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Last chance to register for Steve Cotter

Steve Cotter is heading here next weekend for a short notice workshop.
It will be his second visit to Ireland, and we’re unsure as to when he’ll be back as he has a mad schedule teaching right across the globe.
Steve is one of the most in demand trainers out there at the moment, mostly down to his down to earth teaching style and his incredibly well rounded training system that balances flexibility, strength and endurance seamlessly.

He is testimonial to his own methods.

When Steve and I were talking a few weeks ago we set up this workshop on short notice, I have 4 places left for what promises to be the workshop of the year.

We will cover Kettlebells, Bodyweight, Animal Moves and Mobility. Possibly more.

To confirm your place you must pay a deposit, and as time is running out, we need it as soon as possible.
The simplest method is via Paypal. A deposit of €100 is required, more will be accepted and the balance will be settled on the day.
As Steve charges a set fee, we will divide this equally between all participants.

To book your place drop me a line ASAP on email (, phone 087 672 6090 or pay your deposit to on


Dave Hedges

Steve Cotter coming to Ireland

Steve Cotter, president of the IKFF, former Full Contact world champion, Kettlebell lifter, a man that laughs in the face of human potential and sickeningly nice guy, wants to come back to Ireland.

However, it is at very short notice.

Steve was over earlier in the year to run his CKT (Certified Kettlebell instructor) course, he liked what he saw and wishes to come back. This time will not be a certification but will be a full day’s training in his methods including Mobility/Flexibility, Kettlebells, Bodyweight, Animal Movements and Chi Gung.

He is a walking testimonial to his own methods, a man who has possibly the most well rounded training style possible, mixing ridiculous strength with phenomenal flexibility and work capacity and endurance to beat the band.

To say I respect the man is an understatement.

We haven’t yet confirmed the exact content of the course, or even the duration. We do know that it will be on the weekend of the 27th & 28th of THIS MONTH (November).

Now here’s the deal, Steve charges a set price, one that will be divided equally amongst those that participate in the workshop.

I will only confirm the course if we can get 10 names, this will cost €300 per head, more people will reduce this price.

Here’s an idea of what to expect:

And maybe:

get in touch ASAP we need you to confirm your place so i can confirm Steve’s flights.


Dave Hedges

Chi Gung Training Notebook – Free download for a limited time only

Wild Geese co Founder, Dave Hedges, has been clearing out his cupboards.
He came across a couple of his old training notebooks. After flicking through them he asked a few people if they’d like to see some of the info in the pages. Much of it is garbled nonsense but some of it is detailed information, teachings from some incredible instructors.

There has been particular interest in the Chi Gung notes.

Since the recent visit to Wild Geese by Kettlebell and Martial Arts master, Steve Cotter, Dave’s been practicing his Chi Gung again and is enjoying the improved recovery from hard training, the reduced stress and the general feelings of wellbeing and balance that this type of training brings about.

So he has scanned all the Chi Gung notes, gathered them into a PDF file and offered it as a free download, for a limited time only.

As soon as he pulls his finger out and redraws the diagrams, types up clearer descriptions and produces a finalised, “polished” eBook on Chi Gung, you will be able to get the unedited hand written notebook free of charge.

Take advantage while you can.

Here’s the link:

If you have any questions regarding Chi Gung or your training in general, feel free to ask away.


Wild Geese

Last Call for Steve Cotter’s Irish CKT


This is simply a reminder that world renowned Kettlebell coach and president of the IKFF, Mr Steve Cotter, will in Ireland on the 12 & 13 of this month.
This is the first time Steve will have been in Ireland and it makes me very proud to be allowed host the first Kettlebell Instructor certification of this calibre at the Wild Geese HQ, Dublin.
To guarantee your place please drop Kathy a line on Phone: 001888897IKFF or Email:

Alternatively visit

Here’s what to expect:

Level 1 – There are no prerequisites for this course, so attendance is open to anyone interested in learning Steve’s unique and multi-modal approach to kettlebell lifting. Regardless of your fitness goal, Steve will cover how kettlebell training can best fit your needs – general fitness, competitive sport, sports specific conditioning and more.

As a certification, we have 3 high level goals:

Mastery of the basics – You will learn all the fundamental kettlebell exercises, several variations and most importantly, the key physical training principles underlying and associated with each movement.

Coaching skills – In addition to learning how to take your own fitness to higher levels, you will learn how to coach others safely and effectively utilizing a process Steve has refined over several years and thousands of clients. We realize that a successful coach is more than just understanding fitness, it’s knowing how to teach it as well.

Business/Marketing skills – Although this certification is primarily about improving physical performance and coaching skills, it would not be complete without a module on how to effectively market yourself and grow your fitness based business.


Professionally Organized – Upon registering through our website,
( all registrants will receive a pre-certification e-manual. This will review the content of the course, timeline for the weekend (which modules are taught and at what time), preparation tips and more. We ensure our events are scheduled and organized in a manner that gives you the best return on your investment.

Learn By Doing format – Repetition is often said to be the mother of skill. Therefore, registrants will not only learn the mechanics and principles behind each exercise, they will also have an abundance of time to practice these movements and receive customized feedback from Steve and the IKFF team.

Post Certification Support – Our primary core value at the IKFF is member support. Thus, you will always have access to Steve and his team of advisors going forward in regard to any questions you may have. In addition, you will be listed on our website as an IKFF Certified Coach.
This will include name, e-mail, website, picture and bio. If a prospective client is interested in finding a coach in your area, they will find you!

Continued Education – We will continue to offer advanced level courses for our members. With the IKFF, you have an organization that will stay on the cutting edge and act as a consistently evolving resource for you and your clients.

09.30 til 17.00 hrs both days.

See you there

Dave Hedges