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2017 – Volume 2, 2/9/2017
2017 – Volume 1, 1/6/2017


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Volume 3 Newsletter

Released 3/17/2017

Dear Friends,



I’m still fascinated when I look at the many reasons parents enroll their children in Martial Arts. An issue that comes up time and time again is Focus. Sometimes a counselor or a school administrator has recommended martial arts to acquire help with a child’s focus.  Most of you already know this, but everything we do as part of our curriculum helps to build focus!  It starts with our attention stance at the beginning and ending of class and extends to the many drills (disguised as games) that we implement in class like ‘Sensei Says’ –they all help to build focus!



Additionally, our class structure is segmented strategically to vary from high activity to being able to quiet the body and listen to an instructor provide a ‘mat’ chat. This variation of activity and direction change exercises the brain and enables children and adults to acquire greater adaptability and concentration when needed. Acquiring focus helps students work for longer periods of time, transition activities easier and settle more quickly. This one little skill lays the foundation as a building block of even greater benefits like self-control and self-discipline.

As a business owner and president of Kovar’s, I myself need  increased focus to keep my eye on what lies ahead as things can get pretty distracting. My own study of martial arts has greatly helped increase my focus and I find myself present and mindful in every interaction as I lead this organization with purpose and intention. The decision you’ve made to enroll your child or yourself in martial arts is one you will never regret. The skills your child learns will help to shape the person they become.




Our best MAX Challenge of the year is coming up! Join us for our 10-Week Challenge beginning March 20th. If you want to make a big difference in your overall health and nutrition, I invite you to take advantage of our $100 off Promotion–for the first 25 registrants! This amazing program that can change your Life in 10 short weeks just in time for a slimmer, more active, and healthier Summer!  Click here for more information or call (916) 961-1970. Be sure to mention “KSA March Challenge Offer” to receive this special.



The weather is warming up and in the spirit of getting out and doing more we are ramping up our Spring events, Check out the events listed on the right, and we hope to see you at many of these at your academies.



Your in health,
Kyoshi Dave Kovar


Vol. 3 • Mar 13 – April 16




Red Tip Testing Begins



Black Tip Testing Begins



4/13 Belt Promotion,

See your Academy for Schedule


FRI-SUN 4/15-4/16

Good Friday/Easter

All Academies closed for regular classes



View the Activity Calendar for more



Team up with Kovar’s One Team and Relay for Life! Join us in the Fight against Cancer as we participate in The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life American River Event Saturday April 22-23 at San Juan High School. Click here to Donate or click here to Join Our Team.


Spring Camp Registration!
Spring-Break Camp 4/10-4/14 at Fair Oaks, Natomas & Waterman Academies. Register at or see your academy’s front desk staff.

Summer Camp Registration Opens April 1st. Week-long camps offered June 12 through Aug 4th at multiple academies, Stay tuned for more info!


Upcoming Women’s Self Defense Seminars: 

Fair Oaks- April 7th, 6:45pm

Granite Bay- April 8th, 12pm

Laguna- April 21st, 7pm

Pocket- May 13th, 12pm


Siblings Train Free! 

Start anytime in March and get 4 weeks of free instruction plus a uniform and T-shirt!