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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EVENTS - Summary

EVENTS - Details


EVENTS - Summary


Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym.
  • Tue or Thu, May 2 or 4.  

Location Changes: 

Otherwise, at Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym.

Other Notable Dates:  
(click for Bring a Buddy days, tests, etc...)

Next 6-wk Session:
Age 4-adult, Males/Females.
  • Begins Tue & Thu, May 30 & Jun 1 *
  * Note:  $5 increase after Fri, May 26.  314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

NTS (National Training Seminar):
  • Fri-Sun, Jul 21-23, Lansing, Michigan.
Active & inactive students of Karate STL & its branch dojos invited.

Begin & End Dates of Current Session
Karate Cost (includes discount info)
Karate Class Schedule

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         EVENTS - Detailskarate-do
Bring a Buddy
Karate Location Changes
Other Notable Dates
Next 6-wk Karate Session
NTS (National Training Seminar)
Jan through Sept only, 3rd week of each session, Tue or Thu (your choice).  If you'd like, invite one or two friends or relatives to your class, no charge, and assist in being their "sensei" that day -- a fun way to share karate with a buddy!  Or, they can watch then join in the class if/when they want.  Buddies can wear regular clothes, and just remove shoes, socks and jewelry to participate in class.  You both can just show up, and they won’t be obligated or pressured to enroll.

Also on Calendar.
Sorry for any inconvenience but end-of-year school functions on above dates.  Otherwise, all karate is at primary location:  Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym.

...6, 7 & 8 pm - rank test.
Above and more on Calendar...through July, 2017.

             Ages 4- Adult, Males/Females
   * Note:  $5 class fee increase after Fri, May 26.
To Enroll:

314.213.8094 or Enroll by Email or other options on How to Enroll.
Training Location: 
Gym B, Holman Middle School for summer only (in the fall, returns to Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym, for the school year).
man kicking
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.
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.

NTS (National Training Seminar):Beikoku Shidokan
Fri-Sun, July 21-23, 2017, Lansing, Michigan.
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 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. 

A curriculum will be in place for adults and youth, all ranks and ages.  Many master teachers 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.
Info available soon:  Radisson Hotel, seminar rate available, mention National Training Seminar.
Walk over enclosed bridge connected to Lansing Center; a few miles from Iha Dojo.
111 N. Grand Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48933.
Further Details:
Info about last year's NTS:  Parking, shuttles, airport, downtown visitor info, dan test, youth sessions, kobudo, etc.
NTS Registration:
This link active soon:  Online Registration & Event Details - registration available online until ______.  Registration also available at event.
NTS Schedule:
Last year's schedule:
Detailed 2017 schedule posted here when available.

Contact Basinger Sensei with questions.

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