Offering classes in Kids Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Family Martial Arts and Self Defense (Krav Maga).
A true martial artist is one whose highly developed body, mind and spirit are in complete sync with each other. The martial arts training that we provide here focuses on all these aspects and helps students overcome their limitations.
We believe in developing core strength through extensive training of the muscles that proves beneficial as a fitness program that keeps you healthy and safe. Besides this, they have a positive impact on your lifestyles through inculcation of certain habits and behavioral patterns.
Our team of certified trainers provide instruction in most martial art forms that also includes the teaching of the history and philosophy of various forms.
John Geyston's Martial Arts Academy began serving the Springfield Illinois community in quality martial arts in 1982. We provide quality professional instruction in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Krav Maga, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, and Self-Defense classes for children, teens and adults.
John Geyston's vision with his schools was and still is to build a community by helping people get in shape, be safe and at the same time instill the life skills and character of a true martial artist. Upholding important values like courtesy, patience, respect, self control and integrity.
John Geyston will also help you achieve self discipline, high self esteem, a positive out look, a spirit of constant improvement, and an attitude that refuses to give up. These values and life skills will lead to remarkable improvements in academics, careers, and relationships, literally making a better community one black belt at a time.
Master John Geyston started teaching martial arts at age of 19 in 1982.
He has been teaching every day since. Hanshi John is an 8th Dan in Kenpo-Jitsu and the founded Sekkyoku Kenpo Jitsu International in 1992. He has over 30 years teaching in the Martial Arts with Black Belt Ranking also in Shudo-Kan, Goju Shorei, BKF Kenpo and Nippon Ketsugo Ryu Ju-Jitsu.
In addition he has extensive training and instruction certification and purple belt ranking in Gracie Jiu Jitsu as a direct student and certified instructor under the legendary Royce Gracie.
'When my daughter became interested in learning martial arts, I felt a great joy in the fact that this would be the first interest that we have in common. For all the joy that I felt as I saw my daughters excitement as she was beginning her journey to black belt, I couldn't help but have a nagging desire inside me wishing that I could somehow have the opportunity to take the same journey myself.'