Phil Ross – Master RKC, 8th Degree black belt & Bodyweight Specialist:
A Fitness Enthusiast and Combat Arts Competitor ever since the mid-70’s. Phil Ross, as the Owner/Operator of American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells, has been instructing others in his trade for more than a quarter century. He is a National Champion and place winner (NAGA, AAU, ABA, WAKO) in several combat disciplines of both the striking and grappling arts, as well as an amateur champion body builder and power lifter (Totalled 1400lbs. in three lifts at a weight of 179.9lbs). In addition to his numerous personal state and national titles, he has coached and trained a multitude of champions that compete in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), Martial Arts, Wrestling, Triathlons, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Football, Volleyball and Track and Field. He has also trained the US Special Ops members and a great deal of Law Enforcement personnel from local Police Officers to Federal Marshals and the DEA. His accomplishments have earned him the honor of being inducted to the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
A staunch proponent of the RKC Hard Style Kettlebell Training System, Phil operates his S.W.A.T. Kettlebell-based training daily at his facility and provides offsite workshops, seminars and certifications. In addition to his studio and workshops, he also developed the Survival Strong Self Defence and Bodyweight System based his Top Rated S.A.V.E.™ Video Series, released a Kettlebell Video, an online Kettlebell Training Program and has appeared in several commercials and print publications. In 2013 he was featured in 3 issues of FIGHT! Magazine’s Strength and Conditioning section. He was also one of 12 Presenters for the 2015 Health and Strength Conference.
In late 2014, the Kettlebell Workout Library was released. The Video, complete with a user’s manual consists of 104 Kettlebell-based workouts, including Bodyweight and Dynamic Tension. It’s available in both DVD format and in an online version.
He has two books due for publication this year, Ferocious Fitness and Survival Strong. Ferocious Fitness is designed as a guide for kettlebell and bodyweight training for combat athletes and martial artists. Survival Strong is a complete manual on bodyweight strength and street survival. The 24 chapters delve into the physiological, mental and situational aspects of how to prepare to survive a multitude of violent encounters.
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