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Premier Martial Arts


Own a business that gets people in shape, teaches them self-defense and builds their confidence, all while they have a blast and YOU HAVE A BLAST!

Premier Martial Arts is the most successful chain of martial arts studios of its kind in the world with outstanding growth in unit openings, membership sales, and overall net income. Through superior owner support, detailed operation systems, and ongoing consulting, Premier Martial Arts is leading the way of the rapid expansion in the exciting industry of the martial arts!

We Are There For You Every Step Of The Way!

One of the most intimidating parts of opening a martial arts studio if you’re not a martial artist is staffing. Don’t worry, we provide staff training both for student instruction and management operations. You can keep your other job, train to be the manager, or sit back and just be the owner!  When you become a Premier Martial Arts studio owner, you are joining an exciting industry in which you can decide how much involvement you want in the day to day operations.

That’s because Premier Martial Arts has a proven business model that’s perfect for new owners: 

  • We have an outstanding training program that’ll help you educate yourself and your employees to run the day-to-day operations.
  • You’ll never be alone or unprepared as you make hiring and staff training decisions.
  • You provide supervision, oversight and leadership on your own schedule.
  • We provide territory protection to better position your studio as the leader in your market.

Premier Martial Arts operations is designed for multi-unit ownership. Once your initial location is running successfully, we will help you open new ones.

We are the leader in this exciting developing industry and you can join us. Opening expenses are modest, net income is high, and prime locations are still available. Don’t delay, take advantage of this opportunity and secure your market today.

Meet Bernie Zanoni, who eased out of corporate position to become a Premier Martial Arts franchisee:

“Since joining Premier Martial Arts my business and success has exploded! My PMA studio is now grossing $60,000.00 per month, I have bought my own strip center, and expanded the size of my studio! Proven simple systems and some perseverance is the secret. LIFE IS GOOD!

Bernie Zanoni | Former Corporate American Employee  | Denver, Colorado


Meet Mary Destolfo, a successful business woman who chose to open a Premier Martial Arts studio.

“Seven years ago we opened a Premier Martial Arts studio. Our business has grown substantially. Our average monthly gross revenue is $60,000 per month. But just as important is how organized and easily managed our business and marketing systems have become. The decision to choose Premier Martial Arts has been the best business decision ever.” Mary Destolfo | Premier Martial Arts | Conshohocken, PA

Meet Aaron Hensley, who is living his professional dream:

“Through Premier Martial Arts my dream of owning and operating my own business have become a reality! I am constantly growing in student count, income, and even as a person! PMA has challenged me to step up in every way and have been there to give me the tools I need for success. I currently have over 300 members and last year I grossed over a half a million dollars.” Aaron Hensley | Premier Martial Arts | North Augusta, SC.



At Premier Martial Arts, We Do More Than Just Punching and Kicking

Premier Martial Arts offers men, women, boys and girls more than just martial arts training. We offer a unique, personal development experience that can’t be provided anywhere else. From fitness and self-defense to character development and confidence, to social interaction and FUN, Premier Martial Arts offer so many benefits for all ages.

Premier Martial Arts was one of the first truly national brands to exclusively provide professional quality martial arts training for the entire family. As a Premier Martial Arts business owner, you will have the ability to own a business that capitalizes on a huge market of potential customers and rapidly growing industry.  

With over 72 locations open today, Premier Martial Arts is the dominant martial arts business opportunity in the United States.

Why Premier Martial Arts?
  • Recession resistant
  • 75% percent of martial arts students are children from the ages of 5 to 14, that’s 13.3 percent of the population
  • Massive Demographic: There are 45 Million children that participate in sporting activities in the US.
  • Parents spend over 30 Billion dollars on sports related activities for children yearly
  • Recurring revenues: 70% of students renew after initial membership ends
  • With the popularity of self-defense, mixed martial arts, and the UFC, the martial arts marketing for adults is stronger than ever and growing rapidly
  • Low opening and operating cost
  • Stable business with minimal inventory or receivables
  • Simple and easy operations
Here’s the Premier Martial Arts difference:
  • Unique, proven business concept targeted to a huge niche market
  • Strong unit economics
  • Industry leading organization
  • Ongoing guidance and consulting
  • Advertising, promotions and marketing support
Premier Martial Arts – the People Business

You do NOT need to have any experience in the martial arts or have worked in a studio to be a successful Premier studio owner. The ideal candidate has strong managerial and communication skills, enjoys working with and developing people and marketing their business. This is a people business. As an owner, you will work with your instructor and staff to oversee customer service and management details. Your primary responsibility is to market the business and drive sales.

A Winning Support Team You Can Count On
  • Site Selection: Our experienced Real Estate Team will help you with everything from site selection to lease negotiations.
  • Team Member Recruitment: Our innovative networking programs help you recruit outstanding instructors and staff to execute our system.
  • Training: You and your team will receive ongoing, in-depth, values-based training to provide your employees and customers the best the martial arts industry has to offer.
  • Pre-Opening Assistance: We’ll work with you through construction and build out, to get you up and running as quickly and smoothly as possible. Then we execute a robust Grand Opening advertising and marketing program designed to drive new clients, get you off to a fast start, and help you make your mark in your community.
Financial Requirements/Terms
  • Good credit
  • Total Investment:  $50,000 to $100,000 for first location
  • Franchise Fee:  $20,000 
  • Royalty:  $995 per month / flat rate


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Upcoming Expos

June 15-17, 2017 - New York, NY

International Franchise Expo

The Javits Center

November 2-4, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA

Franchise Expo West

Los Angeles Convention Center

January 18-20, 2018 - Dallas, TX

Franchise Expo South

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


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