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How We’re Unique

DOUVRIS provides an unparalleled karate, fitness, and leadership experience that is unique in these ways:

01

High teacher-student ratio

many of our students become part of our leadership program, which sees higher-belt practitioners assisting lower belts in classes. It is not unusual to see one mentor for every two or three students in our karate classes.

02

World-class instruction

by professional black-belt martial artists, well trained instructors, and world champions.

03

All-inclusive membership

membership in DOUVRIS includes everything one needs to succeed, including uniform, belts, exams, access to our fitness classes, and more. We make it simple.

05

Kinship

DOUVRIS is a family business and we cultivate a family atmosphere. We welcome parents, children, and families to spend time with us. We also make it easy to foster friendships, enjoy teamwork and community.

07

Consistency and quality

our instructors are trained by us and hand-selected to ensure that the DOUVRIS experience is consistent and high quality. Douvris instructors and students also perform consistently well in both national and world championships.

09

Ability to set own pace

members can join at any time during the year, and will work at their own pace. The nature of our programs and high teacher-student ratio means that there is never a rush to catch up.

04

Program approach

our belt program is formalized and consistent, with a clear progression through defined frequent goals, and positive recognition and reinforcement as each new milestone is achieved.

06

Leadership development

through karate, we deliver skills in personal leadership that extend outward to families, friends, the workplace, and community. We offer a formal leadership development program for members with the required qualities and initiative.

08

Flexible schedule 

we provide a range of class times that makes it easy for busy members and families to maintain a successful practice, and that helps to ease scheduling burden on busy parents.

10

Character Development

Each student, 12 and under, receives a character development workbook that guides students to further  develop  the  character  and  qualities  required for  success. Each lesson in the workbook accompanies the “word of the month” that is discussed in each class.

01

High teacher-student ratio

many of our students become part of our leadership program, which sees higher-belt practitioners assisting lower belts in classes. It is not unusual to see one mentor for every two or three students in our karate classes.

02

World-class instruction

by professional black-belt martial artists, well trained instructors, and world champions.

03

All-inclusive membership

membership in DOUVRIS includes everything one needs to succeed, including uniform, belts, exams, access to our fitness classes, and more. We make it simple.

04

Program approach

our belt program is formalized and consistent, with a clear progression through defined frequent goals, and positive recognition and reinforcement as each new milestone is achieved.

05

Kinship

DOUVRIS is a family business and we cultivate a family atmosphere. We welcome parents, children, and families to spend time with us. We also make it easy to foster friendships, enjoy teamwork and community.

06

Leadership development

through karate, we deliver skills in personal leadership that extend outward to families, friends, the workplace, and community. We offer a formal leadership development program for members with the required qualities and initiative.

07

Consistency and quality

our instructors are trained by us and hand-selected to ensure that the DOUVRIS experience is consistent and high quality. Douvris instructors and students also perform consistently well in both national and world championships.

08

Flexible schedule 

we provide a range of class times that makes it easy for busy members and families to maintain a successful practice, and that helps to ease scheduling burden on busy parents.

09

Ability to set own pace

members can join at any time during the year, and will work at their own pace. The nature of our programs and high teacher-student ratio means that there is never a rush to catch up.

10

Character Development

Each student, 12 and under, receives a character development workbook that guides students to further  develop  the  character  and  qualities  required for  success. Each lesson in the workbook accompanies the “word of the month” that is discussed in each class.

Ready to give us a try?

The best way to experience the DOUVRIS difference is to give us a try. Learn more about our Trial Offers.

what our members say...

“I work out at the Aylmer club. Kirk and everyone are fantastic people! They are personable and friendly and really put us through our paces!”
“Top-notch training, very serious in reaching the goals of others. Has taught my son leadership, honesty, ambition, the drive to succeed, strength and many more very important traits.”

Douvris News

Free Women’s Self-Defense Workshops Offered in March

March 1, 2019

DOUVRIS karate Ottawa schools will offer special, FREE “Stay Safe” Women’s Self-Defense Workshops in November at three locations.

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Word of the Month: Respect

March 1, 2019

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

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Kids Kicking Cancer Cardio-A-Thon

February 25, 2019

Join Douvris Martial Arts legendary Cardio-a-thon to raise money for Kids Kicking Cancer Canada to help raise funds and awareness for this outstanding program!

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Word of the Month: Service

February 1, 2019

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

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PD Day Camp

January 30, 2019

Spend your PD Day at the Bank Street Dojo on Friday, February 15!!

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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 one fitness class of your choice for $9.95.

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