Empowering children and adults to reach their full potential through quality martial arts has been the main mission of John Geyston's Martial Arts Academy since 1982. The studio offers programs in mixed martial arts, Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, fitness kickboxing, karate and self-defense classes for children, teens and adults.
John Geyston, owner and chief master instructor, understands the challenges of raising kids and encourages parents to enroll kids in martial arts classes, especially those that are having difficulties with learning and behavior. Geyston's programs teach self-discipline, hard work, confidence, respect and humility while promoting health and fitness. He believes the power of martial arts can transform behavior without medication.
Geyston's vision is to build a community by helping people get in shape while learning life skills and embodying the character of a true martial artist. He teaches the importance of upholding the values of courtesy, patience, respect, self-control and integrity.
Programs are offered at two locations: 1929 W. Iles, Springfield and 304 South Walnut, Rochester. John Geyston's Martial Arts Academy offers after-school programs, summer camps and martial arts-themed birthday parties.