Learn how to perform the king of kettlebell exercises for cardio, power, strength, and more. This online course is for at-home users, gym goers, athletes, coaches, and trainers. There are several levels for enrollment and an explanation of each is further below.
Enroll in the course and learn how to snatch without hurting yourself, avoid back issues, tendonitis, ripped hands, etc. Learn how to teach others. Learn how to perform hundreds of snatches unbroken so that you’ll be able to replace high-impact cardio with low-impact cardio. Learn how to pick up on common mistakes and correct those.
The requirements are one kettlebell and no previous experience is required as the material builds up from scratch. The progression is step by step and carefully designed over several years.
- Course material
- Assessments (depending on level)
- Coaching (depending on level)
- Certificate (upon passing)
You will learn:
- How to snatch safely and effectively
- How to progress step-by-step (from knowing nothing)
- How to avoid common mistakes
- How to teach others
- How to snatch 100 times without ripping your hands
- How to perform low-impact cardio
Level 3 and up needs to be completed within 3 months to obtain a certificate and take advantage of the personalized assessments, but you will retain full access to the videos after this period.
- At-home users
- At least 1 kettlebell
- Internet connection
You can sample the introduction topics of the kettlebell course here.
Level 2 has no pass requirements and is open to everyone. This level is suited for all at-home kettlebell users from complete beginner to intermediate.
Level 3 and up have strict pass requirements. Level 4 and up have some of the toughest kettlebell snatch tests in the world.
Kettlebell Course Enrollment Levels
Master The Kettlebell Snatch L1 Material
Access to all the study material but without exams or certificates
For at-home and gym users
Master The Kettlebell Snatch L2 Course
Access to all the study materials and open exams without any pass requirements
Certificate of participation
For at-home and gym users
Master The Kettlebell Snatch Certification L3 Trainer
Upon passing you’ll receive the L3 Trainer Certificate
For professionals and at-home users that want to be assessed
Covers and teaches advanced subjects but does not require testing on them
Test: 10 minutes full snatch with a suitable weight
Completion limit: 3 months but you can request a 2-month extension upon enrollment if you start the course with absolutely no previous experience
Titles issued: CKC Kettlebell Trainer, L3 Kettlebell Trainer, Kettlebell Snatch Trainer
Master The Kettlebell Snatch Certification L4 Teacher
Upon passing you’ll receive the L4 Teacher Certificate and L3 Trainer
Requires testing on advanced subjects
Test: 5 minutes double kettlebell half snatch with a suitable weight
Certificate: Trainer and Teacher
Completion limit: 5 months but you can request a 2-month extension upon enrollment if you start the course with absolutely no previous experience
Additional content: Preventing Kettlebell Training Injuries
Titles issued: All from the previous level, CKC Kettlebell Teacher, L3 Kettlebell Teacher, Kettlebell Snatch Teacher
Master The Kettlebell Snatch Certification L5 Athlete
Upon passing you’ll receive the L5 Athlete Certificate, L4 Teacher, and L3 Trainer
Test: Completion of the CTCF100 Challenge
Additional requirements: L3 10-minute snatch test to be performed with a 20kg/44lb for males and 16kg/35lb for females. L4 5-minute double kettlebell snatch test to be performed with 2 × 16kg/35lb for males and 2 × 12kg/26lb for females. The CTCF100 Challenge is to be completed with a 24kg/53lb kettlebell for males, and with a 20kg/44lb for females. Over 50 years of age will have the option of using 4kg/9lb less on all tests, and 8kg/18lb less for over 60s.
Certificate: Trainer, Teacher, and Athlete
Completion limit: 6 months
Titles issued: All from previous levels, Kettlebell Snatch Specialist, CKC Kettlebell Athlete, L3 Kettlebell Athlete, Kettlebell Snatch Athlete
Read more about the World’s Toughest Kettlebell Snatch Test
Master The Kettlebell Snatch Certification L6 Coach
Upon passing you’ll receive the L6 Coach Certificate, L5 Athlete Certificate, L4 Teacher, and L3 Trainer
Test: Requires the filming of a coaching session, program, and workout design
Certificate: Trainer, Teacher, Athlete, and Coach
Completion limit: 8 months
Additional content: How to Program for Kettlebell Training
Titles issued: All from previous levels, CKC Kettlebell Coach, L3 Kettlebell Coach, Kettlebell Snatch Coach
Level 3 and up include physical assessments, tests, exams, and concludes with a certification upon passing successfully. Enrolling in level 4 provides everything from level 3 and so on. For example, when enrolling in level 5, you will need to complete all tests and assessments from levels 3 and 5.
The Level 3 and up certifications are some of the world’s best online kettlebell certifications that you’ll come across. These are not 60-minute online courses that will provide you with a certificate at the push of a button. These certifications transfer knowledge and require you to demonstrate understanding and skill. The level 5 certification is the world’s toughest kettlebell snatch test but certainly achievable by everyone that follows the path set out.