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About Our Martial Arts Franchise

Positively Impact Your Community with Premier Martial Arts

Premier Martial Arts franchise is poised to revolutionize the $4 billion martial arts industry. With our proven business model that is designed for growth and sustainability, Premier Martial Arts franchises are businesses with high-profit potential and the ability to help more students than a traditional martial arts studio.

Since our founding more than 15 years ago, Premier Martial Arts has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs who are passionate about people’s well-being and character development find success as business owners in the wildly popular martial arts and self defense segment. We’re proud that our 200-plus locations across the country are helping thousands of children stand up to bullying, become accountable for their actions, and learn life lessons that promote confidence, integrity, and respect. We’ve also helped and are helping thousands of adults become more confident, more focused, and more self-assured — all through the discipline and exceptional training that practicing martial arts provides.

“Owning a Premier Martial Arts is a life-changing adventure for our franchisees,” says Barry Van Over, Founder of Premier Martial Arts. “This business really makes a meaningful difference in their lives and the lives of their students. Our franchisees can feel proud of helping their students develop life skills that will dramatically improve their sense of self-worth, and they also benefit from the financial rewards of providing such an important service. Most importantly, our franchisees become empowered because their business is such a positive force in their communities.”

If you’re ready to take the first step toward owning a martial arts business, reach out to our team today!

OUR history
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    1st commercial martial arts school, gradually grew to 600 students.

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    Designed educational programs of the ABC of success, Kids Safe, Bully Proof, etc. and began teaching them in Public Schools.

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    Barry became a guest speaker & columnist for the Martial Arts Industry Assoc. He has been a keynote speaker at their MAIA event for 20 straight years

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    Barry hired as the VP for United Professionals Inc. – Consulting other schools on how to grow their businesses

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    Premier Martial Arts International was formed and started selling the
    license opportunity.

    32 PMA schools were awarded the first month.

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    Premier opens it first international schools in England and Canada.

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    Barry formed his own Martial Arts Consulting company & has consulted over 1,000 martial arts schools.

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    Grew Premier license program to over 50 licensed locations.

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    Converted nearly 70 U.S. locations from a license to a franchise 100% of licensees agreed to convert to a franchise!

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    Began offering Premier Martial Arts through the U.S. as a franchise and plans on growing to several hundred United States and International locations.

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