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Dara Bahlmann reviewed John Geyston's Martial Arts
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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The Ultimate New Years Resolution

The New Year is here, and with thousands of goals and resolutions in sight as well,

2018 is the year you should try something new!

 

Martial arts is an established system that can better the entirety of your being.

 

Whether you need mental benefits like furthering your discipline muscle, physical

benefits like getting in shape, or maybe you’re just looking to make some new friends;

martial arts is for you.

 

3 Martial Arts Benefits

 

Physical

 

The most common New Year’s resolution you will hear is to get in better shape.

The physical benefits from martial arts are obvious.

 

Martial arts will get you in shape in a way you will find fun. Your body gets more comfortable

with itself, so you will have better control over your physical abilities as well.

 

Needless to say, arming yourself with the self defense tactics from martial arts makes

you better equipped to deal with some of the more dangerous physical obstacles in life.

 

Really, martial arts is more than just physical improvement.

 

Mental

 

Looking for more discipline, focus, and awareness?

 

There are several martial arts benefits, but the greatest is the mental toughness.

Martial arts helps connect your mind with your brain. It helps your mind gain the

necessary control it needs to do this. It helps you find comfort in stressful situations.

 

Maybe you want to be more adventurous, less scared of the world, or more adjusted to

your own body?

 

It’s more than just kicking and punching. The spiritual benefits are plenty. There has

always been a strong connection between the zen world and martial arts. This mental

improvement can help you deal with your anxiety, your depression, and any other

negative mental stressor that is plaguing your day to day.

 

Social

 

The social benefits of martial arts are often overlooked.

 

Maybe you’ve gotten in with the wrong crowd, and have decided that you need to add

fresh faces to your life. Maybe you just need some new friends.

 

The martial arts community is one of the friendliest, most supportive, and inspiring

groups of people you will ever find. It’s a great place to make lifelong friends and

Relationships.

 

You will find that the martial arts world is fascinating on it’s own, and that you could

spend a whole lifetime indulging in some of its pleasantries.

 

You will get addicted to the lifestyle and your new friends will be able to empathize.

 

Why just pick one New Year’s resolution this year when you can be apart of something

that covers so much more than just one improvement?

 

This new year, you could be smarter, healthier, calmer, and happier.