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Answers to common questions about Premier Martial Arts Franchise Ownership

Below is a list of answers to common questions prospective franchise owners ask while they are researching franchise ownership with Premier Martial Arts franchise. If you don’t see the answer to your specific question on this list, please give us a call or download our Franchise Information Report to learn more.

What type of martial arts do Premier Martial Arts owners teach?

Premier Martial Arts specializes in teaching karate, krav maga, kickboxing, and jiu-jitsu for children ages 3-15 and adults of all ages. While our instructors are highly trained and certified to provide a best-in-class martial arts experience, our curriculum also focuses on important personal development. Our instructors focus as much on character development and discipline as they do on martial arts, which makes us highly popular with parents.

How much is the franchise fee?

A franchise fee for a single Premier Martial Arts franchise is $35,000.

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What are the startup costs?

A Premier Martial Arts franchise is affordable to own, and our initial investment starts at $116,2500 and goes to $173,250.  This is far below the cost of many other retail and brick-and-mortar businesses, despite the huge potential to generate high sales with our model.

How do I make money?

Our typical 1,200- to 1,600-square-foot school model can accommodate between 160 and 360 students. Franchisees sign up students who pay a membership fee and a monthly fee for 1-2 classes a week. In addition to membership income, franchisees sell upgraded training programs that allow students to add different levels and kinds of training to their experience, with the goal of becoming a black belt, a process that takes three to four years of study. We also sell gear and merchandise, offer seminars and self-defense classes, private lessons and offer special events and martial arts-themed birthday parties.

How large a space do I need?

Our franchise model is designed to be smaller than a typical martial arts school, so you can maximize your investment and resources. We find that locations with 1,200 to 1,600 square feet generate similar income to larger stores and are easier to manage and less expensive to staff.

Do I have to have martial arts teaching experience?

We believe that a passion for helping other people is all that is needed for all of our owners. Prior martial arts teaching experience is not necessary. As a franchise owner, you’ll recruit talented instructors in your area to teach your classes, which frees you to manage and grow your business. We offer very structured, step-by-step systems to help you build a successful business. If you are an experienced martial artist or have the passion to learn martial arts, we have systems to help you be the lead instructor  in your organization. Have questions about skills, experience or how the owner role works? Reach out to us and start a conversation!

How many employees do I need?

The number of employees you’ll need is based on the size of your location, the hours you set and the number of students you sign up. In the beginning, it is potentially possible to run a profitable business with yourself and one full-time employee. This staffer is usually a martial arts instructor.

What age groups do we teach?

At Premier Martial Arts, we offer curriculum and classes for students age 3 and up.  While the majority of our students are children ages 4-16, we offer programs for almost all age groups. For adults, we offer evening classes that focus on our core curriculum, black belt training, self-defense and specific weapons classes.

What are the general hours for a location?

We recommend that you start out open four days a week, usually Monday-Friday. Our classes generally start at 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. on weekdays and last until 9 p.m. We are not normally open on weekends, making this a great business for work-life balance.

How long has Premier Martial Arts franchise been in business?

We started in 2004 and have been growing every year we’ve been in business, with more than 100 locations open across the country.

Where are the corporate headquarters?

We’re based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

How will Premier Martial Arts support me?

We offer initial business training, curriculum training, instructor training and a wide range of ongoing support

Why own a martial arts business?

Martial arts has never been more popular than it is today. Younger generations are seeking out martial arts as more than a hobby; they are looking to develop personal skills, and organized martial arts schools are struggling to meet demand. Premier Martial Arts is positioning itself to be the leading martial arts brand in the United States, and now is an excellent time to become a school owner.

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