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SKC 2020 is Postponed to 31 Jul – 2 Aug 2020

On 7 February 2020, the Ministry of Health urged organizers to cancel or defer large-scale events, due to the spread of the coronavirus. Singapore has officially entered DORSCON Orange. In light of this, actiFIT Asia will be postponed to 31 Jul to 2 Aug. Strength Avenue and Girevik Gives Back fully support this decision, and is hereby declaring the postponement of the Singapore Kettlebell Championships 2020.

As with previous years, actiFIT Asia 2020 is set to receive thousands of visitors from all over Asia. We believe it a prudent measure to wait out this period and delay the competition. We act in the interest of our athletes, community, and the nation, by taking such a precautionary measure.

We understand that the new dates may not be suitable for everyone. Therefore, we are offering a full refund to those who would like to withdraw. Please note that you must file your refund request via email to contact@strengthavenue.com.sg latest by 23 Feb 2020.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused, and we hope you will stand united with us, as our country fights this new virus.

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GGB Novice Meet or WKSF-SKC?

Many of our athletes have been wondering whether to sign up for the Girevik Gives Back Novice Meet, or the WKSF Singapore Kettlebell Championship.

Here are some considerations you should take into account for your own kettlebell lifting journey, before signing up.

(1) Kettlebell Weight
For many, the immediate distinguishing factor that helps them decide between the two events would be the weight of kettlebell that they want to train or compete with. For example:

WKSF-SKC WKSF-SKC GGB Novice GGB Novice
MaleFemaleMaleFemale
16 kg12 kg12 kg8 kg
20 kg16 kg14 kg10 kg
24 kg20 kg16 kg12 kg
32 kg24 kg

(2) Type of Lift

The type of events available for the Girevik Gives Back Novice Meet and the WKSF-SKC can also help you to determine which event to register for. For example, only the GGB Novice Meet has the option of One Arm Long Cycle or Two Arm Long Cycle events for Women, and also One Arm Jerk or Two Arm Jerk in the Biathlon for Women. Men’s events are only Two Arm, for GGB and SKC. In comparison, for SKC, Long Cycle and Jerk (Biathlon) events are all Two Arm for both Men and Women. If you are a female working solely with a single kettlebell for the Long Cycle, then your choice is clear!

Otherwise, check out the list below for the type of events available in either one of our events:

Girevik Gives Back Novice MeetSingapore Kettlebell Championships
One Arm Long Cycle (Women / Youth only)Long Cycle
Two Arm Long Cycle (for all)Biathlon
Biathlon (One Arm Jerk & Snatch) (Women / Youth only)Jerk Only
Biathlon (Two Arm Jerk & Snatch) (for all)Snatch
Snatch (for all)

Other key differentiating factors to note:

(1) Bodyweight Classes

In GGB, there are no bodyweight classes, and you will be ranked according to a coefficient score as follows:

Coefficient Score = Reps x Kettlebell Weight ÷ Bodyweight

In SKC, the bodyweight classes are outlined in the table below, and all participants must ensure they do not exceed the bodyweight class that they have signed up for. Participants who do not meet the requirements of the weight classes will be bumped up into the next weight class, and can be allowed to lift but will not qualify for ranking by WKSF nor medals.

MenWomen
63.00 kg and under52.00 kg and under
68.00 kg and under58.00 kg and under
74.00 kg and under65.00 kg and under
80.00 kg and under75.00 kg and under
87.00 kg and underAbove 75 kg
95.00 kg and under
Above 95 kg

(2) Weigh-ins

Weigh-ins for SKC participants will be held 1 day before your competition. If your competition falls on a Sunday, you can weigh in any time on a Saturday, as long as an official is available to conduct your weigh in. If your competition falls on Saturday, you can weigh in on Friday. The latest that participants may weigh in is 30 mins before their competition is scheduled to begin.

GGB participants will weigh in on the same day of your competition, up to 2 hours prior to their competition timing, and as late as 30 mins before their competition slot.

Need help with Nutrition and Weight Cuts? Check this out!

(3) WKSF ranking

WKSF ranking is only available for SKC participants, and all SKC participants will be issued certificates signed by the WKSF Asia / Singapore Representative. The results achieved in SKC may also qualify participants for nominations for World or Asian Championships. Ranking tables are available in the spreadsheet below, with different tabs for Men and Women.

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SKC 2020 – Now Open for Registration!

Following the massive success of the WKSF-Singapore Kettlebell Championships 2019 in June 2019 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, we will be organizing the next event in partnership with actiFIT Asia 2020 at one of the city’s biggest icon, the Marina Bay Sands!

We will be updating information on this website as we progress in our planning for the events, but in the mean time, we are ready for registrations.

The Girevik Gives Back Novice Meet will include one-arm and two-arm options for the Women and Youth categories, and only two-arm options for the Men. However, there are no bodyweight categories. Scores will be calculated based on a coefficient derived from the participant’s bodyweight, kettlebell weight, and number of reps.

The Singapore Kettlebell Championship 2019 will feature only two-arm options for both Men and Women, and bodyweight categories according to the WKSF guidelines. There are no age categories for both.

Full details and rules book will be updated under the Rules segment on this website.

To get updates on our announcements, join us on Facebook!

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The final 2 weeks!

The Final Lap

We have just concluded the final Girevik Gives Back community training session yesterday, and we are now just under 2 weeks away from the biggest kettlebell competition in Singapore for the year! Are you ready?

Before we know it, we will all be competing in the Singapore Kettlebell Championships 2019. To all our international guests: Have a safe journey to Singapore. We look forward to meeting you and learning from all of you! 

Here’s to a weekend of lifting, fun and laughter with all our athletes and spectators!

Competition Schedule. The provisional competition schedule has been published. Please check your competition timings. Schedule »

Latest Announcements. All announcements about the competition will be published on our Facebook event page. Event Announcements »

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We are Live!

It’s been a long time coming since we started thinking about organizing a novice and professional Kettlebell Sport competition. In 2018, AlphaFit and Strength Avenue joined forces, and started growing the local pool of Kettlebell Sport enthusiasts, through a community-driven initiative called Girevik Gives Back.

The initiative included fortnightly or monthly group training sessions for about 3 months, leading up to the Girevik Gives Back (Long Cycle) Novice Meet in May 2018, and the Girevik Gives Back (Snatch) Novice Meet in December 2018. Both events received amazing support and participation levels from our members.

With our local community training and preparing together for competitions, we saw that there was interest and a real possibility of organizing an event on a larger scale, and involving WKSF for a pro-level competition. This opportunity came up when we got to work with FitnessSG at their upcoming education and networking series conventions for fitness professionals, titled ExPRO Fitness Convention 2019 which will be held at Suntec.

We will be updating information on this website as we progress in our planning for the events, but in the mean time, we are ready for registrations.

The Girevik Gives Back Novice Meet will include one and two arm options for the Women, and only two arm options for the Men. However, there are no bodyweight categories. Scores will be calculated based on a coefficient derived from the participant’s bodyweight, kettlebell weight, and number of reps.

The Singapore Kettlebell Championship 2019 will feature only two-arm options for both Men and Women, and bodyweight categories according to the WKSF guidelines. There are no age categories for both.

Additionally, for both GGB and SKC, we will be having the Team Relay event as an add-on for competitors.

Full details and rules book will be updated under the Rules segment on this website.

To get updates on our announcements, join us on Facebook!

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