Kung Fu Blog



Decisive, but patient as I am a senior! (2015)
The Golden Dragon has been and is a wonderful experience, physically and mentally. The warmth and gentleness of my host Valery my teacher, a charming gentleman and a terrific teacher.
The Fountain of Youth! (2015)
I have been practicing with Valery 3-4 times per week for about 10 months now and feel 20 years younger.
"Head Master Valeriy is an absolute master of Chinese martial arts" (2015)
I began my training in kung fu at Golden Dragon Martial Arts School with Head Master Valeriy and Head Instructor Dmitry just over six months ago. I have never enjoyed any type of exercise or fitness activity more, and I have never benefitted more, both physically and mentally from training. At 31 years old, I can confidently report that I am in the best shape of my life thanks to the instructors at Golden Dragon.
Art Camacho's Stunt Fighting Workshop (2015)

Art Camacho's Stunt Fighting Workshop

On November 15, 2015, Kung Fu Of Golden Dragon was privileged to welcome Fight choreography and cinema heavyweight Art Camacho As he hosted a stunt fighting workshop for the martial artists in our community. With almost 3 decades of experience under his belt, Camacho left no stone unturned and no punch unthrown while meting out his indispensable knowledge of the way fighting works on film.
Golden Dragon's Trip to the American Film Market (2015)

On November 9th, Headmaster Valery Prosvirov surprised his pupils with a very special treat. After a long day of training, we had the privilege of attending the American Film Market Festival in Venice. We got to see many influential people in the industry, both familiar and new. Everyone from producers, comedic and dramatic actors, models, even stuntmen were in attendance. We even ran into renowned action/martial arts film actor Aki Aleong, who has appeared in numerous films alongside such cinema giants as Jim Carrey, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and the late great David Carradine. He seemed as excited to meet the master as we were to meet him!

Alex's Gambashidze birthday (2015)
Some kids celebrate their birthdays with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the Transformers, or one of the many pop culture icons that deluge our mainstream media on a daily basis. One of our students, Alex Gambashidze, decided to take another route; his birthday would be celebrated with high kicks, tumble rolls, epic lightsaber battles, and more games than you could shake a katana at.

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Kung Fu of Golden Dragon Grand Opening Event (2015)
A wise man once said, “a house is only four walls and a roof until you make it a home.” We proved this adage to be very true when Golden Dragon relocated from San Vicente Blvd., nestled in the quiet heart of Brentwood, to Santa Monica Blvd., our bustling new dojo right on the eyes and ears of West LA!

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2015 saw Golden Dragon host its first Action Movie Summer Camp at our former location on San Vicente. This week-long worshop was as much fun for the instructors as it was for the kids. Aside from intensive martial arts training, the students were introduced to the basics of acting for the camera, fight choreography, and script workshopping. Our Final Project, Once Upon a Time in China, was a sweeping success. The young actors' talent shone through as we explored a fun yet thoughtful story adapted by Master Valery Prosvirov. This will be just one of the many works released through The Gold Stanley LLC in the next few years. We hope you enjoy watching as much as we enjoyed creating this film.

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Golden Dragon visit the Dragonfest in Los Angeles (18 July 2015)

On July 18th, Dmitry Prosvirov took his student Finnegan to Dragonfest in Burbank, one of the largest annual martial arts conventions in the world. To say it was a star-studded event would be shy of the mark; some of the biggest names in the martial arts world were in attendance, all aiming to have fun and rub elbows while discussing new and future projects.