A new way to teach classic styles of forms and self defense is now in Bakersfield!

Basic Principles of the Month:

Body shifting and turning - How to turn and shift your weight as you execute a form (or basic movement) will, in large part, determine your success in performing that movement. Chayon-Ryu was developed by Grand Master Kim Soo with an emphasis on a “one-unit motion” that originates from your danjang (ki). When turning, your body should rotate as “one-unit” (including your mind). The whole body turns; not the head, then the shoulders, then the torso, etc. When shifting weight, it should also be as “one-unit” or from your core. Eyes, arms, legs, head and trunk should work together in order to maintain balance and focus of power.

Be aggressive -– When faced with an opponent, it is often in your best interest to be aggressive. Being aggressive puts your opponent on the defensive. It makes him or her react to you instead of initiating an attack of their own. If a stranger enters into your personal space, you have every right to strike first and ask questions later. In Chayon-ryu dojang sparring we encourage being aggressive – but NOT lack of control. Outside of the dojang, identify your opponent’s weakness/vital point and attack it hard and fast. If there are multiple attackers, and there is no way to escape (avoid) a conflict, start the attack against the smaller or weaker of the group.


Class Schedule:

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: or by phone (661) 342-9758.

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