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Kovars Martial Arts

Kovars Martial Arts


Personal Trainers Fitness Sports & Recreation

*RACC Business Membership (Renewals)


Our Story


In 1978, Hanshi, meaning “true role model”, 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 practices 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.

Satori means to be “in the moment, at your best” in Japanese. And this is exactly what Kovar’s is all about. So we added Satori to our name to embody the spirit of Satori: Indomitable Spirit, Generosity, Experiential, Teamwork, Community, and Growth. Never static, Hanshi and his team continue to innovate and grow the various aspects of Kovar’s to develop its curriculum and outreach.


Membership Type

*RACC Business Membership (Renewals)


Dave Kovar

Larry Caldera

Dave Chamberlain

Dana Moret
Event Coordinator

Kim Ondracheck

Chad Shepherd
School Manager / Head Instructor

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