Douvris Martial Arts karate programs for all ages

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

Established by brothers, karate champions, and Master Senseis John and Peter Douvris in 1984, DOUVRIS programs, methods, and standards have been designed, tested, and proven over 30 years. Our focus is helping our members build confidence, strength, and a positive sense of physical and mental well-being.

Our Karate Programs

Our karate programs are designed to accommodate all ages and fitness levels.  To find out how you can incorporate the karate philosophy into your life, please take a moment to look through the numerous karate and fitness programs that we offer throughout our many locations. We have programs for Tykes, ages 4-6,  kids,  adults, and seniors; as well as many clubs, fitness classes and special events. If you have any questions about our programs, please feel free to call us at 613-234-5000613-234-5000.

Karate Tykes

Our karate tykes program guides kids ages 4-6 through basic karate techniques and provides the foundation for important life skills.

Karate Kids

Our Kids program is keeps children aged 7 to 12 active and helps balance & co-ordination, concentration, and self-discipline.

Karate Youth

Our Youth program is designed for teens 13-18 years of age. It is a complete approach to training in the martial arts.

Karate Adult

Join our Adult program to improve fitness levels, learn self-defense techniques, increase confidence, and feel empowered.

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!”
“The school exceeded my expectations in the staff’s care for and encouragement of students. I very much appreciate the constant support and understanding from everyone, and I’m happy important life lessons like respect and etc. are covered.”

See what its like to train at Douvris

- CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM -

Striving 4 Excellence

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DOUVRIS Martial Arts strongly believes in developing the character of our students along with the martial arts skills we teach them. The Striving for Excellence character development program was developed with over 30 years experience in teaching children respect, confidence and self-discipline. Striving for 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.

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The Word of the Month for April is

Humility

Some concepts are easy to explain with words. Humility isn’t really one of them. We can talk about it – and we do, as part of our character development program – but in order to help people understand humility, we have to make sure they can experience it.

As Sensei Cody Diesbourg explains, karate is excellent at teaching humility because it has a lot of ups and downs built into it. Students have to master particular sets of skills before they’re allowed to move to a higher belt, and without humility we would have a hard time improving ourselves. But what sets us apart at Douvris Martial Arts is that our program includes a healthy dose of competition.

Douvris News

Easter Weekend Closure

April 3, 2019

Bank street dojo will be closed on Friday, April 19 and OPEN on Monday, April 22.

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Summer Camps 2019

April 3, 2019

Join us this summer for our karate summer camps!!

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Douvris Bank Street Kid’s Spring Fling

April 3, 2019

We will be hosting our annual Spring Fling on Saturday, May 4 from 6:30 – 8:30pm!

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Thank you from Kids Kicking Cancer

April 3, 2019

Our Douvris locations MADE SOME NOISE this weekend with our annual Cardioathon and 1000 Superhero Kids Kicking Cancer events…

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Word of the Month: Humility

April 1, 2019

Some concepts are easy to explain with words. Humility isn’t really one of them. We can talk about it – and we do, as part of our character development program – but in order to help people understand humility, we have to make sure they can experience it.

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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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