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...

“It’s a great school with an amazing and dedicated staff! It’s a very inclusive environment and truly a Douvris family!”
“The Aylmer school is excellent with great programs and staff. I would recommend it to anyone.”

Douvris News

Douvris Shop

December 11, 2018

  Looking for a special gift for a Douvris Member this holiday season? Be sure to check out our online store! Shop online

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Word of the Month: Courtesy

December 1, 2018

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…

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Pink Army Results

November 4, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated and donated for this amazing cause! We’re happy to say that we have raised $3,300!!   This will be going directly to the Breast Cancer Foundation – thank you!

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Word of the Month: Self-Discipline

November 1, 2018

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

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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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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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