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

Debbie Beldner
July 2, 2023

Best instructors and staff you could ever imagine. Great structure, curriculum and fun. My grandson loves coming to class.

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!

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.

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.

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!!!!!!!

Tino Ramirez
October 3, 2022

Kovar’s is amazing. They empower students to be self-confident and teaches kindness and humility. The instructors teach students character building and to be good human beings as well as self defense. Amazing women and men that teach there.

Maggie M
November 2, 2020

My 4 year old daughter LOVES this place, and so do I! The instructors are so good with the kids, especially Senpai Hunt! He is so great at keeping the kids focused while making class so much fun! I love the valuable life skills that they teach too..."yes sir", introductions, self defense techniques, etc. My kid enjoys to go to class everyday!

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!

Josiah Henderson
August 19, 2021

We love the instructors and program at Kovars at Madison! Our son has learned skills and grown his confidence in his training here. The Kovars staff has evolved so well during the covid pandemic as well. Great team and program.

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.

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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 2-week 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.