Do I Need to Have Martial Arts Experience?

Why entrepreneurs without martial arts experience are choosing Premier Martial Arts Franchise

Traditionally, martial arts studios are opened and then managed by an enterprising martial arts instructor who seeks to share their individual knowledge of martial arts with the broader community. This is a noble goal, and it is also exactly the reason why Premier Martial Arts Franchising was formed!

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The average martial arts studio instructor may have countless hours of expertise in martial arts, with a wide array of black belts myriad disciplines, and great instructors. Though many times what they lack is the expertise in business, marketing, customer service, customer retention, and the ability to sell their services to their community. While the importance of these skill sets and professional background might seem obvious to any experienced entrepreneur, it is lacking in the martial arts marketplace.

Premier Martial Arts franchise is revolutionary in the $4 billion martial arts industry because we recognize that a business owner needs to have a business model that is designed for continued growth, and we have built a robust support infrastructure to help make owning a martial arts studio available to those without martial arts experience.

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“You don’t need any experience in martial arts to succeed as a franchise owner with Premier Martial Arts,” says Barry Van Over, CEO and Founder of Premier Martial Arts. “We have developed a business model that places our owners as the CEO of their businesses – meaning they are making sure that their businesses are running smoothly and are profitable. They are out in the community networking, implementing the marketing strategy that we provide, and ensuring that their businesses are providing the best martial arts experience to their customers.” 

Our business model is designed to place the day-to-day responsibilities of operating the studio on a well-trained, highly competent instructor who is given intensive training at our headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. The instructor is assigned a list of duties to fulfill throughout the day to benefit the franchise owner.

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While the instructor is running the studio, your primary responsibility is to make sure your students have a world class martial arts experience. Your role will be in networking, building relationships with your community, marketing with our proven systems and implementing our processes that you will learn during training at our headquarters.

You will receive ongoing marketing, support for you and your staff, as well as coaching to help ensure your business is running smoothly and that you are reaching your financial goals.

“We’ve been doing this for a long time” Van Over says. “Premier Martial Arts is the result of our significant experience in helping hundreds of martial arts schools become successful. We’re very proud that our franchise owners can enjoy the financial rewards of running a good business, and we’re even more proud that our franchise owners can empower their community with a martial arts school that they are proud of and that is designed to have long-term success.”