Kung Fu Blog

07.09.2012
Classes for Seniors

Active Seniors

There are many places to visit, cruises to take, mountains to climb, and things to do, but we must be careful not to injure ourselves. One way of staying active and decreasing the risks of potential injuries and strains is by performing slow, smooth, and low-impact exercises that will rejuvenate our bodies, tone and energize our muscles, and give use the abilities to move as we did 20 years ago. Just a few trainings a week and we’re ready to run.

!!!Special Offer!!! Only in 2016 you can get 1 month for 70% off just for a $60!

Programs for Seniors: Tai Chi and Qigong. All exercises are low impact, soft and safe.

Tai Chi and Qigong classes for SENIORS


Day/time

Monday Wednesday Friday
9am – 10am

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

20.07.2012
Beverly Hills Courier (July 20, 2012)

For more than 10 years, the Golden Dragon Martial Arts School has been teaching the basics of Kung Fu in Russia, Austria, Spain, China and the U.S. The school came to the Westside this month when the local studio opened at 11677 San Vicente Blvd.

Why should someone practice ancient Kung Fu when the world is filled with modern and fashionable methods of physical development?

17.07.2012
Summer Discounts (July 17, 2012)

Only this summer Golden Dragon School offers 4 FREE introductory lessons to traditional Chinese Tai Chi and Kung Fu. You will learn the ancient methods of controlling your breathing, using your energy, and unique ways of developing your body. Practice that is 5 000 years old, cannot not work.

Author: Golden Dragon School

10.07.2012
Interview at the Golden Dragon School in Los Angeles (July 10,2012)

Interview at the Golden Dragon School in Los Angeles 10/7/2012

What approach does Golden Dragon use in teaching martial arts?

Unfortunately, the traditional Chinese approach to training in the modern world does not work. Modern man simply does not want to do what he does not understand, he doesn’t want to be satisfied with a distant prospect of development (that someday he will become aware and will understand) all the while wanting to get everything immediately.

We live in a world of double standards: the first – is objectivity, it’s what we are capable of and what we are capable of having; the second – it’s what we think we are capable of. These are unfortunately completely different things and in today’s society most of the people exercise the second option. The approach to study of martial arts should include a detailed explanation of the basic principles of life. Despite the seemingly high level of education of a modern man, he can quickly understand and realize only the very basic things, so you must give the person an opportunity to feel the simple movement of his body and give him the opportunity to understand how these movement spread to the rest of his life. After all, it is no secret that the human mind and body are closely intertwined. And that which a body can do, the mind can do as well, getting the person closer and closer to the objectivity in perception of self.

 

What approach does Golden Dragon use in teaching martial arts?


30.06.2012
Mopreme Shakur soong about our school (June 30, 2012)

We have been friends with Mopreme Shakur since 2011. He wrote a song for our school and here you can see the Video!

30.06.2012
Grand Opening (June 30, 2012)

On June 30, 2012, in the year of the dragon, a martial arts school like no other by the name of Golden Dragon has finally opened its doors in West LA.

01.11.2011
Instructor of austrian branch of Golden Dragon's kungfu school

Golden Dragon School opened a branch in Vienna, Austria. Instructor of the branch - Kirill Nesterenko trained at our school for over 5 years. He received training in internal and external direction and was granted the permission to teach martial arts.
01.11.2011
Chinesse Kung Fu (Internal technique of Kung Fu)

Internal family of Chinese martial arts, especially Tai Chi Chuan, is greatly discredited, thanks to charlatans and to illiterates . The main feature of the study of Tai Chi Chuan – are slow and gentle movements which have become the basis of calling Tai Chi Chuan a gymnastics all the while spreading false theories about the uses of “QI” energy. In fact, Tai Chi - a martial art and a way of self-defense, built on the principles of defense, not attack.
01.11.2011
Dmitry - Golden Dragon's kung fu instructor
Dmitry – instructor of external family of kung fu. His life is 80% self training and teaching in groups. Dmitry chose the path of martial arts as a way that not everyone has the ability to pass. Iron discipline and hard training made him a man with the qualities of a true master

01.11.2011
Gun Fa: Methods of Body Development

Gun Fa: Techniques of body development.
This is an imperative part of Chinese Martial Arts, and one of the main secrets of the Chinese masters. The quality of your technique is directly dependent on your level of body development. Without the development of such parameters as speed, flexibility, power, strength, endurance, and coordination – its impossible to attain success in Mastering The Martial Arts.



Every Kung Fu and Tai Chi class at The Golden Dragon is composed of three parts: 

Chi Gong, Gun Fa, and Technique.

Our initial Chi Gong exercises set the tone for the rest of the class: We establish a focus on breathing and prepare the internal organs (and the body as a whole) for the demanding work that we are about to do.

Second, we do Gun Fa.

Gun Fa is a real “warm up”—thorough and comprehensive exercise — with the purpose of preparing, stimulating, and developing the body as a whole.

Gun Fa is for development. We develop our body, our feeling, and our body control. We do not practice punches and kicks during Gun Fa, but every exercise we do lends itself to better understanding and better movement in our technique.

These exercises are arranged in carefully organized sequences. Genuine effort and attention during Gun Fa is imperative to understanding and improving our physical condition.

During Gun Fa, we do power work (various pushups, squats, and core exercises) to stimulate the body, increase endurance, and improve the body’s ability to function as a coordinated whole.

Gun Fa training also pays great attention to the conditioning and development of all of the body’s joints. Our necks, wrists, elbows, shoulders, waists, hips, knees, and ankles will be the focus of many exercises during Gun Fa. Our joints allow for all of our dynamic movement. Healthy joints allow us to move in balanced and unimpeded ways. Most people complain of a “bad shoulder/bad knee/bad hip/bad ankle, etc.”—one side of their body, one joint which handicaps their every movement. At our school, we pride ourselves on developing every joint—curing and rehabilitating problem areas, while ensuring the prolonged health of all of the joints.

Flexibility is also a focus of Gun Fa. We dynamically stretch every tendon and ligament, as flexibility is key to your health and your ability to perform the complete movement that every punch, block, kick, step, and handshake demands.

Kung Fu is the perfect system for development because there is nothing neglected and nothing superfluous. Our work during Gun Fa is often challenging and always rewarding—it is the work we must do to bring the best out of ourselves.