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   Welcome to Karate STL, St. Louis, Missouri USA
Shibu Dojo of 
Beikoku Shido-kan Karate-do Association
Under direct supervision & teaching of
Seikichi Iha, Hanshi 10th Dan, Head Master



                            Now in our 20th year of teaching in the St. Louis area!!

·    No Contracts to Sign, No Equipment to Buy

·    Adult & Youth (starting at age 4) Karate Programs

·    Karate Discounts for Families & Age 55+

·    Self-Defense Instruction...Our Location or Yours

·    St. Louis Area (Maryland Heights, MO) Training Location

·    Encouragement, Not Intimidation 

·   6th Degree Black Belt Internationally Certified Head Instructor

STUDENTS' INFO:  Time-sensitive highlights (changes, cancellations, etc.)

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We at KARATE STL take great pride in our diligent students, internationally certified dojo (school) and honorable masters, as well as the tradition, philosophy and authenticity of our style of original Okinawan karate-do -- as taught by Head Master, Seikichi Iha, Hanshi 10th Dan.  We strive to provide an inspiring atmosphere conducive to learning and growing -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- while having fun!  Our pledge is to continue our pursuit of excellence, to create even higher standards for our dojo, and to represent our martial art in a respectful and exemplary manner.

Thanks for visiting us.

S. A. Basinger, Shihan 6      th Dan
Karate STL Head Instructor
Missouri Shibu Dojo Director
Beikoku Shido-kan Karate-do Association
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(Updated: 11/21/14)
                       Time-Sensitive Highlights - 2014


To all my incredible students who attended our annual St. Louis training seminar with Seikichi Iha, Hanshi 10th Dan, Head Master last weekend (Nov 14 & 15):  A huge THANK YOU for your impressive representation of our Missouri dojos – Karate STL, The Arch Shido-kan Karate, and Gateway Shido-kan Karate.  All of you never fail to make your instructors immensely proud!  Much gratitude also goes to the students’ families who contributed greatly behind the scenes to make the weekend the success that it was.
-- Basinger Sensei  

Even in light of the various stresses in our lives, we all have so very much to be thankful for…you and your loved ones are wished a special day to celebrate that appreciation. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


NO KARATE - Tue & Thu, Nov 25 & 27
Dec 2 - return to & remain at Pattonville Heights Middle School back gym
Tue, Dec 2 – rank test 5p only
Thu, Dec 4 – end session 5p only
Dec 4 – rank test 5, 6, 7p
Dec 9 – end session all age 7+
Dec 11 - No Karate - begin winter break

TRAFFIC ALERT:  Road work on Fee Fee Rd between Whitehall Manor Dr & Edwards Ave.  For now, northbound lane open but changes can occur daily, so verification is advised, or take alternate routes under
Pattonville Heights Middle School.  

      Begins Tue & Thu, Jan 6 & 8, 2015...ends Feb 12
Pattonville Heights Middle School back gym
195 Fee Fee Rd at Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Enrollment now open - call 314-213-8094.  Enroll by 3p Fri, Jan 2 to avoid late fees 
Discount info - family (kids AND adults) and golden (age 55+) - plus other enrollment options under
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DISCOUNTS - Family (adults & kids) and golden (age 55+) karate discounts

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - all 2014 time-sensitive reminders & exceptions

CURRENT SESSION Information - current session's begin/end dates for your karate class

Cancellation Policy - due to inclement weather or emergency - karate & self-defense

Dojo News - last
entry - Jan 20, 2014
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