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...

“In my opinion, Sensei Peter and Master John are the best in the business. Most of the other dojos in the city are former students of DOUVRIS, and we all know that the copy is never as good as the original.”
“I’m thrilled with all things Douvris Westboro. The Aversa bros inspire and care and are professional and consistent. Sensei Maureen is warm and friendly and funny and works hard to ensure a friendly atmosphere. The student body is made up of hard working, humble and kind people!”

Douvris News

Team Douvris at World’s

November 5, 2019

Team Douvris is currently representing Team Canada this week at the 2019 WKC World Championships in Niagara Falls, New York.

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In-House Tournament

November 5, 2019

Compete against Douvris dojos from across the city at our Douvris In House Tournament!

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Pink Army – Results

November 5, 2019

Wow!! A big thank you goes out to everyone who donated for our Pink Army Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve currently raised a total of $6,145!

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Word of the Month: Self-Discipline

November 1, 2019

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

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WKC World Championships 2019

October 30, 2019

For all those athletes competing at the 2019 WKC World Championship … YOUR TIME IS NOW!

Read More

Team Douvris at World’s

November 5, 2019

Team Douvris is currently representing Team Canada this week at the 2019 WKC World Championships in Niagara Falls, New York.

Read More

In-House Tournament

November 5, 2019

Compete against Douvris dojos from across the city at our Douvris In House Tournament!

Read More

Pink Army – Results

November 5, 2019

Wow!! A big thank you goes out to everyone who donated for our Pink Army Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve currently raised a total of $6,145!

Read More

Word of the Month: Self-Discipline

November 1, 2019

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

Read More

WKC World Championships 2019

October 30, 2019

For all those athletes competing at the 2019 WKC World Championship … YOUR TIME IS NOW!

Read More

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 6 of our Ottawa TBT training facilities.

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