Is It Worth to Have a Hands-On Experience With a StrongFirst Instructor? Since I have heard about this tool called Kettlebell for the first time (10 years ago), it never was so present on my training as nowadays. At that time I already had so excited with the supposed results to be achieved using the kettlebells, but due to I didn’t know the drills and how to develop the needed skills to do these drills, neither where to get this acknowledge, I didn’t give the deserved attention. Along that path, seven years ago at a CrossFit gym, the kettlebell crossed my way again, even with poor exercises and no development of all kettlebell possible potential. A long time off and on with kettlebell training, last year I signed the StrongFirst Newsletter and start to have access to the articles posted by them, and consequently to all knowledge shared for StrongFirst authors. It was what made me understood what I had lost for do not know deeply the kettlebell work. The Pursuit of knowledge At this journey, I was audacious enough to emailed Brett Jones, StrongFirst Director of Education, asking for some tips about how I could improve my kettlebell training. It was when I knew his video course, on June/2018, available on otpbooks.com: Kettlebell Basics for Personal Trainers & Strength Coaches Video. Since then, I haven't stopped train and improve my technique, but always using videos: on July/2018 I got the awesome StrongFirst online course Essential Kettlebell Exercises Course, with Lance Coffel; on February/2019 I got the Jeff Sokol’s courses: Kettlebell Foundations and Kettlebell 101; and on March/2019 I got Mastering the HardStyle Kettlebell Swing, with Mark and Tracy Reifkind. Among StrongFirst articles, Pavel Tsatsouline’s book Power to the People, and all video courses I’ve told before, all coaches are unanimous to say that the seek for knowledge never ends, and doesn’t matter how many swings or Turkish Get Ups we perform, there always space to movement improvement and that a great way to have better feedback is to train under the experienced eyes of a Certified StrongFirst Instructor. One Day Kettlebell Course After so many videos and unaccountable filming during my trains to correct my movements, finally I could attend a StrongFirst Course. It happened at Dynamus Gym, that has among its Certified Instructors the Coaches Pablo and Valente that were part of the Team who conducted the One Day Kettlebell Course with the multi StrongFirst certified Tiago Proença. Even though I already had seen all course subjects, and even trained all movement presented at this one day course, I have to admit that perform those movements under the trained eyes of a StrongFirst Certified Instructor makes all difference. Tiago corrected important details on my grip, indeed giving me many options of grip variations to fit different people, he reinforced the irradiation importance (well detailed by Pavel in Power to the People), he taught us how to use the dorsal muscle at press eccentric phase, and many other corrections along the day. Besides the technique details of movements, a very important moment was the course opening, when Tiago spoke in a passionate way about StrongFirst philosophy, about the attention and focus that is required for kettlebell training, and about the needed discipline to continue on this path, either in the search for the next certifications, or in the maintenance of the knowledge acquired. In conclusion, it’s so worth to search for an accredited gym or for a Certified StrongFirst Instructor to improve your training and your knowledge about this great tool: The Kettlebell.