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

Sheri lynn Gansel - Cortez
August 4, 2020

My 5 year old grand daughter s self esteem  has gone up!Unbelievable!She loves  earning the star patches. And it helps teaches her to follow the instructions too

Cassie Durant
September 14, 2023
This is the only sport my daughter has ever expressed interest in and initially I wasn't sure I wanted her to do it. But I have never been so wrong - Kovar's has a "whole child" approach that has made my daughter's life better in every way. The teachers & assistants are awesome, positive, and make her happy to be a part of each and every class. I hope she's a part of Kovar's for years to come.
Heather Borba
July 19, 2023

I was looking for a place for my kids to be physically active. A friend suggested Kovars. Not only is it a place for my kids to get some physical activity they also get amazing life lessons. I love that no matter what the weather, we are inside... when other kiddos are getting rained out at a sporting event we are sitting inside. I also love that I get to choose my days that my kids go. The instructors are great and genuinely care about the students.

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.

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!

April 13, 2022

I love this dojo. The instructors are amazing and really know how to break it down for beginners!

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.

Kevin Koyama
July 31, 2023

My 4 year old son and 6 year old daughter attend classes at this location and absolutely love it!  I like the combination of physical and soft skill lessons like listening that are taught and reinforced each session.  I also like the convenience of being able to come on the days that work for my schedule vs having a set day. It makes it manageable with a busy work and travel schedule to keep the kids active.

Hanna Bachylo
August 11, 2023
I've been apart of Kovar's in Natomas for 2 years and it has been an amazing experience! The instructors are courteous and knowledgeable. The front desks are pretty awesome, kind and helpful too! Would definitely recommend. 20/10!
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.

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Little Samurai

Ages 4-7

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 8-12

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?

Choose from eight 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

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.

Looking for a fun and engaging way to help your child develop important life skills?

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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!