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Kids (7-12 yrs)

Kids Karate Program

Our kids karate program is designed for children 7 to 12 years of age. It provides a fun martial arts curriculum for beginners. The program keeps kids active and helps increase fitness levels, balance & co-ordination, concentration, and self-discipline. Emphasis is placed on goal setting and personal success, while teaching kids how to stay safe and avoid dangerous situations.

Our karate lessons will provide your child with a whole range of life skills, including:

  • Personal focus and concentration
  • Self-confidence
  • Courtesy and respect
  • Self-defense skills
  • Leadership and teamwork

Martial Arts and School Academics

Did you know that Martial Arts instruction has a unique ability to create grade “A” students? It’s no coincidence that a lot of our students bring home top marks on their report cards. Our karate lessons are designed to focus on a students’ development by improving their attention span, improving their concentration and helping them set personal goals. It’s essential for kids to learn these skills to help them succeed in their school curriculum. Our DOUVRIS karate programs practice these skills during our karate sessions. For example, each of our classes starts with a warm-up. During our warm-up we include a few moments of silence so that each student can reflect upon the activities from that day. For younger children, we start with just a few moments, and as they move to a new belt level, we increase the time so that they can learn to sit still longer and give attention to their thoughts.

Also during the warm-up we teach breathing exercises as proper breathing is not only important in sports but is known to assist in mindfulness in stressful situations. These basic mediation exercises teach children to calm their thoughts to help increase their ability to deal with the daily demands associated with tests, peer pressure and stress. Many therapists believe that people could handle stress and anxiety better, if they were equipped with good breathing techniques.

Our classes consist of doing drills, katas, games and other exercises to help children learn to improve their attention span and concentration. These small exercises are just some of the ways that a Martial Arts program can provide essential skills needed for a child to succeed in life. It is a great investment for your child’s growth now and for the future!

Karate is Great Physical Exercise

Does your child seem to have a lot of excess energy? Wouldn’t it be nice to take some of that extra energy for yourself? While we can’t help you there, we can lend a hand in wearing your child out through fun physical activities. It’s important in a child’s development to include physical activity as it promotes a healthy lifestyle later in life. While expending their energy in our karate programs, children also learn strength, flexibility, balance, and hand-eye coordination. Karate is a positive way for a child to release all that pent up energy, so they can come home to be quiet and concentrate on doing their school work!

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Learn To Be a Leader

What is the key to being a great leader? It is knowing how to be one, of course. The DOUVRIS karate program allows older children to join our leadership team so they can receive the experience of being a leader in life. Our young leaders are taught how to manage a class of younger belt students, giving them hands-on experience with knowing how to influence people. Our leadership program also gives them an opportunity to practice public speaking by talking to the class and completing demonstrations.  The leadership skills taught are essential in today’s work place so that they have the confidence to excel as a manager, director, CEO, or any other job that requires leadership.

Karate Trial Offer

Our Kids Karate Trial Offer includes two classes and a new uniform for only $19.95.  Our Karate Trial Offer is available at all of our Ottawa-Gatineau locations. Build a well-rounded child. Learn how karate can help your child develop respect for others, honesty, and self-worth. Contact DOUVRIS today, or call us at 613-234-5000613-234-5000 to sign-up!

what our members say...

“I was a competitive athlete as a child, and started karate as an adult. I am very happy with the well-rounded approach of discipline, balance, and community at the Westboro Douvris dojo.”
“I am in my forties and never expected to do martial arts, never mind enjoy it so much. I work mostly with Fortunato, but both Aversa brothers are excellent teachers and kind, respectful people. They inspire their students and set great examples both when they fight and when they teach.”

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.

Read More

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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