Johnny Gyro Karate

Johnny Gyro Karate is the #1 and largest karate studio in the Conejo Valley! Owners Johnny Gyro, 9th Degree Black Belt & Noel Gyro, 6th Degree Black Belt offer the most complete & comprehensive martial arts training program for kids & adults, bar none!

Ninth Degree Black Belt, Johnny Gyro, Noel Gyro, 6th Degree Black Belt & their 6th Degree Black Belt son, Ryan Gyro, along with B Gyro, 2nd Degree Black Belt & Harley Gyro, 2nd Degree Black Belt, instruct and guide every student teaching uniquely innovative and extremely effective self defense techniques combined with the values of traditional martial arts training! There is no replacement for experience - Johnny Gyro has been heavily involved in martials arts for over 48 years rising to the Number 1 fighting competitor from 1982-1988 surpassing all others in a league of his own! Johnny holds an unprecedented 23-time winning history at the Long Beach Internationals, the most well respected and recognized karate tournament in the industry. Johnny Gyro's motivating and dedicated teaching style can only be exclusively found at Johnny Gyro Karate! Others may try, but accept no other imitations or self proclaimed champions. Quick research and you will find only Johnny Gyro in the record books...not to mention Karate Illustrated Magazine, Black Belt Magazine, MA Training Magazine, Inside Kung Fu Magazine, Fighting Stars Magazine, Official Karate Magazine, Karate Kung Fu Illustrated Magazine, USA Championship Magazine, US World Karate News Magazine to name just a few. Johnny Gyro, the most legitimate name in karate training!

We are so incredibly proud to introduce our newest Black Belts! Chloe Odell achieved her First Degree Black Belt on Friday, 12/20 along with Danny Roff who earned his Second Degree Black Belt on the same exciting evening! Our most recent Black Belts Luke Jones, Makenna Miller, Advait Borhade and Yash Pandey all earned their First Degree Black Belts this past Friday! Each one admirably rose to the challenge they have dedicated themselves to without condition! It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with these exceptional young people. We are so grateful to be a part of their journey with sincerest appreciation to their amazing families for their support! Congratulations to you all!!

Celebrating our 1 year anniversary today on our return to the Agoura Hills City Mall where it all began nearly 25 years ago this June!! Thank you to all of our JGK students and family members, past and present for making us the #1 karate studio! We are so proud and grateful for your continued support and personal recommendations! We pledge to continue to strive for excellence! #cheersto25 #stilltheone #lovingwhatwedo #grateful

On this special day, we extend our sincerest gratitude and respect to all servicemen and servicewomen who so proudly and bravely answered the call to defend our amazing country and our freedom at all costs. Speaking personally, our fathers, brother, and uncles all proudly served with honor and valor as some lost their lives doing so. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to every soul that met unspeakable challenges prepared to sacrifice so selflessly. We genuinely thank you and all of our first responders, all branches of law enforcement and firefighters, as well for your fearless service in the name of heroism and courage.

What a pleasure and honor to introduce our newest 1st Degree Black Belts on achieving their goal! They persevered and did not let anything get in their way. Congratulations to Blake Sabbagh and Nora Farkas!! We are so proud of you both!!

We are so proud to introduce our newest Black Belts...Congratulations to Anusha Pandey, Sissy Farkas on achieving their First Degree Black Belts and to Qiufei Smart on her promotion to Second Degree Black Belt! These girls were fierce in their determination and in their drive to reach their goals!! It was our pleasure, privilege and pure joy to be a part of your journey and to witness such outstanding hard fought, well deserved Black Belt achievements!!

24 years ago today, Johnny and I opened our doors at Johnny Gyro Karate and we could not be prouder!! With sincerest appreciation and gratitude, we thank each and every memorable student and family that has made our endeavor such a fulfilling, profound and worthwhile journey that continues to inspire and energize us every single day!! #cheersto25 #seemslikeyesterday #24timesthejoy #lovedeveryminute #onlyonejohnnygyro

Thank you to The Acorn!! Agoura Hills, it's been amazing to be back!!

Our New Studio Grand Re-Opening!

Our New Studio Grand Re-Opening!

Celebrating our new, larger studio in Agoura Hills!! It's a hit...no pun intended!! Cheers to 24 years strong!

That's a wrap, Oak Park! It's been great, but Agoura Hills is going to be grand!! Grand as in size, grand as in Grand Re-Opening February 4, 2019!! #finalday #packedhouse #backtoourroots #thanksforthememories #grateful #biggerandbetter #wearecominghomeagourahills #easeondowntheroad

AGOURA HILLS, JGK is on the way!!! And the crowd goes wild!!!!

LOVE that Tigger & Winnie the Pooh got the Johnny Gyro Karate spirit from Landon's moves while wearing his JGK sweatshirt to the Happiest Place on Earth!!! #landonstrong #tiggerandthekaratekid #poohfighter

Wishing you all a very blessed, happy, healthy & joyful NEW YEAR from the Gyro family to yours!!

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We are so incredibly proud to introduce our newest First Degree Black Belts! Corbin Fuchs, Dave Roff, Griffin Roff, and Sai Senthilnathan have dedicated their time, energy and efforts to overcome the rigorous challenges and uncertainty of testing. Their hard work and determination made our journey with them such a memorable one! It is our honor and privilege to place very well deserved First Degree Black Belts on each of them as a result of their outstanding Black Belt test!! The Roffs are also pictured with their father-son Johnny Gyro Karate Black Belt pride!

[11/21/18]   We have a local business whose employees are in dire need of men's clothing so they can continue to work to support their families during this challenging time. SOS for men's work clothing, pants, jeans, shirts, socks, and under garments needed. Can you imagine not being able to work because you lack clothes?? If any adults can spare clothes you no longer need or wear, please bring them to Johnny Gyro Karate! #letsdothis #beatwoolsey

Our JGK students are the MOST amazing people on the planet! In response to our call for help, we received another truckload of clothing donations for kids and adults in need from the the Woolsey Fire! We cannot thank you all enough! We even received donations from former students that learned of our clothing collection. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to help others in this time of need. #jgkstudentssrock #beatwoolsey #givefromtheheart

Second truckload of donations...wish you could feel the warmth and love of JGK students and their families through this post! #jgkfamiliesrock #woolseysupport #blessings

[11/13/18]   Johnny Gyro Karate is open today. We sent an email to all of our families as we are collecting clothing donations for children and adults. If anyone aside from the studio would like to contribute to help so many families in need with the basic necessities, please bring your donations to the studio and we will take them to the locations that are distributing them. We are very thankful for each and every one of the amazing families at JGK who are so willing to help us help others!!

Words fall short to express our deep gratitude to all of the veterans that have ever signed up and will sign up to serve and defend our great country and our freedoms. Their bravery, courage and sacrifices are incalculable. We would like to honor their heroism and that of our firefighters, police officers and our first responders for undertaking a career that saves lives everyday with little recognition for their sacrifices and bravery. To all of you, we are so grateful and thankful for your service, past, present and future. We salute each and everyone of you from the bottom of our hearts and we sincerely thank you. We could not live our lives without you. #woolseyfire #army #marines #navy #airforce #coastguard #firefighters #police #firstresponders #forevergrateful

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! "Mr. & Mrs. Incredible" had a pre Halloween Costume Class Day yesterday with some of the greatest kids we are blessed to have at our studio complete with surprise treats...to the dentists out there, you're welcome!! To the "real" Pixar Mr. & Mrs. Incredible, maybe next year you can wear a Mr. & Mrs. Gyro get up!!😁

Introducing our latest Red Belt promotions! We had the honor and pleasure of experiencing one of the most proficient Red Belt Tests ever! What a joy to see. Congratulations to Sanjeevani Kumar, Khushi Diwakar, Luke Jones, Shreyam Bhattacharya, Borna Beglari, Anusha Pandey and Yash Pandey on your achievements!

The good news keeps coming! Congratulations to Mark Vanleer and his beautiful bride, Cheryl on their marriage on Saturday, September 8! Mark is a 4th Degree Black Belt at JGK, a former and honorable military man that bravely served four tours of service overseas and we are so happy he found his forever bride after looking for 62 years! Johnny Gyro and I had the pleasure of administering their wedding vows and we could not have been more honored! For those that know Mark, he'll be back in class after his honeymoon so you can personally congratulate Mark soon! #iloveweddings #nevertoolatetosayido

We are so proud to award Alison and Lucas Khordodi their Second Degree Black Belt Certificates! These are two of the most hardworking, polite and dedicated Black Black Belts we have the honor to work with! Alison and Lucas always show up to class with such positive attitudes. It's a pleasure to have them wear our Johnny Gyro Karate Black Belt complete with two bars! Congratulations to Alison and Lucas!

It is with great pride that we award one of our finest, most dedicated Second Degree Black Belts, Ruhan Vinay, his Second Degree Black Belt Certificate! Ruhan is an exceptional, very respectful and hard working young man. Ruhan exemplifies the character and qualities of what a Black Belt of any degree should represent. We are very proud to have Ruhan represent our studio by wearing a Johnny Gyro Karate Black Belt. Congratulations, Ruhan, you are official!

We acknowledge and take great pride that our longstanding reputation is that being awarded a Black Belt from Johnny Gyro and Johnny Gyro Karate is not an easy task because it must be earned. Anything worth having is worth working for. There are no participation awards for being on a legitimate and credible Black Belt test. It requires accuracy, commitment, dedication, inner strength and a spirit that can will a Black Belt Candidate to rise above the intimidation of the physical and mental challenge of such a rigorous test. We are so proud to award our Johnny Gyro Karate Black Belt Certificates to the individuals that worked so hard and were triumphant in their journey to Black Belt of varying Black Belt degrees. We applaud those who recently received their certificates, Sid Bommareddy, Gary Brook, Matthew Matsuda and Nicholas Fine with more certificates to be awarded this week!!

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We are so proud to introduce our newest Red Belt Promotions from an outstanding test on Friday evening! Arpita Joshi, Makenna Miller, Jeremy Miller (no relation) and Jeffrey Smart! These are hardworking individuals who realize the amount of dedication and determination it takes to earn a Red Belt from JOHNNY GYRO KARATE and they rose to the occasion! We applaud each one of them!!

What a night!!! Johnny Gyro completely surprised and honor me with my 7th Degree Black Belt promotion last evening! A Black Belt award from Johnny Gyro has tremendous meaning, value, honor and distinction. His name is synonymous as a titleholder and champion in Karate. There are very few names in karate that are as widely recognized or respected as much as he is in the Martial Arts world. Johnny Gyro has a wealth of experience to pass along to every student and I am so grateful that I can continue to tap into every experience he has ever had which is something that only I and our students can say. Thank you so much to my husband and legendary instructor, you are my mentor, my inspiration, and the love of my life!! I am so humbled and so proud for this incredible honor!!

It is our sincerest honor to introduce our newest Black Belts that were so proudly promoted last night! Please congratulate Ruhan Vinay on his hard earned 2nd Degree Black Belt and Matthew Matsuda, who persevered to his well deserved 1st Degree Black Belt! We are so proud of both of you! You embody the very definition of what a Black Belt represents and we are so proud to have put Johnny Gyro Karate Black Belts around your waists! There is more to come and so much more awaits you - it would be our privilege to be beside you for your journey to 3rd Degree Black Belt, Ruhan and for your 2nd Degree Black Belt, Matthew!! CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!

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Being the subject of this blog is such an honor! We are so humbled to be the subject of such a highly regarded educator's article! We have always held the highest respect for those that work in academics and education. They hold the same distinction in our eyes as first responders and our military; too often untrumpeted. Thank you so much, Mrs. Emerson with our sincere gratitude for your recognition and kind praise!!
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Fighting Johnny Gyro was a very "uplifting" experience. I just forgot how many times he regularly left people feeling so "lifted up".😉 #johnnygyro #anoriginal #neverbeanother

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!! Our studio logo & colors have always been red, white & blue as a tribute to our great nation, our patriotism and appreciation for all those that serve, fought and sacrificed. Johnny Gyro, honored to be named Captain of the U.S. Fight Team for 3 years, went on to become the #1 fighting champion frequently wearing his favorite stars and stripes uniform in tribute to our country. God Bless the USA!!

[07/01/18]   To so many of you that have come to us about a "grand opening", for the record, we are just as dismayed that Ryan opened up across the street from our studio while contacting JGK's students in the process. Parents first, business owners second, we are extremely disappointed and on many levels, to say the least. Johnny Gyro and I thank all of you for your priceless words of encouragement and support.

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Johnny Gyro - Wikipedia

Wikipedia, for the most part is accurate though incomplete when it comes to Johnny Gyro's countless titles and accomplishments in Martial Arts. However, all of his career accomplishments are only surpassed by his character.
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en.wikipedia.org Johnny 'Gyro' Potter is an American martial arts instructor, and former competitive karate fighter. He is a 9th degree black belt master of Tangsoodo (Korean karate). He also holds black belts in Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kang Duk Won, Gung Fu, and Shippalgi. He started training under somewhere in Los Ang...

[05/31/18]   With the recent announcement regarding a studio planning to open across the street from JOHNNY GYRO KARATE, Johnny and I would like to remind everyone that JGK does not affiliate itself or partner with any karate studios. Johnny and I will continue to teach respect, honor and discipline to all of JGK's families and students as we have been doing side by side for nearly 23 years this June. We thank each and every one of our students for their loyalty and continued support. Respect yourself.

The Gyro Family wishes all of our family, our studio family & friends everywhere an abundance of health, happiness & love in 2017! May life's blessings be plentiful for each and every one of you!! Happy New Year to you all!!

Independence Day is a day to celebrate our brave troops that fought for our freedom and for all those courageous men & women that protect it everyday! We shake their hands and wish them Godspeed every chance we see a military man or woman. We all should, we owe them so much for their sacrifices. God bless this amazing country we call home!!

With hearts full of gratitude & deep respect for the members of our brave military who lost their lives defending our great country, words fall so short. We are so proud to be Americans and may we never forget all those that perished trying to protect our freedom. May God bless every brave soul.

We had a great day with two of our students, brothers Asher & Isaac, enjoying lunch & seeing Kung Fu Panda 3 together! So well mannered & polite, we asked for help to assist the needy and they came right through!! An awesome time with awesome kids!! So proud they are part of our studio family! :)

We are so proud to introduce our latest and newest First Degree Black Belt, Evan Einbund! This young man put forth an excellent example of what a Black Belt Test should represent! Evan worked hard through the years to obtain the ultimate permission to test and his hard work and dedication was evident throughout his test. We applaud Evan's commitment, performance and the self respect it takes to reach and fulfill a personal goal! Congratulations again to you, Evan, you deserve it!!

It is with pride, honor and privilege that we award Matthew Lee, an extended member of the Gyro family, his well deserved 5th Degree Black Belt this evening! We have watched Mr. Lee grow from a young, respectful well behaved boy into a decent, caring human being and a gifted, dedicated Martial Artist. Matthew personifies every respectful, prideful and traditional standard universally recognized as the very foundation for the arts. Congratulations, Matthew, you earned it, you deserve it, and we could not be happier for you!

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Ninth Degree Black Belt and 7-time World Champion, Johnny Gyro and Noel Gyro, 7th Degree Black Belt, enthusiastically instruct and guide every student teaching uniquely innovative and extremely effective self defense techniques combined with the values of traditional martial arts training! There is no replacement for experience - Johnny Gyro has been heavily and actively involved in Martials Arts for over 48 years rising to the Number 1 fighting competitor from 1982-1988 surpassing all others in a league of his own! Johnny holds an unprecedented 23-time winning history at the Long Beach Internationals, the most well respected and recognized karate tournament in the industry. Johnny Gyro's motivating and dedicated teaching style can only be exclusively found at Johnny Gyro Karate! Others may try, but accept no other imitations or self proclaimed champions. Quick research and you will find only Johnny Gyro in the record books...not to mention Karate Illustrated Magazine, Black Belt Magazine, MA Training Magazine, Inside Kung Fu Magazine, Fighting Stars Magazine, Official Karate Magazine, Karate Kung Fu Illustrated Magazine, USA Championship Magazine, US World Karate News Magazine to name just a few. Johnny Gyro, the most legitimate, credible and recognizable name in the Karate and Martial Arts world!

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