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

Basic Principles of the Month:

Proper breathing – Forms are technical by nature. They give the martial artist an opportunity to learn a technique and then practice it over and over again as they strive for perfection. Breathing during these movements is very important as well. Since some might consider forms a string of choreographed movements of meditation, we should be able to find opportunities to apply proper breathing to the movement being performed. Breathing gives your body oxygen, and as a result, energy. Ever do a form without breathing? Breathing also helps keep rhythm. Breathing can help focus power. Breathing can also help “meditate” or concentrate during a form. There are many different kinds of breathing in the forms that we do. Make sure you understand and practice this part of your training.  

Attack vital areas – Obviously this is not a basic principle that can be applied with full spirit during our class sparring practice. However, you can always attack vital points in your imaginary opponents! It is important to train with the idea that you will execute whatever technique allows you to escape danger the quickest; and that usually means a short, quick attack to a vital point. In Chayon-ryu students will learn about vital points and some of the most effective ways to take advantage of them in self-defense.


Class Schedule:

Classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 7 to 8 PM.  Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7 PM we hold advanced course study for blue belts and above.  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.

Sabeom Michael Moore (pictured as a 2nd Dan) and the Bakersfield CYR school were briefly mentioned in the December 2009 edition of Totally Tae Kwon Do.  The article begins on page 45 and Mr. Moore's picture and mention are on page 47.

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.

upcoming events

April - Violent Assault Training: Sudden/Unexpected
April 01, 2014

Apr. 5 - Plain Clothes Training - Wear your jacket, shorts, kilt and train in clothing you wear every day.
April 05, 2014

Apr. 12 - Spring Cleaning of our dojang. After class students should help fix up and clean our dojang.
April 12, 2014

Apr. 26 - Outdoor training at the Park at Riverwalk. No BBQ this time, but feel free to socialize after class.
April 26, 2014

May - Violent Assault Training: Fast
May 01, 2014

May 5 - Plain clothes training. Wear your everyday clothes to train in tonight.
May 05, 2014

May 12-15 MOTHER'S DAY WEEK. Bring any mom for up to 3 free lessons.
May 12, 2014

May 19 - Historical Event (GM Byung-In's Birthday on May 18th) White gloves.
May 19, 2014

May 24-26 Memorial Holiday - No Classes
May 24, 2014

June - Violent Assault Training: Close
June 01, 2014

Jun. 14 - Rank exam. A demo may take place at 11:30. Testing students should arrive early.
June 14, 2014

Jun. 7 - Historical Event (GM Hong, Jeong Pyo's Birthday) White gloves.
June 07, 2014

Jun. 9 - 12 Plain clothes training WEEK! All week long wear your street clothes to train.
June 01, 2014

Jun. 16 - 19 FATHER'S DAY WEEK. Bring any dad for up to 3 free lessons.
June 16, 2014

July - Violent Assault Training: Hard
July 01, 2014

August - Violent Assault Training: Sudden/Unexpected
August 01, 2014

September - Violent Assault Training: Fast
September 01, 2014

October - Violent Assault Training: Close
October 01, 2014

November - Violent Assault Training: Hard
November 01, 2014

December - Violent Assault Training: Sudden/Unexpected
December 01, 2014


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