped me decide which road to take.