Merchant Accounts For Martial Arts Studios

The Best Merchant Account For Hard To Place & High Risk Businesses In The Martial Arts Industry

Why Are We #1? Because every client gets three guarantees (whether you operate a network of MMA gyms with over 1,000 students, or single-location Karate club):

  1. Instant Online Quote. When you submit your application, you’ll get an instant price quote to DocuSign. No offline paperwork, no faxes, no waiting.
  2. Industry Minimum Pricing. You will automatically receive Industry Minimum Pricing in your online quote. No more frustrating haggling with sales reps.
  3. USA-Based Customer Support. When you call or email, you’ll always speak to our friendly support team, based in Houston, TX.

Click Here to Apply Online Now. It takes about five minutes, and you’ll receive an instant price quote to DocuSign.


Questions? Contact Sales: 1 (888) 225-9405


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are common questions specific to martial arts merchant accounts:

What types of martial arts industry businesses do you accept?

Soar Payments accepts a wide range of martial arts industry businesses. These include gyms and studios that teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai or kickboxing, boxing, wrestling, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, and other forms of traditional martial arts.

To be approved, your gym or dojo must prove it can maintain a chargeback ratio below 2%. Applicants with a history of chargeback ratios exceeding 3% cannot be approved. Additionally, your business must be located, and operate, solely within the United States of America. The business owner must also be a US citizen or valid visa holder.


My dojo bills our members on a monthly basis. Does a Soar Payments merchant account allow for automated (recurring) membership payments?

We understand that most dojos and martial arts businesses process recurring payments for their membership agreements. A Soar Payments merchant account will support recurring membership payments, provided that the initial contract terms is 12 or fewer months (before renewal). Additionally, applications may be asked to provide a copy of their standard contract or membership agreement, plus pricing information for each membership option.

Merchants may operate out of their own stand-alone facility, or even sub-lease space from another club or studio. Note that all martial arts merchants will be required to be incorporated in their geographic area as an LLC or an otherwise legally operating business.


What types of martial arts merchant accounts does Soar Payments offer?

Soar Payments offers a full-spectrum of merchant services to martial arts gyms and dojos. These include:

  • Retail: A retail merchant account enables businesses to accept face-to-face debit and credit card payments via a traditional credit card machine or point of sale system.
  • Mobile: A mobile merchant account enables your business to accept face-to-face credit and debit card payments via a swiper (included with each account) that plugs into your mobile phone or iPad.
  • Virtual Terminal: Also called a payment gateway merchant account, a virtual terminal enables businesses to accept payments over the phone, via mail, or typed into a computer (without needing other equipment).
  • eCommerce: An eCommerce merchant account allows you to accept credit card payments via your website’s online shopping cart.

Have another question? Click here to view the extended list of our Frequently Asked Questions.


Questions? Contact Sales: 1 (888) 225-9405


How Does The Application Process Work?

Step 1. Apply Online

Complete the online application process (it takes 5 minutes). Click here to begin.

Step 2. Get An Instant Quote

You’ll instantly receive a quote with Industry Minimum Pricing to DocuSign.

Step 3. Start Accepting Payments

Our Houston based Customer Support Team will help you get set up, fast and easily.

Our friendly Customer Support Team is standing by to approve your application:

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