Douvris Martial Arts

The OAC is proud to have Douvris Martial Arts on site – the premier karate and kickboxing in Ottawa and home of national and world karate champions. TheDouvris studio (dojo) offers Karate classes for kids and adults of all ages!

Douvris is a karate family established by brothers and karate champions Master Sensei John Douvris and Master Sensei Peter Douvris in 1984. Douvris at the OAC is operated by Nick Douvris.

We are devoted to cultivating the practise of karate and we are a leader in the sport in Ottawa, in Canada, and throughout the world.  We are also committed to the pursuit of fitness, fostering kinship, and developing leadership among people of all ages. We embrace the karate philosophy, which promotes individuals who are “inwardly humble and outwardly gentle.”

Karate for All Ages

Our karate programs include classes for children 4 years and up, as well as adults of all ages (including our 55+ Karate program). Karate is a unique martial art for its use of choreographed forms, called katas, which offer these proven benefits in children and adults of all ages:

  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Improve memory
  • Quicken reaction time
  • Improve/maintain balance and flexibility
  • Develop self-defence skills and all-around confidence
  • Improve performance in other sports: golf, tennis, squash, hockey, soccer, and more

Douvris also offers the opportunity to participate in competition at various levels, including in-house tournaments, national, and international championships for those students who wish to take their training to the next level.

Special Introductory Trial Offer

The best way to experience the Douvris difference is to give us a try and discover what being a Douvris member is all about.

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.

For complete trial offer details please call 613-234-5000.

For complete information about Douvris, visit their website at