DragonFit Coaches

Ballistic Strength and Conditioning Coaches :

Aiden Lottering:

Competitive Fitness Accomplishments:

  • Chinese Martial Arts: Internationally certified assistant instructor of
  • Yang's Martial Arts Association.
  • Chinese Martial Arts: Protea colours 2010
  • National Champion: Sanshou(Full contact fighting) & Taolu(Traditional forms)
  • Representing South Africa at: 4th Traditional World Wushu Championships 2010

Coaching Experience:
Senior Coach of Kung Fu, San Shou and Tai Chi at YMAA South Africa HQ from
1996 - current
Head coach and course designer of Kid's Kung Fu training at YMAA HQ from
2008 - current
Head Conditioning Coach at Dragon Spirit Fitness Fusion Center 2009 -
current

Fitness and Performance enhancement qualifications:

HKC Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification
Ashtanga Yoga Teachers Certification
Tacfit Instructor
CST Instructor
Hypnotherapy
YMAA Assistant Instructor (2006)

Other

First Aid Level 1 (07-12-2013)

 

George Mentis:

Competitive Fitness Accomplishments:

Chinese Martial Arts: Internationally certified assistant instructor of Yang’s Martial Arts Association (2006).

Bronze Medalist: San Shou (70kg-75kg) SAWF National Trials July 2006

Gold Medalist: Tui Shao / Push Hands (70kg-85kg) Open Competition April 2014

National Champion: Tui Shao / Push Hands (70kg-85kg) SAWF National Trials July 2014

Coaching Experience:

Senior Coach of Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu at YMAA South Africa HQ from 2001 – current

Assistant San Shou coach at YMAA South Africa HQ from 2005 – current

Course designer of Ashtanga Vinyasa & Power Yoga training at Dragon Spirit Fitness Fusion Centre from 2006 - 2014

Co-Course designer of Summer Body & Iron Body fitness, strength & conditioning programs 2011 - 2014

Fitness and Performance enhancement qualifications:

HKC Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification (2011)

Ashtanga Yoga Teachers Certification (2006)

Hypnotherapy through SAIH (2005)

Reiki Level 1 Instructorship (2009)

Qualified YMAA Assistant Instructor (2006)

Other

First Aid Level 1 (Issued 07-12-2013)

 

Deidre Birkill:

Coaching Experience:

Pilates Instructor 2007-2008

Kettlebell coach at Dragon Spirit 2011 - current

Co-Course designer of Summer Body & Iron Body fitness, strength & conditioning programs 2011 - 2014

Course designer and Head Coach, Pole Conditioning/ Fitness/ Dancing Instructor, 2012- current

Fitness and Performance enhancement qualifications:

Pilates Mat Work Instructor Certification; Body Arts and Science International, BASI, 2007

Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification, HKC ; Dragon Door, 2011

Pole Instructor Training Certification with Tracey Simmonds, Level 1-3; The Pole Studio, 2012/2013

Elevated- higher education for the physical arts, Level 1 Professional Pole Instructor Training with Marlo Fisken, 2013


Deidre is also a full time Physiotherapist- registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa.  Her special fields of interest are Sports- and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. Some of her post graduate studies include:
         - Completion of the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, OMT diploma, 2011
         - Completion of the Sports Physiotherapy 1 Course/ Diploma, 2012
         - Dry Needling: Clinical Solutions Cervical, Scapular and Thoracic Region, 2006 &  Module 1, 2 and 3,2007
         - Fundamental, Advanced and Sports Kinesio Taping (KT 1, 2 and 3), Kinesio South Africa, 2008

Other

Basic Life Support, BLS-HCP Course, Resuscitation Council Of Southern Africa (2013-2015)

 

 

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