Reviews

Premier Martial Arts teaches more than martial arts techniques – we empower our students and change lives. Hear from happy students and parents and see just how impactful martial arts can be in your life.

***MILITARY DISCOUNT*** my kids did not want to learn Karate but a friend of mine takes her daughter and has had wonderful reviews of the team, the atmosphere and the techniques they are teaching. We made them go to the Trail class and before I knew we were signing them up at their request. The kids took to the teachers quickly and have loved it so far. Shoot, I'm thinking about starting myself😊 Just a few pictures of what to expect.
Grace Cage
The best martial arts class we’ve had our kids in. The format of the classes and program overall is very impactful and engaging for our son and daughter. The teachers are phenomenal and bring such great energy. I feel like the coaches really care about each student.
Kay Fernandez
Instructor David and Instructor Johnny are amazing! 10/10 would recommend
Eli
The Place is Really Awesome and the instructors are really nice and there really Awesome.
Emerson Marlin
Instructor Jonny is the best instructor I see him as someone that I can rely on for my training I love the place and the people here are awesome but Jonny takes 1st for me.
Russian spi
Instructors Dave, Johnie and Premier Martial Arts is exactly what my daughter needed! She has grown so much not only in self confidence but also in leadership, focus and respect. So grateful to have found these guys and can't wait until our son is old enough to join as well!
Kendra Biale
Our experience with PMA Marysville has been excellent overall! Danny did a super awesome intro lesson with our daughter, she was hooked right away. Jonny and David who lead the classes work so well with the kids and have built such strong relationships with the kids, they want to listen and learn. They keep them engaged while still teaching the discipline of a Black Belt School. Our daughter loves coming here and asks everyday if it’s martial arts day. 😀
Kate Honiball
Our 9 year old really enjoys this program. Instructors are great with the kids and all their different personalities I highly recommend them for building confidence, respect, and discipline
H S
I have an Autistic grandson. This was our first visit at Premier. The staff was very patient and was able to redirect him. The staff is Amazing from start to finish. I recommend this location I truly believe you won't regret it.
Phyllis Thompson
Great place!! The minute my kiddo broke a board, she was hooked!
Brandi Aaron
This place is SO AMAZING! Our son loves the discipline, the work out, and his favorite, SIFU MANNY! Definitely a place & family you want to be a part of. Core values and excellent skills taught to every single person on the mat!
Christine Sauers
Since day 1 we’ve welcomed like family and couldn’t be more proud and appreciative of how far our son has matured, responded and built his confidence since joining Premier. Our son loves going to his class training and always has a blast. Both Coach Marcus and Coach Kevin are extremely patient and know how to connect with each of their students. If you’re considering enrolling your child(ren), we highly recommend Premier Martial Arts.
Jacob Garza
My son really enjoyed his time there in class. The instructor are dedicated to teaching and like what they do.
Michael Wilson
We love PMA! The classes and instructors are great!
Crystal Matthews
We are very happy to have my kids to take martial arts here , I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn about martial arts, try this place first
Nguyen Chau
I have come to this gym two times since my best friend brings her daughter to the class….. The first time was around November, the instructor was very old and not engaging. Seems they changed the staff! They now have a front desk receptionist who is very friendly and a lead instructor who really knows what he is doing. unfortunately I can’t give it 5 star review since the school technically has members pay to spar.….. I been kickboxing for 12 years and a black belt of BJJ and paying for sparing is huge red flag. Great Instructor, but I would recommend changing the rules of sparring.
Michelle Corbett
Our son ( who is 4) has been going here since the first day they opened and it has been nothing short of amazing. He loves attending class every week and is always looking forward to it. The instructor is AMAZING and so patient with the tiny champs group. The owners and manager are also very professional and informative. They answer any questions you have and make sure that the customers are always happy. If your child misses a day that make sure they are able to make it up if need be. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat. Job well done by this place!
Shawna Horner
Master Moore does an awesome job with my kids! He definitely builds structure and discipline in a healthy environment. All the staff are friendly and family oriented.
Dawn Nguyen
The instructors are amazing. They are knowledgeable in many different styles of fighting. They are phenomenal with the little kid classes too.
Linda Siegel
Great organization! The teachers are great with the students and very involved with the families as well as the students. Love PMA!
Always D. Henderson
The instructors are amazing and they truly care about your progress and results! Very clean facility.
Rusty Farris
My girls have learned so much and they have a blast..
Jessica Hutto
We Love PMA Powell and Sensi Sammy!! Convenient location beside tennova, great and dedicated instructors, and the class itself is excellent. My daughter is learning about respect, self discipline, exercise, healthy habits, self defense and much more! You wont be disappointed coming here!
Jessica Loy
We Love PMA Powell and Sensi Sammy!! Convient location beside tennova, great and dedicated instructors, and the class itself is excellent. My daughter is learning about respect, self discipline, exercise, healthy habits, self defense and much more! You wont be disappointed coming here!
Jessica Loy
Thank you so much for offering such a well-maintained program for the kids! Micah is wonderful with the class and has taught my granddaughter so much!!! God bless you!
Laura Daniel
The best facility for karate and more!
House of Fitness
My son is accepted and enjoys his time at Karate.
Adam Gossman
Very patient coaches and positive content. My son loves it.
Adam Gossman
They are great with my kids
Penny Kidd
My daughter is on the shy side and the classes are helping her confidence so much! It’s obvious how much the instructors care about the kids. They work hard and are always laughing. We look forward to our time at Premier each week! I’m so happy I found this place!
Melissa Stedman
Wonderful teachers and staff. Welcoming and patient with my younger kiddo. 10/10 recommend.
minkcasper
Have tried for 2 years too get my contract canceled. Have been told I would be called back and it never happens.
Glenna Fine
Love love love this place! The best place for your kids!!!
Юлия Америка
My son has now been going to Premier for over 9 months, I’m so glad that we decided for him to join this program. The owners and the instructor are phenomenal. They are able to work with each child in the class and make each feel special and work with each of their individual learning styles. Also with my son being an only child this has also helped him form friendships.
Heather Sorrells
A awesome place! Very welcoming and friendly along with being very patient with everyone.
Markie Holmesie
We are a primarily a traveling family and when we moved to the area we tried searches the area to find a facility and program for our son to continue his training. We originally started another local dojo and it wasn't a good fit for our family. We found Premier Martial Arts and they welcomed us into their family. Their program, instructors, and events have been wonderful for our family. Our kids love the social experiences and the staff make them even better. The program and schedule is great, and they offer programs for a range of ages. This is the best program we have been enrolled in by far, from the east coast to Colorado. We highly recommend.
Ashley Snipes
It’s a really nice and clean dojo. The kids are showing lots of progress for being such a new school. Definitely recommend for children with lots of energy to burn
Roberto favela
The program has worked wonders for my son. He takes his lessons seriously and is showing more discipline. The academic curriculum has actually helped him to eat his veggies! We love being part of the PMA family and can’t wait until our daughter is old enough to join too!
Colter Sharpe
Amazing place. Super friendly and are amazing with my kids. They teach them in an amazing way for their age groups. And the offer adult classes.
Sweet Nita
This place rocks!!! Thank you nick for all the help
Dominique Harris
The instructor refused to answer any questions and when they did the answer was "because we do it this way", with no reasoning for doing it that way. The instructor had very little interaction with students, and gave poor examples of the technique. The instructor would ask us what type of music we wanted to listen to, just to ignore our request and play whatever music she wanted. The instructor did not seem like she cared about the school or the students in the school. There was always a heavy amount of tension in the air as thick as fog. You could feel it as soon as you walked through the door. I was never comfortable at this school and I would not recommend going to this school to anyone!
Spencer Haydel
I can’t stress enough on how awesome this place is. I just started a few weeks ago and I already feel more confident and stronger. I look forward to class every week. I love it!!!
Jodie Coller
Premier Martial Arts in Arlington Heights is a program that I highly recommend. The staff is friendly and attentive and the classes combine teaching valuable martial arts and self defense as well as life skills such as discipline, nutrition, and respect. The tone is friendly (rather than intimidation) and work well with kids. The location is convenient and I appreciate the schedule. On a couple of occasions, we had conflicts and scheduling a make-up was painless. Our kids love it and we recommend it to others.
Nick Kalergis
So excited for our daughter to dive into classes- I can already see a difference in her self confidence. Super friendly staff & all the kids seem at home there!
Tina Merrill
Fantastic instructors (sensei) and really great curriculum for all ages! The instructors take great care in making the kids have good form and include life lessons as well (like nutrition, power, and focus). Highly recommend!
Max N.
I love it here
Madden Esteves
This was a terrible experience. The owner, Tim, was incredibly rude when I asked questions about the dojos cardio kickboxing style approach to Krav Maga and how that works in such small mat space. He talked more about contracts than quality of the training. In the end he basically told me to get lost and go somewhere else if I didn't like it. I moved here over the summer and Premier came highly recommended, so this has completely turned me off from martial arts in the area. I voiced these concerns in a Chatter group and he got me banned for sharing my experience.
Ronny Harbour
This was a terrible experience. The owner, Tim, was incredibly rude when I asked questions about the dojos cardio kickboxing style approach to Krav Maga and how that works in such small mat space. He talked more about contracts than quality of the training. In the end he basically told me to get lost and go somewhere else if I didn't like it. I moved here over the summer and Premier came highly recommended, so this has completely turned me off from martial arts in the area. I voiced these concerns in a Chatter group and he got me banned for sharing my experience.
Ronny Harbour
Our son is way stoked ! He loves his sensei’s loves that he’s already made new friends and already got a couple new stripes ! Excited to be apart of PMA !
Brooke Paris Hodges
Master Craig is great- super patient & sweet with the kids! Great experience & kids are so excited to start their journey!!
Tina Merrill
This program has change my kids life!! They have more confidence and have learned self discipline!!! I recommend it 100%
Margia Arkell
Good place, very good place
My Alts
My son never says he doesn’t want to come to PMA. it’s a miracle. We love it here.
Gaylan Sankey
My boys have grown so much with the great instruction from the wonderful staff at this location. Their confidence, self-discipline and attention has increased, and they are very engaged with the program. They love the instruction team.
Bridget Zayner
The PMA team takes great care of my 6 year old’s physical and mental training. He’s getting the training he needs, with consistent coaching. He never says ‘I don’t want to go’ when it’s PMA day, which is shocking to me! A miracle actually.
Gaylan Sankey
Great Martial Arts school I highly recommend, my son is 5 and he loves going to his classes he’s learned so much in a short period of time. Instructors are very patient
Jesslyn Rodrigues
Instructor Bre teaching Axe kick! Superman punch for success!
Kiera Schvaneveldt
My child loves coming to Martial Arts, the coaches are patient caring and want the kids to be their best in everything they do.
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Israél Syaghuswa
PMA Lakewood offers an excellent adult martial arts program. The instructors strike a good balance of intensity and technique and support students at all levels of technical and cardio ability.
Jon Stone
Excellent decision we made to enroll the kids at PMA. Coach Johan is a great inspiration for the kids and makes learning fun. Our kids have come a long way and me and my wife are proud PMA parents. Keep up the good work Mr. & Mrs. Leonard.
Zamir Hussain
A brand new clean facility with excellent coaches who care deeply about their students. My child has learned a lot in the past 4 months and is always eager to attend classes. He has a lot of fun and enjoys his sparring and other training. I highly recommend PMA for all ages and adults. Rob and Lisa have built something special.
Philip Alberstat
Amazing center! All the coaches are great and very good with the kids. Our kid loves it and she always looks forward to Karate days! Highly recommend!
sonia carrillo
Great program & excellent staff! Our 5 year old LOVES it, and my husband and I appreciate the character building/self-discipline they work on with the kids. Highly recommended. Thanks, PMA Lakewood!!
Amy Petreikis
My son absolutely loves this class. The instructors are amazing and the owner is very involved. Warm and inviting environment as well.
Johnelle Boens
Our kids have loved going to PMA. They learn good principles and learn how to defend themselves. They have made lasting friends. Alex and Eli have been great to work with.
Jason Loveless
Great place to take your child for after school activities.
꧁Plush adventure꧂
Great place for kids to learn about discipline and respect and get introduced to martial arts
Nima Motamedi
Very friendly staff and amazing coach . My son didn’t like any sports or activities, but since we started here, he is looking forward to it and actually enjoys while he is gaining strength and self steam .
Aida Elyassi
Highly recommend!
Lauren Davish
A new experience for my children, 5 months ago the classes started with the coach!Great place to learn Martial arts with a very friendly atmosphere, both from the staff in charge and the parents of the other kids! A high recommendation for the entire community around this new location!!
Rey Cruz
My daughters have been going to this location for about three months now. I am very satisfied with everything here! The staff are GREAT and work really well with the children! They’re also very accommodating/understanding, and extremely welcoming! My girls are learning skills, focus, & discipline! I totally feel that you get your moneys worth! I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Premier Martial Arts for any parents considering to enroll!
tyeisha lane
Just recently signed another 6mo. Great program. Master A.T. is excellent with the children. My son looks forward to every class.
Jeremy Malin
The coaches are outstanding.I see the class weekly and just love the interaction I see. All kids benefit from these classes but mostly from these people. They are truly a blessing to my child and my family. I see it in others too. I WOULD SAY BRING YOUR CHILD HERE, GIVE IT A CHANCE. YOU WILL BE AMAZED.
Robert Morey
If you are interested in martial arts but are unsure about where to begin, this is the place to go! They offer a variety of so many things-techniques including kickboxing, Judo, self defense and Jiu-Jitsu for a range of ages and comfort levels. They stress the importance of respect for others and for self. They address topics concerning bullying, nutrition, proper expression of anger...etc. They have been able to continue to hold my son's interest which is saying a lot!! I would definitely recommend their program to others!
Kristina Nairn
We’ve been going to Premier Martial Arts for a couple months now and it is something that my son looks forward to every week. The instructors are amazing, so friendly and keep the kids moving and learning.
MaryBeth Barbi
Great place. Very inviting and family oriented.
Sifu Nick
The coaches are so patient and love to teach the kids! My daughter loves going to class and loves her coaches!
Melanie Munoz
This Premier location goes above and beyond to make sure the kids are having fun while still ensuring they are understanding the proper techniques.
Lindsey Parks
My children are so confident with their peers and the coaches. Troy and Brianna are so skilled and they’re patient with all of the students. They point out the strengths and weaknesses of each child, very encouraging and they never leave anyone out.
Judge Jackson
Great martial arts school. Thanks to Ivan Steiner Ranch location feels like second home for kids. Safe, friendly, welcoming. Little kids learn so much more than just sport.
Miri Kudinov
The best martial arts school in the area. Thanks to Ivan Steiner Ranch location feels like second home for kids. Safe, friendly, welcoming. Little kids learn so much more than just sport.
Maria Kalenyk
We love PMA Encino. We joined in September and my 5 year old son has had a great experience. The entire team is very caring and invested in the students. I would highly recommend this marital arts studio.
Marina Salama
Our Daughter who is 5 1/2 just started here and We are Soooo pleased! The Staff is Amazing and the Facility is Clean! We can’t wait to see how far She takes this! Proud to be part of The Premier Martial Arts Family!!
Aubrey Lewis
Our daughter picked to do Karate and we stopped in at premier martial arts. We met with Master Craig. He explained everything exceptionally and thoroughly. We did the introduction class to see how she liked it. She absolutely loved it and enjoyed learning with Master Craig. She couldn’t wait for her next class. She did her second class and passed for her white belt and now starting her journey for her black belt. Thank you so master Craig and premier martial arts.
Matt Lewis