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:
Understand the movements – ever hear a song and not know the words? This happens to me all the time. I might love a song, but sometimes, I cannot understand the words. So, when I am alone and singing in the car, I just make something fit that sounds like what the real artist is singing. Forms can be like that. When we start out in our training, we often learn by parroting or copying from the person/student in front of us. As we progress, we begin to understand that there are actual, intended movements being carried out in forms. It is always important to understand what you are doing. Is it a down-block or a hammer fist? A side kick or a step into a horse-riding stance or both? There is a reason for the movement, and you have to know what it is in order to perform the technique correctly.
Use a flexible stance – When sparring you need to utilize a stance that allows to you both attack and defend. By defend, I mostly mean avoid. A stance that will allow you to quickly change from an open to a closed stance is useful as well. Most of the time we spar in a “sparring” stance that is very similar to a back stance. That position allows the greatest variety of both attacks and defensive techniques. Be careful about staying in other stances for too long. They may expose you to balance issues that your opponent may try to take advantage of. For example: a climbing stance as well as a horse-riding stance may make you more vulnerable to a sweep because of your positioning and additional weight placed on the forward leg.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (661) 342-9758.
March - Violent Assault Training: Hard
March 01, 2014
Mar. 6 - Plain clothes training. Wear your everyday clothes to train in tonight.
March 06, 2014
Mar. 27 - Grand Master Kim Soo ARRIVES into Bakersfield - His first class is tonight!
March 27, 2014
Mar. 28 - SPECIAL TRAINING WITH Grand Master Kim Soo on FRIDAY!
March 28, 2014
Mar. 29 - Saturday Class with Grand Master Kim Soo (**10** to noon)
March 29, 2014
Mar. 30 - Field Trip with Grand Master Kim Soo to Sequoia Forest. Family and friends are invited.
March 30, 2014
Mar. 31 - GMKS returns to Texas HQ. Thank you, sir for your visit!
March 31, 2014
April - Violent Assault Training: Sudden/Unexpected
April 01, 2014
Apr. 5 - Rank Exam. Demo at approximately 11 AM.
April 05, 2014
Apr. 12 - Plain clothes training. Wear your everyday shorts, jeans, swimsuit, and hat.
April 12, 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. BBQ afterwards so bring your family!
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. 7 - Rank exam. A demo may take place at 11:30. Testing students should arrive early.
June 07, 2014
Jun. 7 - Historical Event (GM Hong, Jeong Pyo's Birthday) White gloves.
June 07, 2014
Jun. 9 - 14 Plain clothes training WEEK! All week long wear your street clothes to train.
June 09, 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