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.
- CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM -
Striving 4 Excellence
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 kids of all ages and fitness levels.
Our karate tykes program guides kids ages 4-6 through basic karate techniques and provides the foundation for important life skills.
Our Kids program keeps children aged 7 to 12 active and helps balance & coordination, concentration, and self-discipline.
Our Youth program is designed for teens 13-18 years of age. It is a complete approach to training in the martial arts.