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Sensei Martina Couture

Sensei Martina Couture

Sensei Martina began training with Douvris Martial Arts in 2010, alongside sons Sebastian and Niko (who she is pictured with on the left). She received her black belt in 2015 and began competing shortly after. She is the Douvris Competition Team manager, which competes in tournaments all over the world. After both Seb and Niko won multiple gold medals representing Canada, Sensei Martina was inspired to earn her spot on the national team. She brought home a gold and a bronze for Canada at the 2015 WKC World Championship in Orlando. When Martina is not training or competing, she works as a residential counselor for individuals with disabilities.

Sensei Sebastian Couture

Sensei Sebastian Couture

Sensei Sebastian has been practicing karate since 2003 and holds multiple World, National, and Provincial championship medals from various martial arts organizations.

Sensei Sebastian enjoys multiple forms of marital arts and is particularly passionate about forms, weapons, and fighting. His favorite part of being a DOUVRIS martial arts Ottawa instructor is seeing students improve their physical and mental health while having fun.

In addition to karate, he likes to swim, regularly volunteers with organizations focused on supporting individuals with special needs, and is a 2013 Honour Roll student.