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Karate for 55+

Our Karate for 55+ program is designed for men and women over the age of 55. Karate offers many benefits to adults of all ages and this program is designed to help mature adults take advantage of all of them, including:

  • Improve concentration
  • Increase overall energy levels and enhanced abilities in other activities
  • Improve balance, flexibility, strength, coordination
  • Increased anaerobic efficiency
  • Learn self-defense skills
  • Meet other active adults
  • Increased strength and flexibility
  • Increased stamina
  • Firm and tone your body

The program is unique from our regular Adult Karate Program in these ways:

  • Emphasis on gentle movement
  • Training without sparring
  • Greater focus on kata (choreographed forms that improve focus and concentration)

The 55+ Karate program includes:

  • Stretching, warm-up and cool-down
  • Individual progression: move at your own pace
  • Progress to Black Belt and beyond if you choose
  • Train with like-minded people
  • Access to all Fitness classes

Benefits of our Karate for 55+ Program:

  1. Karate allows people to work at their own pace, so there is never pressure to keep up.
  2. Karate is a low impact activity that works every muscle and bone in the body.
  3. Karate trains both mind and body.
  4. Karate offers a journey for all participants to embark on. We have students in their 70’s who have achieved their Black Belt.
  5. There is always reason for every person to learn self-defense skills to keep them safe.

 

Stay active, improve your health, and meet new friends in a fun and friendly environment. Contact DOUVRIS today, or call us at 613-234-5000613-234-5000 to learn more.

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Karate Trial Offer

Our adult karate trial includes two classes and a new uniform for only $19.95 and is available at all of our Ottawa-Gatineau locations. Feel strong and empowered, contact DOUVRIS today, or call us at 613-234-5000613-234-5000 to sign-up!

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what our members say...

“The Aylmer school is excellent with great programs and staff. I would recommend it to anyone.”
“Our kid used to get bullied, and has never recurred since signing up. But the real benefit is that our child can now concentrate on school, not the negative environment associated with lunch hr or outside play. Brilliant, different kid since day 1.”

BACK to SCHOOL @ DOUVRIS

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

Douvris News

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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Now Open – Douvris Orleans!

August 2, 2018

It’s official! We are open! Check out our class schedule and special promos!!

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Word of the Month: Honesty

August 1, 2018

You are only ever as good as your word, and that’s why honesty is a critical part of our character development program.

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New DMA Location

July 19, 2018

The newly established DMA Orleans franchise, is owned and operated by Sensei Ben Clarke, a 3rd degree Black Belt.

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- 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.

Douvris logo

The Word of the Month for September is

Focus

As parents we all want our kids to be able to focus when it matters. Not just when it’s time to listen to us or to their teachers but when they’re dealing with an important task.

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.

- CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM -

Striving 4 Excellence

character development, square ad

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.

Douvris logo

The Word of the Month for September is

Focus

As parents we all want our kids to be able to focus when it matters. Not just when it’s time to listen to us or to their teachers but when they’re dealing with an important task.

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.

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.

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