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We continue to post articles here that cover topics related to Karate, Martial Arts, Kickboxing, and related topics that we feel strongly about. Feel free to enjoy these and please share them with others! Be sure to give us the credit, please.

 

Kicking It in Montreal at the KJS Tournament

Kicking It in Montreal at the KJS Tournament

Saturday found us in Brossard, just outside of Montreal, to take part in the KJS Tournament.  Read More...

Team Douvris at the WKC Provincial Qualifiers

Team Douvris at the WKC Provincial Qualifiers

This past weekend Team Douvris travelled to London, Ontario, to compete in the WKC Provincials.  Read More...

Team Douvris at Cobra International

Team Douvris at Cobra International

If you think the last freak winter slush storm of the season can stop us from competing, you don’t know Team Douvris very well. Read More...

Word of the Month: Respect

Word of the Month: Respect

Respect is one of the words most often associated with karate, and for a good reason. We care about it a great deal. Read More...

Team Douvris in Philadelphia and Burlington

Team Douvris in Philadelphia and Burlington

Team Douvris split us this past weekend to take on two separate competitions. Read More...

Word of the month: Service

Word of the month: Service

As Sensei Cody Diesbourg explains, if it weren’t for service and people paying it forward, we wouldn’t have martial arts today. Read More...

Team Douvris at the Ontario Provincial Open

Team Douvris at the Ontario Provincial Open

Team Douvris travelled to Burlington last weekend to compete in the 41st Ontario Provincial Open Martial Arts Championships. Read More...

Word of the month: Perserverance

Word of the month: Perserverance

We think it so important that we made "Perseverance" one of our 12 recurring "Words of the month".  Read More...

Team Douvris roars into the 2017 season

Team Douvris roars into the 2017 season

Challenge Rive-Nord was our first tournament of the year, and we descended on Ste-Thérèse determined to put our hard training to the test. Read More...

Word of the month: Courtesy

Word of the month: Courtesy

When parents sign their children up for martial arts classes very often they’re looking for a healthy activity that will also teach their kids respect. And karate certainly does that...  Read More...

Word of the month: self-discipline

Word of the month: self-discipline

Self-discipline helps us do the work we need to do. It helps us get up in the morning...  Read More...

Team Douvris at the Toronto Tournament of Martial Arts Champions

Team Douvris at the Toronto Tournament of Martial Arts Champions

On Friday Team Douvris zoomed down the 401 again to take part in the Toronto Tournament of Martial Arts Champions... Read More...

Word of the month: Courage

Word of the month: Courage

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Mother-daughter team kicking it at the WKC World Championships

Mother-daughter team kicking it at the WKC World Championships

We are back, we are getting over our jet lag, and we are patting ourselves on the back for a job well done. This was our first year traveling with Team Douvris as part of the larger Team Canada to compete at the WKC World Championships in Dublin. It was scary, nerve-wracking, wonderful, fun and exhausting all at the same time. And we’d do it again in a heartbeat. Read More...

Team Douvris Ready to Take on the World

Team Douvris Ready to Take on the World

Team Douvris is sending two dozen competitors to Dublin as part of the 250-strong Team Canada. Read More...

Kicking it at the East West Samurai Classic

Kicking it at the East West Samurai Classic

The last weekend before Team Douvris heads off to Dublin to compete in the WKC World Championships found us in Mississauga Read More...

Ontario Grand Nationals

Ontario Grand Nationals

A small but mighty Team Douvris contingent traveled to London this past weekend to compete in the Ontario Grand Nationals tournament hosted by Michael and Tammy Bernardo. Read More...

Team Douvris at the Studios Unis tournament

Team Douvris at the Studios Unis tournament

This past weekend Team Douvris members travelled to Quebec City. Read More...

Word of the Month: FOCUS

Word of the Month: FOCUS

A key benefit of karate is the way it helps children improve their focus. Learning new techniques, mastering complicated fight sequences and sparring in a ring all require children to pay attention and keep paying attention, in a way they find really fun and rewarding. It's a classic win-win situation.  Read More...

How karate helps children do better in school

How karate helps children do better in school

Now is a good time to make sure everything is in place for children to make the most of their school year... Read More...

How do children learn to build character?

How do children learn to build character?

Our children learn valuable lessons each and every day from the world around them. They learn from us, as parents, from family, from friends, teachers, and from the experiences they live.  Read More...

Karate and the Autism Spectrum

Karate and the Autism Spectrum

Medical studies and the experiences of Sensei and parents all confirm that karate can offer measurable benefits to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In this article we share our experiences with karate and autism. Read More...

Winning & Losing: Building Self-Awareness

Winning & Losing: Building Self-Awareness

We hear a lot of discussion today among our Karate parents about how schools and sports teams today are creating an “everybody wins” culture.  Read More...

Karate: The Ultimate in Cross-Training

Karate: The Ultimate in Cross-Training

The achievements of our Sensei and members at DOUVRIS are proof that Karate is the ultimate cross-training sport. It provides practitioners with a broad range of physical and mental skills and habits that contribute to higher performance in other sports, as well as in the workplace and personal relationships.  Read More...