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Dave Kovar

Dave Kovar
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Dave Kovar is an elite martial artist with black belts in 10 Martial Arts styles. He is recognized worldwide as an innovator of best practices for martial arts school operation. He oversees the operation of eight Kovar’s Satori Academy schools and he founded ProMAC, the Professional Martial Arts College.

Dave Kovar

In addition to being an elite martial artist with black belts in 10 Martial Arts styles, Kyoshi Dave Kovar is recognized worldwide as an...

Street Experience

Perhaps I have a lot of street experience after all. As a martial arts teacher and self defense instructor, I have often joked about my...

Help New Students Begin Training in Martial Arts

For those of us who can measure our time in the martial arts world in decades, we can sometimes lose sight of what it's...

Martial Arts Transforms Lives

I love what martial arts training does for people. Martial arts transforms lives. I am just recovering from a week-long series of business and teaching...

Running A Martial Arts School

Over the past few years I have the privilege of meeting and working with literally hundreds of school owners throughout the U.S., Canada, Spain,...

There is No Place Like Home Let’s Appreciate it

My son Alex and I just returned from a two-week trip to Nepal and there is no place like home. We were invited there...

Sincerely Accept a Compliment

It is Important to Sincerely Accept a Compliment As a martial arts instructor, I have had the privilege of working with a lot of students...

Dave Kovar: My First Teaching Experience

In just a few short decades, Martial Arts has traveled from being an obscure, cult-like obsession of just a few to a mainstream, worldwide...

Martial Arts Training is Life Altering

I love what martial arts training does for people. I am currently on my way home from a four day, back-to-back seminar tour. On Thursday,...

What Martial Arts Training Does For People

I am currently on my way home from a four day, back-to-back seminar tour. On Thursday, I did a Business Boot Camp in Denver....

Dave Kovar: I Bring Value to All My Relationships

At Kovars Satori Academy, we practice what is referred to as the Mastery Mindsets. These are nine “power affirmations” designed to keep you in...

10 Universal Laws of Warrior Code

The Ten Universal Laws of the Warrior Code: 1. Pay Attention. Stay in the present. It’s the only place anything real is happening. 2. Take Responsibility....

Who are the most unhappy people? asks Shihan Mikio Nishiuchi

Another gem of wisdom from Shihan Nishiuchi I have had the privilege of being a Kobudo and Iaido student of Shihan Mikio Nishiuchi for nearly...

What is your desired outcome?

I recently received an email from a business associate of mine regarding an issue we are trying to work through. The two of us...

Understanding The Value of Positive Daily Rituals

There is an old saying that goes, “Take care of the days and the years take care of themselves”. This quote is as true...

To Battle or Not

Go to battle for... ...the dignity of a friend ... your health ... a worthy cause Don't go to battle... ...over meaningless disagreements ...for the benefit of your ego ...to make...

Eating Mindfully

Eating Mindfully refers to eating in a calm, slow, deliberate way. What exactly is eating mindfully? Believe it or not, you have practiced eating mindfully plenty...

The Benefits of Martial Arts Training

With Instructor Colleges and Business Boot Camps scheduled all over the country, I am doing a lot of traveling again this year. I love...

Being the Boss of Me

Chances are that sometime in your life you have heard a child say, "You're not the boss of me! I am!” I'm not debating...

Running A Martial Arts School

Awhile back I dropped in on one of our Martial Arts academies. During my visit, the school manager (a great, hard working, ethical guy)...