Riverside South

(665 Earl Armstrong Road)

Give the Gift of Great Health

This holiday season why not give your loved ones the gift of great health?

Karate Programs for All Ages

We offer karate programs for tykes, kids, teens, and adults. Come see what makes Douvris karate world renowned.

All Inclusive Membership

Your membership fee includes all gradings and access to all classes.

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About Douvris Martial Arts

Riverside South Location

Douvris Riverside South is Ottawa's only "kids-only" karate school. We offer Kids' Karate programs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The focus is on teaching and nurturing young children. This unique centre is owned and operated by Senseis Fortunato and Domenic Aversa. The Aversa brothers are karate champions and international competitors. DOUVRIS programs, methods, and standards have been designed, tested, and proven over 30 years. Our focus is on helping our members build confidence, strength, and a positive sense of physical and mental well-being.

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Our Karate Programs

We have karate programs for kids of 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.

Give the 🎁 Gift of Great Health

This holiday season,
why not give your loved ones
the gift of great health?

- 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 December is

Courtesy

When parents sign their children up for martial arts classes very often they’re looking for a healthy activity that will also teach their kids respect. And karate certainly does that. But at Douvris Martial Arts we put a lot of emphasis on courtesy as well.

And no, they’re not the same thing.

As Sensei Cody Diesbourg explains, respect is something that is earned. Someone earns the respect of other people by treating them in a respectful manner. But courtesy, he says, “is something you give to everyone regardless of if you like them or not.”

Douvris News

Word of the Month: Courtesy

December 1, 2019

When parents sign their children up for martial arts classes very often they’re looking for a healthy activity that will also teach their kids respect…

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Team Douvris at World’s

November 5, 2019

Team Douvris is currently representing Team Canada this week at the 2019 WKC World Championships in Niagara Falls, New York.

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In-House Tournament

November 5, 2019

Compete against Douvris dojos from across the city at our Douvris In House Tournament!

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Pink Army – Results

November 5, 2019

Wow!! A big thank you goes out to everyone who donated for our Pink Army Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve currently raised a total of $6,145!

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Word of the Month: Self-Discipline

November 1, 2019

Self-discipline helps us do the work we need to do. It helps us get up in the morning…

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Word of the Month: Courtesy

December 1, 2019

When parents sign their children up for martial arts classes very often they’re looking for a healthy activity that will also teach their kids respect…

Read More

Team Douvris at World’s

November 5, 2019

Team Douvris is currently representing Team Canada this week at the 2019 WKC World Championships in Niagara Falls, New York.

Read More

In-House Tournament

November 5, 2019

Compete against Douvris dojos from across the city at our Douvris In House Tournament!

Read More

Pink Army – Results

November 5, 2019

Wow!! A big thank you goes out to everyone who donated for our Pink Army Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve currently raised a total of $6,145!

Read More

Word of the Month: Self-Discipline

November 1, 2019

Self-discipline helps us do the work we need to do. It helps us get up in the morning…

Read More

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