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Dates: January 30 - February 1, 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...

  • Cutting-Edge Business Systems, Processes, and Procedures
  • New Student Recruiting Tips and Techniques
  • Student Retention Tactics
  • 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:


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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, January 30, 2020

Starting at 2:30PM ends 8:00PM

Kovar's Satori Academy School Tour

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

Friday, January 31, 2020

9:00AM - 10:00AM Welcome to ProMAC
Dave Kovar
  What's New in Kovar Systems?
Bryan Nay
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)
Daily Habits Workshop
Dave Kovar
Avoiding Million Dollar Cyber Security Mistakes
Larry Caldera / Alex Du Gaue
Hit Your New Years Goals - Building Projections That Work
Bryan Nay

Satori Ryu Training
Gun and Knife Threats
Tim Leard

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)
When to Seek the Advice of Legal Counsel
Dave Chamberlain
Timely Lead Follow Up Best Practices
Kovar's Satori Academy Panel
Feedback is a Gift - Having Difficult Conversations
Bryan Nay
How to do a 5-Star BB Conference for Instructors
Jeramy Sipes
12:00PM - 1:30PM Break for Lunch    
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)
Retention Committee Findings/Results
Ken Grube
Developing a Program Director in Your School
Dave Chamberlain
New Student Acquisition Booth Training
Jen Anaya / Mariah Faris-Higa
Satori Ryu Training
Largo Mano/Serrada Combos
Mark Caswell
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)
Keeping 3 Locations Together (3 like 1) (Tools, routines, methods)
Chris Herrman
Kovar's 2020 Digital Marketing Plan & Strategy
Holly Vannatta
Kovar Systems Services Overview for Guests
Nick Wilson
Trapping Range Skills
Dave Kovar

3:30PM - 4:30PM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)
Annual Goals & Accountability
Group Activity with Dave Kovar 
5:30PM - 7:30PM
On-Mat Training
On-Mat Group Training Session
Dave Kovar & Carlitos Bonjoc
8:00PM - 10:00PM

Social Mixer/Dinner

Saturday, February 1, 2020

7:00AM - 8:00AM
On-Mat Training
Morning Workout Session: Open Mat Training
Nick Wilson
9:00AM - 9:15AM Day Two Kick-Off
9:15AM - 10:15AM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)
Running a Great Teachers in Training Meeting
Nick Wilson
Are You Ready for Your Next Location?
Dave Chamberlain
10:15AM - 11:15AM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)

Money Isn't Everything - Motivating Your Team Through Non-Financial Means
Bryan Nay

Updating Your Phone Scripts & Customer Service Systems
Elaine Warrener
The Satori Alliance
Classroom Formatting for Improved Retention
Tim Leard
11:15AM - 12:15PM
Break Out Sessions
(Pick one to attend)

Keeping Projections Top of Mind
Julie Alexander

February, Spring, and Easter Activities New Student Acquisition
Paul Duarte
Grappling Set Evolution
Chad Shepherd
12:15PM - 1:15PM Industry Problem-Solving Exercise & Action Steps
Dave Chamberlain
2:00 - 4:00PM

(Optional, Paid Seminar)

Jiu Jitsu Seminar
with Carlos Valente

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

8:00AM - 5:30PM

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Satori Alliance Instructor Certification Testing
[Event Details

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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