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

Elena Baykova
July 2, 2024
Highly recommended. Both of my kids fell in love with this school instantly. Richard and his team are very welcoming, understanding and supportive. Thank you for all you do. 🙏
Kristal brown
June 22, 2024
Kovars has been a life changing experience for my son. He has only been to a few classes and already he loves it and feels like he is accomplishing so much for himself. The teachers are all amazing and make you feel right at home from the minute you walk thru the door. The first night they give them their official white belt and let me tell you he was so proud of himself . We made the right choice choosing Kovars and we cant wait to see his future accomplishments.
Tennison Long
May 25, 2024
Highly recommended karate school - great teachers, lots of class times to choose from, and lots of results and progress are made with the students!
janet kelly
May 18, 2024
The best of the best martial arts school! They truly care about your child and teaching them to defend themselves! Joel does a fantastic job of being in charge. He’s a great role model! We unexpectedly had to leave the area, but can’t wait to get back and be a part of Kovars again!
Cadu Francis
May 17, 2024
Fantastic school for the whole family.
May 16, 2024
My three grandsons have taken classes at Kovar's for the past 10+ years. Exceptional instructors and training.
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!
Cath Pomeroy
April 27, 2024
We’ve been with Kovar’s Laguna for 5 years. What I love the very most at Kovar’s is the instructors. Every single one of them lives the principles of black belt, which they teach their students consistently. They are modest and courteous, they have integrity, they persevere in various circumstances, and they show courage and indomitable spirit. At the end of every class they ask “How do we lead?” The answer is “By example, Sir!” That’s Kovar’s. They love what they teach, and they live what they teach. They show love and respect to each and every student and parent. They are professional and caring and they go the extra mile. We were with them before and during Covid, and we moved out of state, and they still accommodated our unique needs. I look up to these employees and respect and admire them. I watch what they do and hope to be a better parent because of what I learn from them. I love how they talk to the students about how important it is to have these great character traits and to just be a good person.
dallas helwick
April 24, 2024
Justin/Rachael Taylor
April 20, 2024
From the first time we walked in for orientation, this crew has been amazing! We have been going for two weeks, and my daughter is all in. An experience for all ages, but I have to say, the connection with kids and the presentation of values through kindness and hosptality is second to none. A great opportunity for my daughter to make new friends in a teaching environment of respect for self, and others. Classes have become a highlight in our week!
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Achieve balance, strength and confidence

Reach the ultimate harmony of body and mind with a martial arts program designed to help you reach your goals. Kovars blend of martial arts incorporates elements from:  Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kenpo, Eskrima, and Krav Maga. Additionally, we offer  Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at select Kovar's locations, so you can select the program that's right for you.

We take a holistic approach to martial arts, going beyond physical conditioning and focusing on mental development as well. Our instructors are committed to helping you succeed through challenging yet safe environments that motivate learning, with classes available 6 days a week for your convenience.

Discover how you will benefit from martial arts

Are you ready to start your martial arts journey?

Choose from eight convenient locations

Looking for a more specific training style?

Specialty classes available at select Kovar's academies.

Martial arts vs.
other workouts

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Improves Physical Fitness
Reduces Stress
Enhances Self-Confidence
Holistic Mind-Body Growth
Teaches Self-Defense Skills
Prevents Bullying
Community and Camaraderie

Ready to see the benefits of martial arts for yourself?

Sign up for our trial

Fill Out The Form

Click any button on this page and complete the 2-minute form.


Purchase Trial

After submission, you’ll be taken to the checkout page to purchase your trial.


Schedule Orientation

Once checkout is complete, you’ll be redirected to our scheduling page to book your orientation.


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.

You martial arts journey begins now!

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.

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!

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.