Monday, August 11, 2008

Back from CK-FMS....

The first ever CK-FMS certification workshop is in the books. Gray Cook and I were honored to have close to 70 RKC attendees - including Master instructors, Sr. Instructors and the Chief Instructor (Pavel) in attendance. RKCs from England and Hungary and all over the country made their way to MSP to see what the CK-FMS was going to be all about.

I am thrilled with how the workshop went and how it was received. The reviews and information will be up on in the coming weeks.

A few words of reflection and thanks:

Teaching at a workshop vs. Being Responsible for running the workshop - I am emotionally and mentally drained from this weekend. Launching an entirely new certification and workshop is quite different than just showing up to teach!

Thank you to Pavel and Gray Cook - my mentors and friends.

Thank you to Dr. Mark Cheng and Danielle Cook - our assistants over the weekend and our "silent assasins" who made much of the weekend possible.

John DuCane and the staff - it just wouldn't have been possible without you.

To my fellow Master RKCs and Sr. RKCs - your support and friendship honors me.

To all of the attendees - thank you for making the leap of faith to hop into a new program


Unknown said...

Sir, thank you for the unparallelled honor and privilege of assisting you & Gray at the first ever CK-FMS workshop.

I'll never be able to thank the 2 of you enough for inclusion into that incredible faculty, and I'll work harder constantly to be deserving of it.

Phil Scarito said...


I also want to thank you and Gray for opening my eyes to a whole new way of screening my clients. I have 1 client already on paper.

Thanks again for a great weekend and awsome instruction.

Phil Scarito, RKC

4 Ranges, RKC said...


Thank you and Gray for presenting a workshop that combined sophisticated knowledge, easy application, along with tons of humor. So much learning and so much fun...such a rare thing.

Again, I thank you.


PS: I was able to close the #2 COC several times over the weekend. Thanks for the great tips!

Taikei Matsushita said...

Brett, CK-FMS is going to be my subject for next year.

Is it benefitial to prepare using Gray's book Athetic Body in Balance and your "Secrets of" series, along with your material in RKC II manual.

Brett Jones said...

Thank you Dr. Cheng - your assistance is a big part of what made the weekend a success!

Thank you Phil - great having you there.

Thank you Rolando - keep squeezing that gripper!

Taikei - yes Athletic Body in Balance and the Secrets of series will have you well prepared for the CK-FMS. Hope you are doing well.

Taikei Matsushita said...

Thanks Brett, still small but a solid RKC stronghold in far east.

Katie, KettlebellKate said...

It was a tremendous workshop and I am very happy for you and Gray. It was a bit of an endurance event for us all and your delivery of the material was "static free." You rocked.-Kate

Anonymous said...

Brett, Thank you for putting on an awesome workshop! It is always great to catch up with you. Big hugs & speak soon :)

Brett Jones said...

thank you Katie and Sara - great seeing you both at the CK-FMS!

Gabi said...


thank you and Gray so much for this exceptional workshop, it was such an eye opener, tons of info and great fun at the same time!

Can't wait to see you again in just two months!

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Brett!

My hats off to you and Gray! Best corrective exercise cert I have ever taken, and I have taken quite a few out here in so-cal. Beyond impressive teaching by both of you! Already the results are phenomenal with my clients..

Will there be a level 2 cert for the CK-FMS?

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