At first glance, the can look a little intimidating until you walk through it's doors.
The lobby itself invokes the seriousness of the Chinese craft its instructors teach. An intricate golden dragon statue sits below the school's logo on the wall and is flanked by a small bamboo plant and a statue of an ancient Chinese warrior poised for battle.
The studio sits on the second floor of the Brentwood Gardens shopping center and is Golden Dragon Martial Arts School's first and last U.S. location, according to vice president Art MacHentsev.
"When you open too many schools, you can sacrifice quality," said MacHentsev. "Bruce Lee said that too."
The first studio was opened in Moscow in 2002 and, according to MacHentsev, has since also expanded to Austria, Spain, and China.
Watch the attached video for an interview with Golden Dragon senior instructor Prosvirov Valery, where he explains the advantages and challenges of opening a martial arts studio in the United States versus everywhere else in the world.