Jennifer Anaya
Jennifer Anaya
Jennifer Anaya
Program Director
Kovar's Belt Rank
1st Degree Black Belt
Training since
2018
Kovar's employee since
2014
Other Styles
Personal Statement

As a "karate mom” for over 15 years, I've seen the positive benefits of martial arts on both of my children. In 2014, I became a part of the Kovar’s Waterman family, helping to run their fitness program, and I began training shortly after. I love the Kovar’s community at the Waterman location and I'm excited to be in the role of Program Director so I can share all of the wonderful things about Martial Arts that I experience as a parent.

Mariah Faris-Higa
Mariah Faris-Higa
Mariah Faris-Higa
Head Instructor
Kovar's Belt Rank
3rd Degree Black Belt
Training since
2013
Kovar's employee since
2018
Other Styles
Black Belt in Okinawan Kobudo and Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Personal Statement

I've got a secret... my positive outlook didn't happen naturally. It’s something I work on and practice EVERY day, and some days it's really hard. From my martial arts training at Kovar's, | learned to focus on “Kyushu” which means optimism. I look for the good in all people and situations. I accept that the challenges I face may be difficult to navigate, but they may also offer opportunities I would never have expected. I have learned that the hard times I have gone through make the good times even sweeter. I believe that all humans are deserving of respect AND I'm taking it one step further: you deserve for me to find the good in you, even if you can't see it for yourself.

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Family-friendly martial arts training

At Kovar's Martial Arts in Elk Grove - Waterman, we offer exceptional training that includes specialized martial arts programs for kids, teens, and adults. Our skilled instructors create a welcoming and safe environment where your child can develop their martial arts skills and build strong character.

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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Kate Tolon
July 26, 2023

A place to learn and build character.All the instructors are warm and inviting. My daughter and nephew absolutely love all of them.We are so happy to have found this place and highly recommend it to families with little ones!

Martina Lalin
August 14, 2022

My son is always excited to go to his classes! He loves the instructors and the new friends that he met at the dojo! Instructors are so helpful, patient and friendly!


Naween Lal
June 22, 2023

My both girls go here. Its great for building self confidence, be active and learn some karate.


Ashley Cress
November 8, 2022

Kovars is one of the best things that has happened to my children. They love it here so much. They feel like they have a second family. They are learning so much. I love seeing there faces when they are training. My daughter is wanting to become an instructor. She is so dedicated and has learned a lot. My son is learning as well and learning more and more every day. Everyone that works there knows everyone and is so friendly and positive. Would recommend 100 percent. Thank you

Tia Guzman
April 21, 2021

My son has been apart of the academy for a little over 2 years and we absolutely love all of the instructors and the program overall! They are always so helpful and really involved and care about helping your child succeed not only with karate but also at home. They are always available for any and everything we might need for assistance with our son. HIGHLY RECOMEND for any child and also if you child is having trouble with focus this academy is awesome!!!!!!!

Stacy Smith
August 8, 2022

My son began taking classes at Kovars in the 6th grade. He has benefited from the instructors and the teaching, and earned his black belt August 2021. He continues to grow in his skill and is now enrolled in their Teacher In Training program where he is allowed to participate in helping with classes. I cannot recommend this dojo enough.

Jessica Bauer
November 7, 2022

My son (8 years old) was struggling with school and social anxiety. Kovar’s helps students with confidence and everyday life issues. Each class they have a teachable moment for mental well-being as well as physical activity. After just 2 classes, my son’s performance drastically changed at school. Instructors are personable and friendly and the entire program is supportive. Absolutely love Kovar’s Satori Academy. Highly recommend.

Andi Shaw
August 15, 2022

We love Kovar's Waterman and really every Kovar's my son has gotten to attend. They have the best staff. Our family greatly appreciates them. Thank you Kovars for being so awesome!


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
8:00p – 9:00p
8:00p – 9:00p
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
Academy Hours
3:15p – 9:00p
3:15p – 8:30p
3:00p – 8:30p
3:00p – 9:00p
3:00p – 8:30p
8:30a – 11:30a
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
10:45a – 11:15a
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
4:00p – 4:45p
10:00a – 10:45a
Demo Team (Invitation Only)
4:45p – 5:45p
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
8:30a – 9:15a
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
9:15a -10:00a
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
Lil' Samurai
3:30p – 4:00p
5:00p – 5:30p
3:30p – 4:00p
5:30p – 6:00p
3:30p – 4:00p
5:00p – 5:30p
3:30p – 4:00p
5:30p – 6:00p
4:00p – 4:30p
10:00a – 10:30a
Junior (All Ranks)
6:15p – 7:00p
6:15p – 7:00p
6:15p – 7:00p
6:15p – 7:00p
5:30p – 6:15p
10:30a – 11:15a
Junior Beginner & Intermediate
(White – Blue)
5:30p – 6:15p
4:00p – 4:45p
5:30p – 6:15p
4:00p – 4:45p
Junior Advanced & Black Belt
(Red – Jr. Black Belt)
4:00p – 4:45p
5:30p – 6:15p
4:00p – 4:45p
5:30p – 6:15p
Junior Jiu Jitsu
4:45p – 5:30p
4:45p – 5:30p
Junior Black Belt Prep
4:30p – 5:30p
Demo Team (Invitation Only)
4:30p – 5:30p
TNT (invitation only)
5:30p – 6:30p
Birthday Parties
By Appointment
Teen & Adult Classes
Teen & Adult (All Ranks)
4:15p – 5:00p
7:00p – 8:00p
4:45p – 5:30p
7:00p – 8:00p
4:15p – 5:00p
7:00p – 8:00p
4:45p – 5:30p
7:00p – 8:00p
6:15p – 7:00p
9:00a – 10:00a
Adult Jiu Jitsu
8:00p – 9:00p
8:00p – 9:00p
7:00p –8:00p
Teen/Adult
Black Belt Prep
7:00p – 8:00p
7:00p – 8:00p
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)
5:00p – 5:30p
5:45p – 6:15p
5:00p – 5:30p
5:45p – 6:15p
4:30p – 5:00p
Juniors (White – Advanced Brown Belt)
4:15p – 5:00p
5:45p – 6:30p
5:00p – 5:45p
4:15p – 5:00p
5:45p – 6:30p
5:00p – 5:45p
5:00p – 5:45p
Birthday Parties
By Appointment
Teen & Adult Classes
Teens/Adults/Jr. Black Belts
6:30p – 7:15p
4:15p – 5:00p
6:30p – 7:15p
6:30p – 7:15p
4:15p – 5:00p
6:30p – 7:15p
5:45p – 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
6:30p – 7:00p
4:15p – 4:45p
5:00p – 5:30p
2:30p – 3:00p
6:30p – 7:00p
4:15p – 4:45p
5:00p – 5:30p
2:30p – 3:00p
Junior All Ranks
3:30p – 4:10p
5:00p – 5:40p
5:45p – 6:25p
3:30p – 4:10p
5:45p – 6:25p
3:30p – 4:10p
5:00p – 5:40p
5:45p – 6:25p
3:30p – 4:10p
5:45p – 6:25p
3:30p – 4:10p
10:00a – 10:40a
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
5:00p – 6:00p
Demo Team Practice
10:45a – 11:30a
Birthday Parties
By Appointment
Teen & Adult Classes
Teen/Adult (All Ranks)
10:00a – 10:45a
7:15p – 8:00p
6:30p – 7:15p
10:00a – 10:45a
7:15p – 8:00p
6:30p – 7:15p
4:15p – 5:00p
9:00a – 9:45a
Teen/Adult (Black Belt)
4:15p – 4:55p
7:30p – 8:15p
4:15p – 4:55p
7:30p – 8:15p
9:00a – 9:45a
Teen/Adult Black Belt Prep
6:30p – 7:30p
Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
8:15p – 9:15p
8:15p – 9:15p
TNT Invitation Only)
11:30a – 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
3:15p – 3:45p
3:45p – 4:15p
3:15p – 3:45p
3:15p – 3:45p
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
6:00p – 6:45p
4:15p – 5:00p
3:45p – 4:30p
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

9320 Elk Grove Blvd.

Elk Grove, CA 95624

(916) 714-3390
@kovarswaterman
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