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Character Development

Karate with Character

DOUVRIS Martial Arts strongly believes in developing the character of our students along with the martial arts skills we teach them. The Striving 4 Excellence character development program was developed with over 30 years experience in teaching children respect, confidence and self-discipline. Striving 4 Excellence gives our members the opportunity to discuss, practice, and apply character development traits in their lives. The program includes a Karate Kids Workbook and a Karate Tykes Colouring book which children complete each month at home. The lessons outlined in the workbook are designed to accompany the "Word of the Month" which instructors discuss with students during each class.  Through study of this workbook and mindful application at home, school, and dojo, children will be able to further develop the character and qualities for life success.

How does it all work?

Each month we focus on a new "Word of the Month", from the Striving 4 Excellence Workbook.

For our Karate Tykes program (ages 4-6 years), each member receives a colouring book with examples of how to practice the Word of the Month and an illustration of the word in action. The Karate Kids Workbook for kids 7-12 years old, features a summary of the Word of the Month along with examples of practical situations children would face in their lives, where they can apply their understanding.

During each class, our instructors talk about the meaning of the word of the month and give students real-life examples of how they have used the word of the month in their daily life.

Douvris kids share how they use the word of the month


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Sample from our Word of the Month Workbook

Our Character Development Goal

The goal of our the Striving 4 Excellence program is to not only give our students the skills to become our future generation’s leaders but to also show them the great advantages that leadership, sportsmanship, gratitude and charity work will give them to achieve their goals throughout life. The Striving 4 Excellence program is what sets DOUVRIS Martial Arts apart from other Ottawa martial arts schools as we believe in creating leaders and developing life skills, along with learning proper karate technique. Training at DOUVRIS Martial Arts is about Striving 4 Excellence not only as a martial artist but more importantly, as a person.

Try us today

If you are interested in learning more about our character development program, please feel free to sign up for our trial offer or contact us, or call us at 613-234-5000!

what our members say...

“Love it. The workouts, the encouragement, the laughter. Just the whole DOUVRIS experience brings so much more to my life.”
“I like the atmosphere at DOUVRIS. The staff care; they know the participants. The karate program is excellent for children – both the ‘stars’ and the non-stars. I like this a lot. The DOUVRIS experience has provided lots more than I anticipated; I am very pleased that my daughter is a member. It’s about karate, it’s about fitness, it’s about life. I think the team spirit among the kids is really good.”

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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