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:
One unit motion - Grand Master Kim says that mind and body must act as one. The body has to act as one unit as well. In other words, the body does not move in waves, or in segments. When we start off as new students our bodies require a lot of time to understand the movements that we have all come to admire in famous martial artists like Bruce Lee, Steven Segal or Liyoto Machida. Their movements look almost magical to those without any training. In Chayon-Ryu, we teach students to perform basic techniques utilizing a “one-two” or “isolated” motion. This accomplishes many things for a new student. It helps them better understand rhythm, balance of motion, breathing, and just the simple idea of where my hand and foot go. But as we mature in our training, isolated motion gives way to a more powerful movement; we call it a “one unit motion”. This concept takes the isolated motions learned as a beginner and harnesses the entire force of the whole body, and mind, to execute a technique. This significantly magnifies the expression of force and increases the focus of power to the intended target.
Use a constant attack - This principle taps back into the previous principle of destabilizing your opponent. When sparring, do not stop after a single punch or kick. This gives your opponent time to counter as well as anticipate your next attack. Try to put together multiple attacks. We often practice this in class. An example might include: front kick – skip round-house kick, outside neck strike, reverse punch, skip punch, stepping side kick. Sure that is a lot of techniques but that is what makes you difficult to defend against. Do not give your opponent a chance to react.
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 FITNESS X 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.
October - Violent Assault Training: Close
October 01, 2016
Oct. 8 - Outdoor training and BBQ event. Come and train with us out at Riverwalk Park. Afterwards we'll have BBQ lunch.
October 08, 2016
Oct. 3 - Plain Clothes Training. Wear some casual clothes to simulate real world environment.
October 03, 2016
Dojang Closed (10/27-10/30) - no classes as Mr. Moore will be out of town
October 27, 2016
Oct. 31 - Halloween Training! Feel free to wear your costume to class if you like.
October 31, 2016
November - Violent Assault Training: Hard
November 01, 2016
Nov. 2 - Plain Clothes Training. Wear some casual clothes to simulate real world environment.
November 02, 2016
Nov. 24 - 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday. Class resumes Monday!
November 24, 2016
December - Violent Assault Training: Sudden/Unexpected
December 01, 2016
Dec. 31 - NEW YEAR'S EVEry form class. Starting with basic form #1 and ending with So Ho Yon
December 31, 2016