Barry Van Over, KMU CEO


Barry Van Over is a sixth degree Black Belt and has been a martial arts studio owner for the past 25 years.  Mr. Van Over has been part of many industry boards of directors and advisory teams. He has been a contributing consultant for several of the industry’s top consulting companies and he is a columnist for several martial arts industry trade magazines. Mr. Van Over is the founder and creator of the martial arts educational programs, Karate for Concentration, Bully Proof, Kid Safe, Leadership Development, and Fusion Theme Based Curriculum.

He is the creator of marketing systems like The Mass Intros Systems, School Talks, The Business of Birthday Parties, Power Appointments, and many more that have propelled the business of 1000’s of martial art schools throughout the USA, England, and Canada.

Mr. Van Over is currently the president of Martial Arts Management Group. Martial Arts Management Group is a martial arts industry business consulting and mentoring company that has enabled thousands of martial arts studios to reach unprecedented levels of success through the implementation of proven business systems and staff development training.

The success of Martial Arts Management Group has allowed Mr. Van Over to form one of the world’s largest organizations of martial arts schools, Premier Martial Arts. which currently has 86 locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, these studios instructs Kickboxing, Karate, MMA, BJJ, Kali, and Krav Maga.