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Become a Member of West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île


To become a member of West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île, simply contact us for details or visit either one of our dojos to try out a class.  It's absolutely free and there is no obligation (please consult our Schedule for an appropriate time).  Or if you prefer, come in and just observe a class in progress.  Either way, we would be more than happy to discuss your needs and answer any further questions you might have.

Membership periods are 12 weeks in length and begin on set dates.  You can still JOIN AT ANY TIME; you will have a pro-rated membership that will take you to the following renewal date.  We have permanent classes for beginners, so you can JOIN AT ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.  We also separate students according to their experience and skill level which allows them to progress at their own pace, and continue to be challenged and motivated.

West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île

You will find almost everything you need to know about West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île by browsing our website.  Here are some quick facts to get you started:

  • At West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île, we teach a world-renowned style of karate known as Kyokushin.

  • Our dojo (training hall) in Beaconsfield was founded in 1997.  Our second location (Karaté de L'Île) was opened in 2012.  Together, they are two of the few karate schools in the West Island of Montreal to operate full time.  In other words, West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île are Sensei John's one and only business endeavour.  This allows us to maintain the very highest quality of instruction and level of commitment to our students...and our students (as well as their parents) certainly appreciate Sensei's dedication.

  • We are one of the only karate schools in the West Island to offer a wide range of children's classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.  This allows our kids to train at the appropriate level and advance accordingly.

  • We of course also teach adults.  We accomodate your busy schedule (and that of your family's) by offering an early-bird class at 7 a.m. in addition to our 9 a.m. and evening classes.

  • All classes are taught by the same instructors, allowing them to familiarize themselves with each student and his or her own unique abilities.

  • West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île has a reputation for excellence.  We have produced nationally and internationally ranked students, including the top Canadian male (top 16 world ranking) at the Kyokushin World Championships in Japan.

So whether you are looking for a character building activity for your child, a chance for them to compete, lessons in self-defense, or just a way to get into and stay in shape, West Island Karate / Karaté de L'Île has something to offer all age groups and levels.

We look forward to meeting you.