Our Team

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Dave Kovar, Founder and Chief Training Officer
Dave Kovar founded Kovar’s Martial Arts in 1978. An internationally renowned instructor with black belt degrees in ten different martial arts styles, Dave is recognized as a “Trainer of Trainers.”

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Collective Experience

The backgrounds of our instructors are diversified among many martial arts styles. They include:

  • Kenpo/Karate
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Capoeira
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Escrima
  • Okinawan Kobudo
  • Jeet Kune Do
  • Iaido
  • Doce-Pares
  • Krav Maga
 

Richard Mack

Cameron Park

Head Instructor

Mason Hunt

Cameron Park

Instructor

Alma Cardoso

Carmichael

Head Instructor

Kelli Brown

Carmichael

Program Director

Jared Evers

Carmichael

Assistant Manager

Patrick Kelly

Elk Grove - Laguna

Head Instructor

Jason Duarte

Elk Grove - Laguna

Instructor

Leigha Aguinaga

Elk Grove - Laguna

Program Director

Jeramy Sipes

Folsom

Academy Manager

Mariah Faris-Higa

Elk Grove-Waterman

Head Instructor

Jennifer Anaya

Elk Grove-Waterman

Program Director

Tim Leard

Elk Grove-Waterman

Instructor

Mark Caswell

Fair Oaks

Head Instructor

Joel Renteria

Fair Oaks

Program Director

Sabrina Hirsch

Fair Oaks

Assistant Manager

Mason Allen

Roseville

Instructor

Chad Shepherd

Roseville

Head Instructor

Kim Ondracek

Roseville

Program Director

Sutter Sieglitz

Sac - Natomas

Head Instructor

Ilya Mir

Sac - Natomas

Program Director