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Team Premier Attends Nashville’s Music City Smackdown

Team Premier Attended The Music City Smackdown in Nashville

Premier Martial Arts competition team attended the Music City Smackdown hosted by PROMAC in Nashville, TN last weekend. This was a great event that drew competitors from all over the nation!

Our students competed in traditional events such as Kumite, Kata, and Weapons Kata. Along with non-traditional events such as: Continuous Sparring, Creative Forms, Padded Sword Sparring, Flag Sparring, and Krav Maga Self-Defense divisions.

This was a fun and exciting event as it was the first national tournament for some of our competitors! All of our members faired well and placed in multiple events! A special call out to: Miss Roach, and Mr Olson who both swept their divisions with all First Place Finishes!

The children’s divisions were especially large and competitive with lots of great young talent! Our kids held their own and despite the competitive environment placed in almost every event!

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Premier Martial Arts has been in business for more than 20 years, and since our founding in 1998 we have helped thousands of students of all ages realize their full potential. Premier Martial Arts delivers a best-in-class martial arts experience that helps our students develop the personal skills that are necessary to build a successful life. Our mastery of teaching martial arts over the past two decades is evident in our structured and thorough curriculum, which is standardized across our 100+ locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Our curriculum focuses on character development far beyond the importance of self-defense. We teach our young students how to respect their elders, how to be accountable, how to focus and how to stay in shape in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We empower our adult students with the self-confidence to overcome anxieties and trauma, in an environment that fosters inclusion and social belonging.

Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne founded in 2015 by 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor Ron Kuhn. Master Kuhn had a distinguished management & engineering career working for such companies as Verizon, NIPSCO, Frontier Communications and Mediacom. In 2019 he made the decision to operate his Martial Arts School fulltime which has always been his lifelong dream. That one location has grown to three in the City of Fort Wayne.


Master Ron Kuhn is married to his wife Anita (retired Special Needs Teacher) of 27 years. They have three wonderful daughters, Jordan, Ally and Katie. Jordan is a nurse who lives in Indianapolis. Ally has a computer science and business background and works with her dad at Premier Martial Arts. Katie is Chemical Engineering graduate and works in the pharmaceutical industry in Indianapolis.


Premier Martial Arts of Fort Wayne operates three locations:

North – 10240 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Coldwater & DuPont)

East – 10154 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (Chapel Hill Area)

Southwest – 9906 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (Scott & Illinois Road)


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