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Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required: $75,000
Net Worth Required: $150,000
Total Investment: $140,000 - $205,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty Type: 7%

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: Yes

Franchisor Details

Total Units: 65
Year Founded: 2004
Franchising Since: 2018
Home Office: Knoxville, Tennessee

About Premier Martial Arts

At Premier Martial Arts we offer our communities a fun, enjoyable, and exciting way to stay fit, increase confidence, develop self-discipline, and just have fun. We offer business owners a model with proven success as one of the most successful martial art school franchises on the market, backed by more than 20 years of experience and refinement by industry experts. Premier Martial Arts specializes in instruction for children and adults, ages 4 and up, in martial arts. Since our founding, we've helped thousands of students realize their potential and improve their lives.

Values & History

Led by martial artists and savvy entrepreneurs Barry Van Over and Myles Baker, Premier Martial Arts has developed a high-performance system to help more than 100 independent martial arts schools grow from struggling small businesses to strong and stable operations. Our classrooms are designed to function around a small footprint and standardized curriculum, and our company offers franchisees the pleasure of business ownership that offers a way to give back to their communities by providing services that are guaranteed to improve the lives of students of all ages. Founded in 2004, Premier Martial Arts has the key to success in the martial arts franchise industry.

Industry Performance

Each new generation regenerates interest in martial arts through film and other media, as well as competitive sports. The 2019 year saw more than $5 billion in total revenue from martial arts franchises, an industry that's enjoyed annual average growth over 3.7% through the last five years, and on track to continue that growth over the coming years. Martial arts instruction studios employ over 90,000 people across over 80,000 locations throughout the US today.

Purchasing a Premier Martial Arts Franchise

Franchise fees total $49,500 for this opportunity. The total initial investment ranges from $140,000 to $205,000. Financing options are available for qualified candidates. Our low entry cost is born out of our proven business model, which combines a small footprint, a small staff, and low overhead costs.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

No prior martial arts teaching experience is necessary, as we believe a passion for helping others is all that's needed for our owners. As a franchisee, you'll be tasked with recruiting talented instructors in your area to teach classes at your location, enabling you to focus on the operational and growth aspects of your business. Experience martial artists interested in business ownership are encouraged, and we have specialized systems to help you become the lead instructor in your organization if that should be your desire.

Training & Support

At Premier Martial Arts we offer comprehensive initial business training, curriculum guidance, instructor certification, coaching, and more, as well as a wide range of ongoing support through a variety of additional utilities, programs, and materials.


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Available In:

Premier Martial Arts is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming