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Word of the Month: Honesty

You are only ever as good as your word, and that’s why honesty is a critical part of our character development program.

As Sensei Cody Diesbourg says, at its simplest, honesty means telling the truth. Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because we want other people to believe us and have faith in us. This means having the courage and honesty to recognize when we get something wrong, and make efforts to correct it.

Honesty is not just towards other people. We also want to be honest with ourselves. “Lying to yourself is the worst,” Sensei Cody says, “because then you’re making it so that you can’t improve, you can’t grow from anything.”

As one of his instructors once put it, “you can either make excuses, or you can make progress. But you can’t make both.” Be honest with yourself, be honest with others, and you have the chance to grow into something awesome.

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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.

Our Karate Programs

We have karate programs for all ages and fitness levels.

Karate Tykes

Our karate tykes program guides kids ages 4-6 through basic karate techniques and provides the foundation for important life skills.

Karate Kids

Our Kids program is keeps children aged 7 to 12 active and helps balance & co-ordination, concentration, and self-discipline.

Karate Youth

Our Youth program is designed for teens 13-18 years of age. It is a complete approach to training in the martial arts.

Karate Adults

Join our Adult program to improve fitness levels, learn self-defense techniques, increase confidence, and feel empowered.

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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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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Kickboxing Trial Offer

Get fit this new year with a friend!  Sign-up this month to receive 2 fitness trial offers for the price of 1. Try one fitness class of your choice for $9.95.

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