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

Basic Principles of the Month:

Focus of Movements - Movements within Chayon-Ryu should have purpose. Practitioners of martial arts should always strive to understand the intentions of the movements they are taught. It is OK for students to “parrot” what they see as they learn a technique or form, but ultimately, they need to know what it is they are attempting to do. Is it a strike, a block, or a transition into something else? Once you understand the movement, remove elements that distract you from that outcome. Move with intent and with focus so that power and energy are also focused and not misdirected or wasted.

Keep Eye Contact - Often when we spar, we find ourselves watching our opponent’s hands or feet. We become preoccupied with the right leg, for example, because the attacker is so good a kicking with it, that we don’t see the left hand neck-strike coming until it is too late. Watching the eyes of your opponent help you to see the whole opponent. You can use your peripheral vision to see attacks coming and intercept or avoid them as they take place. Additionally, watching your opponent’s eyes will give you a slight edge in anticipating their attacks. The eyes almost always telegraph that an action is about to occur. This advantage gives you a split-second to react – use it!


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 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: or by phone (661) 342-9758.

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