Start a Premier Martial Arts Franchise

Own one of the most successful Martial Arts School franchises!

The future of the martial arts industry.

The interest in martial arts is higher than ever. Popular culture is inundated with examples of martial artists leading new generations of people to martial arts to keep fit and exercise in a more structured way. Parents turn to martial arts as a sport for children, often with the aim of developing character while having fun.

This is an exciting time to own a premier martial arts franchise.

Premier Martial Arts leverages this experience – combined with a small footprint martial arts school and popular standard curriculum – to create an attractive, affordable, and easy-to-use martial arts school franchise.

Now that Premier Martial Arts has expanded our brand to 70 locations across the country, it is excited to help entrepreneurs with a passion for martial arts become a meaningful part of their community in a company that has the power to help people of all ages and great achievements in life.

Owning a premier martial arts franchise is a life changing opportunity for an entrepreneur. Over the past 20 years, our company has helped thousands of children and adults make their lives better, and most importantly, we have helped dozens of entrepreneurs realize their own dreams of a profitable company that is emotionally fulfilled day in and day out.

We have developed a business model that is extremely affordable, has tremendous profit potential, and is easy to operate and scale. The added benefit is knowing that this business is changing the lives of the people in your community. We look forward to helping you change your life. – Barry Van Over, CEO and President of Premier Martial Arts

Why Choose Premier Martial Arts?

We’re led by industry experts and martial artists like Barry Van Over and Myles Baker, who for two decades have developed high-performance systems to help more than 100 independent martial arts schools grow from difficult businesses to stable and successful businesses.


Premier Martial Arts is designed to be accessible to entrepreneurs with a passion for how martial arts can make a positive difference in life without the need for experience teaching martial arts.

Our 20 years of experience building profitable martial arts businesses has led us to design a business that it is significantly cheaper than other martial arts, fitness, and fitness franchises.

  • Recurring income
  • Robust Marketing / Brand Awareness
  • Black Belt programs for children and adults
  • Great ongoing coaching, training and support provided
  • Simple business model
  • Huge 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


Premier Martial Arts is unique in the $ 4 billion martial arts industry for its focus on financial performance. Our business model is designed to maximize profitability and our ongoing coaching helps our franchisees achieve their goals.


We teach thousands of students every day, from ages 4 to seniors. Our curriculum focuses on life lessons as well as self-defense and fitness and offers a comprehensive approach to martial arts.


Premier Martial Arts is one of the few martial arts franchise systems that has developed the professional branding necessary to build brand awareness. Our branding expertise enables us to help our franchisees market effectively in their communities.


We have opened more than 100 schools in the United States. Our business model has generated a lot of interest from entrepreneurs and martial arts studio owners who want to own a martial arts business with the potential for long-term success.

No martial arts experience required

Our business model is designed to give day-to-day responsibility for running the studio to a well-trained, highly skilled instructor who is trained extensively at our headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The instructor is assigned a list of tasks to be completed during the day for the benefit of the franchisee.

While the instructor is running the studio, your primary responsibility is to ensure that your students have a top notch martial arts experience. Your role is to network, build relationships with your community, market with our proven systems, and implement our processes, which you will learn during the training at our headquarters.


Are you ready to strengthen and enrich life through martial arts?

Please request more information below to get in touch and learn more about owning your own top notch martial arts!

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