Moscow Times, Autumn 2006
By Gregory Klemm.
Photo by Vladimir Filonov.
Valery Prosvirov, head instructor, Zolotoi Drakon
How does kung-fu differ from other martial arts?
Traditional Chinese kung fu is a very complex martial art. There are throwing and hitting techniques, and pressure points and different types of self-regulation like breathing, health practices, and many methods of developing your body.
Why did you start learning kung-fu?
I loved fighting. I was 12 years old, and I loved to fight.
Have you ever had to use kung-fu in real life?