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  • My son has been going to PMA for 4 years now. He absolutely loves it and is training towards getting his black belt this year. I love all the staff at premier. They really treat you like family and are always welcoming. I have noticed a huge change in my son since starting karate, he has gained self confidence, he shows more self control (he has ADHD), and so much more. I love that they promote more than just "fighting skills" they're big on respect, self control, disciple, and many more life skills. Love the premier family!!

  • Premier Martial Arts found ME. I’ve had a growing interest in Japanese culture over the last few years, as well as in martial arts in general. I happened to be on FB one day, and came across an ad for a local karate facility; I was click-baited. I called, and they offered me four free classes for me AND for my kiddo! 1 private, 1 semi private, and 2 with their regular classes, plus a free uniform! In some cases, I don’t like being “bribed” to become a consumer, but in this case, I was thrilled to have the chance to get to know the teaching style, instructors, and my son’s interest level before committing with $’s down (the commitment is one year at a time) but the upside is that after paying for two students, anyone else in the family can be trained for free.
    My son has been training for about a month now, and I am very satisfied with the experience thus far. Mr. Gibson, the instructor, is clearly well trained and disciplined himself, and is very good at meeting the kids where they are, as well as teaching the skills in the way young kids can learn without losing authenticity. There is not really a focus on meditation, but definitely a high focus on discipline, empowerment, and character building. They have a creed that they recite at each class (which I love!) and there are two themes each month, one of the heart (like honesty) and one of the body (like accuracy), and the students are tested on these each month to earn a stripe on their belts. They are tested quarterly for advancement to another belt color. And badges of integrity can be earned at your own pace (they take commitment at home). Plus the physical exercise is great to help my son get some energy out.
    The instructors are very good at using the whole 30 minutes for each session, but there isn’t a break in between classes, so there’s no time to talk to an instructor afterward, which is disappointing since my son often has questions (or comments haha).
    The facility (FW Coldwater Rd. location) is very clean, and they have many tools to assist with training. The biggest disappointment is the size of the space they rent in the building. It’s quite a tight fit for parents who sit to watch, plus all the students’ gear, and you have to cross the training space to use the restroom or talk in a private office.
    Lastly, I am pleased that it’s a family business; even though Premier is franchised, the business manager of the local facility is the owner’s daughter (great administration skills and friendly), and the instructor completed his training alongside the owner. It’s family friendly (I never feel uncomfortable bringing my 1 year old along) and my son finishes every session by running to me with open arms and a wide grin. We are very happy to be there 😊

  • This is a great place to come they all have seem to have so much fun and enjoy the experience as they learn and they are so welcoming

  • Our son has been attending Premier Martial Arts since October. It has made a great impact on him mentally as well as physically. The teachers are amazing!! Supportive, patient, kind and very helpful in any way!!! We had looked at several rodent places and this was definitely the one that made us feel most comfortable and welcome!!! We would highly recommend them for all ages!!!!

  • Our boys both love Premier! The instructors are wonderful and the learning is endless! We are so happy to be a part of the Premier family!

  • My 5 year old son joined the Pine Valley Premier Martial Arts school. It was the best decision. He always looks forward to class and says it's his favorite place to be. We love Premier.

  • My son is so excited to be a part of a dojo that not only gives him the skills needed, the exercise for his well being but friendships that will last! We love it here!

  • Highly recommend! Teaches the kids Respect, Honor and Discipline!!

  • My kid's and I has been jointed Premire Martial arts since 3 years ago.Me and my kids grown so much emotionally in the Classes here with Martial arts are not only about how high you can kick or how hard you can punch. We as a Students learn to lean on one another, respect one another and those around them, and learn self control. This place has truly been a blessing for me and Specially for both of my kids Specially both of them as ADD and ADHD and it's relly helping them alot with their self control and focuses. I recommended it for anyone who’s child Specially have ADD and ADHD or they're just wanting a sense of community, stability, and self defense. This is the place to be! Premire Martial it's has a mazing Instructors and they really care about the students. And Wonderful family environment and I highly recommend it for any family who wants their kid to learn how to become bully-proof and safe around strangers😉


  • My 4 and 7 year old boys signed up and after the first week we could already see an improvement in their attitudes. They have a heavy focus on respect.

  • Jack has enjoyed his time at Premier a lot. Having him come home and be excited for chores is great. The instructor really makes being respectful a fun task.

  • Great quality and price I recommend it

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