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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.

The Magical Power of Work Around It

One time I was having a discussion with a good friend of mine, Brian Higgins, about training. We were discussing strategies we both have...

I Got No Problems – Nurturing Gratitude

Nurturing Gratitude is What Life is About When I was in my twenties, I supplemented my income by painting apartments and houses. I often worked...

Half Empty or Half Full

I was talking to a casual friend at a party and he told me about his recent camping-trip-gone-wrong. He explained to me how, on...

Choose Your Battles Wisely

Are you someone that always has to be right? If so, the people in your life might start developing a certain amount of defensiveness...

My Martial Arts Journey

I love my martial arts journey, probably just like you. I love training. I love teaching. I love what martial arts does for people. Over...

Get Enough Rest

A health tip that is often overlooked ....Try to get enough rest. It is amazing to me how so many of us (myself included) take...

Motivation Follows Action

I am always amazed at how hard it is to get back into a routine after taking some time off. I used to hope...

Strive to Grow as Individuals

There are so many things that I don't know, and I certainly have a lot more questions about how things work than I do...

Dave Kovar’s Daily Five Points of Focus

Dave Kovar's Daily Five Points of Focus Keep my center. Value my relationships. Know where I am going. Have a plan to get there. If I fall, get right...

Running A Martial Arts School

A few things I have learned about running a martial arts school from my travels. Over the past few years I have the privilege of...

The Tale of Two Innkeepers: Having The Right Attitude

Last summer, my son and I went on a two week seminar tour in the UK. We planned for a few days off in...

What Modern Children Need

What Modern Children Need (in my opinion), In my 35 years of teaching martial arts I've had the privilege of working with literally thousands of...

Keep Your Dream Alive

Create a vision and visit it often. Keep Your Dream Alive! Kids are great at this. Have you ever known a child who wanted something...

Create Positive Memories

As a martial arts teacher, I interact daily with lots of people. I’m acutely aware that as a teacher, I have a certain amount...

Don’t Be A One-Upper

Don't Be A One-upper (A re-post from my book "Brief Moments of Clarity") Several times in my life I've caught myself trying to outdo someone...

Don’t Speak Badly of Someone . . .

"If you must speak badly of someone, don't speak it, but write it... in the sand, at the water's edge, near the waves." ~ Anonymous

Living Lessons: Brief Moments of Clarity

Brief Moments of Clarity was born of author Dave Kovar's ongoing quest to learn how he could be at his best - emotionally, spiritually,...

Living Lessons: Choices

Every day we are faced with myriad of choices. Most of the time, they seem pretty insignificant. I am hungry for a snack, should I...

Living Lessons – Leader of the Pack

I started martial arts training in Sacramento at "Arden Way's Self Defense School of Karate" in the early 1970's, under Hanshi Bruce Juchnik. And...

Living Lessons: Just because someone told you so, doesn't mean it's...

Living Lessons Just because someone told you so, doesn't mean it's true Early in my career as a Martial Arts Instructor, I found it necessary to...