Karate STL
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043 USA
 (Midwest
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

Shuri Castle
Shuri Castle
Naha City, Okinawa, Japan

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Calendar  thru Dec, 2017
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EVENTS - Summary

EVENTS - Details

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EVENTS - Summary

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NEXT KARATE CLASS HELD AT . . .
Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym
(primary karate location for the school year)

Late-summer Break:
  • Now thru Aug 31.
Next 6-wk Karate Session Info.

NTS (National Training Seminar):
  • Fri-Sun, Jul 21-23, Lansing, Michigan
Register for NTS, and reserve hotel NOW (limited discounted rooms) . . .
Online Registration & Event Details.
Active & inactive students of Karate STL & its branch dojos invited.

Family Potluck:
Families/guests of ALL active & inactive students of Karate STL & its branch dojos invited.

Next 6-wk Session:
Age 4-adult, Males/Females.
  • Begins Tue & Thu, Sep 5 & 7 *
  * Note:  $5 increase after Fri, Sep 1.  314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.
Karate returns to Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym for the school year.

Women's Night:
Self-defense, Women & Teens Age 14+.
Gym B, Holman Middle School.
  • Mon, Sep 11, 5:30-8:30 pm.
Enroll at least a week in advance or may cancel. 
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

Kids Self-defense & Stranger Danger:
Boys & Girls, 5:30-7:30 pm, Open to the Public.
Gym B, Holman Middle School.
  • Mon, Sep 25, Grades K - 2.
  • Mon, Oct 2, Grades 3 - 6. 
Enroll at least a week in advance or may cancel.
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

St. Louis Seminar with Grandmaster Iha:

Fri evening & Sat afternoon at Parkwood School.
  • Nov 10 & 11 

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         EVENTS - Details

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Late-summer Break
NTS (National Training Seminar)
Family Potluck
Next 6-wk Karate Session
Women's Night of
Self-defense - Age 14+
Kids' Self-defense -
Grades K-2
or 3-6
St. Louis Seminar with Grandmaster Iha
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LATE-SUMMER BREAK: 
We are currently on our late-summer break until week of Sep 5 when 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 1.


NTS 2017 (National Training Seminar)Beikoku Shidokan:
Lansing, Michigan
Led by world-class "teacher of teachers,"
Seikichi Iha, Grand Master,
Hanshi 10th Dan,

Beikoku Shido-kan Karate-do Association - Director,
Okinawa Shorin-ryu Karate-do Association - U.S. Branch Chief.

All ranks of adult karate 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.  Non-Shidokan karate-ka also welcome to attend.

As always, there will be training opportunities for all ranks -- adults and youth, ages 7 and above.  Many master teachers will be in attendance, and 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 hotel,
1½ miles from Iha Dojo.
Lodging: 
Radisson Hotel
Reserve NOW* - limited discounted rooms!
Walk over enclosed bridge to seminar.
111 N. Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
1½ miles from Iha Dojo.
*  517.482.0188 (number to obtain discount).
Mention "National Training Seminar" if reserving by phone.
Use discount code "OOK717" if reserving online.
NTS 2017 Registration:
NTS 2017 General Schedule:
Contact Basinger Sensei with questions.


8th ANNUAL KARATE FAMILY POTLUCK PICNIC: 
Vago Park, Fee Fee Rd & Midland Ave, Maryland Hts 63043.  Families and guests of ALL active and inactive students of Karate STL and its branch dojos invited.  Lots of fun!  Hope to see you there!!
Provided:
Hot dogs, condiments, cups, plates, napkins, utensils.
Please bring:
RSVP with number attending so we have enough hot dogs:
Email: 
picnic@karateSTL.com
Phone:
314.291.1234
Facebook:
Or, respond and "Comment" with number attending on 
Facebook


NEXT 6-WEEK KARATE SESSION:
             Ages 4- Adult, Males/Females
Begins:
   * Note:  $5 class fee increase after Fri, Sep 1.
To Enroll:
  

314.213.8094 or Enroll by Email or other options on How to Enroll.
Training Location: 
Returns to Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym, for the school year (check Calendar for possible exceptions).
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Cost ** for entire 6-week session:
$40 Pattonville resident. 
$45 non-resident. 
$65 Pattonville resident.
$70 non-resident.woman kicking
**  Discounts/Cost Adjustments:  
One discount per student.
Parents/Spectators:kids sparring
Very welcome, BUT during class ALL ages are requested to remain on sideline very quietly and unobtrusively (no cell phone talking or communicating with students please)... out of respect for students and instructors.
Teacher (all classes):
Sharon Basinger, Sensei 6th Dan, Certified Instructor.

Dojo Manners & Rules.

Karate class times, schedules, etc.

More about our karate program.


WOMEN'S NIGHT:
Self-defense, Women & Teens Ages 14+
When:Woman blocking
One night, 5:30-8:30 pm,
Open to the Public.
Enroll at least a week in advance, or may cancel if insufficient enrollment.
What happens at self-defense class?
Where:
Gym B, Holman Middle School.
Cost:
$30 Pattonville resident;
$35 Non-resident.
What to Wear:  
Long pants & smooth long-sleeved shirt.  For safety, pant legs must not reach the floor.  Must remove shoes and socks... and all jewelry (or leave at home).
Teacher:
Sharon BasingerSensei 6th Dan, Certified Instructor.
To Enroll:   
Call 314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.


 KIDS' SELF-DEFENSE & STRANGER DANGER:
When:self-defense
Boys & Girls, 5:30-7:30 pm,
One Night, Open to the Public
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Enroll at least a week in advance, or may cancel if insufficient enrollment.
What happens at self-defense class?
Where:
Gym B, Holman Middle School.  
Cost:
$25 Pattonville resident; self-defense
$30 Non-resident.
Parents/Spectators:
Very welcome, but during class ALL ages are requested to remain on sideline very quietly and unobtrusively (no cell phone talking or communicating with students please)... out of respect for students and instructors.
What to Wear:  
Long pants & smooth long-sleeved shirt.self-defense  For safety, pant legs must not reach the floor.  Must remove shoes and socks... and all jewelry (or leave at home).
Teacher (all classes): 
Sharon BasingerSensei 6th Dan, Certified Instructor.
To Enroll:   
Call 314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

        
ST. LOUIS KARATE TRAINING SEMINAR WITH GRANDMASTER: 
Instructor:
World-renowned
Grandmaster Seikichi Iha, who holds the highest title of Hanshi (master) and highest rank of 10th Dan (black belt degree).  Teacher to Basinger Sensei, Iha Sensei is president of the Beikoku Shido-kan Karate-do Association and United States Branch Chief of the Okinawa Shorin-ryu Karate-do Association.  His Lansing, Michigan, dojo is headquarters for over 30 schools in the U.S., Canada and many other countries around the globe.  
Plan now to attend and reserve your place (see below)!  Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from this dynamic "teacher of teachers," a true master of our defense-oriented martial art.    
Eligible participants:
Active & inactive students of Karate STL and its branch dojos.  
Adults:  ALL adult students, all ranks.  
Kids:      Solid yellow belt & above, minimum age 7. 
Non-participants: 
ALL other students are encouraged to come and observe these classes, as well as families and friends.  Spectators welcome! 

Spectators may bring their own seating - limited, if any, available in gym.

NOTE:   To be included in the 1:00 pm Saturday group photo with Iha Sensei, be sure to wear your
gi!! ...and bring your cameras.

Where, When, Cost of Seminar:
Parkwood School gym
(location to be confirmed)
3199 Parkwood Lane
(at Old St. Charles Rd)
Maryland Hts, MO 63043
Fri, Nov 10:
5:30-6:30 pm:
Kids age 7+, solid yellow belt & above. 
6:30-7:30 pm:
Adults all ranks, & kids blue belt & above. 
Sat, Nov 11:
12:00-1:00 pm:
Kids age 7+, yellow belt & above. 
1:00-1:10 pm:
Group Photos (students in gi – ALL ages & ranks).  
1:10 - 2:30 pm:
Adult class students only, all ranks.
Cost:
Donations appreciated from participants and spectators, to help with the considerable expense involved. 
Reserve:
Give number of participants AND observers, AND dates attending...
Email: 
seminar@karateSTL.com
Phone:
314.291.1234

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