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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 eight 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...

“Douvris Westboro (and Bank street.. We’ve there a few times for BBM classes) are second to none! The school, staff and services are excellent!”
“Douvris Bank Street is fantastic. Our experience with Sensei Cody is priceless. Cathy’s friendliness, attention to detail approachability and professionalism is a huge asset.”

Douvris News

Think Pink

October 1, 2018

This OCTOBER join the DMA PINK ARMY!

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New Douvris Shop

October 1, 2018

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Douvris online Shop! Come check it out! Douvris Shop

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Word of the Month: Courage

October 1, 2018

Courage, Aristotle said, is the most important virtue because it guarantees the others…

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Word of the Month: Focus

September 1, 2018

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.

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Stay Safe Workshop

August 29, 2018

Please join us at 1585 Tenth Line Road, Ray Friel Sports Complex on Saturday September 8, 2018 at 2pm. Register for our COMPLEMENTARY Stay Safe Self Defence Workshop by calling us at 613-234-5000.

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WKC Training Camp

August 14, 2018

Training seminar August 18-19, 2018 in Ottawa, featuring Subhadra Shrestha (kata), Michael Bernardo (weapons), Jim Flood (light contact) and Samuel Gagnon (point sparring).

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BACK to SCHOOL @ DOUVRIS

Go back to school with our karate intro!  Includes 2 introductory classes + free uniform for $19.95!

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

Try a fitness class of your choice for $9.95. This includes any of our Total Body Training (TBT) program classes offered at your particular dojo.

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