Karate Philosophy

Karate PhilsophyKarate is a system of unarmed combat deriving from 17th century Okinawa and modernized in the 1920s. Practitioners train both mentally and physically to use their hands and feet to deliver and block strikes. It is a system of movement that develops kinetic and psychological skills to evade or defend.

What distinguishes karate from other martial arts is the use of forms, or “kata” that encompass a choreographed set of actions and reactions to combat. Katas are critically helpful in improving focus, concentration, memory, and reaction time.

DOUVRIS is particularly committed to the karate philosophy. The father of modern karate, Gichin Funakoshi, called karate “inwardly humble and outwardly gentle”, with the goal to “never be easily drawn into a fight”.

We believe in the tenets of karate and the power of kinship to develop healthy, more successful, and productive individuals. We are committed to helping our members build confidence, strength, and a positive sense of physical and mental well-being.

Find out how you can incorporate the karate philosophy into your life. Contact us today.

what our members say...

“We’ve only done karate at Douvris Westboro and so far it is the only sport my kid has been openly enthusiastic about! We watched the in-house tournament last fall & she was SO motivated. She does her karate moves at home with no prompting from anyone. She looks forward to every Friday because it’s karate day!”
“It’s a great school with an amazing and dedicated staff! It’s a very inclusive environment and truly a Douvris family!”

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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.

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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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