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

Basic Principles of the Month:

One unit motion - Grand Master Kim says that mind and body must act as one. The body has to act as one unit as well. In other words, the body does not move in waves, or in segments. When we start off as new students our bodies require a lot of time to understand the movements that we have all come to admire in famous martial artists like Bruce Lee, Steven Segal or Liyoto Machida. Their movements look almost magical to those without any training. In Chayon-Ryu, we teach students to perform basic techniques utilizing a “one-two” or “isolated” motion. This accomplishes many things for a new student. It helps them better understand rhythm, balance of motion, breathing, and just the simple idea of where my hand and foot go. But as we mature in our training, isolated motion gives way to a more powerful movement; we call it a “one unit motion”. This concept takes the isolated motions learned as a beginner and harnesses the entire force of the whole body, and mind, to execute a technique. This significantly magnifies the expression of force and increases the focus of power to the intended target.

Use a constant attack - This principle taps back into the previous principle of destabilizing your opponent. When sparring, do not stop after a single punch or kick. This gives your opponent time to counter as well as anticipate your next attack. Try to put together multiple attacks. We often practice this in class. An example might include: front kick – skip round-house kick, outside neck strike, reverse punch, skip punch, stepping side kick. Sure that is a lot of techniques but that is what makes you difficult to defend against. Do not give your opponent a chance to react.


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:

Starting December 1st, Bakersfield Chayon-Ryu will be moving to the beat. They are welcoming us into their family, and we are looking forward to adding to their great energy. 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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