DOUVRIS Kanata has an approach to karate, fitness, and leadership that is unique in the region.
Sensei Massi and his team are members of the Kanata community and leaders in karate.
Sensei Massi Tarakhel
Sensei Massi has practiced martial arts since 1987 and is a 4th Dan Black Belt. His journey began with traditional style kung fu and branched out to include boxing, for which he trained at PanAm Boxing Club.
He joined DOUVRIS in 1997, training with Master Senseis John and Peter Douvris. There, he became a Canadian National Karate Team member and won a number of local and national titles.
Sensei Massi puts his multidisciplinary approach to training to work with his students. His positivity and encouragement commands the respect of his students and draws out their best.
Sensei Sean Code
Sensei Sean has 20 years of martial-arts experience, including karate and judo.
He enjoys teaching boxing, cardio kickboxing, power strike, and athletic conditioning. The breadth of martial-arts insruction at DOUVRIS — sparing, kata, physical fitness with aspects of judo, jujitsu and taekwondo — is something he values because it offers members well-rounded training.
Sensei Sean has played recreational and competitive volleyball for 15 years and held the position of Skip on his curling team.
He is a full-time engineer, hockey dad, and dog owner.
Sensei Megan Thorhauge
Sensei Megan has 10 years of karate experience.
Her DOUVRIS colleagues and students are like her family. She eagerly shares her knowledge and excitement for the art of karate with those around her.
She enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and other games with friends. She is an honour-roll student with a love of the arts. Her high school recognized her creativity and artistic ability by presenting her with the “Bard Award” for a large mural she created.