The vision of Premier Martial Arts is to empower people in our community’s lives though the martial arts. We develop the heart, mind, and body of our students. This school is a positive environment where people feel good about themselves throughout their training, students are encouraged to achieve their personal best. This mission will be accomplished through constant education and support.
Premier Martial Arts purpose is to provide support to our students. We do this by helping students develop confidence, focus, self-discipline and self-esteem through our martial arts instruction. We support our students by teaching them true self-defense and helping them get in the best shape of their lives, which helps our students create a positive outlook, a spirit of constant improvement and an attitude that refuses to give up.
The Premier Martial Arts promise is that with the utmost professionalism, in a safe atmosphere, and with care and respect, to uphold and teach our students the values and life skills that will lead to remarkable improvements in academics, careers and relationships – literally making a better community one black belt at a time.
Premier Martial Arts in Lawrence has been offering instruction and training in the martial arts since 1986. All of the staff and expert instructors are dedicated toward offering the best in self-protection. Premier Martial Arts offers a number of programs based around Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu and instruction in physical fitness.
We have an amazing team:
Mr. Mark Taylor – Owner/Master Instructor – Krav Maga Universal Black Belt & 4th degree with PMA
Mrs. Sara Taylor – Owner/Manager
Mr. Steven Howe – Kids Head Instructor – Level 3 Certified Krav Instructor and 4th degree with PMA
Mr. Ray Brady – Instructor – 4th degree with Premier Martial Arts
Miss Emily Hull – Front Desk/Kids Instructor – 3rd degree
Miss Starra Zweygardt – Instructor – 3rd degree
Mr. Matt Sheets – Instructor – 1st degree & Level 1 Certified through KMU and Sabre Pepper Spray Certified
Mr. Curt Shontz – Instructor – 1st degree
Mr. Andre Smith – Instructor – 1st degree
Mr. Mark Katzenmeier – Instructor – 1st degree
Mr. Tim Anderson – Instructor – 2nd degree
Mr. Daniel Lynn – Teens Instructor – 2nd degree
And we have several other assistants’ teens and adults who are all dedicated toward our goals.
Our Unparalleled Standards Makes Premier Martial Arts the World’s Best.
Our Premier Martial Arts instructors go through a very extensive selection process to insure we have only the best and most talented instructors in the world. Once selected, they are put through an intense and rigorous series of training colleges to guarantee the quality of instruction that our students will receive. Once a Premier Martial Arts instructor is certified to teach our unique and effective system, they are then required to receive 20 hours of continuing martial arts and instructor education yearly.
This ongoing training allows our instructors to stay up to date on the latest and most effective self-defense techniques, teaching methods, nutrition and exercise science. This re-certification process is our assurance that every Premier Martial Arts student will continue to receive only the very best in martial arts training. Premier Martial Arts instructors are professionals, we are experts in what we do. We expect our instructors to be the best, so you can expect the best from our instructors.