CK-FMS, RKC, MovNat, Bare Feet, CST and more…

Please stay on track with the many abbreviations. Everything will be explained in time.

So what’s up?

On the personal side I had the amazing experience of becoming a father on April, 21st, 2009. My wife and I had our beautiful baby boy. His name is Magne, which is old Norse and means “strength”. In Nordic mythology Magne is the Son of Thor, the God of Thunder, and when he is three days old he is so strong that he can lift a dead giant away from his father, who is pinned underneath. Magne is one of the few gods, who survive Ragnerok, the nordic armageddon, and rebuilds the new world.

I have taken a good deal of time off from school and work to spend as much time with my family as possible, which has proved invaluable.

Circular Strength Training

This spring I attended and completed Scott Sonnons Circular Strength Training Certification, and it was a very rewarding experience. I’ve long admired Scott for his innovative ideas and insight into esoteric training practices from Russia, India, Persia etc. The concepts of bodyflow, being breathed, compensatory exercise and joint traction resounds very well in my training philosophy.

Russian Kettlebell Challenge

Again this year I had the honor and pleasure of serving as an assisting instructor at the Danish RKC certification. Many of my good friends attended this year including my brother Rudi, the great MMA coach Thomas La Cour, kickboxing coach extraordinair Thomas Clarup as well as many others.

I was assigned to Team Cheng lead by the brilliant Dr. Mark Cheng, RKC Team Leader, and I learned many new aspects from Doc this year, including detailed knowledge of the new turkish get up approach described in Kalos Sthenos by Brett Jones, MRCK, Gray Cook and Dr. Cheng. A book and DVD I highly recommend by the way.

The new RKC performed admirably, and I look forward to the new RKC Masterclass we will put up in the future.


Two weeks ago I had my first trip to the states in order to attend the Certified Kettlebell – Functional Movement Screen Course, sponsored by Dragondoor. Presenters included Gray Cook, inventor of the FMS, Brett Jones, MRKC, Jeff O’Connor, Sr. RKC and Dr. Mark Cheng, RKCTL. 

This course is THE course to attend for the up and coming RKC. My head was spinning with profound insights, and as one Sr.RKC put it, taking the information in was like drinking from a fire hose. It came fast and furiously. So three days in our heads was swimming and we started getting frustrated with the complexity what was shown us. Luckily many things started dawning on day four, and in the weeks after new stuff still become clearer.

Not only did I learn a lot and got my training paradigm turned upside down, I also made some amazing friendships along the way;

As often before I am amazed my the generosity, humility and knowledge within the RKC family.

Movement Naturelle and Bare Feet

One of the big issues at this years CK-FMS was the role of proper foot conditioning and thus proper footwear. Vibram Fivefingers is definitely the next big thing in kettlebell training. Curiously enough I have my self recently started looking into the Method Naturelle methodology and came upon Erwan Le Corre, who works from a similar perspective:

He calls his method Movement Naturelle. What I find interesting is that brilliant people far apart come up with very similar ideas. Pavel wrote his book “Naked Warrior” at the same time that Gray Cook wrote “Athletic Body in Balance” with many of the same philosophical arguments presented in different ways. Now Erwan presents Movement Naturelle, including barefoot running, climbing, crawling, lifting, fighting, climbing, walking, swimming, throwing etc, while Gray presents fundamental movement as the foundation for conditioning and advocates training like Tarzan, getting good across a wide variety of modal domains. These wholesome and very natural approaches to training the human animal I believe will revolutionize the way we consider movement in the future.

Born to Run

While on the subject of Natural Movement I have to recommend you read the book “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougal.

Before you buy your next pair of running shoes you need to read this 😉

End Notes

This was one of my longer posts. I hope you have enjoyed it.


About Dennis Frisch

Hi My name is Dennis Frisch. I've been an officer in the Danish Army through 8 years, incl. three years in the elite Danish Recce Batallion and an operational tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan with the funcion of Recce Platoon Commander. I have completed the danish Commando Course, and later joined the cadre staff on this course as a specialist instructor. I am airborne qualified by the Danish SOF-unit, Jægerkorpset. I am an russian kettlebell enthusiast and instructor, and have been trained by and trained with master instructors such as Pavel Tsatsouline, Kenneth Jay, Tommy Eli, Steve Maxwell, Steve Cotter, Jon Engum, Brett Jones, Mark Reifkind, Andrea Du Cane, Dr. Mark Cheng, Jeff O'Connor and Sarah Cheatham I have a training backgound covering military disciplines such as military and naval pentathlon, orientering, strongman events (, endurance events and swimming. My martial arts history started with full kontact karate and have through the years touched several arts including kick/thayboxing, traditional jujutsu, four range fighting system, judo, boxing, tai chi, filipino stickfighting and krav maga.
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3 Responses to CK-FMS, RKC, MovNat, Bare Feet, CST and more…

  1. Brett J says:

    Thanks for the post. Though not mentioned here, have you heard of / come across Art DeVany? It was stumbling on him (through Nassim Taleb) that led me to him and his “Evolutionary Fitness” schema and wisdom on probability and open-ended systems (like the human body, an open-ended energy system).

    • Dennis Frisch says:

      I haven’t delved into his ideas besides the interview on T-muscle. It sounds very interesting though.

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