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

Basic Principles of the Month:

Principle of Um and Yang - While this principle is addressed in some ways through other basic principles, Um and Yang are much broader in a philosophical sense. Um and Yang, or as it is more commonly known as Yin and Yang, represents opposites. It is a philosophical belief that these “opposites” are a way to balance the body, nature or the universe. Each is also dependent on the other. Chayon-Ryu utilizes the concept of Um and Yang in many different ways. We incorporate a natural “balance of movements” that is central to our style and we recognize that you have to balance the physical with the mental in both life and martial arts.

Be unpredictable - This principle is fairly self-explanatory. When sparring, do not repeat yourself. If you always do a roundhouse kick followed by a neck strike, it won’t take too long before your opponent figures you out. Change your stances, punch low, fake kicks, grab your opponent’s hand. Do anything that makes your next move hard to predict.


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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