Kung Fu Blog

Have Fun and Save Lives (2016)
Golden Dragon Instructor Dmitry Prosvirov led a Kung Fu Master Class at the Los Angeles Charity Event "Have Fun and Save Lives". The proceeds of the event went towards providing food and shelter to children in war-torn Ukraine. We at the Golden Dragon wish something better for all the children of the world. Kudos to Dmitry and all the attendees, who had a good time for a great cause.

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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.
Valery is so knowledgeable and so thoroughly authentic--anybody with interest in real Martial Arts should meet him (2016)
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.  
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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Let's Go Hiking! Kung Fu of Golden Dragon (2016)

Family Hike Day in Malibu

Kung fu is about more than just fighting or fitness. It is about balance, unity, and spiritual awareness. Virtually nothing works better for gaining these in a pinch than getting outside and communing with nature. Come join us as KFoGD hosts its 2nd Annual Family Hike Day this Saturday, October 15th in Malibu. The hike will begin at 5:00 p.m. at... Please make sure to bring water, as well as a camera phone for some gorgeous photos of the sunset! Kung Fu of Golden Dragon focuses on many different methods to attaining self-awareness – from meditation and Tai Chi to disciplined practice of form in pursuit of formlessness, the Grandmaster's teachings are fashioned to help his students gain better understanding of the world around them and their place in it. But sometimes in order to figure out your place in the world, you have to get out into it. Come enjoy a wonderful outing with our Kung Fu family this Saturday!

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Shared route
From (34.0403724,-118.4650058) to Corral Canyon Cave via CA-1 N.

56 min (25 mi)
59 min in current traffic

1. Head northwest on Amherst Ave toward Rochester Ave
2. Turn right onto Goshen Ave
3. Turn left onto S Gretna Green Way
4. Turn left onto San Vicente Blvd
5. Turn right onto S 26th St
6. Continue onto Allenford Ave
7. Use any lane to turn left onto Sunset Blvd
8. Turn right onto CA-1 N
9. Turn right onto Corral Canyon Rd
10. Corral Canyon Rd turns right and becomes Mesa Peak Motorway
11. Arrive at location: Corral Canyon Cave

For the best route in current traffic visit https://goo.gl/maps/nvzvFtsiz8y

Golden Dragon's 4th Birthday Party (2016)
Let's celebrate!!! Golden Dragon is turning 4!!! Come with family! Kung Fu performances! Fun Family Kung Fu Games! And of course Birthday Cake!

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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 (2016)
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!
Valery Prosvirov is nothing less than a personal training magician. He has the most profound knowledge of human body and he is capable to condition yours to unimaginable levels (2016)
Those who know me are aware of my not so friendly relationship with social media. So for me, to be inspired to make a post on FB, something exceptional has to happen. And it has! This week! At Kung Fu of Golden Dragon! I attended an event so fulfilling, intense, challenging, extraordinary and health inspiring that I couldn't help but share it with everyone. For 6 days I participated in the 3rd Annual International Kung Fu Seminar held at Kung Fu of Golden Dragon taught by the Grand Master of Los Angeles Valery Prosvirov. Every day for 6 hours we trained in stamina, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Gong Fa, Chin Na and Kung Fu. Before the seminar starts, you don't know how your body will react. You think that even with all the training you've done prior, 6 hours of training a day is beyond your abilities, it sounds scary and almost unrealistic. But then you train: day by day your body reaches into deep reserve you weren't aware of and you begin to notice an incredible transformation physically, mentally and emotionally.
Star Wars Force Camp Video Premiere (2016)

Episode 4: The Living Force

During the summer of 2016, Kung Fu of Golden Dragon held a 3-week Star-Wars-themed course for the Tiger and Dragon students where they learned basic camera acting, fight choreography, and kung fu techniques. They worked hard, they played even harder, and they gave their best effort for the silver screen. The result – we completed the first installment of our fanfiction send-up, The Dark
Chronicles: A Star Wars Tale. Each of our young actors brought their character to life and helped to light up the story!

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Star Wars Summer Camp. Week 2 (2016)
Kung Fu of Golden Dragon's second week of Star Wars Summer Camp was just as awesome as the first, if not more in some ways! While the first week was focused on filming a part of our sendup series, Star Wars: The Dark Chronicles, this week was all about using the skills we learned so far for FUN!