See why parents and students love Kovar's Satori Academy!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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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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.
Juniors classes provide a safe, judgment-free environment where your child can learn self-defense and conflict resolution techniques alongside their peers.
Ready to watch your child’s confidence soar?
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
Decreases Likelihood of Being Bullied
Consistently Builds Confidence
Training For Preventing Bullying
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After submission, you’ll be taken to the checkout page to purchase your trial.
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?
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?
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!