Other Programs



Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes bringing an opponent to the ground and then employing grappling techniques to subdue the opponent.

Students utilize holds, arm-locks, leg-locks, chokes, and strikes. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu takes full advantage of body geometry and leverage.

This strategy can neutralize the advantage of larger and stronger opponents and those with superior striking abilities. The art’s roots are derived from pre-war Kodokan Judo, western wrestling, and Japanese judoka and Brazilian emmigrant Maeda’s own insights into combat.

Jiu Jitsu is offered as at the following schools:

Fair Oaks
Elk Grove (Waterman)


Krav Maga

Krav Maga is the official self-defense system used by the Israeli military. Many people, including hundreds of law enforcement agents, train in Krav Maga in order to be physically and mentally prepared to handle confrontation.

Krav Maga’s techniques are battlefield-tested and are proven to quickly eliminate threats. The moves are all simple to perform, and they work powerfully with your body’s natural instincts. This makes Krav Maga easy to master, even for a novice.

Kovar’s Satori Academy is affiliated with the Krav Maga Alliance. We offer Krav Maga at our Carmichael School.


Mixed Martial Arts

Whether you are an aspiring participant looking to up your training level or just want to get in the best shape possible, the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) class is the one for you. We put all the training you learn in our primary program into one class. We instruct on how to transition from one discipline to the next. This class is made up of all kinds of students-amateurs and pros, male and female. The class is personally supervised by Renshi Chad Shepherd, a lifelong martial artist and professional MMA fighter. Renshi Shepherd brings with him a high level of skill and understanding of the nuances of MMA.

MMA is offered at our Roseville school.