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DOUVRIS is a karate family, established in 1984 by brothers, karate champions, and Master Sensei John and Peter Douvris.

Together, Master John and Master Peter have provided mentorship to students, trained hundreds of champions, and graduated over 1000 black belts.

Master Sensei John Douvris

Master Sensei John DouvrisMaster Sensei John Douvris is the heart of DOUVRIS.

A thoughtful mentor and chief karate and kickboxing instructor, his passion and dedication inspires his students to commit to themselves and reach their goals.

Master John is a natural athlete and has been involved in sports his entire life. His martial arts training began with judo in 1972. A short time later, he became involved in karate. He holds an 8th-degree Black Belt from the World Karate & Kickboxing Council (WKC).

Master John is a highly-decorated karate champion and advocate of the sport. His accomplishments include:

  • Canadian Heavy Weight Karate Champion, 1984-1993
  • Canadian Sport Karate Sparring Champion, 1987-1993
  • Inductee to the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 1993
  • Recipient of International Amateur Kickboxing Sport Association (IAKSA) Medal of Honour, 1995
  • Co-host of IAKSA World Championships, 1995
  • Canadian President of IAKSA, 1995
  • Vice President of World Karate Association (WKA), 1995
  • Coach of the Canadian National Karate Team, 1995-2003
  • Inductee to the Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame, 2014
  • Co-Founder and President of World Karate & Kickboxing Commission (WKC)
  • Co-organizer of Kicks for Hearts Cardio-A-Thon Annual Fundraiser for Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2013-present

Master John co-founded DOUVRIS in 1984 with his brother, Peter Douvris. He holds an Electrical Engineering diploma from Algonquin College. After graduating, he promptly gave his diploma to his mother, opened his first dojo, and has never looked back.

Master John is an enthusiastic member of the karate community and loves to see that same enthusiasm in the faces of his students. Visit DOUVRIS to see for yourself the positive impact he makes in lives of his students.

Master Sensei Peter Douvris

Master Sensei Peter DouvrisMaster Sensei Peter Douvris is a beloved mentor and co-founder of DOUVRIS.

Master Peter’s enthusiasm for sport began at a young age. As a competitive soccer player and swimmer, he embraces the role fitness and competition play in our lives. His martial arts training began with judo in 1972.

His enthusiasm for karate, fitness, and building leadership skills in student of all ages makes him an integral member of the karate community. He is a chief karate and cardio kickboxing Instructor for DOUVRIS, which he co-founded in 1984 with his brother, John Douvris.

Master Peter is a highly-decorated karate champion and advocate of the sport. His accomplishments include:

  • Co-host of IAKSA World Championships, 1995
  • Canadian Vice President of World Karate Association (WKA) Ontario, 1999
  • Canadian National Karate Team Coach, 1998-present
  • Vice President of the World Karate & Kickboxing Commission (WKC)
  • Co-organizer of Kicks for Hearts Cardio-A-Thon Annual Fundraiser for Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2013-present

Master Peter Douvris holds a 7th-degree Black Belt from the WKC and a 1st-degree Black Belt from the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

In addition to co-organizing the Heart and Stroke Foundation Kicks for Hearts Cardio-A-Thon Annual Fundraiser, Master Peter is an active participant in fundraising efforts for community and charitable organizations such as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Ottawa chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. He has raised over $60,000 for these charities.

Visit DOUVRIS to discover why students look to Master Peter for training and leadership.

what our members say...

“We LOVE Douvris Westboro. It has been a huge part of our lives for 4 years now and I will continue to highly recommend it to friends and others. We feel welcome there, it’s like a family.”
“My boys are 8 and 6 years old and have had negative experiences on the school ground. I was extremely impressed with the four instructors who led the Bully Busters seminar. What was most effective about the session is that the kids were actively participating in the discussions and in the scenarios.”

Douvris News

Team Douvris At The WKC Nationals

June 13, 2019

Congratulations to Team Douvris for bringing home so many medals from the WKC Nationals!

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Summer Camps 2019

June 3, 2019

Join us this summer for our karate summer camps!!

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Congratulations to our newest Black Belts!

June 2, 2019

Please help us congratulate our newest Black Belt Members!

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Word of the Month: Excellence

June 1, 2019

Excellence is a word that sounds like a destination. But it’s not. It’s a process, an evolution…

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Train with Dad

May 31, 2019

Join us on Saturday June 15th, to Train with Dad….

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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

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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