Chief Instructor Mark Cheng pressing a 62-lb kettlebell under the watchful eye of his mentor, Pavel Tsatsouline.

Dr. Mark Cheng, Sr. Instructor

Dr. Mark Cheng is the chief instructor of Kettlebells Los Angeles.  He has trained extensively as a private student of Pavel Tsatsouline weekly for years, and earned his RKC directly from Tsatsouline himself. Dr. Cheng has been enthusiastically pursuing kettlebell training as a means of rehabilitation and health ever since he experienced the successful rehabilitation of his own lower back and shoulder injuries with Russian kettlebells. He also dropped 20 pounds after becoming regularly involved with kettlebell training!

No ordinary private trainer, Dr. Cheng brings extensive medical knowledge as a specialist in Chinese medicine orthopedics to each and every one of his clients and students.  Always looking to increase his knowledge and understanding of the rehabilitative and prehabilitative applications of kettlebell training and Pavel Tsatsouline’s teachings, Dr. Cheng attended the 2007 RKC Level 2 Certification, which focused on Functional Movement Screen technologies as presented by Master Instructor Brett Jones, as well as many other therapeutically applied movement sciences.  He was later promoted to RKC Team Leader and Sr. RKC before accepting a position as Sr. SFG Instructor.

His teaching method reflects an eye towards detail, safety, and constant fun.  He has trained such luminaries as Guro Dan Inosanto, Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s Rigan Machado, and assisted his mentor, Pavel Tsatsouline, with law enforcement and military training. Few, if any, instructors bring the rare mix of martial arts master, physician, and kettlebell instructor to the mix like Dr. Cheng does!  You can contact Dr. Cheng at

Certified Instructors

All of the KettlebellsLosAngeles instructors received their training from Dr. Mark Cheng, one of Pavel Tsatsouline’s direct students. After training diligently with Dr. Cheng, these instructors were recommended to attend the instructor certification camp. Upon successful completion of the course, they each hold Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC) status under Pavel Tsatsouline himself.


Santa Monica, CA

Riverside, CA

Torrance, CA

Pomona, CA

Kingston HengKingston Heng

Orange County, CA


Think you’re kettlebell instructor material?

Already a fitness professional who wants to take your knowledge, power, and service to a whole new level?  Then accept the RUSSIAN KETTLEBELL CHALLENGE! To join the ranks of Pavel Tsatsouline’s hard living comrades and register for the current RKC which has yet to sell out, please click HERE!

Thanks to Mirko Ceselkoski