Mark Cheng, L.Ac., Ph.D.
Mark is the Chief Instructor of Kettlebells Los Angeles, having been trained personally by RKC founder Pavel Tsatsouline. As an RKC Team Leader level instructor and doctorate in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, he has made extensive use of kettlebells with Gray Cook’s Functional Movement technologies for rehabilitation in his Chinese orthopedics clinic in Santa Monica, California. Mark’s extensive background in martial arts has helped him understand the importance of and the need for effective, safe training methods early on.
Having lectured and presented on 5 continents, Mark is a well-seasoned professional instructor, known to seamlessly tie in athletic performance, technical execution, and medical logic. Along with Gray Cook and Brett Jones, he co-authored the Kettlebells from the Ground-Up manual. Mark’s areas of interest are in the applications of the Functional Movement Systems, Chinese manual medicine, and Russian kettlebell training to post-partum rehab, elite athlete / tactical operator prehabilitation, and injury rehabilitation.