I am a movement enthusiast and my friend, Jason C. Brown recommended that I take the course. After viewing Rafe Kelley’s TreeRunner video on YouTube, I signed up immediately. On October 27th, 2013, I had the pleasure of training with Rafe for an Evolve, Move, Play seminar in Ft. Washington Park, PA. For a seven hour seminar, Rafe gave diligent attention to strength/weakness assessments with corrective exercise advice; as well as lessons on fundamental movements of ground movements, sprinting, climbing, falling, vaulting, throwing, lifting and combatives.
I was impressed by Rafe’s knowledge and passion for the subject matter. He offers a warm and welcoming teaching style. Rafe is approachable, open and always willing to get one to perform the movement to the best of their ability. What I liked about his method of teaching was how he linked individual movements particularly in ground movements and vaulting and then incorporated the movements together into a flow sequence. This is useful in training with a partner because each of you can play games off of it by constantly adding a new movement which your partner will have to copy. It makes the combos and possibilities endless and thus never allows for boredom.
I am a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and a Kettlebell coach. I have been implementing many of the ground movements that I learned in the seminar into my warm ups for jiu jitsu and kettlebells. I work in the public safety field and I feel more confident in my sprinting, vaulting and climbing skills having taken Rafe’s course. I think most importantly the seminar was a lot of fun!. For seven hours, his pricing is more than fair, it is a steal. I highly recommend one train with Rafe.