Karate, Kickboxing, Self Defense & More in South Lexington, KY

Strengthen Your Mind. Power Your Body.

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At Premier Martial Arts, we help all our students build confidence, develop discipline and grow their character, all while providing a fun, safe physical activity for all ages.

Working with our trained martial arts instructors, you’ll reach your goals while empowering your mind and body.

Kids’ Karate & Martial Arts Classes in South Lexington, KY

Our children’s classes combine styles of Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, and Kickboxing to develop a well-rounded martial artist. Your children will build character and strength while learning how to focus, persevere and respect others.

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Adult Martial Arts & Self Defense Classes in South Lexington, KY

Our adult classes are based on the highly effective self-defense arts of Krav Maga and Kickboxing. Both programs give you a great total body workout while building confidence, helping you learn how to defend yourself, and a fun activity to enjoy with friends.
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The Black Belt
of Kids’ Birthday Parties

Looking for a memorable birthday party where your child and all his or her friends have a positive, active, fun day? Our martial arts birthday parties provide it all with no hassle for parents. Leave it to the birthday party experts and enjoy watching your karate star enjoy their special day.

South Lexington, KY
Premier Martial Arts Events

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Feel Like a Champion at Premier Martial Arts South Lexington, KY

Looking for a place where you and your kids can be your best self and have fun while doing it? Premier Martial Arts in South Lexington, KY is a positive place where you can grow your physical strength, but also change your mindset.

Find the confidence you've been looking for and instill that confidence in your children. At Premier Martial Arts South Lexington, KY, you'll find a welcoming team of martial arts experts ready to guide you on a journey of personal growth.

You can be stronger, faster, and happier. Come find your inner champion!




Take a look at how Premier Martial Arts programs have positively impacted our students and their families. We couldn’t have said it better!
Watched grandson at his lesson. No time wasted did several different things and it was positive reinforcement.
Margaret Kelemen
Over the past year our little girl Bella has gained so much confidence thru her martial arts classes at PMA southside Lexington. She has been driven so hard , taking extra time to train outside of her classes and her progress has paid off . Her instructors are first class , and I’m proud of the leader she is becoming . I would recommend to any other parent thinking of signing their child up for martial arts that PMA is the place to go.
Chef Billy Ferguson
My Marcy just received her orange belt. I can’t even begin to describe how far she’s come mentally, emotionally, and confidently. I put her in karate due to low self esteem issues. (Those are a thing of the past now) I’ve waited this long to post a review because I’m very gun shy when it comes to endorsements. But Premier is the best. There’s no doubt about it. Not only is it incredibly affordable, but what you receive in return is categorically priceless. Mr. Ryan and Miss Lindsey have played such an important role in my daughter’s life in such a short time. Everything about the program is insanely thorough. Even the belt ceremonies are incredibly over the top (in a good way). Your kid will feel like an absolute superstar. If you are reading this and deciding if this is the best karate academy for your child, trust me. Do it. You will not regret it.
Amiri King

South Lexington, KY
Premier Martial Arts Hours


1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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1:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Be Your Best

Ready to find your best self. No matter what your goals for exploring martial arts are, we’re here to help you reach them. There’s no better time to get started.



We make it easy to try our martial arts programs. Our start-up offer includes private lesson(s) with a PMA expert trainer to explore your ability level and find the right programs to help you meet your goals. We even include a uniform – everything you need to make a positive change!


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