Christopher N. Geary's Shaolin Kempo Karate

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  • 4865 Center Street, Suite 5

    Omaha, NE 68106

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I had the pleasure of talking with Professor Geary on many occations. I try to stop by his business a least once a week. If i had the money I would take lessons from this man but, money and having knee repair back in 2009 would limit me on kicking. I have respect for the man 100%. From the time I sat down and talked with him which was about 20 mins each week the more i like the man. I personaly don't see the man yelling at any kids or anyone for that matter. I mean he comes on to be a serous teacher but, I can see that because, being a marine requires disapline and he wants that from his students. I mean I don't see the man as a bully. I don't know what happened with the other people who said that he disrespected there kid or themselves ( i wasn't there.) I would personally recommend this guy to all my friends.

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I had the pleasure of talking with Professor Geary on many occations. I try to stop by his business a least once a week. If i had the money I would take lessons from this man but, money and having knee repair back in 2009 would limit me on kicking. I have respect for the man 100%. From the time I sat down and talked with him which was about 20 mins each week the more i like the man. I personaly don't see the man yelling at any kids or anyone for that matter. I mean he comes on to be a serous teacher but, I can see that because, being a marine requires disapline and he wants that from his students. I mean I don't see the man as a bully. I don't know what happened with the other people who said that he disrespected there kid or themselves ( i wasn't there.) I would personally recommend this guy to all my friends.

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Hello Everyone, This is Professor Christopher N. Geary, 10th Dan. After coming across this page today, I thought that I would answer a couple of questions. There seems to be some people with some issues. First of all, I run a business and as many people know, when it comes to customers, there is always good with the bad. But the majority of these comments I'm sure are from the same people. I did not see any reviews signed by a ??J James??. And I have better things to do with my time than to sign reviews with his name. Mr. James, I do not care nor does anyone care for that matter who you endorse. I was however endorsed by Nick Cerio (Mr. James?? instructor) before I left the organization many, many years ago. And then later endorsed by Cerio??s instructors - instructor. My credentials from Cerio including an article that was written in his magazine about me maybe viewed on my web site (below). Now, what this other person(s) is telling you throughout this page is, "My kid/myself was lazy and didn??t come to class and because Geary made us take responsibility for our actions and made us pay our bill and we'll get him back by posting bad comments about him and make up lies about him or say things out of context". I love it when people say that I have, "No skills". I have been recognized and awarded rank or promotions by ten Grand Masters and organizations across the United States and have been inducted into four martial arts Hall of Fames. Governor Dave Heineman also presented me with a proclamation honoring a National Martial Arts Day in Nebraska...that??s a lot of people to fool! And just for the record, rank can not be pulled. Organizations try to do this to different people when they stop "Paying" to be a part of their organization when you find out that they just don't have that much to offer. There are many business that use contracts and memberships, it makes payments lower when you make a commitment to something and so a business can pay their bills, so everyone saves money. My memberships have always renewed automatically so the student does not have to sign another membership...ever. Their payments are never increased as well, even if the prices for new students coming in are increased. Everyone wants a great deal until they become responsible and it is their turn. I have relocated my school back to downtown Omaha (1907 Farnam Street) simply because the people out in West Omaha (not all but many) where living well beyond their means and they where lazy and needed simple ??Tae Kwon Do Daycare? where everyone gets a black belt in a year. In other words they wanted something for their money and didn??t want to work for it. By the way, many other schools have also closed in Western Omaha. All of my credentials (including images of my issued certificates) are on my web site: www.OmahaKarate.com. To this day, I have not seen any other martial arts school in Nebraska that have there certificates online for all to see. ??One very important ingredient of success is a good, wide-awake, persistent, tireless enemy?. ~ Frank B. Shutts

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Hello Everyone, This is Professor Christopher N. Geary, 10th Dan. After coming across this page today, I thought that I would answer a couple of questions. There seems to be some people with some issues. First of all, I run a business and as many people know, when it comes to customers, there is always good with the bad. But the majority of these comments I'm sure are from the same people. I did not see any reviews signed by a ??J James??. And I have better things to do with my time than to sign reviews with his name. Mr. James, I do not care nor does anyone care for that matter who you endorse. I was however endorsed by Nick Cerio (Mr. James?? instructor) before I left the organization many, many years ago. And then later endorsed by Cerio??s instructors - instructor. My credentials from Cerio including an article that was written in his magazine about me maybe viewed on my web site (below). Now, what this other person(s) is telling you throughout this page is, "My kid/myself was lazy and didn??t come to class and because Geary made us take responsibility for our actions and made us pay our bill and we'll get him back by posting bad comments about him and make up lies about him or say things out of context". I love it when people say that I have, "No skills". I have been recognized and awarded rank or promotions by ten Grand Masters and organizations across the United States and have been inducted into four martial arts Hall of Fames. Governor Dave Heineman also presented me with a proclamation honoring a National Martial Arts Day in Nebraska...that??s a lot of people to fool! And just for the record, rank can not be pulled. Organizations try to do this to different people when they stop "Paying" to be a part of their organization when you find out that they just don't have that much to offer. There are many business that use contracts and memberships, it makes payments lower when you make a commitment to something and so a business can pay their bills, so everyone saves money. My memberships have always renewed automatically so the student does not have to sign another membership...ever. Their payments are never increased as well, even if the prices for new students coming in are increased. Everyone wants a great deal until they become responsible and it is their turn. I have relocated my school back to downtown Omaha (1907 Farnam Street) simply because the people out in West Omaha (not all but many) where living well beyond their means and they where lazy and needed simple ??Tae Kwon Do Daycare? where everyone gets a black belt in a year. In other words they wanted something for their money and didn??t want to work for it. By the way, many other schools have also closed in Western Omaha. All of my credentials (including images of my issued certificates) are on my web site: www.OmahaKarate.com. To this day, I have not seen any other martial arts school in Nebraska that have there certificates online for all to see. ??One very important ingredient of success is a good, wide-awake, persistent, tireless enemy?. ~ Frank B. Shutts

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As a person who has study under prof Rash/Karazenpo, i find it funny that no one in the ksgbs has ever heard of shianan Geary,also he is not listed on the offcial Karazenpo goshin-jitsu website as an instructor of black belt or higher.And i would question his certificates from Dr.Chapel's sub 4 kenpo.Just my 2 cents..go to the creators of these arts he teaches. shoaIin kenpo is trademarked by Ralph Castroty.

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As a person who has study under prof Rash/Karazenpo, i find it funny that no one in the ksgbs has ever heard of shianan Geary,also he is not listed on the offcial Karazenpo goshin-jitsu website as an instructor of black belt or higher.And i would question his certificates from Dr.Chapel's sub 4 kenpo.Just my 2 cents..go to the creators of these arts he teaches. shoaIin kenpo is trademarked by Ralph Castroty.

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Just for the record, I was a student of Professor Geary's for about a year before I was transferred out of Omaha for my job. I found this page because I am moving back to Omaha again and I was looking for Geary to start classes with him again. I never had any problems what so ever with Geary. I wanted to address a couple of issues posted here. You can see from the spelling and grammar, that these people are ignorant not very smart in the first place. Beaten down with wooden clubs? Painful workouts in karate...are you kidding me? Give me a break! Of course classes where better at Alegent Health because they where cheap and didn??t expect you to do much! Then join the rest of the West Omaha soulless sissies at the local 'belt factory' Tae Kwon Do school.

I find it amusing that people who have posted here talk about contracts a lot. You know why, because these people didn't pay their bills so they make Geary out to be the bad guy. As I remember, Geary's memberships did renew automatically so there wouldn't have to be any more paperwork done. Geary also set this up so students would be grandfathered in on their current rate. All these people would have had to do was to cancel them the way they where supposed to do. People in West Omaha want things given to them without having to work for it. Pay your bills West Omaha! And even if you quit, because you have to work for something, that??s what a membership is, making a commitment to pay your monthly payment! A business has bills to pay too!

All of Geary's credentials are on his web site (www.OmahaKarate.com). You know how I know? Because he has the only martial arts web site in Omaha that you can see actual documents and rank certificates for the instructor. There has been 3 to 4 martial arts schools to close in West Omaha in the last couple of years. They have closed because the people in West Omaha are living beyond their means and have no money to pay their bills! Geary has moved back downtown where he started...in the real world. These people say that Geary is fraud only because there are idiots online that are jealous and talk bad about everyone that does better than them selves.

"Throughout Geary??s martial arts career, he has been recognized and awarded rank or promotions by ten Grand Masters/Organizations across the United States." Wow that??s a lot of people to 'fool'! Just as anything, do research and watch a class before signing up in any martial arts school. As for me, I'll be taking classes with Prof. Geary again - downtown.

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Just for the record, I was a student of Professor Geary's for about a year before I was transferred out of Omaha for my job. I found this page because I am moving back to Omaha again and I was looking for Geary to start classes with him again. I never had any problems what so ever with Geary. I wanted to address a couple of issues posted here. You can see from the spelling and grammar, that these people are ignorant not very smart in the first place. Beaten down with wooden clubs? Painful workouts in karate...are you kidding me? Give me a break! Of course classes where better at Alegent Health because they where cheap and didn??t expect you to do much! Then join the rest of the West Omaha soulless sissies at the local 'belt factory' Tae Kwon Do school.

I find it amusing that people who have posted here talk about contracts a lot. You know why, because these people didn't pay their bills so they make Geary out to be the bad guy. As I remember, Geary's memberships did renew automatically so there wouldn't have to be any more paperwork done. Geary also set this up so students would be grandfathered in on their current rate. All these people would have had to do was to cancel them the way they where supposed to do. People in West Omaha want things given to them without having to work for it. Pay your bills West Omaha! And even if you quit, because you have to work for something, that??s what a membership is, making a commitment to pay your monthly payment! A business has bills to pay too!

All of Geary's credentials are on his web site (www.OmahaKarate.com). You know how I know? Because he has the only martial arts web site in Omaha that you can see actual documents and rank certificates for the instructor. There has been 3 to 4 martial arts schools to close in West Omaha in the last couple of years. They have closed because the people in West Omaha are living beyond their means and have no money to pay their bills! Geary has moved back downtown where he started...in the real world. These people say that Geary is fraud only because there are idiots online that are jealous and talk bad about everyone that does better than them selves.

"Throughout Geary??s martial arts career, he has been recognized and awarded rank or promotions by ten Grand Masters/Organizations across the United States." Wow that??s a lot of people to 'fool'! Just as anything, do research and watch a class before signing up in any martial arts school. As for me, I'll be taking classes with Prof. Geary again - downtown.

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I want to set the record straight that the two reviews signed 'J James' are not from me. Mr. Geary has the unfortunate habbit of writing reviews for his school and signing my name to them so it looks like I'm endorsing his activities. I suspect that this is one of those occurances. For the record, I do NOT endorse any activities by Mr. Geary.

Sincerely,
Shihan John James,
Nick Cerio's Kenpo

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I want to set the record straight that the two reviews signed 'J James' are not from me. Mr. Geary has the unfortunate habbit of writing reviews for his school and signing my name to them so it looks like I'm endorsing his activities. I suspect that this is one of those occurances. For the record, I do NOT endorse any activities by Mr. Geary.

Sincerely,
Shihan John James,
Nick Cerio's Kenpo

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I am now 13, Yet I can still remember my experience in 2001, I was basically Told To Defend myself, I Was 5, How Was I Supposed To Know What That Meant... So give it 5 seconds, and I got beaten down with wooden clubs! Not Fun. So We Continued The Class, Had A Water Break And continued More painful Workouts. After The Class My Dad Wanted Me Out Of There, I remember Mr. Geary Cussing to My Dad. That Was The End Of That. About 6 months Later, I took some classes at the alegeant health hospital, those were 10 times better. Yet in 2003, I Joined a new academy on it's first, I believe; day. It Was the TaeKwonDo Academy On 179th & Center, I have been there for the past five years, I have learned a ton and it has changed my lifestyle. I have scoliosis and had to undergo a major back surgery, and they accomidated well, I can still do everything everyone else can do!

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I am now 13, Yet I can still remember my experience in 2001, I was basically Told To Defend myself, I Was 5, How Was I Supposed To Know What That Meant... So give it 5 seconds, and I got beaten down with wooden clubs! Not Fun. So We Continued The Class, Had A Water Break And continued More painful Workouts. After The Class My Dad Wanted Me Out Of There, I remember Mr. Geary Cussing to My Dad. That Was The End Of That. About 6 months Later, I took some classes at the alegeant health hospital, those were 10 times better. Yet in 2003, I Joined a new academy on it's first, I believe; day. It Was the TaeKwonDo Academy On 179th & Center, I have been there for the past five years, I have learned a ton and it has changed my lifestyle. I have scoliosis and had to undergo a major back surgery, and they accomidated well, I can still do everything everyone else can do!

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Horrible instructor. Pulled my grandson out because he was a bully and disrespectful. He was screaming at the kids, yelling 2 inches from their faces. These were little kids who were in his class for the first time. We left after 10min of class. Never got our money back. He has to con people to keep his place running. He has no integrity.

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Horrible instructor. Pulled my grandson out because he was a bully and disrespectful. He was screaming at the kids, yelling 2 inches from their faces. These were little kids who were in his class for the first time. We left after 10min of class. Never got our money back. He has to con people to keep his place running. He has no integrity.

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by now everyone in Omaha should know what Geary is.
If you need contracts, especially contracts that renew automatically you must be a horrible teacher.
Automatic renewal folks read the fine print. He will make you pay even if you already quit because you had enough. He calls you a couple months later and you owe you owe or off to court you go. Because you signed the contract with the automatic renewal included.
He's a real piece of work. (That's being polite)
READ BEFORE YOU SIGN or he's got you

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by now everyone in Omaha should know what Geary is.
If you need contracts, especially contracts that renew automatically you must be a horrible teacher.
Automatic renewal folks read the fine print. He will make you pay even if you already quit because you had enough. He calls you a couple months later and you owe you owe or off to court you go. Because you signed the contract with the automatic renewal included.
He's a real piece of work. (That's being polite)
READ BEFORE YOU SIGN or he's got you

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Christopher Geary is a very rude, selfish, and money hungry person. He teaches at a very very slow pace and constantly finds new ways to get money from students. He is all about long-term contracts that you can't break. Like $10,000 assistant instructor club for instance. He also demands that his students put good reviews on his guestbook. I could go on forever, I know at least 15 people personally that have left his organization and have even more complaints. Nobody likes his lazy teaching (AKA sitting in his chair surfing the internet while a student teaches class). And you'll also notice that there are very few women in his class because he gropes them and acts creepy around them.

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Christopher Geary is a very rude, selfish, and money hungry person. He teaches at a very very slow pace and constantly finds new ways to get money from students. He is all about long-term contracts that you can't break. Like $10,000 assistant instructor club for instance. He also demands that his students put good reviews on his guestbook. I could go on forever, I know at least 15 people personally that have left his organization and have even more complaints. Nobody likes his lazy teaching (AKA sitting in his chair surfing the internet while a student teaches class). And you'll also notice that there are very few women in his class because he gropes them and acts creepy around them.

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Very happy with Professor Geary, he is a great teacher. My son loves going to class and is learning a lot. My son has been a member for about 18 months now. Professor Geary just opened his third location here in Omaha.

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Very happy with Professor Geary, he is a great teacher. My son loves going to class and is learning a lot. My son has been a member for about 18 months now. Professor Geary just opened his third location here in Omaha.

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Great school! Signed up our children then my wife and I signed for classes up soon after. It was Professor Geary's insight into the martial arts that was so very impressive. He really knows what he's doing and makes it fun and adventuresome for the children. Geary is very respectful to his many students. And we have seen many good changes in our children and my wife and I have both losing weight and feel very good and more confident about our selves.

PROS: Great School!
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Great school! Signed up our children then my wife and I signed for classes up soon after. It was Professor Geary's insight into the martial arts that was so very impressive. He really knows what he's doing and makes it fun and adventuresome for the children. Geary is very respectful to his many students. And we have seen many good changes in our children and my wife and I have both losing weight and feel very good and more confident about our selves.

PROS: Great School!
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chris is a joke and disgrace to the karate world..he has no skills and cant even teach a decent class as i was told by a lot of his ex students and that all his rank has been pulled by his former organzations ..please ck him out before joining

PROS: he will be reported to better busines bureau
CONS: he will self destruct

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chris is a joke and disgrace to the karate world..he has no skills and cant even teach a decent class as i was told by a lot of his ex students and that all his rank has been pulled by his former organzations ..please ck him out before joining

PROS: he will be reported to better busines bureau
CONS: he will self destruct

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after pulling my grabdson out of chris class becuse geary was a bully and very disrespectful to his students i had to pay the contract in full even though we did not get our moneys worth..am finding out now that geary is a fraud and has no standing in the karate world,,beware of being conned by him..jim

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after pulling my grabdson out of chris class becuse geary was a bully and very disrespectful to his students i had to pay the contract in full even though we did not get our moneys worth..am finding out now that geary is a fraud and has no standing in the karate world,,beware of being conned by him..jim

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