Gary Toppins RKC
Gary Toppins stared training with kettlebells in 2006, under the tutelage of RKC teamleader Dr. Mark Cheng, one of the top kettlebell and martial arts instructors in the Los Angeles area. He became an RKC-Certified Kettlebell Instructor in February 2008.
Mr. Toppins’ experience includes an extensive background in martial arts, dating back to when he served in the U.S. Army Airborne. In 1974 he formally stared training in Bok-Fu Kenpo (a form of Chinese Kenpo) in Northern California. In 1981 he moved to Riverside, California and opened his own school, specializing in private instruction.
He has taught and achieved martial art rank in Chinese Kenpo, Bok-Fu Kenpo, and Shootfighting; and is a member of the Chinese Kenpo Hall of Fame. He is also a practitioner of Yang-style Tai-Chi under the guidance of Sifu Mark Cheng.
In the mid 1990’s, Mr. Toppins became a certified fitness trainer, working with clients in strength and cardio-vascular conditioning; using free weights and various work-out machines to attain his clients’ goals.
After discovering the benefits of kettlebell conditioning training, he now exclusively trains his clients and martial arts students with kettlebells – with faster and greater results.
Mr. Toppins can be reached by e-mail atGTopp@aol.com.