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

Lisa Bartuska
May 17, 2013

Top notch instructors.  Well run program. My kids have learned a lot and enjoy it.  Great staff.  They care about their students both in and out of class.

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.

Nicholas Wang
May 17, 2017

I've been attending Kovars at the Laguna location for about a decade now; since I was four years old. It has not only taught me how to defend myself and increased my physical strength, but also showed me how to be a better person. Kovars instructors and fellow students have bonds that make us all a family. We are taught core values like peace, optimism, and humility as well as the principles of black belt: modesty, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, courage, and indomitable spirit. Your experience at Kovars will change, challenge, and shape you into an awesome person. It is one of THE BEST parts of my life and his shown me even through the hard bits that I can get back up again and keep fighting.

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!!!

Samone Harris
July 19, 2023

Since my son has started kovars in January, there have been nothing but great things that have came from this experience.. more focus, more respect, more self discipline, and tools for self defense.. each staff member is kind and patient with the kids and know all the kids name on day one. It is a safe and clean space. 10/10 recommend for anybody whose child needs some extra help.

Kate Tolon
July 26, 2023

A place to learn and build character.All the instructors are warm and inviting. My daughter and nephew absolutely love all of them.We are so happy to have found this place and highly recommend it to families with little ones!

Kelly Hall
September 16, 2019

What a gem! The instructors are fabulous- always taking a positive reinforcement position when teaching. Great curriculum, engaging lessons, thorough communication. We are so honored to be part of this studio!

Stacy Smith
August 8, 2022

My son began taking classes at Kovars in the 6th grade. He has benefited from the instructors and the teaching, and earned his black belt August 2021. He continues to grow in his skill and is now enrolled in their Teacher In Training program where he is allowed to participate in helping with classes. I cannot recommend this dojo enough.

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.

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

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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!