La Perle Community League

18611 97A Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5T 4C1

The “AKF La Perle” Karate Club is a member of the Ohtsuka Amateur Karate Foundation.  This club was first located at the Jewish Community Center (since January 23, 1984), and then at the Crestwood Community League before relocating to the La Perle Community League, which makes it the longest continuously running AKF club.  Our karate program offers both classic and innovative martial arts instruction that provides physical, mental, and spiritual development in an exciting recreational environment.  Our classes provide outstanding workouts and training that does not require any prior martial arts knowledge.  Karate at La Perle is also unique in that individuals and families can participate and train together.  Our Black Belt instructors are all very dedicated volunteers, and represent a wealth of experience in the martial arts.
All Senseis at Karate at LaPerle have completed a Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check (Edmonton Police) with No Information to Disclose. 

Programs Offered

FALL 2024
Term dates will be updated in late August

Little Dragons (ages 5-7)
Classes: Mondays 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Fees: $130 per term

Children (ages 8-11)
Classes: Mondays and/or Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Fees: $150 per term for once per week, or $170 per term for twice per week

Youth & Adults (ages 12 and up)
Classes: Mondays and/or Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Fees: $170 per term for once per week, or $200 per term for twice per week.

Head Instructors
Sensei Don Chan, 5th Degree Black Belt
Sensei Dani Beaubien, 3rd Degree Black Belt
Sensei Shelley Beaubien, 3rd Degree Black Belt

Other Instructors
Sensei Don Campion, 4th Degree Black Belt
Sensei Edna Chan, 4th Degree Black Belt
Sensei Darren Okrainec, 3rd Degree Black Belt
Sensei Matthaus Fuerderer, 
1st Degree Black Belt

Club Contact:
Edmonton AKF, email:, phone: (587) 783-0232

Students may order a gi (karate uniform) from their head instructor, but it’s not a requirement for training in our dojos. If you do wear a gi, we ask that it is white and without other club affiliation logos on it.