IKFF Certified Kettlebell Trainer Level 1 Certification in The Netherlands and Belgium

In the weekend of 2+3 June 2018 and 24+25 November 2018, the IKFF Certified Kettlebell Trainer Level 1 certification will be held at the Rotterdam Kettlebell Academy.

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A unique opportunity to obtain an internationally recognized kettlebell trainer certificate at the International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation (IKFF). You will learn all the techniques of the classic kettlebell lifts in one weekend, such as the swing, clean, press, push press, clean & push press, jerk, long cycle (clean & jerk), snatch and squat. The certification is suitable for everyone, for beginners as well as advanced, trainers, personal trainers and athletes.

Kettlebell Sport is “the modern way to use kettlebells”. The kettlebell certification has more technical depth behind the kettlebell movements and why that is so. You will receive, among other things, a lot of guidance, tools and tips on how you can safely teach this to yourself and your customers, members or athletes and thereby also train safely. Programming, stretching and additional exercises are also offered. Includes training schedule and extensive “course manual”.

Kettlebell tips and photos

Barry Andre, Kettlebell Master Trainer at the IKFF, gives tips on the kettlebell certification to kettlebell trainer in the following youtube movie: https://youtu.be/KZTW2tEm-hI

He also gives various kettlebell sport tips about the kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, jerk and squat in preparation for the level 1 certification. You can view this via the following youtube playlist: Kettlebell Sport Tips playlist.


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Who is the IKFF?

The IKFF is one of the largest kettlebell organizations worldwide and was founded by Steve Cotter. The IKFF gives the well-known Certified Kettlebell Trainer Level 1 & 2 certifications all over the world. Steve is also one of the founders of kettlebell sport training in America and perhaps the best known kettlebell trainer worldwide. Many of the kettlebell sport athletes in America have learned technology from Steve.

Barry Andre, Master Trainer at the IKFF, provides the certifications for the IKFF in the Netherlands and Belgium at the Rotterdam Kettlebell Academy.

IKFF CKT Level 1 Certification

The certification is suitable for both beginners, more experienced and advanced kettlebell practitioners. You learn all the techniques of the classic kettlebell lifts in one weekend.

The level 1 kettlebell course focuses on two high level points:
1) Mastery of the basics
You will learn all the fundamental kettlebell exercises, several variations and most importantly, the key physical training principles underlying and associated with each movement.
2) Coaching skills
In addition to learning how to take your own fitness to higher levels, you will learn how to coach others safely and effectively utilizing a process Steve has refined over several years and thousands of clients.

Kettlebell exercises covered:
– Swing
– Clean
– Rack position
– Hand position
– Overhead position
– Press
– Push Press
– Clean & Push Press
– Jerk (taught but not tested on)
– Long Cycle (Clean + Jerk – taught but not tested on)
– Snatch
– Squat

Assessment test
All CKT Level 1 candidates must pass a stringent assessment in order to successful complete the requirements and achieve the Level 1 CKT distinction. This consists of the following::

– 100x Hand to hand swing (switching hands after each rep is completed)
– 32x Clean & Push Press/Jerk (2 min per hand – 4 min set total; minimum 8 rpm, 32 reps total, must work for the full 2 minutes on each hand)
– 60x Snatch (only 1 hand switch, can do 30 each hand or any combo that totals 60 reps)
– 30x Front Squat or Goblet Squat (2 min, 15 rpm, must hold KB for entire 2 minutes)

Rules:
– Only one hand switch with the Clean & Push Press/Jerk
– Only one hand switch with the Snatch
– Clean & Push Press/Jerk and the Squat are timed
– No rest or break between exercises
– Kettlebell may not be put down
– Freehand cannot touch the kettlebell
– Official test: Men 20 kg kettlebell and Women 12 kg kettlebell
– Women under 45 kg can use 8kg
– Women over 55 years of age can use 8kg
– Men under 60kg can use 16kg
– Men over 55 years of age can use 16kg

An example of this test and how to perform it can be found at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oYAy1TaN54
Note: In this video a 24kg kettlebell is used. This is not necessary during this certification, see rules above.

After registration and payment of the certification you will receive a special kettlebell training schedule by e-mail to prepare you for this test. There is both a kettlebell training schedule for women and men.
You will also receive the extensive “course manual” in which all subjects of the kettlebell certification are treated extensively.

You will find much more detailed information about this certification and what you will learn on the IKFF website at the following link: http://ikff.net/certified-kettlebell-teacher-level-1/
There you will also find all information about the recertification process.

In the event that you are unable to correctly perform the kettlebell exercises or do not pass the assessment test, you will receive a participation certificate. Then you have 3 months to demonstrate the correct techniques or to take the physical test again to still obtain the certification. There are plenty of opportunities to achieve this, such as testing in person with an IKFF representative, by sending a video of the corrected techniques or the physical test, or during another (review) certification.

Preparing for the kettlebell course

In preparation for the kettlebell certification and the assessment test, you can attend one of the following workshops at the Rotterdam Kettlebell Academy:

– Saturday 6 January 2018 14:00 – 17:00
– Saturday 10 February 2018 14:00 – 17:00
– Saturday 10 March 2018 14:00 – 17:00
– Saturday 7 April 2018 14:00 – 17:00
– Saturday 5 May 2018 14:00 – 17:00
– Saturday 30 June 2018 14:00 – 17:00
– Saturday 8 September 2018 14:00 – 17:00
– Saturday 6 October 2018 14:00 – 17:00
– Saturday 3 November 2018 14:00 – 17:00
– Saturday 1 December 2018 14:00 – 17:00

You can register for the workshops via:
https://kettlebellrotterdam.nl/kettlebell-workshop-rotterdam/

Personal Training (online personline training)
In addition to the workshops or regular training sessions, personal training is a perfect way to prepare for the certification.

Do you not live nearby or are you not always able to train with us? But you want to use our professional knowledge and skills in training with kettlebells? Then online personal training is an option. We see each other once or twice a month to work on technic. You get a training program to get started at home yourself. Regularly we exchange short video’s for technique assessment.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at:
info@kettlebellrotterdam.nl / +31-10-7670051 / +31-6-22465155

Kettlebell Trainers

Barry Andre

List of IKFF CKT Kettlebell Trainers in the Netherlands

On the next page you will find a list of all IKFF Certified Kettlebell Trainers (CKTs) in Europe that have successfully completed their certification at the Rotterdam Kettlebell Academy::
https://kettlebellrotterdam.nl/ikff-international-kettlebell-and-fitness-federation/

More info and registration for the kettlebell certification

Dates:
– Saturday 2 June 2018 09:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 3 June 2018 09:00 – 17:00
– Saturday 24 november 2018 09:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 25 november 2018 09:00 – 17:00

Price early booking:
– € 550,- incl. VAT (until 31 March 2018 for certification on 2+3 June 2018)
– € 550,- incl. VAT (until 30 September 2018 for certification on 24+25 November 2018)

Price normal: € 600,- incl. VAT
Duration: 2 days
Limited number of places available
Food: Bring your own
Language: Dutch & English

Location: Rotterdam Kettlebell Academy, Cornusbaan 37, 2908 KB, Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
Register: info@kettlebellrotterdam.nl / +31-10-7670051 / +31-6-22465155
Online registration: Use the form at the bottom of this page

After registration and payment of the certification you will receive a special kettlebell training schedule by e-mail to prepare you for this test. There is both a kettlebell training schedule for women and men.
You will also receive the extensive “course manual” in which all subjects of the kettlebell certification are treated extensively.

Subscribing for the kettlebell certification:

Complete the form below or send an e-mail to info@kettlebellrotterdam.nl to register for the kettlebell certification.

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