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
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Sharon Basinger, Sensei
Certified Instructor
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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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              Training Location:
          Pattonville Heights Middle School
          Back Gym
          195 Fee Fee Rd at Dorsett
          Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Pattonville Heights Middle School



         
EVENTS - Summary

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NEXT KARATE CLASS HELD AT . . .
Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym

Kids' Night - Self-defense & Stranger Danger
Original date postponed due to weather...new date Feb 26.
Grades K-4, Boys & Girls.
  • Mon, Feb 26, one night, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Gym B, Holman Middle School.
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

Karate Location Change

Bring a Buddy
  • Tue/Thu, Mar 6 or 8.

Other Notable Dates  
(click for tests, end of session, etc...)

No Karate
  • Tue & Thu, Mar 27 & 29 - Spring Break

Next 6-wk Session
Age 4-adult, Males/Females.
  • Begins Tue & Thu, Apr 10 & 12 *
  * Note:  Late fee after Fri, Apr 6.
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

National Training Seminar (NTS)
  • Fri-Sun, Jul 20-22, Lansing, Michigan
More info posted here when available.
Active & inactive students of Karate STL & its branch dojos invited.

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         EVENTS - Details

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Kids' Night -
Self-defense
- Grades K-4
Karate Location Changes
Bring a Buddy
Other Notable Dates
No Karate Classes
Next 6-wk Karate Session
National Training Seminar (NTS) 
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KIDS' NIGHT
Original date postponed due to weather...new date Feb 26.
Self-defense & Stranger Danger.
Grades K-4,self-defense
Boys & Girls
When:
One night,
5:30-7:30 pm.
Open to the Public.
What happens at self-defense class?
Where:
Gym B, Holman Middle School.  
Cost:
$25 Pattonville resident; 
$30 Non-resident.
Parents/Spectators:self-defense
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 -- sweats are ideal.
For safety, pant legs must not reach the floor.
Must remove shoes and socks... and all jewelry (or leave at home).self-defense
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.


KARATE LOCATION CHANGES  
Parkwood School gym...
ONLY following Thursdays in this 6-wk session:
Otherwise, karate at primary location:  Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym.
Also on Calendar.

BRING A BUDDYkids-friends
Jan through Sept only, 3rd 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 enroll.
Also on Calendar.


OTHER NOTABLE DATES
 (not elsewhere on this page)
:
...7 & 8 pm only - special training - Sensei has details.
...6, 7 & 8 pm - rank test.
Above and more on Calendar.

spring break
NO KARATE CLASSES
Above and more on Calendar.


NEXT 6-WEEK KARATE SESSION
   Ages 4- Adult, Males/Females
Begins:  
* Note:  Enroll any time but late fee after Fri, Apr 6.
To Enroll:   
314.213.8094 or Enroll by Email or other options on How to Enroll.
Training Location: 
Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym.Man kicking
Cost ** for entire 6-week session:woman kicking
$40 Pattonville resident. 
$45 non-resident.
$65 Pattonville resident.
$70 non-resident.
**  Discounts/Cost Adjustments:  
One discount per student.
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.
Teacher (all classes):
Sharon Basinger, Sensei 6th Dan, Certified Instructor.
Dojo Manners & Rules.
Karate class times, schedules, etc.
More about our karate program.
Private lessons:  Contact Basinger Sensei for details.


NATIONALSeikichi Iha TRAINING SEMINAR (NTS)
Lansing, Michigan
Led 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.

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 to the NTS.  This includes Karate STL's branch dojos -- The ArchBeikoku Shidokan Shidokan and Gateway Shidokan. 

As 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 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.

Further details (online seminar registration, hotel reservations, cost, seminar schedule, etc) posted here when available.

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