FOUNDER OF CHAYON-RYU MARTIAL ARTS

Grandmaster Kim Soo
began his martial arts training as a child in Korea and was promoted to 1st-Degree Black Belt when he was 13. During high school, he
dedicated his life to spreading martial arts; and while in college, he founded Kwon Bop Martial Arts club at Han Kuk University of Foreign Studies. After graduating with a degree in Russian Language and Literature, Grandmaster Kim taught taekwondo club at the Animal Husbandry College of Keon-kuk University and founded the Korean Taekwon Academy in Seoul. He also taught the bodyguards of former Korean President Syng Man Rhee, members of the Korean Military Intelligence Agency, and personnel of the U. S. Armed Forces. The youngest 10th-degree Black Belt in the world, Grandmaster Kim began teaching at Rice University and the University of Houston in 1968.  Read more .....



CHAYON-RYU MARTIAL ARTS

Chayon-Ryu
 (Korean for "The Natural Way") was developed over many years by Grandmaster Kim Soo. It is based on the natural movements found within each of its parent styles - Chinese Chu'an Fa, Japanese Karate, Korean Taekwondo, Okinawa-Te, Judo/Jujitsu, and Hapkido/Aikido. Chayon-Ryu 
teaches natural body motion as the basis of all techniques in order to promote power, safety, health, and fitness. Within the practice, it incorporates an educational system of teaching: morality, purpose, humility, common sense, persistence, and patience. From this system, one becomes self confident a,d gains self esteem. With these components, one is able to fight the every day enemies, which are not external but internal such as stress, worry, insecurity, jealousy, impatience, defeat, and depression.  



DONG EUI UNIVERSITY'S COLLEGE OF SPORT SCIENCE

Dong Eui University is a leading private university in Busan, has gained fame in the fields of oriental medicine and engineering, and has built solid reputations in other fields such as management, health sciences, nursing, and a range of sciences.  
Click below to view demonstration videos by Grandmaster Kim Soo and 3rd Dan Black Belt Sabomnim Robert Henriksen.



GRANDMASTER HONORED BY TEXAS SENATE

On May 24, 2013, Grandmaster Kim Soo received a Texas Senate res
olution recognizing him for the 45th anniversary of his arrival in Houston and for founding Chayon-Ryu martial art system.  He was honored for his outstanding accomplishments and many contributions to our community. 

The resolution was sponsored by 
Senator John Whitmire, the Dean of the Texas Senate and the longest-serving senator in Texas.  His district includes Spring Branch where the Chayon-Ryu headquarters is located. 



GRANDMASTER KIM SOO HONORED BY HOUSTON MAYOR

Mayor Annise Parker proclaimed January 15, 2013 as Grandmaster Pyung-Soo Kim Day in Houston, in celebration of the 45th anniversary of his arrival in the U.S. and his numerous contributions to the community. In return, 
Grandmaster Kim presented the Mayor with the honorary rank of 1st degree black belt.  

Grandmaster Kim trained more than 70,000 students and produced over 1,000 black belts.  
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Click here to watch a video of city council presentation.



A LETTER TO THE GRANDMASTER

Samuel Bizimungu trains at the Bakersfield Kim Soo Karate in California. Chayon-Ryu Impact on my life

Alberto Borjas is a (transferred high-ranking) black belt. Chayon-Ryu: a healing art.  

Brian Hammer
is a 4th-degree black belt & the president of the Likeable Lawyer.  Click to read.

Jerry Bick is a blue belt. Click to read.

Harvey Brauner is a 1st-degree black belt. Click to read.





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