History

DOUVRIS Martial Arts is a karate family.

Founded in 1984, the DOUVRIS name has been synonymous with excellence in karate in the Ottawa-Gatineau region for over 30 years.

Brothers Master Sensei John and Master Sensei Peter opened their first dojo so they could share their enthusiasm for karate with the Ottawa community. They wanted to create a karate school in Ottawa that would provide people of all ages a family-friendly place to gather and train at their own pace. Today, their philosophy resonates throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region, and DOUVRIS has grown to nine schools, including Bank Street, Riverside South, Ottawa East, Westboro, Kanata, Kemptville, Barrhaven, Orleans, and Aylmer. Each school is owned by a former DOUVRIS student(s) who are devoted to cultivating the practice of karate, supporting the pursuit of fitness, fostering kinship, and developing leadership among people of all ages.

DOUVRIS Martial Arts is focused on creating a consistently high-quality experience across of its dojos. High teacher-student ratios, all-inclusive membership, a formal leadership development program, and the ability for students to set their own pace are just some of the things that set DOUVRIS apart.

As DOUVRIS Martial Arts in Ottawa has grown, Master John and Master Peter - as well as all of the dojo owners - have become active contributors to the Ottawa community. They embody the leadership values they nurture in others and regularly contribute to community and charitable organizations, including organizing an annual Kicks for Heart fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and raising money for Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Ottawa chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Most recently, we’ve also we have contributed to Kids Kicking Cancer Canada.

Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of training with DOUVRIS.

what our members say...

“The Bully Busters Workshop at DOUVRIS Bank street was great for my 6 and 8 year old girls. It was a positive experience for them and I think they are better prepared now in the event they find themselves in this type of situation.” 
“This is about Douvris Westboro and I think the club is great, the staff is the best. I am very honored to be trained by 2 great karate champions. My children started to attend programs when Westboro club was only 2 years old and we are there ever since.”

Douvris News

Team Douvris At The WKC Nationals

June 13, 2019

Congratulations to Team Douvris for bringing home so many medals from the WKC Nationals!

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Summer Camps 2019

June 3, 2019

Join us this summer for our karate summer camps!!

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Congratulations to our newest Black Belts!

June 2, 2019

Please help us congratulate our newest Black Belt Members!

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Word of the Month: Excellence

June 1, 2019

Excellence is a word that sounds like a destination. But it’s not. It’s a process, an evolution…

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Train with Dad

May 31, 2019

Join us on Saturday June 15th, to Train with Dad….

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Karate Trial Offer

Our Karate Trial Offer includes two classes and a new uniform for $19.95. It is valid for anyone aged 4 through adult. Our Karate Trial Offer is available at all of our Ottawa locations.

Kickboxing Trial Offer

Our Total Body Training kickboxing fitness trial offer includes a 3 Class Pass for $19.95. This offer is available at 4 of our Ottawa TBT training facilities.

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