Kemptville

(200 Sanders Street)

Instructors

DOUVRIS Kemptville has an approach to karate, fitness, and leadership that is unique in the region.

Sensei Earl and his team are members of the Kemptville community and leaders in karate.

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Master Sensei Earl Horvath

Master Sensei Earl is a 5th-degree black belt with over 20 years of experience teaching karate. He joined DOUVRIS in 1992 and was trained by Master Senseis John and Peter Douvris. He has competed on the Canadian karate team, Team Canada, and is a current World Karate Championship coach for that team. He was inducted into the North Grenville Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to and achievements in sport.

In addition to training in, teaching, and coaching karate, Master Earl also enjoys running and kayaking. His personal hero is Terry Fox, and DOUVRIS Kemptville supports the annual Terry Fox run.

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Sensei Ray Richards

Sensei Ray Richards is a 5th-degree Black Belt. He began practicing karate at DOUVRIS over 20 years ago and has never looked back.

He complements his karate practice with running, participating in 10Ks and half marathons.

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Sensei George Gorrell

Sensei George has practiced karate for 15 years, and is proud that all six of his family members are black belts. He promotes and lives an active lifestyle that includes biking and canoeing.

His favourite thing about teaching karate is watching other families begin and continue with karate.

Sensei Gorrell is a professional geologist and fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.

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Sensei Emily Richards

Sensei Emily Richards is a 2nd-degree black belt who has been attending Douvris since she was 4, it is a family affair for her as both her parents and sisters are black belts. As well as teaching, Sensei Emily enjoys competing in tournaments. She is a member of the WKC Canadian National team.

In addition to Karate, Sensei Emily enjoys biking and paddleboarding.

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Sensei Sierra Vergette

Sensei Sierra Vergette is a Black Belt who has been with Douvris Kemptville since she was 9 years old. Sierra loves competing and has been successful in many local, national and international tournaments. Including winning gold for sparring at the WKC world karate championships.

Outside of Karate Sensei Sierra enjoys wresting, she is a 2-time provincial champion.

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Master John Competes in the Canadian Classic Open Karate Championship

Video Throw-Back to 1988! 

- 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.

The Word of the Month for October is

Courage

For us at Douvris Martial Arts, courage means trying new things even if they scare us. And like anything else, courage increases through regular practice. That’s how we help students become brave, by teaching them to push through their limits and improve themselves every day.

“Everyone that steps through these doors takes the first step in showing us their courage,” Sensei Cody Diesbourg explains, adding that it takes guts to launch yourself into a new adventure, even if only to find out whether you like it or not.

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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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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Word of the Month: Courage

October 1, 2019

Courage, Aristotle said, is the most important virtue because it guarantees the others…

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Word of the Month: Focus

September 1, 2019

A key benefit of karate is the way it helps children improve their focus. Learning new techniques, mastering complicated fight sequences and sparring in a ring all require children to pay attention and keep paying attention, in a way they find really fun and rewarding. It’s a classic win-win situation.

Read More

WKC World Championships 2019

October 9, 2019

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

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

Word of the Month: Courage

October 1, 2019

Courage, Aristotle said, is the most important virtue because it guarantees the others…

Read More

Word of the Month: Focus

September 1, 2019

A key benefit of karate is the way it helps children improve their focus. Learning new techniques, mastering complicated fight sequences and sparring in a ring all require children to pay attention and keep paying attention, in a way they find really fun and rewarding. It’s a classic win-win situation.

Read More

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.

Kickboxing 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.

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