Pavel Tsatsouline is born in 23rd of August, 1969 in Minsk, USSR. He is a former physical training instructor for the Soviet Special Forces. He was once a nationally ranked kettlebell lifter in the USSR.
He is involved with the evolving field of martial arts fitness and is a major proponent of the traditional Russian fitness tool, the kettlebell, as an exercise and strengthening tool
Pavel is also a subject matter expert to the U.S. Marine Corps, the National Nuclear Security Administration/U.S. Department of Energy, and the US Secret Service.
Today Pavel leads the Russian kettlebell invasion of the US. Power by Pavel, Inc. spreads kettlebell movement.
Pavel started to gain fame in 1998. His articles was published in MILO magazine. Pavel’s subversive article, Vodka, Pickle Juice, Kettlebell Lifting, and Other Russian Pastimes, was extremely well received by the most ruthless critics in the iron world.
In 2001, the “Year of the Kettlebell, Dragon Door published Pavel’s The Russian Kettlebell Challenge and forged the first US made Russian style cast iron kettlebell. RKC, the first kettlebell instructor course on American soil, kicked off.
Later that year, Pavel Tsasouline was voted a “Hot Trainer” by Rolling Stone magazine.
Pavel Tsatsouline will always reign as the modern king of kettlebells since it was he who popularized them to the point where you could almost found a country filled with his converts.