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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- 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 June is

Excellence

Excellence is a word that sounds like a destination. But it’s not. It’s a process, an evolution. At Douvris Martial Arts we believe that pushing ourselves every day to be better than the day before is what will help us become the best we can be.

“When we’re talking about excellence, we’re really talking about effort,” Sensei Cody Diesbourg explains. “You don’t have to be the best at what you’re doing yet, but if you put in the effort that’s where you’re going to get to.”

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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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