PCC Germany: Engineered for Excellence

by Al Kavadlo on June 11, 2014

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Al and Danny Kavadlo demonstrate hanging L-Sits at a bus stop in Munich, Germany

PCC Lead Instructors Al and Danny Kavadlo hanging out in Munich.

Last weekend my brother Danny and I traveled to Munich, Germany to lead a Progressive Calisthenics Certifcation at PCC instructor Robert Rimoczi’s new gym, KRABA.

We were met with a warm welcome (literally – the weather was beautiful!) and got to spend three fun-filled days teaching Progressive Calisthenics to a great group of energetic, talented bodyweight athletes.

Between the various pull-up bars, flag poles and all the open space for floor training, KRABA was easily one of the best facilities we’ve ever had the pleasure of using for a PCC event!

Al and Danny leading the PCC in Munich Germany at KRABA

As always, a mix of both fitness professionals and enthusiasts showed up to hone their bodyweight skills and take on The Century to attempt to earn the title of PCC instructor.

Calisthenics practitioners from eight different countries including Italy, Scotland and even the USA were in attendance.

Just like every PCC event, we spent three days practicing push-ups, pull-ups, pistol squats, back bridges, headstands, handstands, human flags and more!

The weekend was filled with exciting new achievements and personal bests from all the attendees!

Headstand training at the PCC in Munich Germany at KRABA training center

Partner Elbow Lever and Front Lever at the PCC in Munich Germany

At the end of the weekend, we had a whole bunch of newly certified PCC trainers – and perhaps even more importantly – a lot of new friends! We can’t wait to go back and do it again next year!

Thank you to Robert Rimozci and our wonderful assistants Steven Graves and Moritz Rammensee for their help throughout the weekend. Check out KRABA’s Facebook page for more photos from the event.

If you’d like to attend the Progressive Calisthenics Certification, take a look at the complete schedule of upcoming PCC events, including newly added dates in Wisconsin and California. I hope you will come join our growing PCC family!

We’re Working Out!
Al

Group photo from PCC Germany in Munich at KRABA 2014

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Al Kavadlo is the lead instructor for Dragon Door’s Progressive Calisthenics Certification. Recognized worldwide for his amazing bodyweight feats of strength as well as his unique coaching style, Al is the author of four books, including Stretching Your BoundariesRaising The Bar: The Definitive Guide to Pull-up Bar Calisthenics and Pushing The Limits! Total Body Strength With No Equipment. Read more about Al on his website:www.AlKavadlo.com.
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  • Andreas Raab

    Hi Al, Andi and I waiting for you Guys 🙂 Best Andy

    • Thanks, Andy! It was great to meet you! We’ll definitely be back next year – just a matter of figuring out the specifics! 🙂

      • Andreas Raab

        Perfect! I stand ready to assist you

  • Vasily

    It’s great to see that PCC is spreading all over the world and becomes huge and stronger than ever! I wish you to continue in the same spirit!
    Best regards,
    Vasily

    • Thanks, Vasily! I hope to see you at the PCC when we come to your city!

  • Matt Schifferle

    I love how DD and the PCC is focusing on training throughout the world. When I first started training in martial arts, the community was very fragmented by country. There were Chinese disciplines, Japanese and so on. It was almost as if the nationality and culture the art came from was as important as the techniques themselves. With the PCC spreading throughout the world this national fragmentation isn’t happening and it’s creating this unity of training. PCC and calisthenics is not being labeled so much as being American or western, but as something that’s part of humanity and thus bringing people together from all over the world.

    Thanks guys for your time and energy which is making such a thing possible!

    • What an excellent point, Matt! The global unity is one of my favorite things about PCC as well!

      As a matter of fact, one of the participants at PCC Germany asked me about you and the Red Delta Project during one of the breaks! How’s that for globalization!

  • My God…look at those studs and studettes.

    Awesome. Great job Al, Danny and all who stepped up.

    • Thanks, Coach! None of it would have possible without you!

  • kiwikidaus

    hi guys and girls, have been following the PCC training and vids of recent. just started training bodyweight…at 43. can’t believe the difference from commercial gym training! Have Mr Wades book Convict Conditioning on order so looking forward to getting some real tuition. Maybe one day Ill get to a PCC, who knows?????

    • Thanks for the comment! Hope to see you at the PCC one day! 🙂

  • Sean ;-)

    Wow you guys are getting around…..in a good way lol. Hmmm wonder with all these new friends and family building around the world if this community might be out growing a blog type site? What about a dedicated forum so all these PCC’ers can chat and share their strengths and experiences with each other?

    • Thanks, Sean! There is already a forum – just click the tab in the banner up top that says “Forums” 🙂

      I’ve also set up a forum to discuss calisthenics on my personal blog: http://www.alkavadlo.com/forums/forum/were-working-out/

      • Sean ;-)

        Thanks Al, Checked out DD forums before but find it a bit cluttered because it includes multiple fitness modalities (nothing against any of it). Not great in my opinion if your looking to connect with PCC’ers. Hence my vote for a dedicated forum site. Now yours on the other hand, duh?!, hadn’t thought of. I like it, specific to my interests. Will have to lurk there for a bit. Thanks for letting me know that.

    • Mattias

      Hi Sean, Al and forum goers!

      A partially related question perhaps. As a non-PCC-er (but a keen self-coach) it would be interesting to know where I can find the nearest PCC-er if I ever wanted consultation on my training.

      • Sean ;-)

        I tried responding to this with a link to dragon door already but looks like its gone. Head to the dragon door site and you will see a heading for instructors. Under that you will see PCC instructors link which will then lead ya to those that are available.

        • Disqus held your comment because it had a link in it, I approved it below 🙂 Thanks for your help! 🙂

          • Sean ;-)

            Ahh that darn dirty disqus again eh?! Hmmm perhaps a dedicated forum would prevent such issues? I feel safe beating this dead horse because I’m hiding behind my computer screen….

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