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Event Promoter/Organiser



Promoter/Organiser/Kettlebell Events & Team Australia International Representative




March – KBA Melbourne Open / 5th Australia World Grand Prix hosted at the 4th Arnold Classic Australia!


Sep – KBA Perth Kettlebell Sport Open

June – KBA Kettlebell Sport Classic

March – KBA Melbourne Open / 4th Australia World Grand Prix hosted at the 3rd Arnold Classic Australia!


Represented Australia at the ASM Vityaz Moscow World Cup in Russia

March – KBA Melbourne Open / 3rd  Australia World Grand Prix hosted at the 2nd Arnold Classic Australia!


Dec – GSAA Melbourne Regionals

Sep – Represented Australia at the 1st IKMF World Championship in Minsk Belarus

March – KBA Melbourne Open / 2nd Australia World Grand Prix hosted at the 1stArnold Classic Australia!


Dec – KBA/Keta Melbourne Open / 1st  WAKSC Australia World Grand Prix

Ketacademy Seminar with Sergey Rachinskiy & RGSA with Anton Anasenko at KBA

Dec – IUKL/GSAA  1st Australia World Cup PRO Division at KBA

Aug – 5th GSA National Championship at KBA


Dec – KBA/Keta Melbourne Open / 3rd Australia Marathon Championship at KBA

Dec – Workshop/Training Days  with Denis Vasilev

June – KBA/Keta 2nd Melbourne Kettlebell Marathon. First time in the World  launching Ketacademy ranking Table which combined both traditional and non-traditional events at KBA.


Aug – 3rd GSAA  National Championship at KBA

Aug – IKSFA Level 2  Certification with Sergey Rudner and Sergey Rachinskiy at KBA

Feb – KBA Melbourne Kettlebell Marathon at KBA

Feb – IKSFA Level 1  Certification with Sergey Rudnev and Sergey Rachinskiy at KBA


Aug – Represented Australia making history in  the 1st World Olympiad Half Marathon

June – Represented Australia making history at the IGSF 1 Hour Marathon Championships in Milan Italy.

May – Travelled to Russia to train with my coach Sergey Rachinskiy and becoming Australia’s 1st Female IKSFA Certified coach and  IKSFA Representative.


Dec – GSAA 1st National Championship hosted by Jad Marinovic/KBA

Nov – Represented Australia at the AKC Classic in Las Vegas

Oct – IKSA Level 1 & 2 Kettlebell Certification with Vasily GInko hosted by Jad Marinovic/KBA

Feb – GSAA Melb Regional hosted by Jad Marinovic/KBA


KBA Introduction to Kettlebells Workshop at KBA

Manufacture Kettlebell Athletica brand of Kettlebells

Jan – Official Launch of Kettlebell Athletica gym


Dec – Steve Cotter Melbourne Workshop

Aug –  Kettlebell Athletica signs commercial lease and opens Australia’s 1st commercial kettlebell gym

Aug – JZM Pty Ltd / Kettlebell Athletica club

July – AKI Certification


Started training clients and running group training with Kettlebells for fitness at local gym.


Returned to fitness industry as Personal Trainer / JZM Personal Training business

International/National Representative

Over the past several years Jad has represented both National and International Kettlebell Sport Associations volunteering, hosting and sponsoring competitions, and organising certifications with international world champions guests,  including 8 years  sponsoring/volunteering as GSA committee member, and representing Australia overseas plus more.

International Representative:  

Ketacademy, WAKSC, IGSF, WKSF & ASM Vityaz

Former Representative History:

IKSFA b/w 2011-2016, IKMF b/w 2013-2017, & IUKL b/w 2014 – 2016, and GSAA Committee Member as Secretary b/w 2010-2011, Competition Advisor b/w 2012-2014 and President b/w 2014-2016

To date Jad Marinovic has been an ambassador for kettlebell sport in Australia and is the only female in the history of Kettlebell Sport in the World to represent 7 associations/clubs simultaneously (Ketacademy, WAKSC, IGSF, ASM Vityaz, IUKL, IKMF and President GSAA) and is known as an ambassador of Kettlebell Sport in Australia promoting and growing sport over the years.  In the past year due to personal reasons and being a busy mother of two boys, Jad has resigned from being renominated on GSA committee after sponsoring, hosting events and on committee  since 2009, and also resigned as IUKL rep after 2 years and IKMF rep after 5 years.