Karate STL
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
St. Louis County)

Since 1995

Karate is taught as weaponless self-defense, and emphasized as a martial art rather than a competitive sport.  Achieve confidence and practical expertise, without intimidation or hostility.  Safety is paramount!  Learning from and helping each other, and using skills effectively and with good judgment is the true art of karate.

Sharon Basinger, Sensei
Certified Instructor
6th Degree Black Belt


No Contracts, No Equipment to Buy
Karate & Self-defense Lessons
Adult & Youth, Ages 4+
Family & Golden Discounts

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Naha City, Okinawa, Japan


Calendar  thru Dec, 2016Shidokan

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Pattonville High School, Aquatics Center Exercise Rm.  

Summer Karate:  Age 4-adult.
          Began week of May 31 ends Jul 7.
Location:  Pattonville High School, Aquatics Center Exercise Rm.

Summer Break:
          No karate Jul 12 thru Sep 1.
Next 6-wk Karate Session Info.

NTS (National Training Seminar) & 40th Anniversary:
  • Fri-Sun, Jul 22-24, Lansing, Michigan...reserve hotel NOW!
  • Online Registration now available!...plus general schedule.
Active & inactive students of Karate STL & its branch dojos invited.

Next 6-wk Karate Session:  Age 4-adult.
          Week of Sep 4...Tue & Thu.
Returns to Pattonville Heights Middle School (Fee Fee & Dorsett) for school year.
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.
$5 class fee increase after Fri, Sep 2.

Karate Cost (including discount info)

Karate Class Schedule

Begin & End Dates of Current Session


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karate-doSummer Karate

Summer Break

NTS (National Training Seminar) & 40th Anniversary
          Online Registration and Event Details

Next 6-wk Karate Session

          SUMMER KARATE:
                  Ages 4- Adult
Week of May 31...ends Jul 7.
Training Location:
Pattonville High School, Aquatics Center Exercise Rm.

         SUMMER BREAK: 
No karate July 12 thru Sep 1 -- our late-summer break.  Then, week of Sep 4 (Tue & Thu) we return to 
Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym for the school year.  So the district can prepare for the new school year, karate is never held during August.  Call 314.213.8094 (now enrolling), or see Next 6-wk Karate Session Info.
Note:  Class fee increases $5 after Fri, Sep 2.

NTS (National Training Seminar) and 40th ANNIVERSARY
Fri-Sun, July 22-24, 2016, Lansing, Michigan. Beikoku Shidokan
Led by world-renowned "teacher of teachers"
Seikichi Iha, Hanshi 10th Dan, Grand Master,
Beikoku Shido-kan Karate-do Association- Director,
Okinawa Shorin-ryu Karate-do Association- U.S. Branch Chief.

All ranks of adult students, as well as youth students (age 7 & older, yellow belt & above benefit most), are invited to accompany Basinger Sensei.  This includes Karate STL's branch dojos -- The Arch Shido-kan and Gateway Shido-kan. 

Don't miss this commemorative NTS celebrating Iha Sensei's 40 years of teaching in North America!  Branch dojo demonstrations presented between training sessions throughout the seminar.  As always, a curriculum will be in place for adults and youth, all ranks and ages.  Weapons (bo) training for adults will also be available.  Many master teachers, some traveling from Okinawa to honor Iha Sensei will be in attendance, as well as other high ranking senseis and karate-ka with whom to train who never fail to be tremendously inspiring.  It is always an extraordinary opportunity to learn, unite and bond with fellow karate-ka from across the country and around the world, as well as to socialize with friends old and new.

Seminar Location: 
Lansing Center, downtown near Capital.
333 E. Michigan Avenue.
Lansing, MI 48933.
Walk over enclosed bridge connected to Radisson Hotel; a few miles from Iha Dojo.
Radisson Hotel, seminar rate available, mention National Training Seminar. 
Reserve NOW - limited discounted rooms!
Walk over enclosed bridge connected to Lansing Center; a few miles from Iha Dojo. 
111 N. Grand Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48933.
Further Details:
Parking, shuttles, airport, downtown visitor info, dan test, youth sessions, kobudo, and more.
NTS Registration:
Online Registration & Event Details - registration available online until July 17.  Registration also available at event.
NTS Schedule:
Detailed schedule.

Contact Basinger Sensei with questions.

                         Ages 4- Adult
Week of Sep 4 (Tue & Thu)...ends Oct 13.
$5 class fee increase after Fri, Sep 2.
To Enroll:man kicking   
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.
Training Location:
Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym, for the school year.
Cost* for entire 6-week session:
     $35 Pattonville resident.
     $40 non-resident.       $55 Pattonville resident.
     $60 non-resident.woman kicking
*  Discounts/Cost Adjustments:  
One discount per student.
Very welcome, but during class ALL ages are requested to remain on sideline verykids sparring quietly and unobtrusively (no cell phone talking or communicating with students please)... out of respect for students and instructors.
Sharon Basinger, Sensei 6th Dan, Certified Instructor.

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