John Geyston’s Premier Martial Arts began serving the Springfield, Illinois community in quality martial arts since 1982. We provide Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Fitness, Karate and self-defense classes for children, teens and adults.  John Geyston’s vision with his schools was and still is to build a community by helping people get in shape, be safe and at the same time instill the life skills and character of a true martial artist. Upholding important values like courtesy, patience, respect, self control and integrity.

John Geyston will also help you achieve self discipline, high self esteem, a positive out look, a spirit of constant improvement, and an attitude that refuses to give up. These values and life skills will lead to remarkable improvements in academics, careers, and relationships, literally making a better community one black belt at a time.

We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, our staff and provide you with information on how to contact us as well.

John Geyston has over 30 years experience and holds black belts in multiple styles and has traveled the world literally as one of the top instructors in the nation. John Geyston’s Premier Martial Arts in Springfield, Illinois incorporates a combination of techniques found in his 30 year plus training and broken into 7 ranges and his unique pyramid of teaching.  The primary disciplines include Mixed Martial Arts, Kenpo Karate, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission grappling and Kali to provide students with a challenging curriculum and a realistic personal protection system for a modern world.

Team G Force

If you want to compete as an adult or just channel those athletic skills and desires then John Geyston’s Premier Fight Team known a “Team G Force” is the program that fits.

Team G Force is an extension of the instructional kickboxing and MMA programs at JGPMA. We specializes in Full-Contact Rules (FCR), K-1, Muay Thai and MMA. JGPMA team has an impressive record. Our Instructional classes are designed to give students the necessary fundamentals of the fighting sciences. The classes also are designed to get the student into great physical and cardiovascular shape. Students will learn to put together the essential techniques and combinations.

Contrary to some gyms, you will not be put into the ring as soon as you begin your training. Every student will start in a beginner’s class.  Once a student has gone through the kickboxing and BJJ classes he or she can then decide to step up to the training to take themselves to the next level in this sport, getting into the ring, cage and one day becoming a champion!

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