Steve Cotter

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Steve Cotter

Steve Cotter is a martial artist and strength and conditioning instructor. He is the owner of FullKOntact Kettlebells and Full KOntact Fitness. Steve is also director and founder of the International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation, with certified instructors in every continent: [1]

Professional Background[edit]

Steve Cotter began formal training in physical development when he was 12 years old with the Internal Chinese Martial Arts system called hsing-I ch’uan (xingyiquan). He trained full time throughout high school and into his mid twenties. Cotter fought for the USA Full Contact Kuoshu team in the World Championships in 1996 after winning national tournaments in 1995 and 1996.[2] The U.S. team finished third in the tournament. In early 1997 Cotter began college full time and received his degree in Kinesiology.


Cotter lives in San Diego. He teaches seminars and instructor certification courses all throughout the world and has certified instructors in every continent. He is among the world's most sought after kettlebell and fitness instructors due to his very clear and concise teaching style, presenting at numerous fitness and health conventions in North America, Europe and Asia. [3]

Professional Accredations[edit]

  • Director and Founder of the International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation
  • First place at national kuoshu tournament[2]
  • Team Member, 1996 USA National Kuoshu Team[2]
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) - National Strength & Conditioning Assoc. (NSCA) [4]
  • Creator of Full K.O.ntact Kettlebells System and DVD series
  • Health/Fitness Instructor- American Colleges of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Trained in Dean Brittenham’s Elite Athletic Program-Shiley’s Sports Center [4]


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