Kovar's Satori Academy
7520 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, CA 95608
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Kovar’s is excellent for teaching more than just the physical aspects of martial arts. It teaches compassion, integrity, perseverance and self-confidence. It is great for adults and even better for children. I love this place!"
In 1978, Kyoshi or “Master Teacher” Dave Kovar opened his first school with a vision to empower people by teaching martial arts on a completely different level than could be found anywhere else. His brother Tim, who brought innovative business practice to the operation, soon joined him.
The brothers’ reputation for combining self-defense and life skills grew. As the word spread, the Kovar’s opened new locations, garnered awards, earned prestigious industry accolades, and gained national recognition.
Chief Executive Officer, is a seasoned senior executive with experience in high-profile corporate environments and fast growing start-ups. He is a proven leader with a consistent track record of success. Prior to joining Kovar’s Satori Academy, he held executive management positions at Gateway Computer and IBM. Dave has earned his 2nd degree Black Belt and is training for his third.
“Over a 37-year career, I have had the good fortune to work with some extraordinary teams, but none quite as talented or more passionately committed about what they do than the team at Kovar’s.”
General Manager of Kovar Systems Division (which provides products and services to help other martial arts schools thrive), brings a unique combination of Martial Arts training and practical business experience to the Kovar’s team. He began training in the Martial Arts in 1990 and first started teaching in 1998. He is a 3rd degree black belt in Kenpo and 2nd degree in Olympic Tae Kwon Do and has held management positions both in Human Resources and Operations at a Fortune 50 company. With a solid track record for developing solid business systems and highly effective teams, he also oversees the operation of the Carmichael academy.
Founder and Chief Training Officer,
founded Kovar’s Martial Arts in 1978. An internationally renowned instructor with black belt degrees in ten different martial arts styles, Dave is recognized as a “Trainer of Trainers.” People from around the world routinely visit our Sacramento facilities to learn his instructional techniques. The Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA) has retained Dave and Kovar’s Systems to provide monthly training videos to industry participants as well as articles in its monthly magazine. Dave’s systems have been implemented at hundreds of schools around the country.
Having earned Black Belt-level expertise in ten different martial arts disciplines, Kyoshi Kovar has spent a lifetime honing his knowledge of martial arts. He has built relationships with martial arts luminaries like John Hackleman
(Trainer of Chuck Liddell), Mike Swain
(5-time Olympian in Judo), Carlos Valente (7th-Degree Black Belt in
Brazilian Jiu-Jits under Rickson Gracie),and many others to bring the best that Martial Arts has to offer to you. “Our management team is no less than
AMAZING! It consists of a group of ethical,talented, hard working people and I am blessed to work with them.”