Youth (13-18 yrs)

Youth Karate Program

Our martial arts classes are designed for teens 13-18 years of age. It is a complete approach to training in the martial arts. The main focus of the training in this class is on the exciting kicking and punching skills, as well as self-defence techniques, and the introduction to sparring.

Teens who join this program learn to focus and respect while building self-confidence and developing a positive mental attitude.

What martial arts classes teach kids:

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

Martial Arts Classes Trial Offer

Our martial arts trial includes two classes and a new uniform for only $19.95 and is available at all of our Ottawa-Gatineau locations. Learn how martial arts classes can help develop the important skills for success, contact DOUVRIS today, or call us at 613-234-5000613-234-5000 to sign-up!

Martial Arts Classes Teaches Leadership

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What is the key to being a great leader? It is knowing how to be one, of course. The DOUVRIS martial arts classes allow teens 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 in 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 in a career that requires leadership.

what our members say...

“The Westboro team is fabulous. The positive encouragement and meaningful, relevant feedback and direction they provide my children has been so very much appreciated. My daughter has been with them for 6 years and the instruction she has received has been a major contributor to her self confidence and overall health. I can’t thank Senseis Dom, Fortunato, Maureen, Ian and Pierre enough but I hope they know how important they are in the lives of the kids they work with.”
“Douvris is a friendly dojo and there I do not feel judged or under pressure while at classes. The staff is extremely kind and knowledgeable and always ready to help. Other members are also very kind and excellent role models. I have had an excellent experience.”

See what its like to train at Douvris


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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One of the important aspects of our character development program is that it not only teaches students how to become responsible but it also empowers to use that tool to grow and become the best version of themselves they can be.

As Sensei Cody Diesbourg explains, one of the best ways we have to teach children about responsibility is our leadership program. Intermediate and advanced students are given the opportunity to assist in teaching beginner classes. Our leaders are expected to show up and help during the same classes, and to get there on time and with all their equipment, to make sure they understand how responsibility and accountability work. 

Douvris News

Competition Camp

May 2, 2019

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Douvris Bank Street Kid’s Spring Fling

May 2, 2019

We will be hosting our annual Spring Fling on Saturday, May 4 from 6:30 – 8:30pm!

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Word of the Month: Responsibility

May 2, 2019

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Summer Camps 2019

April 3, 2019

Join us this summer for our karate summer camps!!

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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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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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