The Philosophy of Chayon-Ryu

The design of the Chayon-Ryu (Korean for “The Natural Way”) martial arts system did not occur overnight, but was instead developed by Grandmaster Kim Soo from constant study, selection, rejection, trial, and error correction.

Chayon-Ryu is based on those natural movements found within each of its parent styles — Chinese chu’an fa; Japanese karate; Korean taekwondo; Okinawa-te; judo/jujitsu; hapkido/aikido. Moreover, Chayon-Ryu teaching method is undergoing continuous study and refinement, to ensure as effective a style, and as safe a learning experience as possible for all students.

Chayon-Ryu teaches natural body motion as the basis of all techniques, in order to promote power, safety, health, and fitness.

The same normal body motions found in such ordinary activities as twisting, throwing, and running are employed in Chayon-Ryu for the delivery of strikes, blocks, and kicks. Relaxed, natural motion flows more smoothly and efficiently, so the power generated from natural movements is far greater than from contrived moves.

Likewise, the student who relaxes and lets his or her body move naturally through a technique is far less likely to incur an injury (whether sudden, or progressive) than had he or she performed an artificial movement.

Everything in the universe follows the laws of nature, the “natural way.” If one follows this logical and reasonable path in one’s conduct, a correct result will be reached without unecessary risks.

If, instead, one commits a wrong act, in conflict with this natural course, the resulting discord may eventually prove harmful. These tenets are as true in any endeavor of life as they are in the practice of martial arts.

With regular and constant practice in Chayon-Ryu one will without-a-doubt improve and strengthen their sense of self-confidence, self-esteem, and will-power – which will not only help one during everyday life, but also create a solid foundation to become a more independent individual.


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