Bank Street

(Head Quarters - 1270 Bank Street)

Character Development

Over 30 years of Karate Excellence.

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Karate with Character

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.  Through study of this workbook and mindful application at home, school, and dojo, children will be able to further develop the character and qualities for life success.

How does it all work?

Each month we focus on a new “Word of the Month”, from the Striving for Excellence Workbook.

For our Karate Tykes program (ages 4-6 years), each member receives a colouring book with examples of how to practice the Word of the Month and an illustration of the word in action. The Karate Kids Workbook for kids 7-12 years old, features a summary of the Word of the Month along with examples of practical situations children would face in their lives, where they can apply their understanding.

During each class, our instructors talk about the meaning of the word of the month and give students real-life examples of how they have used the word of the month in their daily life.

Our Character Development Goal

The goal of our the Striving for Excellence program is to not only give our students the skills to become our future generation’s leaders, but to also show them the great advantages that leadership, sportsmanship, gratitude and charity work will give them to achieve their goals throughout life. The Striving for Excellence program is what sets DOUVRIS Martial Arts apart from other Ottawa martial arts schools as we believe in creating leaders and developing life skills, along with learning proper karate technique. Training at DOUVRIS Martial Arts is about Striving for Excellence not only as a martial artist but more importantly, as a person.

Sample of Our Word of The Month Videos

Sample from our Word of the Month Workbook

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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 Adult

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

Douvris Members Share Their Experience

Hear what our members have to say about our karate program

Fitness Trial Offer

Our Total Body Training kickboxing fitness trial offer includes a 3 Class Pass for $19.95. This offer is available at 6 of our Ottawa training facilities.

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.

Douvris News

WKC World Championships 2019

October 9, 2019

For all those athletes competing at the 2019 WKC World Championship … YOUR TIME IS NOW!

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Douvris Haunted Dojo

October 1, 2019

Join us for a spooky night at the Dojo on Saturday, October 19! Register at the front desk.

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Pink Army

October 1, 2019

This month, Douvris is celebrating Beast Cancer Awareness month. Students are encouraged to donate $20 to get a pink belt and wear it to class each time during the month of October.

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Celebrating 35 Years of Martial Arts Excellence!!

October 1, 2019

Join us at our Bank Street location lobby for a little cake cutting and refreshments at 1:15pm on Saturday, October 26, right after the All belt family self-defence class.

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Kick Your Friends Into Gear

October 1, 2019

Here’s your chance to get your friends into class with you AND win some great prizes!

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WKC World Championships 2019

October 9, 2019

For all those athletes competing at the 2019 WKC World Championship … YOUR TIME IS NOW!

Read More

Douvris Haunted Dojo

October 1, 2019

Join us for a spooky night at the Dojo on Saturday, October 19! Register at the front desk.

Read More

Pink Army

October 1, 2019

This month, Douvris is celebrating Beast Cancer Awareness month. Students are encouraged to donate $20 to get a pink belt and wear it to class each time during the month of October.

Read More

Celebrating 35 Years of Martial Arts Excellence!!

October 1, 2019

Join us at our Bank Street location lobby for a little cake cutting and refreshments at 1:15pm on Saturday, October 26, right after the All belt family self-defence class.

Read More

Kick Your Friends Into Gear

October 1, 2019

Here’s your chance to get your friends into class with you AND win some great prizes!

Read More

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