Karate is taught as
weaponless self-defense, and emphasized as a martial art rather
than a competitive sport. Achieve
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.
Degree Black Belt
Contracts, No Equipment to Buy
& Self-defense Lessons
& Youth, Ages 4+
& Golden Discounts
through July 31, 2018
& stay updated!
Pattonville Heights Middle School
195 Fee Fee Rd at Dorsett
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
NEXT KARATE CLASS HELD AT . . .
Other Notable Dates (click for tests, end of session, etc...)
Karate Location Changes
Otherwise, at Pattonville
Hts Middle School back
Age 4-adult, Males/Females.
* Note: Late fee after Fri, Jun 1.
NEW! 4 pm age 4-13 new student classes
- Begins Tue & Thu, Jun 5 & 7 *
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other
options on How to Enroll.
National Training Seminar (NTS)
Active & inactive students of Karate STL & its branch dojos invited.
- Fri-Sun, Jul 20-22, Lansing, Michigan
(More info posted here when available)
Louis Seminar with Grand Master Iha
& Sat afternoon at Parkwood
- Nov 9 & 10 (dates/location confirmed summer 2018)
EVENTS 2018 - Details
BRING A BUDDY
Third Tue or Thu of each session:
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
- Apr 24 or 26; Jun 19 or 21; Sep 18 or 20; Nov 13 or 15.
Also on Calendar.
for any inconvenience but end-of-school-year functions occur on above
dates at Heights. All other classes this session are at Heights.
Also on Calendar.
OTHER NOTABLE KARATE DATES: Above and more on Calendar...through July, 2018.
- Tue, May 8 - 5 pm ages 7-13 only - rank test.
- Thu, May 10 - 5 pm ages 4-6 only - rank test (at Parkwood).
- Tue, May 15 - 5 pm ages 7-13 only - end session, AND...
...6, 7 & 8 pm - rank test (at Rose Acres).
- Thu, May 17 - end session (all except 5 pm Tue class).
- Fri, Jun 1 - late fee after today (for next session's enrollment).
4- Adult, Males/FemalesBegins:
NEW! Classes for new kids:
4 pm, Tuesdays, ages 7-13
4 pm, Thursdays, ages 4-6
& Thu, Jun 5 & 7 * ...commitment ends Jul 12 (but further and/or continuous training is available).
* Note: Enroll any time, but late fee after Fri, Jun 1To Enroll:
** Discounts/Cost Adjustments:
- Family - Deduct $5
for each kid and/or adult per 6-wk session, if 2 or more of same family
enrolled in karate.
- Golden - Deduct $10
per 6-wk session
per student age 55+.
One discount per student.
- Add late fee for
enrollments received after Friday prior to start of session.
- Excludes - Required uniform ($25-$35, depends on age); Shidokan patch ($5, required for optional rank
testing/certification) - available first class. Fees for optional rank
welcome, BUT during class ALL ages are requested to remain on
quietly and unobtrusively (no cell phone talking, or
communicating with students please)...
respect for students and instructors.
6th Dan, Certified Instructor.
NATIONAL TRAINING SEMINAR (NTS)
Lansing, MichiganLed by world-class "teacher of teachers,"
Seikichi Iha, Grand Master,
Hanshi 10th Dan,
Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association - Director,
Okinawa Shorinryu Karatedo Association - U.S. Branch Chief.
ranks of active and inactive adult karate students, as well as youth students (age 7 &
older, yellow belt & above benefit most), are invited to accompany Basinger Sensei to the NTS. This includes Karate STL's branch dojos -- The Arch
Shidokan and Gateway Shidokan.
always, there will be training opportunities for all ranks --
adults and youth, all ranks, ages 7 and above. 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. The NTS is always an
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.
from and within Lansing is to be planned on your own. Some
students drive. Others fly to Detroit, then drive or bus into
Lansing, or fly directly to Lansing. Families have planned vacations that include the NTS, thereby enjoying other destinations en route.Seminar Location:
Downtown near capital333 E. Michigan AvenueLansing, MI 48933
Walk over enclosed bridge connected to hotel,1½ miles from Iha Dojo.
Discounted reservation info here soon:
Radisson Hotel,Further Details:
Walk over enclosed bridge to seminar.111 N. Grand AvenueLansing, MI 489331½ miles from Iha Dojo. 800.333.3333
Available soonNTS Registration:
on Iha Sensei's website...re
kobudo, youth sessions, schedule, dan test, airport, parking, shuttle/bus/trolley
access, Michigan State University, downtown Lansing, things to do,
places to eat, etc.
Link unavailable...active soon:
NTS Schedule: Available soon.
Registration, Event Details & Costs. Various
packages offered. Seminar t-shirts are available and may be
ordered in advance when registering.
Sample schedule & info, for planning purposes ONLY, subject to change:Contact Basinger Sensei with
- Friday - full weekend seminar check-in.
- Friday-Sunday - breakfast & lunch - on your own.
- Friday - NTS Welcome & Friendship Circle! ...& 1st training session.
- Friday-Sunday - adult training sessions for ages 14 & above.
- Friday-Saturday - youth seminars.
- Friday - dinner & socializing - on your own.
- Saturday morning - seminar check-in.
- Saturday morning - NTS Welcome! ...& training sessions.
- Saturday afternoon - youth seminar with Iha Sensei.
- Saturday afternoon - NTS group photo.
- Saturday afternoon - photo with Iha Sensei & Barker Sensei.
- Saturday afternoon - youth & teen kata tournament.
- Saturday evening - Celebration Dinner Banquet - all ages, participants & non-participants.
- Saturday night - NTS Social at River Street Pub - in Radisson Hotel.
- Sunday morning - final training session with Iha Sensei; NTS closing.
details (online seminar registration, hotel reservations, various
costs, seminar schedule, etc.) posted here when available.
LOUIS KARATE TRAINING SEMINAR WITH
GRAND MASTER IHA
(dates confirmed summer 2018).
- Nov 9 & 10, Fri
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 Shidokan Karatedo Association and
States Branch Chief of the Okinawa Shorinryu Karatedo
Association. His Lansing,
Michigan, dojo is headquarters for over 30 schools in
Canadaand many other countries around the globe.
now to attend and reserve your place
(see below)! Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from
dynamic "teacher of teachers," a true master of our defense-oriented
Active & inactive
students of Karate STL and its branch dojos.
ALL adult students, all ranks.
Solid yellow belt &
above, minimum age 7.
ALL other students are encouraged to come and
observe these classes, as well as families and friends.
Spectators may bring their own seating - limited, if any, available in gym.
ALL STUDENTS (all ages & ranks), PLEASE NOTE: To
included in the 1:00 pm Saturday group photo with Iha Sensei, be sure
to wear your gi!! ...and parents/spectators, bring your cameras.
Parkwood School gym (tentative location).
Old St. Charles Rd)
Hts, MO 63043
age 7+, solid yellow belt & above.
Adults all ranks, & kids blue belt &
age 7+, yellow belt & above.
Photos (students in gi – ALL ages & ranks, participating or not).
1:10 - 2:30
class students only, all ranks.
Donations greatly appreciated from participants and
spectators, to help with the considerable expense involved.