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

Basic Principles of the Month:

Concentrate power correctly - Many non-martial artists think that what skilled practitioners of the “arts” do, is almost magic. They see a 120 pound kid throw a 220 pound attacker. Or they see a young woman break a brick with their hand, and they think that the brick is a “trick”. Most of martial arts is just simple physics. It is not taught as physics. It is taught as using your body in the most focused and efficient way. This principle is not something that can really be relayed in a paragraph such as this. To all the students of Chayon-Ryu, you need to insure that everything lines up. Your stance, muscle groups, distance, technique, focus, breathing, timing and kihop are all critical elements in determining your ultimate power.

Use proper control - Chayon-Ryu is proud of its history of very limited injury to its students. After all, most people do not like being injured, and once you get a broken nose from a simple sparring match it is hard to drag yourself back to class for more abuse. Chayon-Ryu promotes the use of multiple disciplines and encourages their use while sparring. Everything is allowed – WITH CONTROL. Flying side kicks, neck strikes, sweeps all allowed as long as each student understands and respects the wishes and ability of their partner. Be generous to your partner. You will know you have had a good round when your partner looks good and feels good about their effort.


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!

Some important links:

We have all settled into our new home at the beat. 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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