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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!

what our members say...

“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.”
“The staff at Douvris Kemptville are outstanding they have done so much for my two children and I am so happy they have joined and were recently invited to world Ontario regionals where they placed second and third for point sparring and were so happy to have Sensei Earl with them for each of their fights.”

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Douvris News

Word of the Month: Service

February 1, 2019

As Sensei Cody Diesbourg explains, if it weren’t for service and people paying it forward, we wouldn’t have martial arts today.

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PD Day Camp

January 30, 2019

Spend your PD Day at the Bank Street Dojo on Friday, February 15!!

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Kids Kicking Cardio-A-Thon

January 29, 2019

Join Douvris Martial Arts legendary Cardio-a-thon to raise money for Kids Kicking Cancer Canada to help raise funds and awareness for this outstanding program!

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In-House Tournament

January 28, 2019

Join us on Sunday, February 10, 2019, for our first in-house tournament of the year!!

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Black Belt Grading Ceremony 2019

January 20, 2019

Come join in the celebration! Our Black Belt Grading Ceremony is taking place on June 2, 2019.

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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.

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The Word of the Month for February is

Service

When you think about karate, you’re likely to think of certain words like discipline, respect, “karate chop”, strength, Bruce Lee, push-ups, sidekick and so on. One word that may not immediately come to mind is service. And yet it is a central value in a dojo.

As Sensei Cody Diesbourg explains, if it weren’t for service and people paying it forward, we wouldn’t have martial arts today. Martial arts still exist because practitioners have devoted themselves to helping new students learn by passing their knowledge down, generation after generation.

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Karate Trial Offer

Sign-up this month and get 2 trial offers for 2 family members! 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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