At Premier Martial Arts we specialize in the development of champions!

Whether you're a total beginner or a seasoned pro, you and your family will benefit from our classes. Karate is known for its amazing ability to transform lives and get you in phenomenal shape fast.

You'll learn super-cool self-defense moves like in the movies, enhance your ability to focus, and become part of the family.

With a robust, community-focused class schedule we stand out in more ways than one. Did you know that we are passionate about everyone having the ability to train in martial arts?

Our training facility is spacious, pristine, and in an open format - which is perfect for our students struggling with anxiety issues or children with Autism.

Caring and passionate instructors give their heart and soul to teaching students from all walks of life and with any background. We strive to develop the champion within by providing:

  • A Family Friendly Environment. Are you looking for a family-friendly martial arts school that is dedicated to the success of the student in the ring and in life?
  • Specialized Training For YOUR Skill Level & Goals. We specialize in training for real life self-defense and sport martial arts. Our students are almost a 50/50 mix of adults and children, separated into:
    • Little Dragons (3 - 5)
    • Beginner Kids (ages 6 - 10)
    • Teens & Adults
  • Character Development. We teach character development that will benefit our students in their professional lives as well as on the training floor. Self-respect, discipline, understanding, and patience are the focus of every class.

You and your family will get a phenomenal workout as well as a feeling of belonging with tons of encouragement. Get lean, strong, and learn how to defend yourself today!

Meet Joshua Smith
Owner at Premier Martial Arts in Paducah, KY
3rd Degree Black Belt

Sensei Joshua Smith is a 3rd-degree Black belt, certified by the American Karate Association (A.K.A) under the direction of Marty Eubanks.

He also holds black Belts in Shotokan and American Freestyle Martial Arts. In addition, he is certified in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program which is a system of real-life functional hand-to-hand combat moves.

With over 20 years of experience, he brings a mix of traditional Japanese Martial Arts and modern American Sport Karate to his teachings for a robust learning experience. He is currently the number one ranked Heavyweight Fighter in the world (NASKA), as well as the number one, ranked fighter in the region (RSKC PRO-AM).

Sensei Smith's personal training and hands-on experience distinguished his school from most others. He utilizes all of his skills for highly personalize and individually focused classes. These personalized programs set his students apart from the rest.

Experience what it's like to train with a champion today!

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Martial Arts
Krav Maga

How to Get Started

Come join our Paducah KY, facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Krav Maga, and Birthday Parties . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (270) 556-1711 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!