Monday, June 11, 2007

Just back from the June RKC....



Congratulations to all the new RKC's! They worked their butts off and earned their certification!


What a weekend? This was my first time as a Team Leader, 5th year in a row that I've been back, and I must say that the RKC system just keeps getting better. It was great finally getting to meet Rif in person and to meet and see Kenneth Jay talk. Kenneth is as nice as they come and his teaching and explanations are rock solid and very powerful. Rif is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable teachers I have ever met. He truly has been there and done that and has earned his stripes. His teaching style if full of energy and just makes sense. Brett Jones was great with his militant disciplinary approach and his style of teaching just seems to get the point across so effectively. San Jose strength coach Chris Holder was awesome as well and his teaching on the clean was very fantastic.

Pavel, well.......Pavel was Pavel. What a powerful teacher! He's the one who started this whole thing so we really have to give thanks to Pavel for all he has done. He is a leader of leaders and runs a top notch program. Seeing John Ducane and Dennis Armstrong is always great and what would we do without their guidance, wisdom, and work ethic. Also getting to meet the assistant instructors was great. The Assistants on my team Spencer and Greg were awesome and I couldn't have asked for better assistants. I also got to meet Brad Nelson which was cool as well as Joe Pavel. Seeing Jon Engum again as well as Doug Nepodal was awesome, such cool people!

I also have to give props to my wife for her awesome job as an Assistant considering she is 11 weeks pregnant. She is a trooper that's for sure. She was scheduled to be the team leader at the June RKC but we asked Pavel if we could swap just in case she didn't feel too well. Either way it worked out great because we both got to go and teach in some capacity!

There is so much to say about this program and the positive impact it has on people's life. It gives them hope and a sense of direction in the chaotic and information saturated fitness industry. To use a quote from Jesus, the RKC is a "light in a dark, dark world." It despenses from all the fluff and all the nonsense that people get involved with and gives people solid results producing techniques and principles. Without a doubt it is the best program and certification I have ever been involved with.

My group:
Will, Dave, Diane, Eric, Mark, Brett, Fran, Mike, Chad and Steve - great group! Period!

This was the first time in 5 years that everyone in my group has passed. Everyone passed the snatch test and everyone passed with flying colors on the technique testing and victim instruction. Great job guys!!!!

Probably like everyone else who attended the RKC last weekend, they are still flying high. I for sure am still riding the roller coaster high as the energy was contagious and the motivation factor was high. I am so grateful to be part of this program and what it means to me and Yoana in our lives. I can only hope that many more people will see the benefits of the RKC and will experience the life enhancing benefits that we have experienced over the last 5 years.

Rock on!

17 comments:

Joefitness said...

Beautiful as usual Franz. And a BIG congrats to you and Yoanna and your families. My prayers are with you all! All the best my friend, I hope to visit SD soon

Pete Diaz, RKC said...

Great report from the RKC, Franz, and of course with your positive approach to life! Many congratulations to you and Yoana for the start of extending your family. I am getting ready for the Sept. RKC, will you be going to that one as well? I plan on being in San Diego in August for another week of MIDP training, and I hope to see you then.

Royce said...

Congratulations on the family man. That's cool! You are in for one helluva ride. Kids will absolutely melt your heart.

Tim Anderson said...

Franz, I wasn't in your group at the RKC, but i thought you were great. Thanks for your encouragement and support. I appreciate it. Congratulations on the growing family. That is the biggest blessing in the world. Nothing like it. Hope to see you soon. NC guy...

Franz Snideman said...

thank Joe. Look forward to seeing you very soon!

Thank Pete. We are very happy with the future addition!

Royce, you would know, as a father yourself! Thank you brother!

Franz Snideman said...

Hey Tim,

congratulations on becoming an RKC! You did a great job! It was awesome meeting you. Good luck with your side business (I know you're a fire fighter). Please let me know if you ever have any other questions on the business side of it! Let's keep in touch!

Tim Anderson said...

We will do. I'm sure i'll have some questions. I want to do more. Wish me luck, i decided to take level 2 next week.

Franz Snideman said...

Right on Tim! You will have a great time and learn lots!

Good luck!

Geoff Neupert said...

Franz--CONGRATULATIONS! That's so great that you two are pregnant! Give Yoana my best and blessings, my brother, to you both.

Franz Snideman said...

Thank you Geoff! We feel so blessed and are both very excited!

Mark Reifkind said...

franz,

thanks so much for the very kind words. they are much appreciated and mean even more coming from someone with your background and experience in this game.
it was SO cool to meet you and your beautiful wife. I felt however that I have know you both for a long time. You are tall though dude, I thought you were a short guy,lol!
take care and congrats again on the baby news.

Royce said...

Happy Fathers Day.

Franz Snideman said...

thank Rif. Everything I said is so true. You raise the bar for everyone and set the standard higher. Rock on!

Royce - thanks. I guess I am father. Just not like you yet!

Happy Fathers day to you and all the fathers out there!

Adam Davila said...

Hey Franz, it was great seeing you and Yoanna when I was in S.D. You guys are doing a fantastic jop keep up the great work. It is always great to be in S.D. I enjoyed having dinner with you, hope to see y'all again soon either in S.D. or Minnesota.

Adam Davila
www.adamtraining.com

Franz Snideman said...

Adam,

It was great seeing you as well dude! Next time please stay with us!

Until next time...be blessed!

Franz

Taikei Matsushita said...

Franz, I definitely want to see you again sometime.
May be another RKC, my trip to West Coast.

Franz Snideman said...

Taikei,

I too look forward to seeing you again. Please let me know when you are planning on coming out again to the west coast!