IKFF CKT Level 2 Certification
Note: The dates for 2023 will be announced shortly.
In the weekend of dd/mm/2023, the unique IKFF Certified Kettlebell Trainer Level 2 certification will be held at the Rotterdam Kettlebell Academy.
Where the IKFF CKT Level 1 certification focuses on the basics and mainly training with 1 kettlebell, the IKFF CKT Level 2 training dives deep into training with double kettlebells focused on kettlebell sport, such as double swing, double clean, double jerk, double longcycle (clean & jerk).
But also on all strength and athletic power exercises and all variants thereof, such as double snatch, double press, double push press, alternating press, bottom’s up press, overhead squat, double overhead squat, pistol squat, windmill, getup- situp, turkish get up, sots press, two hands anyhow, bottom’s up push-ups, one legged deadlift and alternating cleans.
In addition, extensive attention is paid to programming training sessions and we also go deeper into your coaching and trainer “skills”. A fantastic full training, with international prestige, of a total of 4 days (one weekend level 1 and one weekend level 2) that offers a nice mix in the field of kettlebell sport and kettlebell strength.
Barry Andre; “I have always had the goal to transfer the best possible knowledge and quality in the kettlebell field to the whole of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and to let people experience their real strength and capabilities with the help of the kettlebell. The kettlebell has given me a platform to get in touch with people throughout the Netherlands and even the world. But the kettlebell is a “tool”, a great “tool”, but it remains a “tool”. The deeper meaning behind training with kettlebells and of sport itself is how it changes how you move, how you feel, how you keep improving, relaxing and breathing. It’s life changing. I am grateful to be able to share all my knowledge with future students and would like to thank Steve Cotter, Ken Blackburn, Allan Fallrø and Mike Eves from the IKFF who got me this far. ”
Barry Andre, Master Trainer Level 2 at the IKFF provides the certifications for the IKFF in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany at the Rotterdam Kettlebell Academy. At the moment I am the only IKFF certified Kettlebell Master Trainer Level 2 in the BeNeLux. This highly regarded certification is only available to a select group of kettlebell trainers in the world. In addition, I am a former world champion, European champion, multiple Dutch champion, in possession of various Dutch records and I won medals at almost all competitions in the Netherlands in recent years. I know all the details on how to train with kettlebells.
IKFF Certified Kettlebell Trainer Level 2 Certification
The certification is suitable for all kettlebell lifters who have passed first the IKFF CKT Level 1. This is a pre requirement. You will learn all the techniques of the kettlebell lifts below.
The level 2 kettlebell course focuses development of mastery with double kettlebell exercises, and models how to teach and supervise these exercises to the training public in the most safe and effective manner, and greatly expands upon the CKT Level 1 curriculum.
Kettlebell exercises covered
Kettlebell Sport – Main exercises
- Double kettlebell swing
- Double kettlebell clean
- Double kettlebell rackposition
- Double kettlebell jerk
- Double kettlebell longcycle (clean & jerk)
Kettlebell Sport – Assistance exercises
- Breathing for kettlebell sport
- Double kettlebell dips
- Double kettlebell bumps
- Double kettlebell rackhold
- Double kettlebell overhead hold
- Double kettlebell high pull
- Double kettlebell half snatch
- Double kettlebell snatch
- Double kettlebell alternating cleans / gorilla cleans
- Double kettlebell bottom’s up clean
- Double kettlebell press
- Double kettlebell alternating press
- Double kettlebell seesaw press
- Single and Double kettlebell open palm press
- Single and Double kettlebell bottom’s up press
- Double kettlebell push press
- Single and Double kettlebell rows
- Double kettlebell renegade rows
- Double kettlebell front squat / racked squat
- Double kettlebell back squat
- Single and Double kettlebell overhead squat
- Single kettlebell jump squats
- Single and Double kettlebell one legged deadlift
- Bodyweight and kettlebell pistol squat
- Single and Double kettlebell lunges
- Single and Double kettlebell windmill
- Double kettlebell situp’s
- Single and Double kettlebell getup- situp
- Single kettlebell getup
- Single and Double kettlebell bottom’s up push-ups
- Single and Double kettlebell sots press
- Double kettlebell anyhow
- Double kettlebell thrusters
- and all variants of the exercises above
Assessment test – IKFF Certified Kettlebell Trainer Level 2 test
Attending an IKFF certification course is not enough to earn certification. The student must also demonstrate technical competence to earn a prestigious IKFF certification. CKT students must past the technical assessment with consistent form to receive IKFF certification
All IKFF CKT Level 2 candidates are required to perform a technical assessment during the IKFF CKT Level 2 course. The options are below:
Double Kettlebell Jerk: 2x20kg x 40 reps;
Snatch: 20kg x 100 reps (one hand change only)
Double Kettlebell Jerk: 2x16kg x 65 reps;
Snatch: 16kg x 150 reps (one hand change only)
Double Kettlebell Jerk: 2x24kg x 30 reps;
Snatch: 24kg x 70 reps (one hand change only)
Double Kettlebell Jerk: 2x12kg x 40 reps;
Snatch: 12kg x 100 reps (one hand change only)
Double Kettlebell Jerk: 2x8kg x 65 reps;
Snatch: 8kg x 150 reps (one hand change only)
Double Kettlebell Jerk: 2x16kg x 30 reps;
Snatch: 16kg x 70 reps (one hand change only)
Rules & Notes:
- The IKFF CKT Level 2 candidate has an option of which weight to use. This allows for individual differences in size, age and bodyweight.
- The 2 exercises are performed one right after the next with no rest or breaks in between exercises.
- Snatch one hand change only.
An example of this test and how to perform it can be found at:
Note: In this video IKFF Master Trainer Barry Andre uses option 1 but with 2x24kg kettlebells. There is no need to do this during your assessment test, this is done only as an example as a master trainer. 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.
The successful completion of the CKT Level 2 involves completion of the Assessment with strict execution of form. In the event that you are unable to correctly perform the kettlebell exercises or do not pass the assessment test, you will receive a Certificate of Participation. 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 level 2 kettlebell course
Besides receiving a special kettlebell training schedule after registration and payment and for further preparation for the kettlebell certification and the assessment test, (online) personal training and programming is a perfect way. I, Barry, will get you a personal training program to get started at home yourself. Regularly we exchange short video’s for technique assessment.
If you have interest or there are any questions, please feel free to contact me at:
email@example.com / +31 (0)6 22 46 51 55
Kettlebell level 2 certification reviews
All reviews of the IKFF CKT Level 1 and Level 2 can be found on the following page:
More info and registration for the kettlebell certification
– Saturday dd/mm/2023 09:00 – 17:00 and Sunday dd/mm/2023 09:00 – 17:00
Price early booking:
– € 550,- incl. VAT (until dd/mm/2023 for certification on dd/mm/2023)
Price normal: € 600,- incl. VAT
Duration: 2 days
Limited number of places available
Food: Bring your own
Language: Dutch & English
Location: Rotterdam Kettlebell Academy, The Netherlands
Register: firstname.lastname@example.org / +31 (0)6 22 46 51 55
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.
Join the IKFF CKT Level 2 certification:
Complete the form below or send an e-mail to email@example.com to join the kettlebell certification.