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Frequently asked questions

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Do you offer birthday parties?

Absolutely! We offer the best birthday parties around. Head over to our birthday page for all the details and let's get the party started!

Birthday Parties
Are there any opportunities for advanced training or instructor certification?

We offer advanced classes, special seminars, and instructor training and certification. To stay up-to-date on upcoming sessions or programs, keep an eye on our social media pages and internal announcements. If you're interested in instructor training, just reach out to your academy instructional team for more information.

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Are there opportunities for competing in tournaments or participating in demonstrations?

Yes, our students have the opportunity to compete in tournaments or outside demonstrations if they choose - but it's not necessary for progressing through their ranking. We encourage and support any of our students who do decide to participate in such activities. However, we focus primarily on helping you progress at your own pace.

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Do you offer private lessons or specialized training programs?

We offer private lessons and specialized training programs tailored to your individual needs. Please fill out our inquiry form to schedule a private or small-group lesson with one of our expert instructors. Rates vary according to experience and availability. Additionally, we offer free make-up and special help sessions for those who need them. These short private lessons are provided at no charge.

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Do you offer specific martial arts techniques?

Yes, we offer specialized training in martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Krav Maga for self-defense and specific techniques. If you have specific training requests, please share them with your academy instructor team.

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What resources are available for students to practice outside of regular class hours?

Our students have access to our curriculum online in both written and video format, as well as extra time to practice in the academy before or after classes. We also offer an “Open Mat” time slot for partner practice. So if you want to brush up on your skills outside of regular class hours, we've got you covered!

Training and Curriculum
Do you have a curriculum or lesson plan that outlines what will be taught at each level?

Yes, we have a structured curriculum plan available for enrolled students that outlines what will be taught at each level. Our Instructors follow this lesson plan to ensure every student is learning and getting the most out of their class time. Every class is thoughtfully planned with no downtime!

Training and Curriculum
What is the class size like? Will I receive individual attention and feedback?

Class sizes may vary depending on the day and location, but regardless of size, we provide excellent instructor-to-student ratios so you can get personalized attention and feedback during class. Our certified instructors make sure that each student is learning while getting a great workout in a team environment.

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How many classes can you attend per week?

Recommended attendance is 2-3 times per week, however, our programs come with unlimited classes. So you can attend as much or as little as your schedule allows!

Our Programs
What is the duration of each class?

Our classes range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on the age level and experience. For our youngest students (4-6 years old), classes are typically 30 minutes long. Junior Age Group (7-12) have 45-minute classes, while Teens and Adults can choose between 45 or 60 minute sessions. Check out the academy schedule for more details!

Training and Curriculum
How long does it typically take to progress to the next belt level?

On average, it takes 2-3 months of consistent training to progress through the first few belts, although this may vary slightly depending on your progression. Keep up with regular training and you will be able to reach the next belt level in no time!

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Are there self-defense components included in the curriculum?

Self-defense is an integral part of our curriculum. We teach a hybrid of multiple styles of martial arts to provide students with the opportunity to apply self-defense skills against a resisting opponent through live training. Our classes cover five ranges of combat: Weapons, Kicking, Punching, Clinching, and Grappling so that you can be prepared for any situation. Self-defense training is a key benefit to training in the martial arts and you'll get plenty of practice with it in class!

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Can I try out a class first before enrolling?

Yes, Kovar's Martial Arts offers monthly trial specials that allow you to try out a class before enrolling. Simply fill out the form to start your trial. Our classes include:

Pricing and Enrollment
Are there any specific requirements for joining, such as fitness level or flexibility?

No specific fitness level or flexibility is required to join our academy. All we ask is that you be willing to work hard, stay consistent, and do your best - we'll take care of the rest. Beginners are absolutely welcome at Kovar's. If you have any prior experience, make sure to let our team know when you arrive for your first appointment. We will help you understand the value and impact your training time will have on your journey with us.

Our Programs
How long will it take to earn your black belt?

It usually takes 3.5-5 years to earn a black belt, depending on age and how often you train (typically twice per week). You can contact your academy team to learn more about joining the Black Belt Club which is free!

Our Programs
How old does my child have to be to start martial arts classes at Kovar’s?

Kids as young as 4 years old can enroll in our Lil Samurai program.

Our Programs
How do I get started with enrollment and what are the next steps?

To get started with enrollment, click any blue button on our website and fill out the form. You can also reach out to your academy’s Program Director for more information. Follow the steps to start your trial!

Pricing and Enrollment
Do you offer any discounts or family packages for multiple members enrolling together?

We do offer discounts and family packages for multiple members enrolling together. For more information, please contact your academy’s Program Director.

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Can I pause or suspend my membership if I need to take a break from training?

If you need to take a break from training, in many cases your membership can be paused or suspended. To do so, please discuss your vacation plans or expected time away with your academy’s Program Director.

Pricing and Enrollment
What is the policy for missed classes or make-up sessions?

We recognize that students may need to miss classes due to unforeseen circumstances. Our flexible training plan allows you to make up missed classes by attending an additional session at no extra charge and you can even attend classes at any of our Sacramento-based locations with no additional drop-in fee!

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What is your cancellation policy?

Programs may be canceled with written notice.

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Are there any additional costs involved, such as uniforms or equipment?

Yes, there are additional costs for a uniform and protective gear when enrolling in Kovar's Martial Arts. However, everything else is already included in the monthly membership fee. To find out more about pricing information, please visit our website for updated details. Additionally, there is also a black belt preparation fee.

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What are your enrollment and agreement options?

We offer a variety of enrollment and membership options to accommodate kids, teens, and adults. For more information, please visit our pricing page {link to pricing page}.

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Is there a discount if I enroll more than one child in your school?

Yes, Kovar's Martial Arts offers family discount plans that allow more than one child to train at a discounted rate. For more information on the discounts available, please visit our pricing page. Parents are also able to join in on the training at a discounted rate. The Program Director can provide further details on this special offer.

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How many locations do you have?
Do you have to have any experience in martial arts to train with you?

No experience is required to train at any of Kovar’s Satori Academies. Beginners are welcome and our instructors will help new students get comfortable in a positive, patient and professional atmosphere. If you have prior experience, let the staff know when you arrive for your first appointment so they can better understand your goals and training needs.

How do you ensure a safe training environment and prevent injuries?

Our Schools are meticulously cleaned with disinfectant on a daily basis, and all fitness and martial arts activities - such as partner drills, bag work, and sparring drills - are conducted following the strictest safety protocols. All instructors have been certified by the Satori Instructor Alliance to guarantee the highest standards of instruction and all equipment is industry-leading to ensure the utmost safety. We strongly recommend that any pre-existing injuries or conditions be reported to our staff, so we can modify training drills and other curriculum as needed. Above all else, the safety of our students is always our top priority.

What makes Kovar’s different than other martial arts schools in Sacramento?

Kovar's Martial Arts has been providing exemplary training for over 45 years in the Sacramento area and has garnered international recognition as one of the leading martial arts academies. Our instructors are Satori Instructor's Alliance Certified, meaning they have undergone rigorous training in safe and effective classroom management as well as CPR/First-Aid/Defibrillator/ concussion prevention. Additionally, our instructors are required to undergo fingerprinting and background checks to ensure the safety of our students. We are committed to helping our students reach their goals and providing an enjoyable and safe experience in a professional, patient, and respectful environment.

How often are classes held?

We offer a variety of classes Monday-Saturday.  Our hours are:

Monday - Friday: 3 PM-9 PM

Saturday: 9 AM-12 PM

For the schedule of classes, please refer to each location page.

What qualifications and experience do your instructors have?

Our instructors boast a wide range of qualifications and experience in various martial arts styles, such as Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kenpo, Eskrima, and Krav Maga. All of our instructors have been carefully trained and certified to ensure that our students receive the highest quality instruction.

What are the benefits of practicing martial arts?

Practicing martial arts offers numerous benefits, including self-defense and improved physical fitness, strength and agility, as well as increased mental focus and discipline. It can also help build confidence and self-esteem while providing a safe environment for learning. For more information, please visit Why Martial Arts?


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