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

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.

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!
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.

M'leesa Rogers
May 18, 2022

My son has been coming here for 3 weeks. He has a hard time focusing for long periods of time and he can be quite emotional on a not so great day but WOW. Everyone at Kovars is SO incredibly patient and kind. We do a lot of activities and I have NEVER seen so many people as a group or individually be so good with children. Even with larger groups, they find a way to individually make every child feel included and they do such a good job at cheering each kid on and making sure they know what to do and how to do it.

Robert Du Gaue
December 6, 2022

Beat place in town for Martial Arts, both kids and adults.

Justin Hurst
April 22, 2018

Dave Kovar is not just a fantastic person but runs an incredible company. Not only do you learn to defend yourself but you also become a better and more disciplined person.

Trace Bowers
December 13, 2022

Kovar's is a fantastic program for kids from toddlers to teens. And all the instructors are great with kids!!!

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

Khamphay Phongsavath
July 4, 2022

Great school!!!! I did my research along with advices from family who is in Martial Arts school of karate. The teachers and staff are extraordinary!!! My child loves going to this school 5-6 days a week. Very supported and understanding staff and teachers. I can say " to believed is to see if for yourself " Any reviews is not as good as seeing it yourself in person that is the FACT!!!

Naween Lal
June 22, 2023

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

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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.