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

Dana Jenks
August 17, 2022

Such an encouraging program for my 3rd grader. We have been going since he was 6.  The instructors work magic with him and he is always happier when he leaves and repeats some great lessons about being a good person outside of class. I would highly recommend.

Ben Combs
October 17, 2019

I have trained in this location for a number of years in Krav Maga. The instructors create a safe and encouraging environment for all ages, skill levels, and levels of conditioning. They have an obvious level of proficiency in the curriculum that has been published by the Krav Maga Alliance while still being able to expand with tips on how maneuvers may be applied more effectively. Krav Maga is the quickest route from knowing absolutely nothing about defending yourself to becoming an able combatant in a variety of situations, and each level builds upon the previous one (from learning how to throw a proper punch in level 1 through defending from an armed assailant on the other side of a countertop in levels 5 and 6).Beyond the high quality of instruction, the sense of team and camaraderie that I experience with my fellow students is built quickly and strongly. This is because it is a unique experience that you are sharing with these people and you have to trust them to practice safely just as they must trust you. Class after class of sweating, training and sparring with the same people is a relationship that you can only know if you've been party to it. I have built friendships with these people that I see twice a week for an hour far more quickly than I do with people at work that I see every day for 8 hours.

Sherry Kirton
February 4, 2017

They really care about the whole development of each child, teen, and adult. The staff works with the parents to encourage a positive self-love and awareness of the effect each student has on those around them. Students of every age learn to treat everyone with respect and to work toward accomplishing goals in every part of their lives.Class hours are flexible.Space is clean and the staff is excellent. Family is encouraged to stay and watch the classes and to special events including belt promotions.

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

Eric Seyfried
February 23, 2024
My 8 year loves this place! She looks forward to martial arts every time. It’s good vibes all around. It’s affordable, especially with how much you get to go!
Natalie Sagabaen
July 6, 2023

Long overdue review! My oldest son joined Kovar’s in 2019. Even as a 5 year old he was instantly engaged. Kovar’s teaches mixed martial arts and different forms from all over the world. Adding weapons and even sprinkling in Jujitsu there’s so much he has learned and has fun doing it! The instructors are amazing with little kids and I love how they keep the energy upbeat. My youngest son started at 4 years old and still loves coming to class 2 1/2 years later. Kovar’s is like our extended family now. I’m truly grateful for all they do.

Anne Nicholls
May 15, 2023

In November 2022, our 4 year old son started his Karate journey at Kovar's Satori Academy and here we are in March 2023 at his Yellow Belt Promotion! We are so proud of his dedication, enthusiasm, motivation, confidence, discipline, respect, coordination, grace and focus.

Special thanks to Auntie DeeDee and her friends, Dave and Tim Kovar, for recommending Kovar's in Natomas to us, and to Sensei Mir, Renshi Allen, Renshi Sieglitz, Sempai Shahid, Sempai Michehl, Renshi Gonsales, Ms. Hannah, all of the instructors and student assistants that work with these vibrant children with such patience, grace and encouragement; and thanks to the Natomas Demo Team for their amazing performance!

Chris Tatro
July 3, 2023

I went there from maybe 2016 to 2020. Loved all of my instructors and I learned a lot.

Jonathan Faridian
June 12, 2019

Excellent place to come in train. Teresa is a very knowledgeable and fun instructor. She does an amazing job helping us drill technique and learn application of different Krav skills. Best gym ever, would highly recommend to anyone looking to get into Krav Maga for self defense skills. Will be a student for life and looking forward to continue the journey to black belt at this gym.

Jayme Putnam
August 23, 2023
Kovars Folsom, Shihan Sipes, and his awesome team of instructors continue to pour into our boys with their kid-friendly curriculum, experience, and super fun environment. Learning and practicing Mixed Martial Arts every week is building up our boys confidence,their physical and mental strength, and gives them a skill to work at and be proud of. We LOVE Kovars Folsom!
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Little Samurai

Ages 4-6

In Lil’ Samurai classes, children learn in small groups, each receiving the personalized instruction they need to grasp every technique and gain confidence on and off the mat.


Ages 7-12

Juniors classes provide a safe, judgment-free environment where your child can learn self-defense and conflict resolution techniques alongside their peers.

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Martial arts is more than an activity – it’s an opportunity for your child to grow as a person

The benefits of martial arts go beyond physical fitness. At Kovar’s, your child will develop the necessary skills to be the best versions of themselves.

Ready to watch your child’s confidence soar?

50% Off Trial: Try 2-Weeks Of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes For Only $19.95

Choose from nine convenient locations

What makes Martial Arts different from other sports?

While participating in other sports or activities can benefit your child, no other sport can provide the level of discipline, challenge, or emotional competency that Kovar's Martial Arts can.

Improves Physical Fitness
Provides Social Opportunities
Instills Discipline and Focus
Teaches Self-Defense
Decreases Likelihood of Being Bullied
Consistently Builds Confidence
Training For Preventing Bullying
Everyone Participates

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Attend Your First Class

At orientation, you’ll meet your Program Director, who will share more about Kovar’s and introduce your child to their instructor and classmates.

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Frequently asked questions

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?

How often are classes held?

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

Monday - Friday: 3-9 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.

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.

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!