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Kettlebell Sport Seminar @ Harrogate (with special guest coach)

Where: BigKat Fitness & Martial Arts, Harrogate
When: 5th November, 9am-4pm
How long: 7 Hours
Covering: Sport lift technique (Jerk, Snatch, Long cycle)
Cost: £80 (includes workshop handbook)


On the 5th November, the day after the British Championships (also taking place in Harrogate), BigKat Gym will be hosting a 7 hour Kettlebell Sport Workshop/technique clinic coached by Eddie Sheehan and Abigail Johnston along with special guest instructor Marty Farrell from the USA.

Marty Farrell is one of the original trail blazers in Kettlebell Sport having been lifting since 2001 and competing internationaly since 2005. Marty was America’s first male Master of Sport and first American male to achieve Master of Sport in both Biathlon and Long Cycle.

This is a practical based workshop for kettlebell sport lifters who want to develop their technique and improve their lifting ability. This clinic will offer the opportunity to identify and work on sticking points in your lifting and develop your efficiency and power under the bell and so help to increase your overall reps and time.

The focus of the day will be on working through the technical aspects of the three main competitive lifts: jerk, snatch and long cycle. The technique and mechanics of each will be broken down with the aim of giving you a comprehensive understanding of the principles behind each lift and identifying how you can improve and advance your technique and results.

Technique principles will be reinforced with practice and training sets throughout the day where Marty, Eddie & Abi will both provide individual technique analysis and feedback. We will also work through drills and assistance exercises to help progress your training.

An accompanying handbook will be provided to all attending.

The workshop is limited to 20 spaces, payment is required to secure your place (sign up details to follow).

NB This event is taking place the day after the GSU British Championships, stay and make a weekend of it 😉

About the Coaches:

Sports Ranks & Titles
Master of Sport of International Class (MSIC) snatch – 40kg
Master of Sport – Biathlon
Master of Sport – Long cycle

Snatch 40kg 80reps
Snatch 40kg 64reps (5mins)
Jerk 2x32kg 88
Snatch 32kg 138

Student’s Achievements
Marty has trained certified 1000 + coaches over 10 year timeline.

Sport Ranks and Titles:
Master of Sport – Biathlon
Level 3 Kettlebell Sport Instuctor – Siberian State University of Phys. Ed and Russian Girevoy Sport Federation
Jerk 2x32kg 110
Jerk 2x28kg 137 in training
Jerk 2x24kg 172 in training
Snatch 32kg 164, 183 in training
Snatch 28kg 216 in training
Snatch 24kg 231
Longcycle 32kg 57
Long Cycle 28kg 76
Long Cylcle 24kg 100, 145 in 20mins

Students Achievements:
Eddie has coached 12 athletes to podiums in Europeans or World championships in amateur, professional and veteran divisions. He has coached athletes to achieve CMS, MS & MSIC ranks and coaches mulitple national and world record holders, including Abigail Johnston!

Sport Rank and Titles:
Master of Sport of International Class (MSIC) – Long Cycle, Biathlon & Snatch
Level 3 Kettlebell Sport Instuctor – Siberian State University of Phys. Ed and Ministry of Sport of Russian Federation
IKSFA Kettlebell Sport Coach Certification – Level 1 & 2

24kg – 192 reps
2x24kg – 53 reps
2x20kg – 116 reps (in training)

28kg 102 (5mins)
28kg 116 reps
24kg 206 (in training)
22kg 230
20kg 400 (20mins – 10mins per hand)
16kg 275

Long cycle
28kg 116 reps (in training)
24kg 136 reps
20kg 145 reps
2x24kg 51 reps
2x20kg 94 reps
2x16kg 131 reps (in training)

Students achievements:
Abi has coached many athletes from across the world to CMS, MS and MSIC level over all of the sports lifts. Several of Abi’s students are National and World record holders and have medalled at Amateur and Professional level in International Competition including the IUKL World and Europeans Championships, WASKC World Championships, IKFF World Championships and IGSF World Championships.

Date of Event: 05-11-2017
Event time: 9 : 00hr

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