• Owner of Boston Kettlebell Strength & Conditioning, 2004 to Present

  • Physical Fitness Program Developer and Solutions Provider

  • Athletic Performance Specialist

  • Rehabilitative Movement Therapist

  • Nutritional and Supplementation Consultant


Mandla combines Joint Mobility, Kettlebell Training and Body-Weight Exercises to provide pain free, movement-based solutions to fitness enthusiasts and elite athletes alike.

Mandla strips every routine, exercise and drill down to its basic components to ensure that you receive a complete and comprehensive understanding of what is involved. He aims to promote a love for movement and athleticism, that takes his clients way beyond their expectations and goals, to achieve powerful and enduring results.

Mandla has provided physical training for over ten years to clients ranging from children to adults and fitness newcomers to professional athletes. For the past six years, he has consistently taught classes in his own studio as well as successfully implemented other programs in a number of fitness facilities. For example, last Spring 2010, he offered an Introductory Kettlebell Class at the Boston Center for Adult Education.

He has provided fitness, athletic and martial arts / combative training to over one thousand clients.


  • Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology & Biomechanics 2002-2004 University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa.



  • Z-Health Level I R-Phase Certified Instructor August 2007 (R-Phase: Movement Rehabilitation, Restoration and Reeducation based certification)
  • Z-Health Level II I-Phase Certified Instructor October 2007 (I-Phase: Integrated Visual and Vestibular Movement based certification)
  • Z-Health Level III S-Phase Certified Instructor March 2008 (S-Phase: Sports Vision and Athletic Skill Set Development based certification)
  • Z-Health Level IV T-Phase Certified Instructor May 2008 (T-Phase: Therapy and Myofascial Exercise based certification)
  • Z-Health Strength & Suppleness Specialty Certification July 2008
  • Z-Health Sustenance and Spirit Specialty Certification July 2009 (Nutrition Based Certification)
  • Featured athlete in Z-Health's S-Phase: The Complete Athlete June 2009 An instructional DVD product marketed to trainers, coaches and athletes.


  • RKC Certified Instructor June 2004 (Russian Kettlebell Challenge Level One Certification)
  • RKC Level II Certified Instructor - Combat Applications Specialist June 2005 (Russian Kettlebell Challenge Level Two Certification)
  • Unlock Workshop Feburary 2006 (Course in Effortless & Unrestricted Movement) NSCA-CC CEU Approved Course
  • Assistant RKC Instructor June 2006 on the Level One RKC Certification
  • Invited to assist at the RKC Certification again, April 2008 (The Level One Certification)
  • Helped train 9 of Boston's RKC Certified Instructors 2005-2009
  • Helped train 1 of Japan's RKC Certified Instructors 2009-2010
  • IKFF Certified Kettlebell Trainer March 2008


  • AdvoCare Nutritional & Supplementation Consultant 2005 to Present
  • Z-Health Sustenance and Spirit Specialty Certification July 2009 (Nutrition Based Certification)


  • Healing Tao Qi Gong Practitioner 1999 to Present
  • Universal Tao System Healing Love & Iron Shirt Basic Course Completion taught by Master Mantak Chia October 2003 Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Universal Tao System Basic Course Completion taught by Master Mantak Chia October 2003 Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Introduced to Martial Arts as a child Takewondo study for 6 years
  • Wing Chun Kung Fu Instructor and Practitioner 1998 to Present
  • Filipino Martial Arts Practitioner 2000 to Present
  • Traveled to Hong Kong 2005 for 10 days to train Wing Chun Kung Fu with the Hong Kong Athletic Association
  • Wu Chi School Wing Chun Kuen Level 1 Certification 1998
  • Wu Chi School Wing Chun Kuen Level 2 Certification 2000
  • Wu Chi School Wing Chun Kuen Level 3 Certification 2003
  • Bakbakan International Fighting Arts November 2003 Workshop/Seminar South Africa
  • Bakbakan International Kali Illustrisimo 7th Grade May 2004 South Africa
  • Bakbakan International Classical Arnis May 2004 Workshop/Seminar South Africa
  • Bakbakan International Hagibis Combat System May 2004 Workshop/Seminar South Africa
  • AMOK International Seminars 2000 Johannesburg, South Africa
  • AMOK Blade Fighters Congress 18th and 19th August 2001 South Africa
  • AMOK Tactical Baton and Blade Seminar March 2002 Johannesburg, South Africa
  • AMOK Tactical Blade Fighting Seminar August 2002 Johannesburg, South Africa
  • AMOK International Large Blade Combative Formatting Seminar 2003 South Africa
  • Multicord International & MAASA (Martial Arts Association of South Africa) Martial Arts First Aid Certificate February 2003
  • Axiom International Tactical Pistol Stress Fire Course - Completion of 15 hours of training
  • Axiom International Executive Protection Course – Completion of 100 hours of training


  • BMW Advanced Driving Certificate - Collision Avoidance and Skid Control Course September 2001