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

Basic Principles of the Month:

Balance on abdomen - Controlling your movements often requires that you have control of your center of gravity. Your dan jon (or area below your belly button) is an important area of body control. When making movements in forms, your dan jon should stay level, and dictate where your next movement will end up. It is vital that this area be the center of your movements when turning or spinning. If not, you will likely find yourself falling off to one side or the other as you finish your movement. It should also be tense while participating in Chayon-ryu at all times.

Use distance - When sparring or using self defense you must always be aware of proper distance. There are 2 areas to be concerned with. First, you must know the safe distance you can protect yourself from an attack. If you let someone into your zone of personal area, it is probably too late to avoid a confrontation. Always keep a safe distance between you and those who might do you harm. Second, distance determines how you can attack. Shorter distance means "inside fighting" with techniques like punches, jabs, grabs, as well as more daring actions like a jumping, spinning kick. Longer distances might require skipping in, longer kicks and multiple attacks.


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.

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