John Geyston’s Martial Arts and Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy is Springfield’s premier center for kid’s karate, adult self-defense and BJJ. We offer programs and classes to suit all different ages from our kid’s karate classes and children’s Bully Proof, to our exciting adult and teen Israeli Self-Defense Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Our goal driven program is designed to create stronger minds, bodies and positive attitudes. For over 30 years John Geyston’s Martial Arts have been the number one choice for thousands of students in Springfield, IL. Additionally, we are the ONLY school certified to teach Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Sangamon County, Illinois.
What areas do you serve?
Our Karate schools serves not only the Springfield area, but also the surrounding communities of Chatham, Pleasant Plains, Rochester, New Berlin, Jacksonville, Sherman, auburn, Williamsville, Riverton, Jerome, Taylorville, Leland Grove, Southern View, Glenarm, Mechanicsburg, Athens, Loami, Curran.
The mission of John Geyston’s Martial Arts School is to teach a student, regardless of age, how to develop into the type of person who is always prepared to do his or her absolute best, and become an example for others to follow, whether in academics, careers, or relationships.
To achieve this, Hanshi Geyston has developed a proven system that instills the values of leadership, self-discipline, respect, good health, concentration and confidence.
John Geyston has created an atmosphere like no other, full of positive, friendly and encouraging members of a family of martial artists, who will assist you in accomplishing your personal and professional goals.
All instructors at John Geyston’s Martial Arts School are black belts hand-picked by Grand Master Geyston himself after completing rigorous training in child development and positive educational techniques, as well as the latest and most effective strategies for self-protection and physical fitness, to provide the highest quality instruction possible.
What do we Teach?
ABC’s of Concentration
Muay Thai Kickboxing