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Dara Bahlmann reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Leadership. Comraderie. Accountability partners. Empowerment. Self defense skills (emotional and technical). Community of experts. These are attributes of JGMAA that have built a successful business where the customers..the students, come first. One's life will never be the same after joining the JGMAA family. Hanshi John Geyston has a way of reaching stuudents aged 3 to 73+. This academy integrates a variety of martial arts styles while keeping art disciplines pure. Worthy of 5 stars for sure.

Shawna Stevenson reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Want to learn to defend yourself ? This is the place ! Self defense from the best ! This Academy is a Royce Gracie self defense based academy ! I have been with this academy for six years and will always be involved. This is a home!

Laura L Denk reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Our Son Conner started at John Geyston's academy nearly 8 yrs ago. This is his thing, he loves it.
The training is truly amazing, it's helped Conner become confident in many aspects. The academy has been like family to us for many years. John & his staff take pride in all the students. We absolutely love John Geyston's academy & plan to spend many more years with them.

Jamie Stout reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I've loved my fitness kickboxing experience! John knew my name when I arrived and made sure to see if I was comfortable the whole class. The instructors were so helpful and welcoming! Can not wait for the next class.

Emily Manley Behl reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I love the fitness kickboxing classes! The energy is great and the instructors help keep me motivated. The workouts have really helped me improve my running, and I look forward to the classes every week. Thanks for a great program!

Andy Cassady reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

The absolute best for martial arts. I've been a student for over 5 years and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Mr. Geyston and his staff are professional, caring, and go above and beyond to bring the very best to their students.

Kenny Tran reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Hanshi John Geyston brings the best martial arts to Illinois. Not only does his academy have top level Royce Gracie Jiu-Jistu and martial arts, they do everything in a fun family atmosphere! I felt at home and welcome the first time i stepped into this academy! If you are you looking for a school for your child to learn respect and confidence or you are looking for great self-defense then look no further than John Geyston's Martial Arts Academy!

Tim Stoddard reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Best place to train. The staff is great and best of all the owner John is always a phone call or text away to answer all questions. John teaches the adult classes so that tells you he is there for the passion he has martial arts.

Bethany Stuemke reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My son Carder started here late last year and is still new to karate but I have seen such a difference in his attitude, commitment to things he starts, and the way he handles his responsibilities. I love the fact that he gets excited every day about karate but also understands that we don't use karate to fight or show off but as needed and in a respectful manner. Thank you to all the amazing teachers and staff at JGMAA for giving my son a great example and another role model in his life!

Denni Lynn reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My son, Skyler (age 6) is very into sports, but unsure which he wanted to pursue. We did the 6 week program--not knowing what to expect. We were treated like family from the first time we walked in the doors. The instructors had the children engaged and focused the whole time. It is a very well structured class. As a parent, it was fascinating how much my son learned in such a short time--while having a great time doing so. The opportunity to earn the attitude stripes --encouraged both respect and extra nightly reading at home ---another plus! He loved going each week. If our schedules weren't so busy, we would be full timers! If you or your child are even slightly interested in martial arts, I would absolutely recommend trying this academy. Nothing but a positive experience for us!

Julie Brian Barton reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Our son Braden has been a student of Hanshi John Geyston since 2010. The knowledge, skills, and mental attitude he has obtained in that time is amazing. We are grateful to Hanshi John and all of his instructors. They are not only great teachers but great role models. The academy is wonderful. The youth program is outstanding.

Stacey Busby reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Our son attends the youth classes here and it has made a world of difference in him. He has so much more confidence in himself and really enjoys the academy. The staff is fantastic!

Rob Hammel reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I dropped in for the Saturday morning class, everyone was friendly and the instruction from John was top notch, if you're looking for a place to train in Springfield this is a great place with a great group of training partners.

Mycah Scoggins reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

The hardest part was walking into the academy and having no idea what to expect or do. It is one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. Since day one I've always felt welcomed, encouraged, and motivated by every person in the building. Not only have I improved physically and mentally, I have gained a 2nd family and found something to be proud of.

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Fun, Social, and Educational After School Program That Your Child Will Love!

Instead of worrying, let us teach them about respect, discipline, and fitness in our martial arts after school program.

Kids need something to occupy their time after school. Our program gives kids a safe place to come, learn about martial arts, and make new friends in a fun, social, and educational setting to provide you with the peace of mind you need.

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Are you worried about what to do

with your kids in the afternoon and early evening?

You wonder how your kids are spending their free time while you’re finishing up your work day.

You want your child to make new friends and build healthy relationships.

Your child struggles with discipline and respect, and you want them to learn these core values.

Being a parent is never easy!

Which is why we have started our After School program…

One of the biggest challenges of parenting is finding wholesome and fun activities for your kids to do after school. It’s especially important if you work and you know your kids will be unsupervised for several hours a day. You want to know where your kids are and what they’re doing – and you want them to be learning something and not just playing video games.

That’s where our after-school program comes in. Kids learn about martial arts, including the core tenets of respect, discipline, and perseverance, in a fun and social setting.

your child will grow every day!

Learning martial arts helps kids in many ways. It teaches them to respect themselves and others, and to persist when they have a goal in mind. It emphasizes the mind-body connection and helps them to discipline themselves without being reminded.

Workout Instead of Sitting on the Couch

One of the most challenging things about being a parent these days is finding a way to tear your kids away from computers and video games and get them moving.

Our after-school program gives kids a physical outlet after a long day at school – and teaches them the value of fitness in a fun setting.

Safe, Positive Place to Spend After-School

Do your kids come home to an empty house after school because you’re at work? Instead of having them there by themselves, our after-school program gives them a fun and educational alternative.

When your kids are with us, they’re learning useful skills and spending time with other kids. You can rest easy knowing that they’re safe and sound.

Make New Friends & Have Fun

Sometimes, kids struggle to make new friends. It can be hard to find others with common interests or to have the time to socialize at school.

Our after-school program is a social setting, a place where kids can share experiences while learning something new. Many of the kids who attend our programs end up being close friends.

Learn Respect, Discipline, and Persistence

Some after-school programs simply offer parents a place to send their kids without any other benefits. Ours is different.

Kids who study martial arts learn respect for themselves and others, discipline in the pursuit of goals, and the rewards of hard work – lessons that carry over to home, school, and beyond.

Our son attends the youth classes here and it has made a world of difference in him. He has so much more confidence in himself and really enjoys the academy. The staff is fantastic!

Stacey Busby

Our son Braden has been a student of Hanshi John Geyston since 2010. The knowledge, skills, and mental attitude he has obtained in that time is amazing. We are grateful to Hanshi John and all of his instructors. They are not only great teachers but great role models. The academy is wonderful. The youth program is outstanding.

Julie Brian Barton

My son, Skyler (age 6) is very into sports, but unsure which he wanted to pursue. We did the 6 week program--not knowing what to expect. We were treated like family from the first time we walked in the doors. The instructors had the children engaged and focused the whole time. It is a very well structured class. As a parent, it was fascinating how much my son learned in such a short time--while having a great time doing so. The opportunity to earn the attitude stripes --encouraged both respect and extra nightly reading at home ---another plus! He loved going each week. If our schedules weren't so busy, we would be full timers! If you or your child are even slightly interested in martial arts, I would absolutely recommend trying this academy. Nothing but a positive experience for us!

Denni Lynn

My son Carder started here late last year and is still new to karate but I have seen such a difference in his attitude, commitment to things he starts, and the way he handles his responsibilities. I love the fact that he gets excited every day about karate but also understands that we don't use karate to fight or show off but as needed and in a respectful manner. Thank you to all the amazing teachers and staff at JGMAA for giving my son a great example and another role model in his life!

Bethany Stuemke
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FAQs

How is your after-school program different from other programs?

Our program is structured and gives kids the opportunity to learn about the martial arts in a fun and social setting. We teach them core values like respect, self-control, and discipline while giving them the opportunity to make new friends.

Will my child get a work-out in your program?

Yes. Our after-school program includes martial arts instruction and gives kids an opportunity to get physical, build muscle mass, and learn the value of physical fitness.

My child has a hard time making new friends. Will your program give them the opportunity to meet new people?

Yes. Kids in our program come from multiple schools and often end up making friends with kids they never would have met otherwise.

My child is sometimes disrespectful and even rude. Can attending your program help?

Yes. We teach the core tenets of martial arts including respect and discipline. Everybody in our martial arts school learns to respect and be respected and kids take that lesson home with them.

My child struggles in school and needs to get better grades. Can they benefit from your program?

Yes. The values we teach include discipline, persistence, and focus. Kids who struggle in school often need some help learning to focus and stick to difficult tasks, and we can help them learn the value of doing so.

More Benefits

Learning martial arts helps kids learn to focus and remember what they are told.

Kids improve their balance and build core strength by learning martial arts.

Kids of all ages comes to our after-school program and receive age-appropriate instruction.

Regular martial arts workouts like the ones in our program help kids lose weight and feel better about themselves.

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