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John Geyston

About John Geyston's Martial Arts Academy in Springfield, IL

Meet John Geyston

Owner and Chief Instructor at
John Geyston's Martial Arts Academy in Springfield
8th Degree Black Belt

Who We Are & What We Stand For

John Geyston’s Martial Arts provides a fun, safe, positive and exciting way for members to learn the most about the martial arts. Our staff is professionally trained in the martial arts, and the art of teaching too. That's because how we teach is more important than what we teach. Whether you’re an adult or a child our program's focus is teaching the self-defense aspects of the proven martial art systems of Kenpo, Krav Maga, and Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

John Geyston’s Martial Arts Academy is world renowned. Our systems have been featured in multiple magazines since 1994 and have won numerous teaching and service awards in the martial arts industry.

JGMAA is a high profile school in the martial art industry full of innovation and service beyond the norms. John Geyston’s Martial Arts Academy is the only full time martial art academy operating in the Springfield, Illinois area from 10 am to 8 pm daily offering classes 5 days a week.

About Our Founder

Hanshi John Geyston, the owner and Chief Master Instructor, started teaching martial arts at age of 19 in 1982 when his instructor offered him the chance to step up and run an off-site program at Lincoln Land Community college. He has been teaching every day ever since. Hanshi John is an 8th Dan in Kenpo-Jitsu. He has over 32 years teaching in the Martial Arts with Black Belt Ranking in 5 systems total and is a certified instructor in Gracie Jiu Jitsu under Royce Gracie.

Hanshi John was born and raised in Springfield Illinois and is a dedicated family man. He and his wife Aimee have 3 children: Jett, Jayden, and Jianna.

How To Get Started

Come join our Springfield, IL Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bully Proof, and Summer Camp. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 217-546-6762 if you have any further questions. John Geyston's Martial Arts Academy hopes to speak with you soon!

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