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...

“Great place to be. Gets me and my kids in shape. Makes me forget about the stress of work and focus more on tasks afterwards. I feel so much better since I started.”
“The instructors are great! Curriculum is awesome, glad to be a part of it!”

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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 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.

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