Kung Fu


The Golden Dragon is a School of Chinese Martial Arts.
We provide authentic, traditional training in Kung Fu.
We have been located in Los Angeles since 2012, and in Moscow since 2000.

Classes are held six days per week.


Kung Fu

Golden Dragon training program:

Kung Fu is traditionally divided into internal and external family. We adhere to this way of presenting the information, thought not to divide the system into two "different" methods, but to give the person an opportunity to feel and identify own tendencies. You can’t argue with the truth – a person will achieve maximum success only in that matter, which he is inclined to. Defining own aptitudes from the beginning gives a person the right to receive more opportunities in life.

In order to avoid frustrations in the future, we must initially correctly determine the way.

External family:

  • Gong Fa - methods of work (training)
  • Qigong - breathing control techniques/breathing techniques
  • Quan Fa - basic technique of Kung Fu
  • Qin Na - the art of seizing and controlling opponent’s joints/the art of joint locking
  • Hung Gar - Tiger and Crane Style
  • Methods of wielding traditional weapons
  • Philosophy and Psychology

    Gong Fa - methods of work. We study ways of developing the body, including the following parameters - coordination, flexibility and mobility of joints, strength, speed, stamina, as well as ways of building training program based on the correct combination of exercises and human physiology.

    Qigong – breathing techniques/ breathing control techniques. This part is devoted to breathing training. It’s no secret that breathing is the foundation of life. For that reason, not only strength and health of the body, but also the effective use of the body and mind in general, rely on the proper use of breathing techniques. Kung Fu begins with Qigong.

    Quan Fa – literally translated as “ways/methods of the fist”, is the study of the basic ways of punching and kicking, blocking and parrying, study of stands, methods of movement and attack evasion. Quan Fa - is the basic technique and not a style, it's the single foundation of Chinese Kung Fu.

    Qin Na - the art of seizing and controlling opponent’s joints/the art of joint locking. Qinna is one of the most effective ways of self-defense, and is a part of every style and family of traditional Chinese Kung Fu. Mainly for that reason, Chinese special services base their combat training on it[Qin Na]. Main parts that are included in the study Qin Na - twisting of joints, pinching of muscles and tendons, choke holds, pressing arteries and veins, and manipulating pressure points.

    Hung Gar - Tiger and Crane style. We offer specialization in the northern direction of this style. Specialization is possible only after mastering the basics, which takes on average 5 to 7 years of rigorous, daily training. An important point, the mastery of the style is not a prerequisite in Golden Dragon. Style is a person’s individual self-expression, nothing more. Foundations are most important aspects of Kung Fu; a man is more important than the image.

    Wilding of traditional weapons - this section includes mastering the basics of wielding the staff, nunchucks, Tao sword and the straight sword Jian. The study of weapon wielding is not an anachronism, a kind of relic of the past. It is a necessary addition to full mastery of Kung Fu. The basic technique of weapon wielding, without the beautiful and colorful sport-theatrical forms, is studied in Golden Dragon. Weapons are introduced after the basic Kung Fu technique has been mastered.

    Internal Family.

    Internal family is more complicated to understand, implement and use. It has very special and specific differences in the practice, for that reason we don’t teach internal family as martial art to children and teens.

    Currently, there are three major internal styles of Kung Fu – they are Tai Chi Chuan, Xing Yi Quan, and Ba Gua Zhang. Foremost among these is Tai Chi Chuan. It was this style that marked the beginning of the whole internal family of Kung Fu. Xing Yi and Ba Gua became part of internal family in the early 20th century when the great martial artist Sun Lu Tang introduced/voiced a deep theoretical explanation for them. History of Tai Chi, as is shown by archaeological research, is more ancient and dates back to the times when the great sage Lao Tzu lived. He is the one who wrote the immortal treatise on the way and morality - Tao Te Ching.

    Internal family in Golden Dragon – is Tai Chi Chuan Yang style, the creator of which was the legendary Chinese master Yang Lu Chan. At the moment, Tai Chi is the most popular martial art in the world and all this thanks to its great healing effect. But unfortunately, for the same reason Tai Chi, as a martial art, is degrading. Most people practice it as recreational gymnastics, without going into the deep principles inherent in this art. And it must be stated that they are losing not only the applied value, but also most of the health effects they are so eager to attain. You shouldn’t diminish the value of parts in a whole, because everything is important; you’re going to get nowhere, even on a very expensive car that has no wheels.

    In Golden Dragon, Tai Chi is taught as a martial art, in its entirety.

    The program of study:

  • Gong Fa - methods of work
  • Qigong - breathing control techniques/breathing techniques
  • Tai Chi Chuan Yang style
  • Tui shou - pushing hands
  • Qin Na - the art of seizing and controlling opponent’s joints/the art of joint locking
  • Methods of traditional weapon wielding
  • Philosophy and Psychology

    Gong Fa - in the internal family, the methods of development have their specific features. At first glance, there is no pronounced aerobic load, but the inability to get an aerobic, power and speed training in Tai Chi, is a misconception. Internal family has many unusual exercises with great potential for development inherent in them. You will understand that as soon as you will begin training in Golden Dragon.

    Qigong - breathing control techniques in the internal family hold a very special place. The volume of these exercises is significant due to the specific requirements of the conditions, necessary for a successful practice of Tai Chi. During training you will learn, Ba Duan Jin - a set of "8 pieces of brocade", Yi Jin Jing - a set of "Transformation of muscles and tendons," Liu He - "Six harmonies" set, as well as the essential basic Qigong exercises for full development.

    Tai Chi Chuan Yang style - Quan Fa, primary 24 forms and basic 108 forms. You will learn how to actually use an unusual and very smooth technique of Tai Chi and will discover its effectiveness. But you will have to have patience, because in contrast to the external family, foundations of Tai Chi Chuan, on average, take anywhere from 7 to 10 years to study. Sounds too long? Too difficult? But that's not the reason not to do it. Lao Tzu said: "The Path of a 1000 miles begins with a single step" – give it a try, and it might just work!

    Tui shou - pushing hands; in Tai Chi this is a basic exercise for developing a feeling for the opponent’s efforts. It isn’t sparring, as is accustomed to believe today, but a very important exercise, without learning which, it’s almost impossible to fully master the technique of Tai Chi as martial art. By the way, simple “boxing” in Tai Chi doesn’t exist; the technique is aimed at suppressing the enemy immediately after the first contact with him, without the customary today exchange of blows. This will take a lot of training to achieve.

    Qin Na - the art of seizing and controlling opponent’s joints/the art of joint locking is studied in full. A feature of Tai Chi is the use of Qin Na during the Tui Shou practice, which, in turn, provides instantaneous response to the change in direction of opponent’s efforts.

    Wielding of traditional weapons - Tai Chi makes its own adjustments in this area as well. Wielding of a sword and staff, along with the study of basic technique, will be learned in full, but don’t rush; the world belongs to the patient ones.

    Philosophy and Psychology.

    In Golden Dragon, along with training, students are required to attend theoretical lectures - for each section of the training process, philosophy and psychology. These lectures are a necessary addition to the physical training. Practice without theory doesn’t lead to development. When you don’t know which way to go, you can’t get to the right place. Theory without practice leads to abstraction, while abstract actions can only yield abstract results. Therefore, theory and practice must be harmoniously combined. This will lead to a permanent increase in capabilities, which in turn will ensure the increase of opportunities. Success in life comes only when the abilities are matched by capabilities - an ancient truth as old as the world.

    Here’s something else, the philosophy - it isn’t just a part of life, it's the whole life; while knowing psychology can significantly ease the existence not only in the outside world of people, but also in the inner world of a single person. Remember how hard it is to agree with self when the right solution is divergent from the actions of others. Self-realization, success, independence and happiness, there’s probably not a person in the world who wouldn’t wanted all this. Impossible? You’re mistaken; it’s POSSIBLE! You just have to know which way to go. Theoretical studies in Golden Dragon are a great addition to understanding self.