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Unconventional Kettlebell Competitions

Compete In Spartan Warrior

Compete In Viking Warrior

Welcome to the UKC, the newest kettlebell competitions rising to existence.


The concept is simple:

  • More variety
  • Unconventional
  • Different
  • More opportunities
  • New disciplines



We’ve started accepting entries now. Submit yours today. Stay up-to-date and subscribe to our mailing list, follow our Facebook, or follow UKC.


All weights in increments of 2kg allowed. 8, 10, 12, 14, etc. All weights in pounds that are equivalent to the above-mentioned increments are allowed.


We want to make it fair for everyone entering, therefore we have:

  • Novice (0 to 3 years of kettlebell training)
  • Intermediate (3 to 6 years of kettlebell training)
  • Advanced (6 to 12 years of kettlebell training)
  • Expert (12 and above)

As a kettlebell sport competitor, you will automatically be categorized as advanced.



  • Wearing shoes is not a requirement
  • Wearing a shirt is not a requirement


Same rules apply for online and offline entries. Anyone in the world can submit an entry via video. At local competitions the same video rules apply:

  • One continuous video without editing
  • Full body and kettlebell(s) always in the frame with ample space from the edge
  • Sufficient light to see all movement requirements
  • Direct front-on filming

Judging is a difficult task, being able to look back at an entry will minimize any judging mistakes made.


Certificate and rank
An online ranking system is in place which will automatically issue a certificate to athletes. The online and offline entries are separated as offline competitions are held against those participants present at the competition. In other words, those competing online compete against the world, those competing at local competitions are competing against those present.

Disciplines to compete in


Spartan Warrior (open for submission)

Hang clean, jerk, and overhead reverse lunge. More details.

Viking Warrior (open for submission)

Overhead deadlift. More details.

Samurai Warrior (opens June 2018)

Double kb snatch and surrender

Honesty and Judging

The online points and judging system is based on honesty. The athlete submitting the entry will provide his or her number of reps and the number of points that need to be deducted. The public can adjust or discuss points and ranks at any given time. Rankings are not final as adjustments can be made at any given time.

Only the top 3 rankings across all groups are personally verified by Cavemantraining judges.


Anyone who has submitted an entry will receive a private link to purchase a t-shirt that says they entered and completed a UKC competition.

More, and you!

The competitions are nothing without you, so make sure you participate, bring ideas to the table, as we’re looking to add several more unconventional disciplines over time.



We want to introduce the squat, but movement standards need to be measurable. One suggestion made was to require the elbows to touch the inside of the thighs as a standard for depth.