EKL Coach Level 1 Certification & EKL BOLT Meeting #1 in Germany announced!

EKL Coach Certification and BOLT Meeting in May 2013

Dear Lifters,

with pride we officially announce the first ever BOLT competition and IKFL/EKL Coach level 1 cert in Germany this year:

May 4th, 2013: EKL Coach Level 1 certification with Nico Rithner

Adress: X-Ess Sports Gym, Oehleckerring 13, 22419 Hamburg

Special Guest: Denis Vasilev (Hosted by Kettlebells Hamburg / German EKL Director Andreas Jauss)
Starting at 8:00 am

You will learn the basic kettlebell lifts, program design, anything you need to know about BOLT competitions, rules and preparation for those events.

A DVD for preparation for this event will be available shortly!

You can signup for the cert at the IKL Shop (yes, click the name an you will be redirected!!!)

We will have dinner at this night.

Timetable and further informations will be outlined soon.

May 5th, 2013 BOLT Competition

Starting at 9:30 am
Weigh In: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Rules meeting: 10:45 am
Competition: 10:00 -14:00 am
Award Ceremony: 14:30-15:00 am
(this time table might change based on number of athletes that signup for the event)

For detailed rules have a look here:


Rules in general:

You choose which event you participate and you can compete in one or up to four events.
10 minutes sets for adults and juniors and 3 minutes for youth.
You choose your own weight from a range of available kettlebells.
Highest volume wins.
You compete against other lifters of the same gender, and in the same bodyweight category and age division


Double Half Snatch

Double Jerk


Single Clean and Jerk (aka long cycle)

Some tips in general regarding first time participants (From Andro's point of view):

You should choose one of the four comeptition types. If you are really aware of your endless energy, you can sign up for two or even three, but don't let this event crush you.
Work on timed sets and to pace yourself. The idea is to survive these 10 minutes with as few breaks as possible.

Sign up for the competition at the IKL Store

General info regarding transportation and your stay in Hamburg:

For cheap rooms around the Gym contact Pension Langenhorn, Oehleckerring 6, 22149 Hamburg, +49(0)179-7275770, najafian20@yahoo.de

For hotels have a look at Booking.com or HRS.com . Both offer a good service.

If you need transportation you can get to the gym with bus 242 in the direction Ochsenzoll. You must leave at Suckweg. From there you can reach the gym by foot within 6 minutes.