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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...

“This is about Douvris Westboro and I think the club is great, the staff is the best. I am very honored to be trained by 2 great karate champions. My children started to attend programs when Westboro club was only 2 years old and we are there ever since.”
“I love coming to the school. It is part of my daily routine, and if I have to miss a class, I get very grumpy. I like the variety of classes, and the variety within classes from day to day and instructor to instructor. The instructors are knowledgeable and seem to know just how much they can push us to work harder.”

Douvris News

Think Pink

October 1, 2018

This OCTOBER join the DMA PINK ARMY!

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New Douvris Shop

October 1, 2018

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Douvris online Shop! Come check it out! Douvris Shop

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Word of the Month: Courage

October 1, 2018

Courage, Aristotle said, is the most important virtue because it guarantees the others…

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Word of the Month: Focus

September 1, 2018

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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Stay Safe Workshop

August 29, 2018

Please join us at 1585 Tenth Line Road, Ray Friel Sports Complex on Saturday September 8, 2018 at 2pm. Register for our COMPLEMENTARY Stay Safe Self Defence Workshop by calling us at 613-234-5000.

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WKC Training Camp

August 14, 2018

Training seminar August 18-19, 2018 in Ottawa, featuring Subhadra Shrestha (kata), Michael Bernardo (weapons), Jim Flood (light contact) and Samuel Gagnon (point sparring).

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BACK to SCHOOL @ DOUVRIS

Go back to school with our karate intro!  Includes 2 introductory classes + free uniform for $19.95!

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 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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