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Franchise Opportunities

British Military Martial Arts offer a unique franchise opportunity for those who have a strong desire to run their own successful British Military Martial Arts business, with uncapped earning potential. 



How It Works

Having firmly established our reputation as the market leader in the UK’s Military Martial Arts industry, and with a network of 85 centres already operating throughout the UK, British Military Martial Arts are delighted to announce our expansion into new franchise territories within 2014 and are now searching for dynamic and passionate franchisees to join us on this exciting journey. 

Why Invest In Us?

British Military Martial Arts franchise offers the unique opportunity to run your own successful martial arts business in a high growth industry, teaching a mixture of: Kickboxing, Boxing, Karate, Kung-fu, Tae Kwon Do, Ju-jitsu and MMA - martial arts, taught with a military flavour in accordance with the British Military Martial Arts syllabus.

Young children and adults are welcomed at all levels to learn how military martial arts can be combined with fun, British military fitness and structure to help anyone get the most out of their life.  We are the only dedicated UK organisation for both civilian and ex-military instructors to teach military martial arts.

Our unique training programs are designed specifically for:

  • Little Soldiers 4-7 years
  • Cadets 8-11 years
  • Adults 12+ years
  • and Ladies only

You will be taught how to run your own successful centre by some of the most professional and well trained ex-military martial arts instructors in the world.

British Military Martial Arts Revenue Streams

British Military Martial Arts franchise provides you with multiple revenue streams:

  • Weekend classes
  • Weekday classes
  • School holiday classes
  • Sale of branded British Military Martial Arts merchandise
  • On-going Grading Fees

What we offer

All British Military Martial Arts franchisees will receive industry leading training on the latest skills and knowledge required to achieve certification as an L2 Certified Instructor, as well as how to run a successful martial arts school. 

The business launch and on-going business development support provided to all our British Military Martial Arts franchisees is second to none.  You will have hands on support to assist you in launching your business as well as on-going access to our admin and support team.   Our franchisees have exclusive access to our networking and personal development opportunities via our regular Instructor Training Sessions, Instructor Summer Camps, Networking and Skype meetings.  You will also be assigned a “buddy”, someone who has already succeeded in running their own successful business and an area Commander, who will share their knowledge and experience with you and are equally as passionate about succeeding as you are. 

With our proven systems, procedures, brand and reputation, business start-up package, training and on-going support, you will have all of the business tools required to run your own successful Lee Matthews British Martial Arts academy.

  • Low investment business opportunity in a high-growth industry
  • Excellent earning potential
  • Be part of a national brand & prestigious martial arts network
  • Exclusive territory
  • Flexible working & work life balance
  • Unique military martial arts training curriculum
  • Owned by ex-military martial arts, multi award winning Master Lee Matthews
  • Endorsed by renowned world boxing champion Nigel Benn
  • Receive industry leading military martial arts training by ex-military martial arts instructors
  • Excellent business start-up package
  • On-going training & business development support


  • How much will it cost to get started as I do not have a great deal of capital?

    The first thing is the L2 Martial arts Instructor Training Course but this can be largely funded by using your Enhanced Learning Credits or Resettlement Grant for those serving in the military. The cost of the course is £500 or £1,500 if you wish to obtain a BTEC Level 3 qualification. There is a low cost franchise fee that will need to be paid although we do have payment options available to help with this.
  • Can I teach in my Town?

    Yes, as long as we do not already have a British Military Martial Arts school in that postcode area. Please check the website to see if there is already a school in your area and if so, you can open a school in a Town as close to your local area as possible but with a different postcode.
  • I am still serving in the military. Can I open a school now?

    Yes, you can open a school in your Camp, offering classes for the troops on camp and their families. Alternatively you can set up a school in the Town where you are serving, if you plan to stay there when you leave.
  • If I am not serving or ex-military, am I still able to take on a Franchise with you?

    Yes. Whilst many of our Instructors are ex-service personnel, some are civilian Martial Artists with no military background. As long as you have martial arts or boxing experience, are physically fit enough to pass the course and have a strong desire to join our organisation, teaching military themed classes, you will still be invited to come on board.
  • Is there a limit to the number of classes I can run?

    No. You can run as many classes under the British Military Martial Arts banner as you wish to and we will actively encourage entrepreneurs who wish to expand and grow their school base as much as possible.
  • How long will it take to start earning money?

    Usually two months after the initial launch.
  • How much can I expect to earn?

    This varies from Instructor to Instructor but on average you can earn between £25,000 - £50,000 per annum, but the sky really is the limit!

Want to find out more?

If you would like to be part of the prestigious “Lee Matthews” - British Military Martial Arts network and kick-discipline, respect, fitness & fun into your local community with your very own franchise, please register your interest here and we will send you our franchise prospectus.

To start your own martial arts school please complete the contact form or email

Once you have submitted this form, one of our franchise team members will get back in touch.

Interested in becoming an instructor?

If you think you have what it takes to join our team, please get in touch as we have opportunities across the country for enthusiastic, like-minded instructors.