Premier Martial Arts

Premier Martial Arts is an attractive, low-investment and easy-to-operate martial arts school franchise. It's led by by industry experts and martial artists Barry Van Over and Myles Baker, who have spent two decades developing high-performance systems to help independent martial arts schools grow from struggling businesses to stable and successful enterprises. The brand has grown to nearly 100 locations across the country, and Premier Martial Arts is excited to help entrepreneurs with a passion for martial arts become a meaningful part of their community in a business that has the power to both help people of all ages and make a great living.

Franchise Information

Cash Investment :
Investment Range :
$30,000 - $173,250
Franchise Fees :
Training & Support :
Financing Available :
Primary Industry :
Health and Fitness Franchises
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Own a Premier Martial Arts Franchise - The Future of the Martial Arts Industry

This is an exciting time to own a Premier Martial Arts franchise business. Martial arts has entered the mainstream in a big way with the growing popularity of UFC and the prominence of the sport in popular movies such as The Avengers, Hunger Games, Batman v Superman and almost any other action film. As a result, interest in the sport has reached an all-time high.

New generations of people are introduced to martial arts for fitness and as a more structured way to work out. Parents are turning to martial arts as a sport for kids, often with the goal of developing character while having fun.


  • Martial arts $4 billion industry is growing rapidly
  • Multiple revenue streams
    • School teaches four disciplines
    • Self-defense courses for women
    • Fitness kickboxing
    • Children’s educational programs like Bully Proof and other community-building events
    • Merchandise sales of uniforms and weapons
    • Birthday parties
    • Private events
  • Recurring revenue
  • Robust marketing
  • Children and Adult Black Belt programs
  • Brand awareness
  • Super ongoing coaching, training and support provided
  • Simple business model
  • Enormous profit potential
  • Small staff required (1 or 2 instructors per location)
  • Small footprint of 1,200 – 1,600 square feet
  • Low overhead
  • Minimal to no weekend hours

No Martial Arts Experience Needed

Our business model is designed to place the day-to-day responsibilities of operating the studio on a well-trained, highly competent instructor who is given intensive training at our headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. The instructor is assigned a list of duties to fulfill throughout the day to benefit the franchise owner.

While the instructor is running the studio, your primary responsibility is to make sure your students have a world class martial arts experience. Your role will be in networking, building relationships with your community, marketing with our proven systems and implementing our processes that you will learn during training at our headquarters.

Third Party Financing Available

To make the investment even more affordable for new franchisees, Premier Martial Arts has relationships with a number of third-party financial institutions that may be able to help you with financing.

Take the Next Step

“We take an enormous amount of pride in helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams in owning a martial arts franchise studio,” says Barry Van Over, CEO and Founder of Premier Martial Arts.

Look into owning a Premier Martial Arts franchise and inquire today.


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