The role of a skilled teacher and his or her theoretical and practical experience is absolutely essential if you wish to progress in kettlebell sport in a consistent and injury free manner.

The RGSI team offers a balance of world class competitive kettlebell lifters and coaches with proven results.  Knowledge and experience of the team laid foundation for publication of multiple articles and educational DVDs, development of ranking tables for the Russian Federation of Kettlebell Lifting and of the training materials for seminars RGSI manual and DVD-ROM level 1-4.

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Below is a brief description of the RGSI team members.

Founder of Russian Girevoy Sport Institute is Igor Morozov 12-time champion of the World  Igor Morozov,

MSIC (Master of Sports of International Class), founder of Russian Institute of Girevoy Sport.

 Igor is the current world champion in the weight category of 95 kg (2011, IUKL version) and reigning champion of the Russian Federation  (2012). Igor Morozov  has more than 14 years of experience in professional Russian kettlebell lifting having competed in national and international competitions where he set multiple records of Russia and the world... Igor's Bio >

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holder of the absolute world record in women 24 kg snatch – 190 times Olga Yaremenko

Olga Yaremenko

 RGSI coach, MSIC (Master of Sports of International Class), holder of the absolute world record in women 24 kg snatch – 190 times.

Olga began training with Russian kettlebells in 2008 and in 2010 won Junior Championship of Russia and achieved Master of Sport Rank by snatching 24 kg kettlebell 103 times... Olga's Bio >

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Certified National Level Judge in Girevoy Sport and High Category Coach Anatoly Suhovey

Anatoly Suhovey

MSIC, Certified National Level Judge in Girevoy Sport and High Category Coach (highest coach ranking available in the Russian girevoy sport, Head Coach at RGSI.

Anatoly Suhovey has consistently won or placed at the top of Russian and International Competitions in Girevoy Sport. He continues to compete by participating in Masters’ events where he won the Masters Russian Championships in 2008, 2010 and 2011   Anatoly's Bio> 

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Dexter Jemual Tay photo 1Dexter Jemuel Tay 

Regional Lead & Director of Business Development, Asia Pacific Region 

Fitness Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Managing Director - Fitness Index SG

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 Evgeny Kolyakov, MS, RGSI kettlebell Coach.Evgeny Kolyakov

 MS, RGSI Coach.

Evgeny Kolyakov is a physician and a lifelong student of fitness and health. Prior to taking on Russian kettlebells in 2000, Evgeny was a successful power lifter and wrestler. He started working out with Russian kettlebells in 2000 and got his MS one year later. 

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Comparative analysis of rankings: RGSI, RGSF, WCK, IKFF
What follows is excerpted from an upcoming book to be published in the US. Author Igor Morozov Master of Sports World Class Author of current ranking tables of Russian Girevoy Sport Federation (RSSF) and Russian Girevoy Sport In

MSWC-MS-CMS Ranks   Certificate №/ Rank Name Country Issue date Expiration date Weight category/ KBs weight/ Discipline Result Jerk/ LC reps Snatch reps Biathlon reps Volu

Jerk plan - example
Fitness KB video
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Ranks table