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.

Programs Offered

Little Dragons (ages 5-7)
Classes: Mondays 6:00 pm – 6:40 pm
Fees: $130 per term

Children (ages 8-11)
Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Fees: $140 per term for once per week, or $160 per term for twice per week

Youth & Adults (ages 12 and up)
Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:45pm
Fees: $160 per term for once per week, or $190 per term for twice per week

2021 Fall Term: Monday, September 13 to Wednesday, December 15 
*No classes on Monday, September 20 (election), Monday, October 18 (election)  and Monday, October 11 (Thanksgiving)

2022 Winter Term: Monday, January 17 to Wednesday, April 27

Head Instructor
Sensei Don Chan, 4th Degree Black Belt

Other Instructors
Sensei Ken Wasserman, 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 Aislinn Armstrong, 1st Degree Black Belt

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