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

Basic Principles of the Month:

Correct Stance - One of the most important aspects of performing forms or basic movements is insuring that you not only have the correct stance, but that you are executing the stance correctly as well. As you practice your forms, make sure you know if the movement should take place with a back stance, climbing stance, cat stance, or other stance. Ask you instructor if you are unsure. Additionally, make sure that you are positioned in your stance correctly. For example, are you supposed to be in a back stance or a DEEP back stance. There is a difference. Being in the correct stance helps you with your balance, power and helps you perform techniques correctly.

Destabilize Opponent - Throwing your opponent off makes it easier to land an attack. This can be achieved with at least two methods. First, when attacking your opponent, don’t stop with one attack or one technique. As you continue to attack with multiple techniques, it forces your opponent to try to adjust, stepping back, and, in the process, creating openings for you to exploit. The use of unexpected techniques also can help create opportunities for you to “get in”. On a more advanced level, you can literally destabilize your opponent by executing leg sweeps. These techniques are reserved for higher level students in Chayon-Ryu.


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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