As part of our ongoing "Getting to Know Your Local Businesses" series, this week we sat down with Robert Boles, owner of Premier Martial Arts.
How did you decide to get involved in this line of work? How did the business get started?
I was frankly tired of the ups and downs and stress of my other business. I decided to explore franchising, and after
investigating many companies, I chose Premier Martial Arts and left my previous career of over 20 years to focus my time on something that gives me purpose in life, something I can feel good about giving to our community at the end of every day. Premier Martial Arts represents many of the values that I want to instill in my own children, and I feel it is the best way to give back to the community while earning a living.
I have personally seen Premier Martial Arts change lives for the better through the teaching curriculum we have developed and implement daily. It is very fulfilling to be a part of the growth that we share with our families here at Premier.
Tell us a couple things you are proud of about your business. What are you known for? What separates you from the competition?
We are known for, not only, our unique style of teaching and our values, but we really are empowering people through martial arts.
What is your favorite part of running this business?
I think the best part of running the business is watching people become the best versions of themselves. It’s rewarding to see changes for the better in people whether it’s mentally, emotionally, or physically because of what we do.
Who is your ideal customer/client? Who do you serve best?
Everyone! We offer programs starting at age 3 and up. There are no limits on age for the adult students.
Can you tell us something about yourself as the business owner? What is your background?
I owned a steel fabrication facility that served the oil and gas industry. I spent 20 years in that line of work and have since closed the facility and shifted my career to focus on Premier Martial Arts.
My wife, Denise has been working in the medical device sales business for over 20 years and continues her successful career.
Are there any special promotions, annual sales, or special events that you'd like to mention?
Yes! Right now, we are offering a Back-to-School Special that includes 2 private lessons and a uniform for only $29.95. We are also giving away a free backpack just in time for school for the first 30 respondents.
We also have themed Parent’s Night Out events monthly where you can drop off your children to have fun while you get a few hours to enjoy on your own. These events fill up fast, so call the school or check out our Instagram
or Facebook page
to get registered.
Our birthday parties are also something many of our families look forward to. During the party, the birthday boy/girl is the center of attention and they enjoy celebrating at Premier Martial Arts with their friends and family. There’s a special surprise that is the highlight of their celebration.
And be sure to check us out before the holidays to find that perfect something to put under your tree and our summer programs that engage and challenge your kids while they are out of school.
Is there any other information you'd like your potential customers/clients to know about your business?
Yes, we are also part of a nonprofit organization called Premier Kidz foundation whose purpose is to improve safety and education of children to help ensure their success through fundraising, scholarships, charity, and educational programs. We enjoy working in and with our community to help give our best.
How do you see your business growing and improving over the next couple of years?
We are excited to work with our local communities, schools and organizations to help positively impact lives. We are constantly working to improve ourselves to be the best for our students. Our instructors undergo ongoing training throughout the year to stay at their best. And our program directors work hard to earn and keep your business.
We are also excited to bring Premier Martial Arts to The Woodlands soon and eventually open 3 more locations in the San Antonio area. We believe in empowering lives through martial arts and are excited to grow within our community.
To learn more about Premier Martial Arts, visit their profile at Kingwood.com
. To view the programs offered and register, or to book a birthday party, visit their website, www.PremierMartialArts.com