Euro Champ among youths and World Cup in Daugavpils

World kettlebell cup 2016, Daugavpils.
European Championship among youths was held 16-17 July in Latvian Daugavpils. My student Nikolay Filippov became a member of Russain team. He won European championship second time (First time was the last year in Lithuania). His result: 150 jerks and 215 snatches in 68 kg bodyweight class (24 kg kettlebells).
We had the 3rd stage of WORLD CUP same time and same place. I competed there. I won this competition with 90 jerks and 125 snatches (32 kg kettlebells of course:)) Two gold medals from Daugavpils – really good result for Rybinsk kettlebell team. Also I was judging youth’s competition)
You can watch my jerk video here:

Russian Kettlebell Championship 2016

Russian Kettlebell Championship 2016, Yaroslavl city

We had final of Russian kettlebell championship in Yaroslavl city. Yaroslavl is center of our region, 80 km from Rybinsk. It was the main kettlebell competition in Russia and strongest competition around the World! I was one of main organizers. Also I competed on this competition in 63 kg bodyweight class. I did 90 jerks and 121 snatches and got only 4th place. Not easy to play two roles the same time)

Competition was really nice and a lot of interesting competitors and great conditions for athletes.

My jerk video here:

My snatch video here:

European kettlebell Championship 2016 in Gdynia

European kettlebell Championship 2016 GdyniaEuropean kettlebell Championship 2016 was held 11-15 May in Gdynia city (Poland). It was really good competition. More athletes then last year in Bulgaria. Two days before competition we had IUKL judges seminar. I was secretary of this championship again. The same time we had junior’s and veteran’s championships. More then 300 athletes from 24 countries were competing.
You can find full results here:
Don’t miss another International competitions: World Games TAFISA (6-12 October), World Championship (26-30 October) and stages of World Cup.
See you on IUKL competition.
BTW! The new IUKL website coming soon!

Korean seminar and meeting with TAFISA President

Korean kettlebell seminar 2016 and meeting with TAFISA President
I had one more trip to Korea. This time it was not only seminar. We planned to come to Seoul with IUKL vice-President Igor Solodov and check everything for World Championship 2017. But unfortunately Igor Solodov couldn’t come there (health conditions). We with KFKL (Korean federation of kettlebell lifting) checked a few places for holding competition and few hotels for visitors. Also we had meeting with TAFISA President Dr. Juho Chang. We discussed WC 2017 in Korea and kettlebell competition on TAFISA Games in Jakarta (Indonesia) this year. Mr. Chang promised us WC 2017 will receive support from TAFISA.
After that we had two days judges seminar. We had talking about rules of kettlebell exercises and principles of competitions. The last day of my trip we had the hard training session. I had training together with seminar participants.
Also we took part in a big Korean sport event – SPOEX-2016. We did introduce kettlebells for many visitors!
So it was interesting and useful trip.

The New Issue of Russian Magazine about Kettlebell Sport

Magazine "Girevoy sport in Russia and aroud the World" #8 I just received the next issue of Russian magazine about kettlebell lifting – “Girevoy sport in Russia and around the World”. We have only one issue in a year. This time the magazine consist materials:
– Vladimir Rasskazov’s life story. All life together with kettlebell sport,
– WADA antidoping rules,
– Results of World Championships in Dublin,
– Kettlebell sport in Norway
– ect….
Go to read our magazine 😉

Girevoy sport seminar in Korea

Kettlebell sport seminar 2015, Korea, Songdo
We had one more kettlebell sport seminar in Korea (together with KFKL – Korean Federation of Kettlebell Lifting). This time it was in Sondgo – a new smart city not far from Seoul. Special training before World Championship (November, Ireland) was the main goal of the seminar. Also we had a few new guys in kettlebell sport – they wanted to learn technique of classical exercises and different things around girevoy sport. Totally it was 4 days of different types training.
I also showed 5 minutes jerk set with 28 kg kettlebells. Result was 71 repetitions (
We planned training program for guys who will compete in Dublin in a month. I wish them to achieve their personal best results and maybe to get some medals among amateurs.
Kettlebell seminar in Korea (Songdo) 2015

World Championship and Judges Seminar announcement

Kettlebell World Championship dublin-2015
IUKL World Championship will be hold in Dublin (Ireland) 25-29 November. The main organizator is Mick Kelly. I’ll be the secretary of this championship. I’ll attach different statistic files to this post later. If you have some questions about this competition you can ask me (about official documents)..
Also we will have judges seminar with IUKL accreditaion for judging International competitions. This seminar will be the same place in Dublin, November 24-26. Main seminar topics: regulations about IUKL judges, holding International competitions, IUKL competition rules, official documents for competition ect… Seminar cost is only 30 euros. Ask me about judges seminar too..

Russian Kettlebell Cup 2015

russian kettlebell cup 2015 The last week end we had Russian kettlebell cup in Azov city. I competed there and won bronze medal in 63 kg bodyweight class. My result in biathlon is 152,5 points. Also two my students won bronze medals: Pavel Zakharov – 64 reps in LC (b.w. +95 kg) and Vitaly Krupennikov – 166 points in biathlon (b.w. – 78 kg). Nikolay Filippov was second in snatch (144 reps in 68 kg bw class).

Euro Championship in Bulgaria

European Kettlebell Championship 2015 - Varna
European kettlebell championship 2015 was held in Varna (Bulgaria) 10-15 July. I thought I’ll be the secretary of this comp when I was going to Varna. But organizers told me I need them like a commentator.. I tried the new role for me 🙂
I was warm weather and warm competition! A lot of really strong results. It was pleasure for me to watch flights of strongest athletes lifting. Around 20 countries were in Bulgaria. Finaly girevoy sport competitions have really many competitors. I think athletes of around 40 countries will come to Dublin on World Championship.
Great news we found during championship in Varna – IUKL (International Union of Kettlebell Lifting) was added in WADA’s list of International Federations! Our sport is growing every day!

Youths’ European Kettlebell Championship 2015

Nikolay Filippov won first place

The European kettlebell championship among youths was held in Kaunas (Lithuania) 26-28 June. The same dates European championship among veterans was held there. I was judge there this time. We had participants from 10 countries. And My student Nikolay Filippov won gold medal in biathlone. His result was 138 jerks and 190 snatches in 73 kg bodyweight class (24 kg kettlebells). It was his first International competition.
Thanks to organizers of this event. I’m really glad to see more and more participants of youths competitions every year!

Rybinsk team YouTube channel

Rybinsk kettlebell team youtube channel
We created YouTube channel of my Rybinsk kettlebell team. You can watch me, my students and students of another coaches from my kettlebell school in Rybinsk city. We will public a lot of videos from training and competitions. We just started but already have a lot of collected videos – we will post them soon.
Subscribe our YouTube kettlebell channel here:

World Cup. Stage 2

World kettlebell cup 2015. Stage 2
20-22 May Open European Cup and 2-nd stage of World Cup of kettlebell sport were held in Saint Petersburg (Russia). Totally in both competitions were around 150 competitors from 10 countries.
I competed only in Stage of World Cup and won silver medal in biathlon. My total result was 150 points (jerk+snatch). One of my students (Vitaly Krupennikov) was 4th on this competition.
Also we have final of Russian championship one week later.
The next stage of girevoy sport World Cup will be 17-20 July in Darlington (GB).

Nikolay Filippov Russian champion among youths

Nikolay Filippov3-5 February we had a russian championship among youths in Kaluga city. My student Nikolay Filippov won first place in class 16-18 years old. His result in biathlone was 131 jerks and 201 snatches with 24 kg kettlebells.
He will be a member of Russian national team on European kettlebell championship among youths, it will be held in Kaunas (Lithuania) 25-28 June.

Issue #7 of “Girevoy sport in Russia”

Magazine "Girevoy sport in Russia" issue 7 I just received a new issue of russian magazine “Girevoy sport in Russia”. 60 pages of interesting information about russian and International kettlebell sport.
Most interesting articles of this magazine:
– results of World Championship 2014,
– statistics of the best results in Russia (jerk, snatch, LC, ladies snatch),
– psychological training of kettlebell lifters,
– Croatian kettlebell sport development,
– how to lost your bodyweight – advices of champions,
– story about Alexander Khvostov’s training,
– ladies kettlebell sport – talking with Oksana Sarvarova,
– World Cup stages (6 stages of 2014),
– kettlebell junggling in Russia
and a lot of another interteresting materials..
Ask me how to get your copy of this magazine!

World Championship 2014 results

Kettlebell world championship 2014, Hamburg
Girevoy sport WC 2014
It was 3 most interesting days of this year. Kettlebell World Championship in Hamburg was really fantastic! Around 550 athletes from 35 countries. A lot of great results! I was the secretary of this championship and I really happy to meet to many kettlebell friends from different countries!
The IUKL board decided to try ladies LC the next year on stages of World Cup. Also now we already know that the next WC will be in Dublin (Ireland) and WC 2016 will be in Kazakhstan!
My congratulations to all athletes! It was a big kettlebell holiday!
Of course you can get results from secretary 😉

Download World Championship of girevoy sport 2014 results>>
Download World Championship of girevoy sport 2014 among juniors results>>
Download World Championship of girevoy sport 2014 among veterans results>>

One more Korean Kettlebell seminar

korean kettlebell seminar, November 2014

We just finished the kettlebell sport seminar in Seoul (South Korea). This time there were different athletes: beginners and who startet kettlebell lifting a year ago. We had a few beginners – they were learning the technique of classical girevoy sport exercises and a lot of assistent exercises. They had two days of hard training.
Guys who will compete on the World Championship had special training (4 days). They had some tests before competing (wc will be in less then 2 weeks). They still amateurs and they will compete with 24 kg kettlebells.
Also we had a lot of talking and discussion about competition. How to take part, about judging ect..
See you soon in Hamburg guys 😉

Kettlebell WC 2014 will be in Hamburg (Germany)

World kettlebell Championship 2014, Hamburg, Germany
World Championship 2014 on kettlebell sport will be held November 20-24, 2014 in Hamburg (Germany). I’ll be the secretary of this championship. We started preparation for holding of this competition. We need application form from each team (country) and participant card from each participant. You can send me your orders by e-mail. Also you can contact Johan Martin (he will be the head judge, his e-mail you can find in regulations file). Form files attached this post..
This championship should be the greatest kettlebell event 2014. More then 200 athletes from 30 countries will come there!
Be there!
Download application form>> Download participant card>>

World Kettlebell Cup 2014 on Mr. Olympia, Las-Vegas

world kettlebell cup 2014, Las-Vegas, Mr.Olympia

The fifth stage of world kettlebell cup was held in Las Vegas (USA). It was a part of official program of Mr. Olympia events. It was great event for kettlebell sport. We had really lot of guest of our competition. We had very good conditions for competing.

I competed in 63 kg bodyweight class, achieved 156 points in biathlon (91 jerks and 130 snatches – it’s my best competition snatch numbers). I won silver medal (Johnny Benidze won gold with great result).

Many thanks to organizers! It was good start of autumn competition season!

world kettlebell cup 2014, Las-Vegas, Mr.Olympia

Korean kettlebell team training camp in Rybinsk

Korean kettlebell team training camp in RybinskFour korean kettlebell lifters came to Rybinsk city to train with our team: Lee Jae Ho, Jung Ki Seon, Kim Chung Wook, Kim Sung Mo. They were here 9 days, had 2 workouts daily. We did a lot of jerks and snatches together. We were running on mountains in our ski center. We were in Russian sauna with birch twigs.
Guys learned technique of classical girevoy sport exercises, methods and planning of training, competition rules.
They trained hard and achieved really progress of their technique and got more knowledge about girevoy sport training.
Korean federation of Kettlebell lifting is growing and we will meet strong Korean team on International competitions soon. They have more and more lifters every day. They have Korean competition in Seoul November 1-2.
Korean kettlebell team training camp in Rybinsk

Russian Kettlebell Championship 2014

Russian kettlebell championship 2014
Final of Russian Girevoy sport Championship was held June 2-6 in Kirov city. I won bronze medal in biathlone in 63 kg weight class. My result was 88 jerks and 126 snatches.
The second day of competition we had the RGSF meeting. We planned kettlebell events for 2015. Semifinal of russian championship and russian championship among universities will be holding in Rybinsk in April and in November 2015. Also we will hold RGSF judges seminar in Rybinsk, December 4-7, 2014 (we invite external participants too!).

New belts for kettlebell lifters

Weightlifting beltI’m glad to offer for you the new type of belts special for kettlebell lifters. The width of this belt is 12 cm. – it’s corresponding international rules. All sizes in stock every time! (6 sizes).
A lot of peaple in Russia tried such belts and they like them.
You can see more information in my shop.

International Festival of Kettlebell Sport

International Kettlebell Festival 2014 in Saint PetersburgInternational girevoy sport festival is holding in Saint Petersburg now. It includes the third stage of Grand Prix series, the third stage of World cup, European Championship. It’s 7 days of kettlebell competitions! Representatives of 28 countrises came to S-Petersburg. More then 350 partisipants. I competed in stage of World Cup and won the first place. My biathlon result was 153,5 in 63 kg bodyweight class.

The second stage of World Cup 2014 in Chelyabinsk

Kettlebell World cup 2014, ChelyabinskThe second stage of Kettkebell World cup was held in Chelyabinsk (Russia) 23-24 of

April. A lot of people competed there… . I achieved my new personal best – 154 points in biathlone (jerk 93 and snatch 122 in 63 kg bodyweight class) and won the second place (Johnny Benidze was first). It was really great event. Thanks to Ivan Denisov for best comditions of competing! . The next stage of World cup will be in Saint Peterburg 9-10 of May. I’ll be there…

Russian Championship among Juniors

Juniors russian championship on kettlebell sport 2014 20-24 of March we hold all-russian championship on kettlebell sport among juniors (till 23 years old). We had near 200 participants from 34

russian regions. We had a lot of new junior records. Head coach of Russian national team found new members for international juniors competitions 2014. Rybinsk team has two gold medals in biathlon and one bronze in long cycle.

Korean Kettlebell Seminar

korean kettlebell seminar 2014
korean girevoy sport seminar
March 8-9 we hold the second Korean RGSF seminar in Seoul. Two Korean lifters competed on World Championship in Tyumen after last seminar. They created Korean Federation of Kettlebell Lifting (KFKL).
Now they are working on development of girevoy sport around Korea. This time we had more students. All of them will compete the next month on the first Korean kettlebell competition.

The new issue of russian magazine about kettlebell sport

Magazine "Girevoy sport in Russia and around the World" #6 We just printed the new issue of magazine “Girevoy sport in Russia and around the World” №6. It has a lot of interesting information – 60 pages. Most interesting materials:
– World Championship 2013 (Tyumen, Russia),
– The new russian official rank table for 2014-2017 years,
– Ivan Belyaev – the Great athlet,
– Material about training of young athlets.
– and a lot of another information
You can buy this magasine from me..

World kettlebell championship 2013 in Tyumen

World kettlebell championship 2013, Tyumen

World kettlebell Championship 2013 is finished in Tyumen, Russia. It was really great event for all kettlebell lifter. We had more then 250 participants from 22 countries. It was very interesting to watch a lot of great results every flight. The level of competition is so high. Conditions for athletes were perfect. A lot of new world records. They made 105 drug tests.
Organizers made a video broadcast through internet. A lot of people from 42 countries was watching our Championship.
Team competition won Russian team, second place – Ukraine, 3-rd – Kazakhstan.
The next IUKL World Championship will be in Hamburg (Germany), middle of November 2014. See you there!!

European Cup 2013

European Kettlebell Cup 2013, ZagrebI just came back from Zagreb (Croatia). They held IUKL European Cup. I think it was the best IUKL competition. There competed athletes from 21 countries, more then 200 participants. I hope all IUKL competitions in future will have more and more participants.
Conditions were good for competing and I achieved my best jerk and biathlon numbers. My jerk is 93 reps, snatch – 109, biathlon – 147,5.
As I know the next year we have 6 stages of World Cup. It will be really interesting to compete and meet more athletes.
I hope to meet a lot of strong kettlebell lifters in Tyumen city on World Championship.
So many thanks to organizers of competition in Zagreb!

WC 2013 comming soon

world-championship-2013-on-kettlebell-liftingI’ll be a secretary of IUKL World Championship 2013 in Tyumen. You can ask me any questions about this competition. As we promised we have a free flight for all partisipants from Moscow to Tyumen and from Tyumen to Moscow: – 20 of November, 2013 Moscow (Domodedovo) – Tyumen (Roshchino), departure time from 11:00 to 12:00; – 24 of November, 2013 Tyumen (Roshchino) – Moscow (Domodedovo), departure time from 10:00 to 11:00. You have to come to Domodedovo airport 2 hours before flight! At the moment we have information about partisipants from these countries: Estonia, USA, Kyrgyzstan, India, Denmark, Belorussia, Croatia, Lithuania, Germany, Ukraine, France, South Korea, Finland, Ireland, Australia, Japan, Latvia, Russia. if you didn’t find your country in this list is means we didn’t get information from you. Full information about participants is available now. Total 257 participants of 21 countries. Download >> Ask your questions in comments of this post…

First korean kettlebell seminar

Girevoy sport seminar, Seoul, Korea, 2013, RGSF Korean kettlebell seminar 2013We just finished first Korean girevoy sport (kettlebell sport) seminar. We held it under RGSF. It was two days seminar in Seoul. We were working on their technique and talking about training methods for growing their results and about competition participating. A few guys really can lift kettlebells and their technique is good at the moment. Now they have no a team for international competitions but they promised to come to Russia to compete on World Championship 2013 (in Tyumen). They liked our seminar and they want to develop kettlebell sport in South Korea. They have a lot of plans around kettlebells. I like this seminar so much!