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- IKSFA is developing and promoting Kettlebell Sport & Fitness education Worldwide
- IKSFA is a proud leader of Kettlebell Sport & Fitness education and training Worldwide.
- IKSFA is the most comprehensive Kettlebell Sport & Fitness certifications nationally and internationally recognized.
Our motto: “Kettlebells without borders. Learn from World Champions".
The goal of IKSFA is to promote and deliver the highest standard of Training and Education for the Kettlebell Sport & Fitness Professionals.
IKSFA is setting a Platinum Standard of Certifications, Clinics, and Workshops by providing our trainees with the latest achievements of Sport Scientists and top Coaches. Our methods are based on long term experience and solid academic background of our best in the world personnel. All of the Coaches and Instructors of our Academy have a Higher Sports Education and B.S. or higher Degrees. At the same time, all of them achieved the title of MSIC, as well as multiple time World and Russia Champions.
The IKSFA Team is absolutely unique because it's been assembled not only from the great athletes, World and Russia Champions, but also from the great Coaches with the real Coaching experience and that's why it's simply the best.
There are many World Champions out there, but not too many of them have coaching experience. That's why we carefully selected and pick by hand each member of IKSFA Team.
Good luck to all of our future students!
Sergey Rudnev, IKSFA President, MSIC, 5-time World Champion, 5-time Champion of Russia
Sergey Rudnev, MSIC as the Kettlebell Sport athlete:
Champion of Russia
Biathlon (1998, 2003, 2005)
Long Cycle (2009, 2010)
Russian Cup Winner:
Biathlon (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Long Cycle (2008, 2009)
Biathlon (2001, 2005)
Long Cycle (2008, 2009, 2010)
Sergey Rudnev as a Coach has coached and prepared:
Balagov N., MSIC, World Champion, Biathlon,2008, Champion of Europe, 2006, Russia Champion, Biathlon, 2006, 2008, 2009.
Lopatin E., HMS, MSIC, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, World Champion, Biathlon, Russia Champion, Long Cycle,1998, 2004, World Champion, Long Cycle, 2000, First in the world athlete in 60 kg weight category achieved 100 lifts in Jerk.
Khvostov A., MSIC, World Champion, Biathlon, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, Russia Champion, 2007, 2009, 2012, Champion of Europe, Biathlon, 2009, 2010, 2012
Lorna Kleidman (USA), three-time World Champion - IGSF 16kg Snatch 2007, 2008, Master of Sport - AKC 20 kg Long Cycle 2010, three-time USGSF 16 kg Snatch 2007, AKC 20 kg Biathlon 2010 & MSIC IKSFA 20 kg Snatch of Sport -
All together Sergey Rudnev has prepared around 200 CMSs, 35 MSs, 6 MSICs, and 1 HMS.
Sergey Merkulin, IKSFA Master Coach, HMS, MSIC, 16-time World Champion, 15-time Champion of Russia.
HMS, MSIC, 15-time World Champion, 15-time Champion of Russia, 5-time Champion of Europe.
Multiple times records holder in LC, Jerk, and Biathlon.
Best results: Jerk- 122;
Long Cycle – 78;
All results have been achieved on Official Competitions of the rank no less than Championship of Russia in Weight category - below 70 kg.
Best student: Lyudmila Nuzhnyx, MS, 2-time World Champion, 2-time Champion of Russia, best results:
Snatch 16 kg- 227;
Snatch 24 kg- 115;
Weight category -55 kg;
Aleksandr Khvostov, MSIC, 3-time World Champion,
3- time Champion of Russia.
Aleksandr Khvostov, MSIC
Champion of Russia
Biathlon ( 2007, 2009, 2010)
Biathlon (2008, 2009, 2011)
Champion of Europe
Biathlon ( 2009, 2010)
Oksana Nikifor, 2-time World Champion,Champion of Europe,11-time Champion of Russia in Power Juggling joined IKSFA.
Oksana Nikifor started her career in 1997,she lives in Moscow and successfully works as Kettlebell Power Juggling Coach since 2007.
She trained and prepared 4 Champions of World,Europe and Russia.
Lorna Kleidman, IKSFA Master Coach, MSIC , 3-time World Champion.
Lorna Kleidman (USA)
3- time World Champion: IGSF 16kg Snatch 2007,2008,2011;
World Record Holder Women - 16kg Snatch
Master of Sport (MS) - AKC 20kg Long Cycle 2010;
3- time International Master of Sport (MSIC):
USGSF 16kg Snatch 2007, AKC 20kg Biathlon 2010, IKSFA 20kg Snatch, 2011;
V.F.Tikhonov, PhD Assistant Professor from the Department of Physical Education and Sport of the State University of the Chuvashia, Russian Federation
1 .More than 10 years worked as a coach for Wrestling and Sambo in different locations. During military service, organized training and competitions in Girevoy Sport.
2 . Since 2007 - member of the Executive committee of the All-Russian Federation of Kettlebell Sport.
3. Since 2008 was put into Coaching of National Team of Russia,
4. He is a chairman of the Scientific-Methodical commission of All Russian Federation of Kettlebell Sport.
5 .Conducted research work on the biomechanics of exercise of Kettlebell Sport and adaptation of the cardio- respiratory system GS athletes to physical loads.
6. He is taking part in many All-Russian GS competitions, where conducting research and video analysis of the athletes.
7. Also conducts study of the cardio- respiratory system GS athletes at GS Training Camps.
8. In 2009, in collaboration with A.V. Sukhovey and D.V. Leonov textbook "Fundamentals of Kettlebell Sport” is written and is published by Publishing house ‘Soviet Sport”
9. Published 26 scientific publications.