Meet the Premier Martial Arts Management Team

Premier Martial Arts is led by an executive team that is passionate about the long-term success of our franchisees


Founder & CEO of Premier Martial Arts

One of the leading authorities on the business of martial arts and a 7th Degree Black Belt, Barry Van Over has built his career helping other school owners achieve success.

Mr. Van Over has gone from owning and operating one of the largest martial arts schools in the world to starting a consulting company to serve school owners in reaching their business dreams, to now the creator and president of one of the world’s largest chains of martial arts studios, Premier Martial Arts.


Vice-President of Premier Martial Arts USA

Mr. Baker is the Vice President of Premier Martial Arts and a 4th Degree Black Belt. He is also a school owner/operator who has been in the martial arts industry for the past 12 years, 10 of them being under the guidance of Barry Van Over.

Mr. Baker has worked every position in a martial arts school. From front desk, assistant instructor, head instructor, program director to regional manager of Mr. Van Over’s personally owned schools. He is a product of the system, and therefore he understands the smallest of details that help your business grow.


Special Programs Coordinator

Mrs. Van Over has been in the martial arts industry for the past 6 years. She has extensive experience in the fitness and health club industry and oversees the hiring and on-boarding of new staff and instructors for our Premier Martial Arts project downtime programs like women’s self-defense courses, fitness kickboxing, yoga, and home-school classes.