Riverside South

(665 Earl Armstrong Road)

Instructors

DOUVRIS Riverside South has an approach to karate, fitness, and leadership that is unique in the region. Senseis Domenic and Fortunato and their team are members of the Ottawa community and leaders in karate

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Sensei Domenic Aversa

Sensei Dominic began studying karate in 1986 at the age of 10, with Master Senseis John & Peter Douvris. Since that time, he has earned his 5th-degree black belt, 15 individual, and six team World Championship gold medals in super lightweight point sparring. He has been the Canadian National Champion since 1995.

He received the ACT Award (now the Ottawa Sports Award) as Amateur Athlete of the Year in the field of sport karate, and in 2012 was inducted into the World Karate and Kickboxing Council Hall of Fame. He continues to compete in the National and World tournament circuits.

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Sensei Fortunato Aversa

Sensei Fortunato began studying karate in 1986 at the age of nine, with Master Senseis John & Peter Douvris. Since that time, he has earned his 5th-degree black belt, and was the first Canadian competitor to win the welterweight point sparring World Championship, in Denmark. He has been the Canadian National Champion since 1993, and has accumulated 12 individual and six team gold medals in welterweight point sparring in World Championship competition.

He is a two-time recipient of the ACT Award (now the Ottawa Sports Award) as Amateur Athlete of the Year in the field of sport karate, and in 2000 was named Canadian Martial Artist of the Year. He continues to compete in the National and World tournament circuits.

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Sensei Anthony Bianco

Sensei Anthony joined DOUVRIS as an instructor in 2010 and is a 1st-degree Black Belt. He began studying karate at the age of four.

As a youth, he participated in competitions and enjoyed the challenges and opportunities it presented. He enjoys the family-friendly environment at DOUVRIS karate Ottawa because it provides an opportunity for students of all ages to learn and grow.

Sensei Anthony studies Business at Ottawa University.

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- 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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