Strength training workshops

Tony & Mira are the only instructors based in the state of Oregon who are licensed to teach StrongFirst workshops.  We host them several times each year at Industrial Strength, however we are also available to travel and teach them.  If you are interested in hosting us for any type of workshop (StrongFirst, Jiu Jitsu, or something else) please send us a text at 971-242-8471

Strongfirst kettlebell 101

NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday February 3rd, 2024

Taking the Kettlebell 101 workshop is like walking into the pages of Pavel’s ground-breaking book Kettlebell Simple & Sinister. You will learn the kettlebell exercises that deliver great gains while having the steepest learning curve:

  • The Swing—build a back of steel, sprinter’s glutes, fighter’s conditioning, and a blue-collar grip
  • The Get-up—forge resilient shoulders and bullet-proof abs
  • The Goblet Squat—develop a killer blend of strength and flexibility
  • Kettlebell safety and other boring stuff that pros swear by and amateurs ignore at their own risk
  • Insider strategies for long term sustainable training to reach your goals
  • Pavel’s “Alt-S&S” programming—totally in line with the book, yet with unique wrinkles

The day after the workshop you will be able to hit the ground running towards your goals.


Strongfirst kettlebell 201

NEXT WORKSHOP: Sunday February 4th, 2024

Once you have reached the impressive yet realistic “Timeless Simple” standard, you have choices to make. Stay on a monastic diet of swings and get-ups, slowly chipping away at “Sinister.” Or try something “same but different”: the snatch plus the clean and military press, the classic Rite of Passage.

The Snatch is “the Tsar of the kettlebell lifts.” Thanks to more muscles working and twice the distance travelled, it accomplishes even more than the esteemed swing. Achieve total body explosive power, ruthless conditioning, and a vice like grip. Burn fat like never before. All with a lighter kettlebell—save space in your home, car trunk, or deployment kit.

Once we have taught you the skills with our usual attention to detail, we will send you off to succeed with a Strong Endurance™ snatch plan.

The one-arm Clean-and-Press will rival any other pressing exercise when it comes to shoulder strength and muscular development. It is untouchable when it comes to shoulder health, thanks to its ergonomic perfection.

The military press comes equipped with the “Rite of Passage” type programming—possibly the most reliable progression ever.

Three versions of the ROP—“Jurassic,” “907 Hypertrophy,” and “Heavy”—will keep you gaining for a long time.

Kettlebell 201 ROP sets high goals—and gives you the skills and the roadmap to reach them.

Do you have what it takes?




Professor Tony Gracia is available for Jiu Jitsu seminars. If you own or teach at a martial arts school and are interested in hosting him, please email or text us to get the ball rolling.

It is also possible to do a kettlebell workshop and a BJJ seminar back-to-back or on the same weekend, so please let us know if you are interested in that.

Text: 971-242-8471