Pavel Macek

profilephoto01-001370000076TqDAAUPavel Macek, Master StrongFirst Instructor, KB5 Gym founder and Chief-Instructor, a pioneer of kettlebell lifting and an official StrongFirst country leader for Czechia, Central Europe. He started to train Chinese combatives, boxing and fencing of Hung Kyun style in 1991, studying in USA, Hong Kong and China. He is a president and Chief-Instructor of Practical Hung Kyun International Association.

Pavel (together with his wife Justyna) is a first StrongFirst certified instructor in Czech republic, as well as FMS/CK-FMS specialist.

In 2008 he has opened the first kettlebell gym in Czech republic, KB5 Gym Prague. He currently teaches Chinese combatives (Practical Hung Kyun), strength training (KB5 Gym Prague) and Mixed Martial Arts.

Special thanks to StrongFirst and Pavel Tsatsouline for all his teaching, help and support. Please check out his English SIMPLEXSTRONG blog, his Repeat Until Strong training log here on the StrongFirst forum, and StrongFirst articles.

Interviews & Podcasts

- StrongFirst Podcast: Pavel Macek
- Pavel Macek – Low Tech, High Concept
- Pavel Macek Sifu on Attaining Balance, Practical Martial Arts and Being Strong
- Pavel Macek: Principles of Strength
- An Interview with Pavel Macek Sifu
- Pavel Macek Tells Why Men Should be Strong
- Hung Kyun: Pavel Macek - Kick Punch Throw Submit

REVIEWS FOR PAVEL MACEK


Arkadiusz Klasa
Hi My Stong&Heath Friends,

Today it was an important day for me. I had to face the Master - I mean Pavel. I was very much worried about this meeting. First of all I had to recertify my SFG Level 1. I was stressed. It turned out to be an unique and fascinating adventure. Pavel turned out to be not only a demanding examiner but first of all a helpful hand to me. He gave so mane piece of advise which improved my performance. I strongly recomend his work. Pavel You are becoming a role model for me. Thanks a lot for Your support. Stay Strong&Healthy
Regards

Claire
Pavel has a positive attitude that is infectious. He guides his students to realise their potential and sets a great example of the patient, disciplined and dedicated teacher. A true quiet professional. I’m grateful to have been inspired by Pavel to start my journey as a Kettlebell student of strength.

Tomáš Mrkvička
Pavel is a great teacher of strength because he is a very good student of strength. He is hungry for knowledge and he passes what he learns to his students. He wants to do things right and he insist on that we do things right. I'm glad he introduced me to a strength training. Thanks, Pavel!

David
Pavel is the real deal.
I have invited him to my martial arts academy several times to teach kettlebells and strength training. His approach is methodical, clear and most importantly- highly effective.
I would thoroughly recommend his classes for anyone who has a chance to study with him- you will get inspired, and get strong!

zbona
In short - Pavel is a strong, great person with nice sense of humor who does what he loves and he's probably one of the best in this area. One of my model teachers of Strength & Conditioning and especially of lifestyle and personal development. He himself does what he's teaches. And as you can see it works to him very well, so it's easy to believe him.

Pavel is not only a teacher and really strong trainer but also active online publisher who shares his lifestyle/training experiences and tips with others. When I've been looking for kettlebells information years ago, knowing nothing about them, I found the name Pavel Macek. Thanks his publishing activities, he brought information about kettlebells and StrongFirst to Czech fitness world and I could read many articles about kettlebells, get-ups, swings - why to do it, why to use it and why I shouldn't use Youtube to learn it properly :-) Lot of motivating readings about strength training, kettlebells efficiency on Pavel's web led me to find my SFG instructor close to me who could introduce me to kettlebells practically. All the rest is history ;)

I'm very proud that I know Pavel personally and very appreciate every occasion to meet him. I have to say, he affected my thinking a lot - thanks him, I've discovered I can be stronger and healthier in many ways. And as I want it, I am stronger and stronger and love it. Thank you for your hard work for SF community, Pavel!

Michal Satura
Pavel is Senior SFG, Kettlebell Instructor SFG II, Barbell Instructor SFL and Bodyweight Instructor SFB . So you would expect him to know his stuff. And you know what? He really does . And maybe you would be surprised how much knowledge and experience he has to offer. So if you had a chance, let him share some of it with you. Pavel is really willing to give a lot. I saw him to stay and answer questions after 8 hour seminar. So you know, that he loves what he does.

Martin Pěknic
Pavel is a person with a detailed knowledge of each movement, tested on himself. And a very inspirational man.

Terezka Balá
Exceptional trainer, leader and human being. I had a chance to attend SFG I under his and Fabio’s leading and even after few years in SFG gym I still felt like gaining so many new informations. I feel great respect to him and his wife, my current trainer, because no mettre how big is the challenge, they still want to teach you the best, the most efficient way and they are both hell good at it.
I am very happy and feel really blessed that I can have Pavel around.

Jakub Ulrich
I feel honored to learn and grow under Pavel. He is great teacher. You can clearly see after few exercises that he knows his stuff. He looks constantly for new ways how to improve his teaching and how it make more effective for his students.

Nic Weber
Extremely knowledgeable instructor. Worth a trip to Prag!

Adam
You can see, that he loves, what he do. True profesional, true teacher. Preaches pu-erh, drinks pu-erh, he can one arm swing his bodyweight and if you allow him to do so, he will teach you everything he knows, because, some people just love to give, what they have.

Steve Freides
It has been my pleasure to teach alongside Pavel Macek. A consummate professional while remaining a down-to-earth person, he serves as a role model in our community of someone who walks the walk - 56 kg bent press @ 68 kg bodyweight! And he has a keen eye and mind as a teacher, one whose students make rapid progress and achieve great things.

Petr Šimsa
Pavel is born teacher and mentor. It is great pleasure to learn from him.

Tomas Vajzer
Pavel is a natural borne leader. Strong in many aspects, great personality, he is wise and inspirational. Important to mention that he has build up a great team of instructors at his KB5 school. KB5 has in my opinion one of the most professional instructors I ever experienced. Great job from a true leader!

Piotr Kowalik
If you ever have the opportunity to learn from Pavel, I really recommend it. Pavel Macek is one of the best examples of what a StrongFirst instructor should be. If you are looking for knowledge, strength and skills, you have just found it. The best choice.

Tomáš Bazala
Great Coach, good friend. Very strong person in all possible meanings.

Antonin Tuma
It is a great honor for me to be Pavel’s student. He is true gentleman, awesome teacher, employer, friend and very strong skillful wise profesional. I'm glad to know him and to be part of his team.

Jozef Vanko
Pavel is really great teacher and overall wonderful person. He was the one who introduced me to kettlebells and the world of strength years ago and has been my tutor ever since. You will always come out better after a lesson with him even if you have years of training behind you. And he lives what he preaches!

Roman Kladivo
Pavel is great leader, excellent teacher, and true embodiment of the StrongFirst Code.

He probably doesn´t know this himself but I owe him a lot. Without even knowing me, he changed me through his early articles and videos from weak and fat couch potato into strong and competent police officer.

Later on, when cirrcumstances forced me to change my job it was thanks to workshops and courses he taught and organized that I became successful and competent professional in the business of health and strength.

So Pavel, I owe you so much that I will be never able to repay it so this little review is the least I can do for you in return.

Jan Křiklán
Pavel Macek is great instructor and very inspirative peronality.

Nina
Pavel taught me what STRONG really means, and not just physically. He is one of the very few people (well, one of the two people, the second being his wife) I would never question, I can always trust and never feel the need to seek "better" alternatives. I highly admire and respect Pavel, and I am grateful for every single thing (and every person) he brought into my life. Thank you, Pavel!

Jean-Francois Lopez
Pavel is an excellent teacher of strength.
I went to see him when I was preparing my SFG certification. His attention to details and guidance put me on the right track.
I had the opportunity to see him in action a few more times at his gym, and he always acted very professionally. Every time, I left with more knowledge.
Highly recommended.

Andżelika Stefańska
Pavel inspires me from a long time. He is a great teacher and I can highly recommend his gym and him as an instructor. Full professionalism.

Maria Cristina Carollo
Pavel is an inspiration to all StrongFirst instructors. His posts and videos are very helpful and inspire us to improve our techniques. He is always working for making the StrongFirst community stronger that’s why he’s a role model in our community.

Mike Sousa
Pavel is the definition of Strength. He lives and breathes it. I have been fortunate to have a few conversations with Pavel and every time I leave stronger. He is a true professional and gentleman. He IS StrongFirst!

Etienne
Pavel is for a long time now one of my model in the SF community. I admire him for his teaching manner and his impressive strengh/height ratio! He is like an ant! Not really tall but a million times stronger than that!

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Certifications

Master SFG
StrongFirst Elite
Kettlebell Instructor SFG II
Barbell Instructor SFL
Bodyweight Instructor SFB

Location

City: Prague
Zip code: 13000
State: Czechia
Country: Czechia

Contact

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