Martial Arts School

Golden Dragon

School of Chinese Martial Arts « Golden Dragon » provides training to traditional Kung Fu in Los Angeles since 2012 and in Moscow since 2001.
Classes are held six times a week.

The Chinese proverb says: thousands of different schools of kung fu are essentially the same. But despite the fact that the essence martial arts alone, different methods of study. In China there is a traditional division of school on the outside and the inside. Our school has presented both directions.

Why I Call Him Master! By Bohannon Orr (2016)
Valery Nicholaevich Prosvirov: When I was a young boy, I started watching old-school kung fu movies, mimicking the moves I saw on the screen. Honestly, every martial artist these days probably has a passion story that starts out like this, but my aspect became unique when I began to pay attention to the stories in most of these films. Stories such as Kids from ShaoLin, the Prodigal Son, 36 Chambers and the like all had a common theme – a student under the direct tutelage of a master who had proven his worth before taking on the student. It then became one of my lifelong dreams to train directly under a martial arts master while living in the dojo old-school style, then eventually take a Warrior's World Journey toward enlightenment when I was made ready (like 'Bruce' Leroy Green or Ryu from Street Fighter). I never thought I would actually be living that dream. Yet, here I am, under the tutelage of THE BEST martial artist I've ever known, Grandmaster Valery Prosvirov.
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Valery is so knowledgeable and so thoroughly authentic--anyb...
Valery is a true master of Kung Fu. He might be the only real one on earth. His programs and classes are amazing for body development, health, coordination, and technique--I have discovered a lot more of the perks of being human since I began training at the Golden Dragon. I have been coming here nearly every day for four months. The classes are always challenging and always fun. It's a lively, focused environment. The teaching is dedicated and inspired and extremely professional-- and I think everybody in class feels inspired by eachother. It seems almost everybody that comes here has a story about why they chose to take their health and well-being more seriously. We all faced harsh truths and felt a call to action--and somehow it seems to have led us all to the Golden Dragon. Valery is so knowledgeable and so thoroughly authentic--anybody with interest in real Martial Arts should meet him. Anybody looking to become healthier and more physically capable should come talk to him. His technique is something to see--he has so much knowledge and fighting experience to share, and his physical condition is unmatched by anybody else in town.  Kung Fu is much more than a business for him--it is his life, his path to reality, self-realization, and proper health . I think he is keeping Kung Fu and Tai Chi and Chi Gong alive for the future. It is a serious undertaking and classes here reflect this dedication.  
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Golden Dragon's Birthday Party (2016)
It is a well known statistic that about 70% of small businesses fail within the first year. After that, it's said, the best formula for keeping a successful business alive is loyalty to clients, a product that people can rely upon, and a strong network. All of those bases are covered here at Kung Fu of Golden Dragon, which is why we are proud to celebrate our 4th Anniversary in business here in the United States. Our dojo on Santa Monica Blvd. was bustling with friends and family all gathered for the awesome festivities. What's more, not only were we celebrating the school, but also the birthday of our Head Instructor, Grandmaster Valery Prosvirov.   
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During the seminar Master Valery said 'good' to me the very ...
Tue: the day before I was thinking a little too much of a situation in my life I wanted to let go of and I knew had I not succeeded to do it before our Kung Fu seminar I'd totally forget all I need to forget during the seminar. And that's what happened. Intense workout frees your mind and improves your body. I do half day - only 3 hours of training instead of 6. It is intense but so well put together, based of Grand Master's knowledge of human physiology and physical abilities, that it feels just right. During the seminar Master Valery said 'good' to me the very first time since I started training! It was during the partners' work doing Gung Fa technique. Wed: it was our Master Dima's birthday. I came in the evening. We had quite an intense training and then Grand Master Valery asked us to sit cross legged with our eyes half closed. Then someone turned the lights down. We were in complete darkness focusing on our inner vision when Dima's Mom Elena and wife Baya with son Mark walked in with a chocolate cake with 29 candles on it. We got to replace some of the list calories after the training!
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Anti-Bullying: Solving the Whole Problem (2016)
At Kung Fu of Golden Dragon Martial Arts School in West Los Angeles, we understand that one of the biggest challenges for children growing up is dealing with bullies. Feeling like a victim can hamper one's ability to learn, grow, and contribute in school and other areas. However, we also understand that the problem goes further than simply teaching self defense to those who are being bullied. Bullies usually pick on others because they feel unsafe or inadequate; they may be getting bullied themselves, feel insecure about something in their own lives, or just don't know how to express themselves.
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The Main Concept
Internal and External are not two familys. There is no most important part of a whole, and by dividing a whole in parts we forever exclude the possibility of stepping on the path of wisdom and self-perfection. It can be compared to standing in front of a pile of bricks trying to imagine what kind of house they made. Difficult isn’t it? Division of Internal and External does formally exist, but only within the limits of one tendency. Here the External work is aimed at developing the outer strength (Li), flexibility, coordination, stamina etc. Internal work is developing of effort (Jing) and all that, covered by Chinese meaning Neigong (inner work): developing strength of thought, spirit and mind, power of chi etc. But it is important to remember that one without the other is nothing. Ing and Yang don’t exist without one another – those are the basics. And if you want to achieve something worthwhile those cannot be neglected. Dividing the styles into External and Internal families is complete rubbish, especially in the interpretation that is used today. It is strange, but there is an opinion (for some reason considered an axiom) that External – is a strength involving tendency requiring literally bull’s force to perform effectively. But even that would not be enough if you lack “inborn capacity”. And that Internal family is a “fine technique”, no force required, because there is “super chi” that will do everything instead of you, and no need for press-ups till unconsciousness. Talking about the use of it (in a fight and not only), it is being thought that the External can be used to fight, and the Internal is not applicable. Ravings of a madman, but people believe it. Why? The answer is quite simple – ignorance, that is: absolute lack of understanding what martial arts are.
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our instructors
  • Headmaster
    Valery Prosvirov - Owner, Founder and Headmaster of the School of Martial Arts "Golden Dragon". Year of birth 1966. He began studying martial arts (Kyokushin Karate and Sambo) in 1978 at the age of 11. From the summer of 1979 to September 1985 he studied the basics of Chinese kung fu...
  • The Colombian branch head Instructor
    Kirill Nesterenkov started his martial arts training in"The Golden Dragon" school in 2003, he trained simultaneously in External (Hung Gar) and Internal (Tai Chi Chuan Yan) systems of traditional Kung Fu. Kirill started his training as a professional instructor in 2007, in this year he a...
  • Head Instructor
    Dmitry was born in September 1987 to Valery Prosvirov and Elena Prosvirova. To say that kung fu was in his blood would be an understatement, since he started training at the age of 4. Ever since he could throw a punch, his father has been telling him, 'Faster! More focus!' From childhood, his f...
  • Instructor
    Born on September 23 1971, in suburbs of Moscow. First contact with martial arts was in childhood – studied in judo section. Wanted to learn how to protect myself and my friends. In judo I achieved first success on a way of martial arts – won first places in championships and was in Moscow judo...
  • Instructor
    16.07.1986. I started to study martial arts from 8 years old - Karate-Do and Kyokushin Karate. I learned it 5 years and participation in the competitions were successful. My trainings began in Golden Dragon in 2009. Trainings were difficult but the joy of overcoming their own weaknesses and t...
  • Instructor
  • Instructor assistant
    “When the student is ready, the master will appear.” Bohannon Orr was born on November 25, 1980. Though he was eldest among his two siblings, his impish charm and silly, vibrant attitude constantly had him mistaken as the youngest. He has been one of the fortunate souls who has known what he's...
  • Rehabilitation Physician
    1999-2002 - Medical School. 2001-2002 - Courses of general and therapeutic massage. 2002-2003 - Work in intensive care in city clinical hospital №79. 2004-2005 - A course of rehabilitation massage. 2011 - A doctor. Graduated RSMU class of 2011. Each of us wants to live ha...
Our Awards
  • Best Kung Fu School for Kids in Los Angeles. Award (2016)
  • Business Award (2016)
  • Valery Prosvirov Kung Fu Grand Master of the Year (2016)
  • Dmitry Prosvirov Kung Fu Instructor of the Year (2016)
  • Kung Fu Master's of the Year (2016)
  • Business Award (2015)
  • Valery Prosvirov Grand Master of the Year Kung Fu (2015).
  • Valery Prosvirov Grand Master of the Year Kung Fu (2015)
  • Dmitry Prosvirov Kung Fu Instructor of the Year (2015).
  • Dmitry Prosvirov Kung Fu Instructor of the Year (2015)
  • Business Award (2014).
  • Business Award (2014)
  • Valery Prosvirov Chinese Martial Arts Master of the Year (2014)..
  • Valery Prosvirov Chinese Martial Arts Master of the Year (2014).
  • Valery Prosvirov Chinese Martial Arts Master of the Year (2014)
  • Dmitry Prosvirov Kung Fu Instructor of the Year (2014)..
  • Dmitry Prosvirov Kung Fu Instructor of the Year (2014).
  • Dmitry Prosvirov Kung Fu Instructor of the Year (2014)
  • Business Award (2013).
  • Business Award (2013)
  • Valery Prosvirov Kung Fu Master of the Year (2013).
  • Valery Prosvirov Kung Fu Master of the Year (2013)

We are with you often hear the following sentence: « True martial arts have their own philosophy ». In fact filosovfiya is everything that surrounds us, where we live, what we breathe and what we think. Therefore, martial arts - it's part of the philosophy and not vice versa. Currently, philosophy is divided by time and territorial basis - Filosoviya Ancient East, Ancient filosoviya, modern philosophy and a number of philosophies and directions. What is it that unites them? If all these trends Philosophy remove all subjective and fictional, it remains the same for all people universal human philosophy, which is always true. Truisms, & Laquo; not oppress the weak, do not kill, do not steal » We were known Aw BC, and now their value is not diminished. The desire to make the world a little better, otzyvchevee, merciful unites everyone, even the most implacable.

Philosophy in Medicine obalsti is interpreted as: « always helps a person fight the disease until the last, and if it so happens, be ready to sacrifice themselves for the sake of someone's life »