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 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.
Sensei Peter Klein
Sensei Peter Klein started Karate in 2008 (at the age of 18) and holds a second degree black belt.
Sensei Peter enjoys teaching Karate to people of all ages and loves watching them achieve their goals through Martial Arts.
In addition to Karate, he enjoys weight training, hockey and baseball.
He has a diploma in Television and Film production through Canadore College and is also a trained Stunt Performer through USA (United Stunt Man Association) and has professional experience on film sets.
Sensei James Klein
Sensei James Klein started Karate in 2008 (at the age of 14) and has a second degree black belt.
He has seen much personal growth through Karate and is eager to share this experience with others. He enjoys watching students develop their character through martial arts training and loves building his own skills and gaining knowledge to assist in teaching.
During his free time, he likes to play the guitar as well as play in bands and enjoys working out and living an active lifestyle.