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...

“It’s a great school with an amazing and dedicated staff! It’s a very inclusive environment and truly a Douvris family!”
“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

Word of the Month: Focus

September 1, 2019

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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Bully Buster Workshop

August 29, 2019

Join us for a FREE Bully Buster Workshop on Saturday, September 28th at our Bank Street location.

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September Book Club

August 29, 2019

This September our Book Club will be reading Arushan and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi. Join us on Saturday Sept 21, 5-7pm.

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Celebrating 35 Years of Martial Arts Excellence

August 29, 2019

Join us on Saturday, October 26, 2019 for our 35th anniversary ceremony! Yes, there will be cake!

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Kids Kicking Cancer City Chase

August 29, 2019

Join the City Chase Rush on Saturday, September 14th for an AMAZING RACE style part-obstacle course part-scavenger hunt in support of Kids Kicking Cancer!

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Word of the Month: Focus

September 1, 2019

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.

Read More

Bully Buster Workshop

August 29, 2019

Join us for a FREE Bully Buster Workshop on Saturday, September 28th at our Bank Street location.

Read More

September Book Club

August 29, 2019

This September our Book Club will be reading Arushan and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi. Join us on Saturday Sept 21, 5-7pm.

Read More

Celebrating 35 Years of Martial Arts Excellence

August 29, 2019

Join us on Saturday, October 26, 2019 for our 35th anniversary ceremony! Yes, there will be cake!

Read More

Kids Kicking Cancer City Chase

August 29, 2019

Join the City Chase Rush on Saturday, September 14th for an AMAZING RACE style part-obstacle course part-scavenger hunt in support of Kids Kicking Cancer!

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 4 of our Ottawa TBT training facilities.

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