Introduction to Chayon-Ryu
A new way to teach classic styles of forms and self defense is now in Bakersfield!
Basic Principles of the Month:
Position of hand and foot - While doing forms, pay attention to the position of your hands and feet. You need to insure that the focus of your movements is in the correct direction in order to achieve the most benefit. If you are skipping forward, for example, and your feet are more in a kimasae stance, you will likely find yourself having difficulty moving into a different direction. A back-stance is more appropriate for those movements. Your hands are important too. If you execute a high X-block and then plan to “trap” you opponent’s hand, they need to be in the right position for that to happen easily.
Use unexpected techniques - This principle is really more applicable to sparring. Everyone in karate knows how to kick and punch. To counter those techniques it is also fairly easy to dodge or deflect. Rarely, however, will you see axe kicks, or turning – jumping roundhouse kicks, feinting an attack, or a double punch high and low. These techniques are a little unusual and, because of that, will be unexpected and more likely to strike a target. When we spar the same partners, it is difficult to do something they have not already seen. Examine your forms and look for techniques that may be buried within. Try to incorporate those ideas into your sparring and see if you are not able to take more advantage of your opponents.
Classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 7 to 8 PM. We have recently moved the advance course study (for blue belts and above) to Mondays from 6:30 to 7 PM. Saturday classes run from 10:30 to noon. Come check out a class and see if our family is right for you and yours!
Some important links:
Bakersfield Chayon-Ryu has partnered with the great folks at BAKERSFIELD FIT in order to bring you the best facility in Bakersfield for martial arts training.
A couple of videos from Mr. Moore’s Yi Dan (2nd Dan) rank exam in Houston.
We are interested in accepting new students at this time. If you would like to make Chayon-Ryu a valuable resource for your life, please contact us. Mr. Moore is also available to provide free women's self-defense seminars to any group of 10 or more individuals. If you run a business or are a member of a church or organization and you would like information on this special class please call. You can reach Mr. Moore or obtain information about Chayon-Ryu at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (661) 342-9758.
November - Violent Assault Training: Hard
November 01, 2014
Nov. 5 - Plain Clothes Training. If it's cooler, wear a jacket and scarf. Is it easy to perform a jumping spinning back kick?
November 05, 2014
Nov. 27 - 30 - Thanksgiving Holiday. No classes scheduled
November 27, 2014
December - Violent Assault Training: Sudden/Unexpected
December 01, 2014
Dec. 4 - HISTORICAL EVENT - GM Kim Soo's Birthday 1938. White Gloves
December 04, 2014
Dec. 6 - Rank Exam - Testing will begin at approximately 10:30 and a demo will take place at approximately 11:30.
December 06, 2014
Dec. 15 - 20 Plain Clothes Training WEEK! All week come in your regular street clothes.
December 15, 2014
Dec. 21 - 28 CHRISTMAS BREAK (no classes are scheduled)
December 21, 2014
January - Violent Assault Training: Fast
January 01, 2015
Jan. 3 - Tuksoo Training for first class of the new year. We will sweat even if it's cold!
January 03, 2015
Jan. 5 - First official class of 2015. TRAINING IN THE DARK!
January 05, 2015