A Zen master named Gettan lived in the latter part of the Tokugawa era. He used to say: "There are three kinds of disciples: those who impart Zen to others, those who maintain the temples and shrines, and then there are the rice bags and the clothes-hangers."
"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."
This is perfect place for meditation and Tai Chi practicing.
Last Saturday we at Golden Dragon made a video shoot for Yelp advertising. Thank you all guys, who came and participated in the shooting! We love you all!
It would be silly to condemn the modern culture - we will get that which we were hoping to attain. These days, the greatest financial gain is received by those who can come up with the most effective product. Nevertheless effective does not deep in its meaning. For example, roller-coaster rides certainly are fun, but riding them every day can lead to brain damage.
We don’t consider two half-naked men with overinflated muscles competing in the ability to maim each other to be martial art. The traditional martial arts is much deeper. Martial art - is the overcoming of one’s weaknesses, the battle with self, with shortcomings, and is the way of improvement of self.
Foolish are those who see only the surface for you can not judge the strength by the size of muscle nor can you judge the technique by the effectiveness of methods. The truth is in simplicity.
Kung Fu - not a sport, Kung Fu - is a life path of improvement and excellence.
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?
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
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 have been friends with Mopreme Shakur since 2011. He wrote a song for our school and here you can see the Video!
Every year, the students of Golden Dragon visit China. School conducts retreats in the homeland of Kung Fu. This is not a simple visiting trip- seminars of Golden Dragon are exhausting and students exercise for 8 hours a day, starting at 5 am. Golden Dragon has contacts with lots of Chinese masters. When we meet with them we exchange experiences and often meetings with transform into exhibition matches which are covered by local television.