Chayon-Ryu martial art
Founder Kim Pyung-soo
Official Site [4]

Chayon-ryu ("natural way") is a teaching method founded by Grandmaster Kim Pyung-soo. Upon inauguration in 1970, this teaching method was based upon Grandmaster Kim Pyung-soo's training and teaching experiences from 1951–1968 in Seoul, Korea, and from 1968–1970 in Houston, Texas, United States. Since 1970, the Chayon-ryu teaching method has evolved based upon Grandmaster Kim Pyung-soo's experience instructing students at his Houston-area schools: the University of Houston college credit karate classes since 1973, and Rice University college credit karate classes since 1981.

The curriculum of Chayon-ryu encompasses the comprehensive inclusion of the individual curricula learned from the Changmoo-kwan, Kangduk-Won, Sungmoo-Kwan, and Kangmoo-Kwan. Students simultaneously learn each of these arts while adhering to the teaching method designed by Grandmaster Kim.[1]

Teaching method

The teaching method utilizes the concept of natural body motions as the foundation of teaching and practicing martial art movements. These are utilized along with basic principles that are universal regardless of martial art style. Natural body motions include twisting, walking, running, and skipping as a vocabulary to maintain movements that remain in a safe tolerance range of human bio-mechanics. This vocabulary also provides an understandable way for beginners to learn the movements. [2]

Forms (Hyung) (Kata) of Chayon-ryu

(Forms listed in Korean)

  • Kibon Hyung 1-5
  • Pyung Ahn 1-5
  • Ship-soo
  • Balsek Dae
  • Balsek So
  • Chulki Hyung 1-3
  • No Hai
  • Wan Shu
  • Ahm Hak
  • Kong Sang Koon
  • Cha-un
  • Ban Wol
  • Oh Ship Sa Bo
  • Jin Soo
  • Ni Jushi Ho
  • Myoung Kyung
  • Ship Pal
  • Sabong Kwon [3]
  • Dan Kwon
  • Doju San
  • Jang Kwon
  • Tai-jo Kwon
  • Palgi-Kwon
  • Cheung Yong Kwon
  • Kum Gang Kwon
  • Hanson Dae Ryon
  • Dalryon-Beup
  • Chil-Bo Yaksok Dae-Ryon
  • Palgue 1-8
  • Koryo[4]
  • Tae Baek
  • Jee Tae

Staff (Bong) Forms

  • Bong Sul Hyung 1-2
  • Grandmaster Yoon Byung-in's Bong Sul Hyung
  • Grandmaster Yoon Kwe-byung's Bong Sul Hyung
  • Bong Hyung #5
  • Sabong Bong Hyung 1-4 (4-direction Bayonette forms)


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  2. [2]
  3. (added to curriculum in 1993 from private lesson from Grandmaster Kim Ki-whang) [3]
  4. (1967 version)

Chayon-Ryu Headquarters Web Site:

McLain, R.. (2009, July 1). Master Yoon Byung-in's Legacy: The Changmoo-Kwan And Kangduk-Won. Totally Tae Kwon Do, 5, 32-40. Retrieved July 1, 2009, from

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