Join us for Our Kids Kicking Cancer Cardio-A-Thon - March 23 & 24!

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...

“The instructors are excellent with the children, very knowledgeable and approachable. They empower the children not only with the philosophy and techniques of karate, but with great advice about growing and learning and life in general. Maureen is phenomenal – she is so well organized and helpful. The combination makes for a winning team!”
“This has totally changed my life for the better.”

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

PD Day Camp

January 30, 2019

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

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

 Try one fitness class of your choice for $9.95.

Get promotions and great content delivered to your inbox

we send one per month with a special promotion.

!
!
!

We're cool and won't sell your info and you can cancel anytime at the bottom of each newsletter.

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.