By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. View our Privacy Policy for more information.

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

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!

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.

Vincent Bardini
July 7, 2023

Highly recommend!

My daughter (Age 4) just started 3 weeks ago and was a bit apprehensive about stepping onto the mat for her first class. The instructor's noticed this and approached her in a calm and collected manner putting her at ease, and then invited her onto the mat. Having no experience, she was still able to follow along as the focused on the fundamentals.

3 weeks later, no apprehension about stepping onto the mat and she loves all her instructors. Her words to me yesterday as we were leaving "the instructors are all really nice!"

My favorite part, beside her newfound courage, is the sense of appreciation the team has for their students and families. They want to see their students succeed.

Trishna Patel
September 13, 2018

I began training with Kovars when I was 11. Without Kovars, I wouldn’t be the driven, goal oriented, self-disciplined person that I am today. Exceptional group of leaders that will help you lead a healthier, safer, and happier lifestyle.

Tina Scholz
July 6, 2023

My daughter has been at the Folsom location for the last year and never once have I had to argue the facts that she needed to go to class.   She loves learning all the different styles this Dojo and Sensa has to offer.

Chris Tatro
July 3, 2023

I went there from maybe 2016 to 2020. Loved all of my instructors and I learned a lot.

Shankari Arcot
July 13, 2023

Shihan Sipes is a fantastic teacher. He sets boundaries and expectations and my son has grown leaps and bounds. We were recommend to this school by our martial arts teacher who is no longer teaching. We have recommend a lot of our friends here. We can't be happier. And let's not forget Amanda, her service is top notch

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.

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.

Naween Lal
June 22, 2023

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

Across The Greater Sacramento Area
Instructors & Program Directors
Serving The Sacramento Community
girl holding fists upgirl holding fists up
children holding fists up

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.

boy wearing boxing gloves

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?

students sitting on floorstudents sitting on floor

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!