Jeramy Sipes
Jeramy Sipes
Jeramy Sipes
Academy Manager
Kovar's Belt Rank
5th Degree Black Belt
Training since
1994
Kovar's employee since
2003
Other Styles
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing
Personal Statement

Martial arts has been a part of my life since I was a kid. I started teaching as a teenager and found another side to this wonderful skill I already enjoyed. I believe martial arts has something for everyone, and I really enjoy hearing how martial arts has helped change my students’ lives.

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Elite martial arts training for kids, teens, and adults

Kovar's martial arts program blends various styles, including Mixed Martial Arts, Kenpo, Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Kendo, Judo, Taekwondo, and more, catering to diverse interests and providing a well-rounded training experience.

See why parents and students love Kovar's Satori Academy!

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Anand Palanisamy
May 6, 2024
We really like Kovar’s Folsom, the coaches are very friendly and knowledgeable. My son says It’s really fun and entertaining for him and he enjoys it a LOT! It has been a positive experience for our family and would definitely recommend to other people!
Susan Muse
April 15, 2024
Our family of four has trained at Kovars for 11 years. My children basically grew up at Kovars and I could not have asked for a better influence than the instructors. Beyond martial arts, they learned many valuable life lessons here.
Michael Putnam
April 12, 2024
Kovar’s Folsom have been truly fantastic. Our two sons love going there and we love seeing them grow and learn. The leader and instructors are all genuinely good people who work hard to make it a fun environment while also instilling discipline and great work ethic into the students. We’ve gone hiking with the school, they routinely hold special events that allow us as parents to drop the kids off in a safe place and enjoy a night out, and they communicate so well with us (and the students). We appreciate them very much.
Dave Nelson
April 11, 2024
I love this place. Great family friendly environment to learn. Spare and bag work every class; true hands on self defense!
Kacee Wilson
April 9, 2024
Kovars has been such an amazing experience for both of my children. It has helped tremendously with their self confidence and self controll. I highly recommend the Kovars location in Folsom .
Clair Stevenson
March 27, 2024
Love this studio! Family friendly setting for all ages, and a healthy dose of discipline mixed with self control. Amanda Berling is an angel, and Shihan Sipes is great with the kids. You'll love this school!
Chermaine Zimmerman
March 20, 2024
This dojo is great with kids and adults alike. My family has been training here for over a year and I am still amazed at how we learn something new every class. Shihan Sipes is the perfect balance of serious and playful while Ms.Burling is so patient and sweet; they definitely make an awesome team! If you are thinking about getting into martial arts check them out you won’t regret it!
Diana Roffman
March 2, 2024
It is a great club. Spent a month with my granddaughter. She attended twice a week and I observed her while there. I Was very impressed with the staff and teaching skills. The teachers greeted everyone, and ready to help the students improve their skills. The knowledge that was shared for handling every day occurances to help them think of positive ways to achieve their goals, was impressive.
Megan Vickers
August 1, 2023

We enrolled at Kovar’s as soon as my son turned 4 and we absolutely love it! My son’s attention span, concentration, and respect have all noticeably improved. Even his teachers at his preschool noticed a change in him after he started at Kovar’s. He loves coming to class and participating in all the fun extra activities that Kovar’s organizes. We have brought several friends to Buddy Day and recommend Kovar’s to all of our friends. Everyone at the Academy seems genuinely invested in my son’s development and success. We love it here and will be here for years to come!

Kevin Koyama
July 31, 2023

My 4 year old son and 6 year old daughter attend classes at this location and absolutely love it!  I like the combination of physical and soft skill lessons like listening that are taught and reinforced each session.  I also like the convenience of being able to come on the days that work for my schedule vs having a set day. It makes it manageable with a busy work and travel schedule to keep the kids active.

Samone Harris
July 19, 2023

Since my son has started kovars in January, there have been nothing but great things that have came from this experience.. more focus, more respect, more self discipline, and tools for self defense.. each staff member is kind and patient with the kids and know all the kids name on day one. It is a safe and clean space. 10/10 recommend for anybody whose child needs some extra help.

Shankari Arcot
July 13, 2023

Shihan Sipes is a fantastic teacher. He sets boundaries and expectations and my son has grown leaps and bounds. We were recommend to this school by our martial arts teacher who is no longer teaching. We have recommend a lot of our friends here. We can't be happier. And let's not forget Amanda, her service is top notch

Andrey Klyuchka
July 11, 2023

I can't express enough how delighted I am with the experience. The instructors at this studio are exceptional (especially Jeramy!) they are highly skilled in martial arts and incredibly patient and nurturing with the kids. I highly recommend this karate studio to any parent looking to introduce their child to martial arts in a safe and encouraging environment.

Tina Scholz
July 6, 2023

My daughter has been at the Folsom location for the last year and never once have I had to argue the facts that she needed to go to class.   She loves learning all the different styles this Dojo and Sensa has to offer.

Khamphay Phongsavath
July 4, 2022

Great school!!!! I did my research along with advices from family who is in Martial Arts school of karate. The teachers and staff are extraordinary!!! My child loves going to this school 5-6 days a week. Very supported and understanding staff and teachers. I can say " to believed is to see if for yourself " Any reviews is not as good as seeing it yourself in person that is the FACT!!!

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Programs for all ages

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Explore our class schedule

Academy Hours
2:30p – 9:00p
2:30p – 9:00p
2:30p – 9:00p
2:30p – 9:00p
2:30p – 8:00p
9:00a – 12:00p
Junior Classes
Lil' Samurai
3:30p – 4:00p
6:00p – 6:30p
4:30p – 5:00p
5:45p – 6:15p
3:30p – 4:00p
6:00p – 6:30p
4:30p – 5:00p
5:45p – 6:15p
3:30p – 4:00p
11:00a – 11:30a
Junior Beginner
4:00p – 4:45p
6:30p – 7:15p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:00p – 5:45p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:30p – 7:15p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:00p – 5:45p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:00p – 6:45p
11:30a – 12:15p
Junior Intermediate
4:00p – 4:45p
6:30p – 7:15p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:00p – 5:45p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:30p – 7:15p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:00p – 5:45p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:00p – 6:45p
10:15a – 11:00a
11:30a – 12:15p
Junior Advanced
4:00p – 4:45p
6:30p – 7:15p
5:00p – 5:45p
6:15p – 7:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:30p – 7:15p
5:00p – 5:45p
6:15p – 7:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:00p – 6:45p
10:15a – 11:00a
Junior Black Belt
4:00p – 4:45p
6:30p – 7:15p
5:00p – 5:45p
6:15p – 7:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:30p – 7:15p
5:00p – 5:45p
6:15p – 7:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:00p – 6:45p
10:15a – 11:00a
Junior Black Belt Prep
6:00p – 6:45p
Demo Team (Invitation Only)
11:00a – 12:00p
Birthday Parties
By Appointment
Teen & Adult Classes
Kenpo (All Ranks)
5:00p – 6:00p
7:15p – 8:15p
7:00p – 8:00p
5:00p – 6:00p
7:15p – 8:15p
7:00p – 8:00p
5:00p – 6:00p
9:00a – 10:00a
Black Belt
5:00p – 6:00p
7:15p – 8:15p
7:00p – 8:00p
5:00p – 6:00p
7:15p – 8:15p
7:00p – 8:00p
5:00p – 6:00p
9:00a – 10:00a
Krav Maga Beginner
6:15p – 7:15p
6:15p – 7:15p
Krav Maga Intermediate
7:15p – 8:15p
7:15p – 8:15p
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
11:30a – 12:30p
8:00p – 9:00p
11:30a – 12:30p
8:00p – 9:00p
11:30a – 12:30p
Academy Hours
2:30p - 8:00p
2:30p - 8:00p
2:30p - 8:00p
2:30p - 8:00p
2:30p - 8:00p
Junior Classes
Lil' Samurai
3:30p - 4:00p
5:00p - 5:30p
3:30p - 4:00p
5:00p - 5:30p
3:30p - 4:00p
Juniors
4:15p - 4:55p
5:00p - 5:40p
3:30p - 4:10p
4:15p - 4:55p
4:15p - 4:55p
5:00p - 5:40p
3:30p - 4:10p
4:15p - 4:55p
4:15p - 4:55p
5:00p - 5:40p
Junior Black Belt
6:45p - 7:45p
6:45p - 7:45p
Teen & Adult Classes
Adults and Teens
5:45p - 6:45p
5:45p - 6:45p
5:45p - 6:45p
5:45p - 6:45p
5:45p - 6:45p
Adult and Teens Black Belt
6:45p - 7:45p
6:45p - 7:45p
Misc
Black Belt Prep
6:45p - 7:45p
Academy Hours
2:30p – 8:30p
2:30p – 8:30p
2:30p – 8:30p
2:30p – 8:30p
2:30p – 7:30p
9:00a – 1:00p
Junior Classes
Lil' Samurai
3:30p – 4:00p
5:45p – 6:15p
3:30p – 4:00p
5:45p – 6:15p
3:30p – 4:00p
11:00a – 11:30a
Junior (All Ranks)
6:30p – 7:15p
6:30p – 7:15p
6:30p – 7:15p
6:30p – 7:15p
Junior
(White – Orange)
5:45p – 6:30p
3:30p – 4:15p
5:45p – 6:30p
3:30p – 4:15p
4:00p – 4:45p
10:00a – 10:30a
Junior
(Orange - Blue)
5:00p – 5:45p
4:15p – 5:00p
5:00p – 5:45p
4:15p – 5:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
10:00a – 10:30a
Junior
(Red - Advanced Brown)
4:15p – 5:00p
4:15p – 5:00p
4:15p – 5:00p
4:15p – 5:00p
4:45p – 5:30p
10:30a – 11:00a
Junior (Black Belt)
4:15p – 5:00p
4:15p – 5:00p
5:00p – 5:45p
4:15p – 5:00p
4:15p – 5:00p
5:00p – 5:45p
4:45p – 5:30p
10:30a – 11:00a
Junior Black Belt Prep
5:30p – 6:15p
Birthday Parties
By Appointment
Teen & Adult Classes
All Ranks
7:15p – 8:15p
7:15p – 8:15p
7:15p – 8:15p
7:15p – 8:15p
6:15p – 7:15p
9:00a – 10:00a
Black Belt
5:00p – 5:45p
5:00p – 5:45p
Black Belt Prep
5:30p – 6:15p
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
8:15p – 9:00p
8:15p – 9:00p
Academy Hours
3:15p – 9:00p
3:15p – 8:30p
3:00p – 8:30p
3:00p – 9:00p
3:00p – 8:30p
8:30a – 11:45a
Junior Classes
Lil’ Samurai
(all ages)
3:30p – 4:00p
5:30p – 6:00p
3:30p – 4:00p
5:30p – 6:00p
3:30p – 4:00p
5:30p – 6:00p
3:30p – 4:00p
5:30p – 6:00p
3:30p – 4:00p
11:15a – 11:45a
Juniors (White – Advanced Brown Belt)
3:15p – 4:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:00p – 6:45p
3:15p – 4:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:00p – 6:45p
6:45p – 7:30p
3:15p – 4:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:00p – 6:45p
3:15p – 4:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:00p – 6:45p
6:45p – 7:30p
3:15p – 4:00p
10:30a – 11:15a
Junior Sparring
4:00p – 4:45p
Demo Team (Invitation Only)
4:45p – 6:30p
Birthday Parties
By Appointment
Teen & Adult Classes
Teens/Adults/Jr. Black Belts
4:45p – 5:30p
7:30p – 8:15p
4:45p – 5:30p
7:30p – 8:15p
4:45p – 5:30p
7:30p – 8:15p
4:45p – 5:30p
7:30p – 8:15p
7:30p – 8:15p
9:00a – 9:45a
Sparring
8:15p – 9:00p
8:15p – 9:00p
Black Belt Prep
5:45p – 7:30p
8:30a – 9:15a
TNT Leadership Training (Invitation only)
5:30p - 6:00p
8:15p – 9:00p
Family Training Classes
Family Training Classes
6:45p – 7:30p
6:45p – 7:30p
9:45a -10:30a
Academy Hours
3:00p – 9:00p
3:00p – 8:30p
3:00p – 9:00p
3:00p – 8:30p
3:30p – 8:00p
9:00a – 11:30a
Junior Classes
Mini Samurai
3:00p – 3:30p
3:00p – 3:30p
4:30p – 5:00p
Lil' Samurai (Parent Participation)
3:30p – 4:00p
3:30p – 4:00p
4:30p – 5:00p
Lil' Samurai (Independent)
3:30p – 4:00p
5:30p – 6:00p
3:30p – 4:00p
5:30p – 6:00p
4:00p – 4:30p
10:00a – 10:30a
Junior Beginners (White-Gold)
5:30p – 6:15p
6:15p – 7:00p
5:30p – 6:15p
6:15p – 7:00p
5:00p – 5:45p
10:30a – 11:15a
Junior Intermediate (Orange-Blue)
5:30p – 6:15p
6:15p – 7:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
4:45p – 5:30p
5:30p – 6:15p
6:15p – 7:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
4:45p – 5:30p
5:00p – 5:45p
10:30a – 11:15a
Junior Advanced (Red-Adv. Brown)
4:00p – 4:45p
6:15p – 7:00p
4:45p – 5:30p
4:00p – 4:45p
6:15p – 7:00p
4:00p – 4:45p
5:00p – 5:45p
10:30a – 11:15a
Junior Black Belt
4:00p – 4:45p
7:30p – 8:15p
4:00p – 4:45p
7:30p – 8:15p
Junior Sparring
11:15a – 11:30a
Junior Jiu Jitsu
4:45p – 5:30p
4:45p – 5:30p
Junior Black Belt Prep
7:15p – 8:15p
5:45p – 6:15p
Demo Team (Invitation Only)
5:00p – 6:00p
TNT (invitation only)
6:00p – 7:00p
Birthday Parties
By Appointment
Teen & Adult Classes
Teen (White-Adv. Brown)
4:45p – 5:30p
4:45p – 5:30p
9:00a – 10:00a
Teen (Black Belt)
6:00p – 7:15p
7:30p – 8:15p
6:00p – 7:15p
7:30p – 8:15p
9:00a – 10:00a
Adults (White-Adv. Brown)
7:00p – 8:00p
6:00p – 6:45p
7:00p – 8:00p
6:00p – 6:45p
6:15p – 7:00p
9:00a – 10:00a
Adults (Black Belt)
6:00p – 7:15p
6:00p – 7:15p
6:15p – 7:00p
9:00a – 10:00a
Adult Jiu Jitsu
8:00p – 9:00p
8:00p – 9:00p
Teen/Adult Open Mat
11:30a – 12:30p
Teen/Adult
Black Belt Prep
7:15p – 8:15p
5:45p – 6:15p
Teen/Adult TNT (invitation only)
7:15p – 8:15p
Academy Hours
3:00p – 7:30p
3:00p – 7:30p
3:00p – 7:30p
3:00p – 7:30p
3:00p – 7:00p
Junior Classes
Lil’ Samurai (all ages)
4:00p – 4:30p
5:15p – 5:45p
6:00p – 6:30p
4:00p – 4:30p
5:15p – 5:45p
6:00p – 6:30p
4:30p – 5:00p
Juniors (Beginners)
5:45p – 6:30p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:15p – 6:00p
5:45p – 6:30p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:15p – 6:00p
5:00p – 5:30p
Juniors (Intermediate)
4:15p – 5:00p
5:45p – 6:30p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:15p – 6:00p
4:30p – 5:15p
5:45p – 6:30p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:15p – 6:00p
5:00p – 5:30p
5:30p – 6:00p
Juniors (Advanced)
4:15p – 5:00p
5:45p – 6:30p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:15p – 6:00p
4:30p – 5:15p
5:45p – 6:30p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:15p – 6:00p
5:30p – 6:00p
Birthday Parties
By Appointment
Teen & Adult Classes
Teens/Adults/Jr. Black Belts
6:30p – 7:15p
4:30p – 5:15p
6:30p – 7:15p
6:30p – 7:15p
4:30p – 5:15p
6:30p – 7:15p
6:00p – 6:30p
Academy Hours
10:00a – 11:00a
2:30p – 9:00p
3:30p – 9:00p
10:00a – 11:00a
2:30p – 9:30p
3:30p – 9:00p
2:30p – 7:00p
8:00a – 12:00p
Junior Classes
Lil' Samurai
2:30p – 3:00p
5:45p – 6:15p
4:15p – 4:45p
5:00p – 5:30p
2:30p – 3:00p
5:45p – 6:15p
4:15p – 4:45p
5:00p – 5:30p
2:30p – 3:00p
Junior (All Ranks)
3:30p – 4:10p
5:45p – 6:25p
3:30p – 4:10p
5:45p – 6:25p
3:30p – 4:10p
10:00a – 10:40a
Junior (White-Green)
3:30p – 4:10p
5:00p – 5:40p
3:30p – 4:10p
5:00p – 5:40p
Junior (Purple-Adv Brown)
3:30p – 4:10p
4:15p – 4:55p
5:00p – 5:40p
3:30p – 4:10p
4:15p – 4:55p
5:00p – 5:40p
Junior (Black Belt)
4:15p – 4:55p
7:30p – 8:15p
4:15p – 4:55p
7:30p – 8:15p
4:15p – 5:00p
9:00a – 9:45a
Junior Black Belt Prep
5:15p – 6:00p
Demo Team Practice
10:45a – 11:30a
Birthday Parties
By Appointment
Teen & Adult Classes
Teen/Adult (All Ranks)
7:15p – 8:00p
6:30p – 7:15p
7:15p – 8:00p
6:30p – 7:15p
4:15p – 5:00p
9:00a – 9:45a
Teen/Adult (1st + Adv Degree Black Belt)
6:30p – 7:15p
7:30p – 8:15p
6:30p – 7:15p
7:30p – 8:15p
9:00a – 9:45a
Adult (All Ranks)
8:00a - 8:45a
8:00a - 8:45a
Teen/Adult Black Belt Prep
8:00p – 9:00p
Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
8:15p – 9:15p
8:15p – 9:15p
TNT (Invitation Only)
11:45a – 12:30p
Academy Hours
2:30p – 9:45p
2:30p – 9:00p
2:30p – 9:45p
2:30p – 9:30p
2:30p – 8:00p
8:30a – 12:00p
Junior Classes
Lil’ Samurai (All Ranks)
3:45p – 4:15p
2:45p – 3:15p
3:15p – 3:45p
3:45p – 4:15p
2:45p – 3:15p
3:15p – 3:45p
3:15p – 3:45p
4:30p – 5:00p
10:15a – 10:45a
10:45a – 11:15a
Lil’ Samurai (Beginner)
5:45p – 6:15p
5:45p – 6:15p
Lil’ Samurai (Advanced)
6:15p – 6:45p
6:15p – 6:45p
Junior (All Ranks)
6:45p – 7:30p
6:45p – 7:30p (Z)
3:00p – 3:45p
6:45p – 7:30p
6:45p – 7:30p (Z)
3:45p – 4:30p
5:00p – 5:45p
9:30a – 10:15a
Junior Beginner & Intermediate (White – Blue)
4:15p – 5:00p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:15p – 6:00p
6:00p – 6:45p
4:15p – 5:00p
3:45p – 4:30p
5:15p – 6:00p
6:00p – 6:45p
Junior Intermediate & Advanced (Orange – Adv. Brown)
4:30p – 5:15p
4:30p – 5:15p
Junior Advanced & Black Belt (Red – Jr. Black Belt)
5:00p – 5:45p
5:00p – 5:45p
Junior Black Belt
4:30p – 5:15p
4:30p – 5:15p
Birthday Parties
By Appointment
Teen & Adult Classes
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
8:30p – 9:30p
11:15a – 12:15p
Demo Team - Kicking Class
6:45p – 7:30p
Demo Team Practice
7:30p – 8:15p
Teen (All Ranks)
4:30p – 5:15p
4:30p – 5:15p
Adult (All Ranks)
6:45p – 7:45p (ZD)
6:45p – 7:45p (ZD)
Teen & Adult (All Ranks)
7:30p – 8:15p
7:30p – 8:15p
5:45p – 6:30p
8:30a – 9:30a
Teen & Adult Black Belt
7:45p – 8:15p
7:45p – 8:15p
Z – Class is offered on Zoom only
ZD – class has both Zoom and Dojo Option

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Address & Phone

325-A East Bidwell

Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 789-1353
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