On June 29, 2013 so long-awaited lecture about Qiqong took place at our school.
The lecture was held after a full workout where everyone had an opportunity to practice Qiqong and improve his health via the ancient Qiqong complex called Ba Duan Jin or Eight Pieces of Brocade (translation from Chinese). Practical part of the event was completed by joint workout which is traditionally followed by Qiqong complex.
The lecture has started with the history of Ba Dua Jin origin. Then the peculiarities of carrying out each one of eight exercises of Qiqong complex were explained and shown once more as well as its influence on certain internal organ or group of organs in human body.
After lecture everyone had an ability to ask a question and to get a detailed and complete answer on it.
The time of the lecture has been coincided with one more significant event in our school - massage room opening. That is why among our guests was high-qualified specialist with over then 30 years of experience and also a remarkable personality - our massage therapist - Mark.
Mark was introduced to the auditory as well as types of massage he is specialized on. These types are
Golden Dragon Martial Arts School
“Traditional Chinese Martial Arts: Myths and Reality”
a talk by Valery Prosvirov, Head of Golden Dragon
March 02, 2013, at 12 pm
- Presentation on history and philosophy of traditional Chinese martial arts;
- Demonstration of Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong technique;
- Explanation of key connections between martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine;
- and, as always at Golden Dragon, very tasty Chinese tea!
Come and bring your friends, everyone is welcomed!
On February 2, 2013, Golden Dragon Martial Arts School was honored to host Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa as a visitor and esteemed guest. What started out as a short visit to a quaint yet elegant traditional Chinese tea shop in Brentwood quickly evolved into an hours-long melding of masterful minds. The topics of conversation were just what one would expect to hear from such enlightened men, from the history and applications of martial arts in life as well as cinema, to its philosophies and principles, even down to its uses in the healing arts.
Having started out as a healer before venturing to Hollywood, Tagawa bolsters the benefits of martial arts in leading a full, healthy life. His studies of Qigong have given him insight on the significance of breath in training and physical development. “You release more toxins from the body with a deep exhale than with anything else,” professes Tagawa. “I really believe that breath, in and of itself... can be the ultimate self-healing tool.” Master Valery and Mr. Tagawa got along famously, undoubtedly due in part to their shared philosophies and dedication to their art. Since Golden Dragon's grand opening on June 30, 2012, Master Valery has taught traditional Chinese kung fu with the intent of helping his students to not only become better fghters, but giving them the tools to become healthier, stronger, more focused and self-aware human beings. He teaches this way because he understands that this is the essence of true kung fu, and that the best won battles are the ones you never have to fight.
When our school opened the doors in Brentwood, one of LA's neighborhoods, we had an excellent idea how to spread the word about us to locals. And did that in a very fun way. We offered everyone to help us to build the Golden Dragon... of the chopsticks! Look how beautiful it is, isn't it?
We got a lot of friends after that. Brentwood residents are very joyful and kind people. Now they come by to the studio and say: “Hey, do you remember me? I built the Golden Dragon with you!”