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Dates: March 5-7, 2020

All Martial Arts Instructors, Program Directors, School Owners and Operators are invited to join Dave Kovar and the Kovar Systems team for a fast-paced two day Conference on the west coast designed to help accelerate your martial arts school business.

You and your team have a chance to learn...

  • Recruiting: Working with Local Elementary Schools, Digital Advertising Topic, Getting the Phone to Ring
  • Retention: Managing Conflicting Activities, Super Summer Series, Spring Break and Summer Camp Prep
  • Staff Development: Effective Time Management, How to Delegate, Developing a Growth Mindset
  • Staff Training: Classroom Formatting for Improved Retention, Alliance Teaching Topic Lvl 1-2, Program Director Certification
  • Martial Arts Training: Self Defense for Stick & Knife Attacks, TKD Counter-Kicking, Progressive SD Flow #1
  • BONUS: Why You Need a P&L, Multi School Operator Discussion, and Creating Great Video Content
  • and MORE!
    Also have the opportunity to join other martial artists from around the world for unparalleled on-the-mat training sessions with some of the industry’s best!

CLICK HERE to Register Now



All Select & Ascend Members can register for FREE
Make sure to register at least a week prior  to the event
Bring your martial arts uniform for mat training

If you have any questions, contact Ms. Lisa Cox at lisa.cox@kovars.com


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To register to the ProMAC West Conference this quarter, click the button below to access our new Eventbrite pages:


 CLICK HERE to Register Now

ProMAC Select/Ascend Members receive FREE ticket options for this event, please see corresponding Facebook Groups or recent email invites to receive the codes to view your free ticket options. Not a member yet? Make an appointment to ask how you can join today. Not sure? For additional questions, call us at 877-891-2345.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

Starting at 2:30PM ends 8:00PM

Kovar's Satori Academy School Tour

Tour Route #1 with Ken Grube

Meet before 2:30PM at Carmichael Location (map)
3:15PM Waterman Location (map)
4:15PM Laguna Location (map)
5:15PM Natomas Location (map)

Visit 2-3 Kovar's Satori Academies and see our team in action!

Friday, March 6, 2020

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Welcome to ProMAC

Nick Wilson

  What's New in Kovar Systems?
Bryan Nay
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)
KSA Best Practices Panel - Working with Local Elementary Schools

Managing Conflicting Activities

Elaine Warrener / Chad Shepherd

Getting the Most Out of the MASchoolPortal.com

Bryan Nay

Top Notch Mat Chats and Huddle Discussions

Nick Wilson

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)

Learning to Surf Chaos

Wayne Whitzell

The Trap of Last Click Attribution

Chaz Butler

Getting the Phone to Ring

Paul Duarte

Satori Ryu Training - Self Defense for Stick & Knife Attacks

Ken Grube

12:00PM - 1:30PM Break for Lunch    
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)

Communication - How to Feel like a Close Knit Family in a School of 500

Patrick Kelly / Leigha Aguinaga

Developing a Growth Mindset

Nick Wilson

Gaining Prospect Commitment at Outside Events

Jen Anaya/ Mariah Faris-Higa

Alliance Instructor Level 2: Support Chats

Chad Shepherd / Jeramy Sipes

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)

Implementing the Super Summer Series

Ken Grube / Julie Alexander

Why You Need a P&L

Dave Chamberlain

Kovar Systems Services Overview for Guests

Nick Wilson

Satori Ryu Training: TKD Counter Kicking

Bryan Nay

3:30PM - 4:30PM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)
Group Session
Group Activity with Speaker
5:30PM - 7:30PM
On-Mat Training
On-Mat Group Training Session
8:00PM - 10:00PM

Social Mixer/Dinner

Saturday, March 7, 2020

9:00AM - 9:15AM Day Two Kick-Off
9:15AM - 10:15AM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)

Industry Problem-Solving Discussion

Dave Chamberlain

Multi-School Operator Discussion

Ken Grube

10:15AM - 11:15AM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)

How to Delegate Effectively

Dave Chamberlain

Social Media: Your Digital Family Retention Platform

Lisa Stone

Satori Ryu Training: Progressive SD Flow #1

Chad Shepherd

11:15AM - 12:15PM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)

Creating Great Video Content

Christian Agurto

Spring & Summer Camp Success

Richard Baciarini

Classroom Formatting for Improved Retention

Ken Grube

12:15PM - 1:15PM Action Steps - Group Activity


Sunday, March 8, 2020

8:00AM - 5:30PM

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Satori Alliance Instructor Certification Testing
[Register Here]

Kovar's Satori Academy, Carmichael, CA

Sessions are subject to change



Event Reminders & What to Bring

**We ask that shoes be removed when on the mats during this week. You may also wear mat shoes as long as they are indoor only. Thank you.**

We are so excited to host our ProMAC West Conference in Sacramento, CA! Here are a few things that we’d like you to have available that will help you get the most out of the sessions:

What to bring:

  • Laptop & charger
  • Training clothes (as simple as t-shirt and workout pants or up to a full uniform)
  • Key members of your team (if possible!). We will have a variety of on-the-mat training sessions available Friday during the day at our WEST COAST conference in addition to the usual evening training. If you are driving and can bring some extra members of your team, we think these will be valuable sessions for them to attend.

Other information to have handy (most of this will probably be available from your CRM):

  • Your goals from the last conference – what did you plan to do between then and now?
  • A list of all your active students
  • A list of students who quit in the last 12-18 months (extra credit: have the reasons why they quit handy too)
  • Admin access to your school’s Facebook Business page

Things to think about ahead of time/jot down notes:

  • Your most successful recruiting sources/methods for the last several months
  • Any systems/processes/changes you’ve made or implemented in the last year that are working particularly well or that you’re especially proud of
  • Questions for our team – what issues are you having particular trouble with lately where you could use some advice?



Kovar's Satori Academy, Carmichael, CA

7520 Fair Oaks BlvdCarmichael, CA 95608 | Front Desk: (916) 481-4830





hotel recommendations


Hyatt Place Sacramento/Rancho Cordova 10744 Gold Center Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA, USA, 95670

 | PH: 916-635-4799

Marriott Courtyard 10683 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 | PH: 916-638-3800

Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841 | PH: 916-338-5800


Dining Options Near ProMAC

Walking Distance

T.M. Noodle (Vietnamese)  4110 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608

Subway (Deli / Sandwiches / American) 4005 Manzanita Ave #54, Carmichael, CA 95608

Oriental Restaurant (Chinese) 4005 Manzanita Ave # 4, Carmichael, CA 95608

Round Table (Pizza / Salad / Italian) 4005 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608

Tugboat Fish and Chips (Seafood) 7601 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608

Rice Bowl (Chinese) 7416 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608

Blue Sky (Chinese) 7323 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608 

Shogun Sushi (Japanese / Seafood ) 7330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608

Noah’s Bagels  (Deli / Sandwiches / American) 7423 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608

Wingstop (Chicken Wings) 7423 Fair Oaks Blvd Ste 4, Carmichael, CA 95608

Togo's Sandwiches (Deli / Sandwiches) 4100 Manzanita Ave a, Carmichael, CA 95608

Jamba Juice (Smoothies / American) 7423 Fair Oaks Blvd Ste 7, Carmichael, CA 95608

Burger IM (Burgers / American) 7423 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA, 55608


A Short Drive Away

Lido Café and Bakery (American) 907 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608 

Mountain Mikes (Pizza/Italian) 4141 Manzanita Ave #220, Carmichael, CA 95608

Ray Azteca (Mexican) 6140 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608

Li’s Mongolian BBQ (Mongolian) 4725 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608

Mark and Monica’s Pizza (Pizza / Italian) 4751 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608 

Madison Station (Deli / Sandwiches / American) 5800 Madison Ave, Sacramento, CA 95841

Granite’s Subs and Wing Shop (Deli / Sandwiches / Wings ) 5847 Manzanita Ave #1, Carmichael, CA 95608

LaBou  (Deli / Sandwiches / American) 7250 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608



A 6-10 Minute Drive

Takieng Thai Cuisine (Thai) 4400 San Juan Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Chipotle (Mexican / Southwestern) 5040 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95841

Skips Kitchen (Burgers / American) 4717 El Camino Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608

Whole Foods Market (Lunch Buffet / Grocer) 4315 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95864

Event Info

Kovar's Satori Academy

7520 Fair Oaks Blvd,
Carmichael, CA 95608

(M-F 9AM to 5PM)

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