Geary with a few of his child students: Marshaun P., Savannah H., Liam M., Jaxon K. and Mckenzie H.
Geary with Jeff Speakman and Lou Angel.
Geary with Molly McGrath, Miss Nebraska 2006.
Geary with Tyler from the Z-92 radio show.
"It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction." ~ Diane Grant
At age 23, Professor Christopher N. Geary (Owner/Instructor) returned home to Omaha, Nebraska from the U.S. Marine Corps with an Honorable Discharge and the rank of Corporal. Geary began teaching martial arts and running a business on June 29, 1994 in a school yard with literally nothing but “the shirt on his back.” Geary was the first professional to bring the art of Kempo/Kenpo Karate to Omaha from California. Since 1994, he has exposed thousands of people (men, women and children) in the Omaha Metro area to the art, including police officers, doctors and three mayors.
On September 1, 2006, Geary was promoted to 10th Degree Black Belt (the highest level of Black Belt and Grand Master). The promotion made him the second youngest in the world and the youngest person in the United States ever to achieve this rank (News Clip). He also holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in the arts of Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu (Promotion Ceremony) and Tenshi Goju Kai. He has been awarded a Bachelor of Martial Arts and the high titles of Grand Master, Soke (head of family) and Professor.
Since Geary began teaching martial arts, he has appeared on local television shows presenting self-defense tips for those who could not afford classes. In his presentations, Geary stressed the importance of being aware of one's surroundings in order to react quickly and effectively in life threatening situations. He has been actively involved in the community by volunteering his time to teach self-defense to the disabled (News Clip), providing free safety awareness classes to young children to increase self-discipline, and raising money for children with cancer. He has also taught college seminars to help participants gain self-confidence by learning simple, effective techniques to protect themselves from date rape, mugging, and other types of assaults. Geary has also mentored teenage boys who came from tough economic and social backgrounds.
Throughout Geary’s martial arts career, he has been recognized and awarded rank or promotions by ten Grand Masters/Organizations across the United States. He has been inducted into four martial arts Hall of Fames for “Master Instructor of the Year,” “School of the Year,” “Founder and Grand Master of the Year” and “Outstanding Contribution to The Martial Arts Grand Master” (board certified category), with the additional honored recognition of Ambassador to the Martial Arts. Governor Dave Heineman also presented Geary with a proclamation honoring a National Martial Arts Day in Nebraska.
*Please Note: When searching for a martial arts school for you or your family, please do your research before enrolling in classes, the State of Nebraska does not require a person(s) to have any credentials or certifications before owning/operating a martial arts school. It is highly recommended that the customer view the instructor’s martial art linage and credentials (see below) before becoming a student of any school. Prof. Geary is the only certified 10th Degree Black Belt Instructor in Nebraska and Iowa.
As of January 1, 2018, there are only six martial arts schools in Omaha that are members of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), this includes Geary's Kempo Karate, LLC. The BBB does a very thorough investigation before allowing any martial arts school to become a member of their organization. Geary’s Kempo Karate has 32 positive reviews and an A+ rating on the BBB web site with ZERO negative reviews. There is only one customer review for all of the BBB martial arts schools other than Geary's Kempo Karate, and it is a negative one.
Prices for classes at many martial arts schools can be very misleading. Shortly after joining, there may be extra fees or hidden costs that the customer may feel pressured to pay for or add on to their membership. It is easy to add to a membership, but not easy to cancel one. Please read your membership thoroughly and ask questions if there are any concerns. In many cases, martial arts schools in higher rent areas are charging more only to pay their higher overhead costs and offer a convenience to you because of their location, not necessarily for better instruction. Many of these schools throughout the country, including Omaha, are hoping that the customer doesn’t do their research and simply chooses the school down the street. So you should ask yourself before becoming a student or signing up your children, are you looking for quality martial arts instruction or just a convenient location?
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