Friday, June 27, 2008

June 27th

I looked at the calendar earlier and noticed that today is June 27th. I'm sure you know that already.

So why am I talking about it now? What is the signifigance of 6-27?

Five years ago today I attended my first RKC certification and began my journey as a professional kettlebell instructor.

Five years ago today, I stood on the field and learned to do the drills I thought I knew how to do. I learned to teach them. I learned that this is what I was meant to do in life.

There are events that wind up impacting us so deeply, become such a part of us, that it is not possibly to imagine our lives or ourselves without them. Graduations, marriage, military service, etc. are pivotal events, defining moments in our adult lives. The kind of events that you classify other things as happening either before or after.

June 27th 2003 was like that for me. That weekend changed the course of my life and how I define myself forever.

Over the past five years I have built a business, taught and coached hundreds of people, improved my own health and strength, as well as helping others to do so, all because of that weekend.

Even more importantly, I have met some first-class people and made lifelong friends as a result of the strangely shaped hunks of iron.

The level of gratitude I have to Pavel, Dragondoor, & the RKC organization cannot ever be fully put into words.

If you want to experience something like that, attend the RKC. We will do our best to give you the same experience.

Today is June 27th 2008. My name is David Whitley, Sr. RKC, and I am living my dream.


Joe Walker said...

Beautifully put, sir.

Dr. Mark Cheng said...

AMEN, Brother! AMEN!

Fireman Tom said...

I was there also - how time flies!

Besides what you mentioned, you have also lost a lot of weight, gotten stronger, fitter and healthier, too!

Keep up the solid work,


mc said...

Congratulations, David.

Jim Ryan aka AikiBudo said...

You were made for it and it was made for you!

The RKC wouldn't be the same without you David!

Many more years of success to you...

SDonnelly said...

Nice work Tamer - keep it up!

Franz Snideman said...

Very cool Dave! Very cool!!!!

Congrat's!!! I think I was at that RKC with you as well!