12217 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
The School is led by Grandmaster Valery Prosvirov, a Hall of Fame Martial Artist who was honored by the United States government as a person with extraordinary abilities. He is the only person ever to receive a green card for his abilities as a Martial Artist.
We work with all ages.
HeadmasterValery 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...
Head InstructorDmitry 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...
InstructorMy name is Sky Shachory. I first came to the Golden Dragon to enjoy some authentic Chinese tea. One week later, I tried my first Tai Chi class. It was a humbling experience. I wasn’t strong, I wasn’t flexible. I couldn’t control my body enough to perform seemingly simple movements....
InstructorArt is a manifestation of the soul. No matter what your age or physical condition is, it is available to you through the practice of the martial arts. It's never late to start improving. I began studying the martial arts when I was 8 years old. As a child, I practiced Kara...
InstructorKirill 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 ...
Rehabilitation Physician1999-2002 - 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...
People often say that the martial arts have their own philosophy. The truth is that the philosophy of the Martial Arts cannot be isolated from Philosophy in general.
Philosophy is reality: where we live, what we breathe, and what we think. Therefore, the Martial arts are a part of philosophy, and not vice-versa. Popular conception divides philosophy by time and territory: Eastern Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Religion, etc…Opinions often stand in opposition to each other, but they have a general purpose that unites them all: Their effort to explain the truth. If all of these philosophies removed the subjective and fictional, what remained would be the singular truth. The truth is the same for all people. Reality itself is our one universal human philosophy. Success for a human life demands doing the right thing: Do not oppress the weak, do not kill, do not steal—all of these actions are terrible for the mental and physical health of the perpetrator, and society as a whole. This has been known for thousands of years. The desire to make the world a little better, and to better one’s self, is innate to all healthy humans.
The practice of Kung Fu lends itself to a greater health and a greater understanding of reality. This is what we strive to do at the Golden Dragon Martial Arts School in Los Angeles.