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 earned her 2nd degree black belt in 2018. For many years she was 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 2 bronze medals for Canada at the 2015 WKC World Championship in Orlando, 3 silver medals at the 2016 WKC World Championship in Dublin and a Gold medal at the Canadian National Championship 2017.
Sensei Martina is a certified Can Fit pro Canada Personal Training Specialist and NCCP Level-1 Certified Coach
When Martina is not training or competing, she works as a residential counselor for individuals with disabilities.
Sensei Sebastian Couture
Sensei Sebastian has always had a passion for helping others achieve their goals and aspirations in martial arts and physical health. He has been teaching for over ten years and has worked his way up the ranks to head instructor of the highly successful Douvris Barrhaven Dojo. Whether it be helping young karate tykes, teens and adults looking to learn something new, competitive athletes or people with special needs Sensei Sebastian can do it all.
Sensei Sebastian is a certified Can Fit Pro Canada Personal training specialist and Douvris martial arts head fitness trainer. He has taken a huge passion in fitness and physical health over the last couple years and has dedicated the majority of his free time into learning more and growing his knowledge in fitness training. He has worked with competitive sports teams, fitness beginners and fitness enthusiasts. He offers personal training sessions, groups training sessions, competitive and elite training for athletes and he is the head trainer for the Douvris Barrhaven TBT fitness program.
For free time, Sensei Sebastian enjoys riding his motorcycle and travelling.
Sensei Megan Bowman
Sensei Megan has been practicing karate since 2012. She holds multiple Provincial, National, and World level titles on the NASKA, NMAC, WKC, WKF and many other martial arts circuits. Sensei Megan continues to compete and acquire more titles.
Sensei Megan has trained in many different forms and styles of martial arts, she specializes in forms and weapons.
Sensei Megan is also a full time psychology student, minoring in disability studies, at Carleton University. When she isn’t at the dojo or studying, Sensei Megan likes to volunteer at a local animal rescue.
Outside of karate Sensei Megan enjoys reading and horseback riding. She is also very passionate about photography.
Sensei Cody Diesbourg
Sensei Cody Diesbourg is a fourth-degree black belt and multi-time world champion in fighting, Kata, and weapons. He is Lead Instructor at the DOUVRIS Ottawa South dojo, with extensive experience in teaching group lessons, private instruction, seminars, instructor colleges, and day camps.
Sensei Cody began his martial arts training in 1992, began competing in 1995, and has been teaching since 1997. His martial arts awards are numerous. He competed in the North American Sport Karate Association for seven years, consistently placing top three in all his divisions, which include weapons, team fighting, Kata, sparring, point fighting, and more. He has a total of 11 years of WKA/WKC experience and holds 37 medals: 19 Gold, 9 Silver, and 9 Bronze.
Previously, Sensei Cody was owner and head instructor at Premier Martial Arts in Edmonton, Alberta, and head instructor at Family Karate Centres in London, Ontario. He created the Edmonton Martial Arts program in 2005. As Alberta Director for the World Karate/Kickboxing Council (WKC), he hosted the provincial WKC qualifier for that province for four years. He has done television stunt work and acting.