Interview at the Golden Dragon School in Los Angeles (July 10,2012)
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 live in a world of double standards: the first – is objectivity, it’s what we are capable of and what we are capable of having; the second – it’s what we think we are capable of. These are unfortunately completely different things and in today’s society most of the people exercise the second option. The approach to study of martial arts should include a detailed explanation of the basic principles of life.
Despite the seemingly high level of education of a modern man, he can quickly understand and realize only the very basic things, so you must give the person an opportunity to feel the simple movement of his body and give him the opportunity to understand how these movement spread to the rest of his life. After all, it is no secret that the human mind and body are closely intertwined. And that which a body can do, the mind can do as well, getting the person closer and closer to the objectivity in perception of self.
Author: Valery Prosvirov. Head master of Golden Dragon school