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:
Body shifting and turning - How to turn and shift your weight as you execute a form (or basic movement) will, in large part, determine your success in performing that movement. Chayon-Ryu was developed by Grand Master Kim Soo with an emphasis on a “one-unit motion” that originates from your danjang (ki). When turning, your body should rotate as “one-unit” (including your mind). The whole body turns; not the head, then the shoulders, then the torso, etc. When shifting weight, it should also be as “one-unit” or from your core. Eyes, arms, legs, head and trunk should work together in order to maintain balance and focus of power.
Be aggressive -– When faced with an opponent, it is often in your best interest to be aggressive. Being aggressive puts your opponent on the defensive. It makes him or her react to you instead of initiating an attack of their own. If a stranger enters into your personal space, you have every right to strike first and ask questions later. In Chayon-ryu dojang sparring we encourage being aggressive – but NOT lack of control. Outside of the dojang, identify your opponent’s weakness/vital point and attack it hard and fast. If there are multiple attackers, and there is no way to escape (avoid) a conflict, start the attack against the smaller or weaker of the group.
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 BAKERSFIELD FIT 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: email@example.com or by phone (661) 342-9758.
January - Violent Assault Training: Sudden/Unexpected
January 01, 2016
Jan. 23 to Jan. 30 - Kyosanims Tustin Moore and Samuel Bizimungu will teach classes (REGULAR SCHEDULE!!!!)
January 23, 2016
February - Violent Assault Training: Fast
February 01, 2016
Feb. 3 - Plain Clothes Training (wear regular street clothes to train in)
February 03, 2016
Feb. 10 - Historical Event - GM Lee, Keum-Hong's birthday. White gloves on Wednesday.
February 10, 2016
Feb. 13 - Rank Exam - Testing will begin at approximately 10:30 and a demo will take place at approximately 11:30.
February 13, 2016
March - Violent Assault Training: Close
March 01, 2016
Mar. 3 - Plain Clothes Training. Wear some casual clothes to simulate real world environment.
March 03, 2016
Mar. 19 - Spring Cleaning of the dojang (after class). Clear the webs, fix broken materials, clean everything thoroughly!
March 19, 2016
April - Violent Assault Training: Hard
April 01, 2016