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

Basic Principles of the Month:

Use Of Body Weight - Use of body weight during execution of basic movements and forms is another difficult concept to master. This involves everything from turning correctly to shifting or transferring weight as one moves through their various positions. I think the easiest way to begin to focus on this principle is to think about how your “weight” can influence the force of your punch. When you move your weight forward from your dan jon, think about transferring of that weight to your fist as you end with your punch. This will carry a significantly more force than simply punching alone.

Keep a rhythm in your breathing - Probably one of the most fundamental principles of Chayon-Ryu is breathing. Grand Master Kim Soo really stresses the importance of having “rhythm” in your breathing. This is difficult to express in words, but basically your breathing should have something of a “one – two” count. Breathing in on “one” and out on “two” helps focus, conserve energy and increase power. Breathing in will usually take longer as it occurs while the body prepares to execute a technique. Breathing out is fast and might come out as a kihop (especially in self defense) and occurs while the body “explodes” the technique. Remember his lesson on Gong Ki.


Class Schedule:

Classes are held every Wednesday and Thursday evening. Saturday classes run from 10:30 to noon.  Come check out a class and see if our family is right for you and yours!

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Starting December 1st, Bakersfield Chayon-Ryu will be moving to the beat. They are welcoming us into their family, and we are looking forward to adding to their great energy. They have a fantastic set up with multiple rooms. Check our schedule for updated training times!

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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