Karate at La Perle

La Perle Community League
18611 97A Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5T 4C1

Programs: Little Dragons, Children, Youth and Adult

Club Contact:
Edmonton AKF, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone: (587) 783-0232


Registration Link

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Please contact the club directly with any inquiries.


The "Karate at La Perle" Karate Club is a member of the Ohtsuka Amateur Karate Foundation. This club was first located at the Jewish Community Centre (since January 23, 1984), followed by the Crestwood Community League, which makes it the longest continuously-running AKF club. At the heart of our instruction is the "Introduction to Karate" Program, offered at all of the clubs and established as the standard for both classic and innovative martial art instruction. The program features outstanding workouts which are both exciting and beneficial in a sporting, recreational environment, and requiring no previous martial arts knowledge. The activity is unique in combining an absorbing art, an exciting recreational activity, and practical, down-to-earth self-defense. In addition to this, some grappling, take-downs, knife techniques, board breaking, as well as weapons techniques are taught by various Black Belt instructors. Training is available in higher black belt kata at certain times during or right after regular classes. Karate at La Perle is very unique as both individuals and families participate and train together.

Head Instructors
Sensei Ken Wasserman, 5th Degree Black Belt
Sensei Don Chan, 4th Degree Black Belt

Other Instructors
Sensei Carey Buxton, 5th Degree Black Belt
Sensei Don Campion, 4th Degree Black Belt
Sensei Samantha Chan, 4th Degree Black Belt
Sensei Stephen Goodwin, 4th Degree Black Belt
Sensei Edna Chan, 3rd Degree Black Belt
Sensei John Dewart, 3rd Degree Black Belt
Sensei Paul Tonganis, 3rd Degree Black Belt
Sensei David Little, 2nd Degree Black Belt
Sensei Darren Okrainec, 2nd Degree Black Belt
Sensei Dani Beaubien, 2nd Degree Black Belt
Sensei Shelley Beaubien, 2nd Degree Black Belt
Sensei Edward Funk, 1st Degree Black Belt
Sensei Aislinn Armstrong, 1st Degree Black Belt
Sensei Gabrielle Funk, 1st Degree Black Belt


Programs Offered:

Little Dragons (ages 5-7)

Classes: Mondays 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Fees: $130 per term

Fall Term: Monday, September 10, 2018 to Monday, December 10, 2018
Winter Term: Monday, January 7, 2019 to Monday, April 15, 2019

Children (ages 8-10)

Classes: Mondays and/or Wednesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fees: $140 per term for once per week, or $160 per term for twice per week

Fall Term: Monday, September 10, 2018 to Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Winter Term: Monday, January 7, 2019 to Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Youth & Adults (ages 11 and up)

Classes: Mondays and/or Wednesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fees: $160 per term for once per week, or $190 per term for twice per week

Fall Term: Monday, September 10, 2018 to Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Winter Term: Monday, January 7, 2019 to Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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