Karate STL
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043 USA
 (Midwest
Saint 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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Calendar through Dec 31, 2018
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              Training Location:
          Pattonville Heights Middle School
          Back Gym
       
          195 Fee Fee Rd at Dorsett Rd
          Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Pattonville Heights Middle School



         
EVENTS 2018 - Summary

 Updated: 
 
NEXT KARATE CLASS HELD AT . . .
Gym A, Holman Middle School -
summer karate

Late-summer Break
  • Jul 17 thru Aug 30.
Next 6-wk Karate Session Info.

National Training Seminar (NTS)
  • Fri-Sun, Jul 20-22, Lansing, Michigan
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!!!!!!
Active & inactive students of Karate STL & its branch dojos invited.

Karate Family Potluck Picnic 
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 4 & 6 *
  * Note:  Late fee after Fri, Sep 1.
Karate returns to Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym for school year.
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

Women's Night
Self-defense, Women & Teens Age 14+.
  • Mon, Sep 17, one night, 5:30-8:30 pm.
Gym B, Holman Middle School.
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
Grades K-3, Boys & Girls. 
  • Mon, Sep 24, one night, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Gym B, Holman Middle School.
Enroll at least a week in advance or may cancel.
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

Saint Louis Seminar with Grand Master Iha
Fri evening & Sat afternoon at Parkwood School.
  • Nov 9 & 10 (dates/location confirmed summer 2018) 

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         EVENTS 2018 - Details

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Bring a Buddy
Late-summer Break
National Training Seminar (NTS) 
Karate Family Potluck Picnic
Next 6-wk Karate Session
Women's Night of Self-defense - Age 14+
Kids After School Self-defense - Grades K-3
Saint Louis Seminar with
Grand Master Iha
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BRING A BUDDYkids-friendsThird 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.


LATE-SUMMER BREAK 
No karate Jul 17 thru Aug 30.  Then, week of Sep 4 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:  late fee after Fri, Sep 1.


NATIONALSeikichi Iha TRAINING SEMINAR (NTS)
Lansing, Michigan
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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 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 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.


Transportation:
To, 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 into Lansing.  Families have planned vacations that include the NTS, thereby enjoying other destinations en route.
Seminar Location: 
Lansing Center
Downtown near capital

333 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Map/directions to Lansing Center
Walk over enclosed skybridge connected to hotel.

1½ miles from Iha Dojo
Lodging:
Radisson Hotel
Walk over enclosed skybridge to seminar.
111 N. Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Map/directions to Radisson 
1½ miles from Iha Dojo
Discounted rooms are limited and get booked VERY early!!
NTS Registration:
Further Details:
About bo training, youth sessions, schedule (when available), July 19 dan test, airport, free shuttle to/from airport/Radisson, parking, Michigan State University, downtown Lansing, things to do, places to eat, etc...click here.  
NTS Schedule:  
Confirmed:
5:00pm-6:00pm: Dan Test Participants Warm up. Shibu, Fuku Shibu and Hombu Instructor Meeting.
6:00pm: Dan Test Begins10:00am: NTS Begins11:00am: NTS Ends
Detailed schedule posted here as it becomes available.

SAMPLE schedule & info, for planning purposes ONLY, subject to change:
Contact Basinger Sensei with questions.


9th ANNUAL KARATE FAMILY POTLUCK PICNIC  
Vago Park270 Fee Fee Rd at Midland Ave (not Blvd), Maryland Hts 63043. 
ALL current and prior students of Karate STL and its branch dojos are invited, as well as their families and guests.  We have the pavilions at the far end of the park, near restrooms, playground, basketball court and bike trail, plus a large open area for games of your choice.  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... 
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Man kickingNEXT 6-WEEK KARATE SESSION
             Ages 4- Adult, Males/Females
Begins:
    * Note: Enroll any time, but late fee after Fri, Sep 1.woman kicking
To Enroll:    
314.213.8094 or Enroll by Email or other options on How to Enroll.
Training Location:
Karate returns to Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym for school year (check Calendar for possible exceptions).
Cost ** for entire 6-week session:
$40 Pattonville resident. 
$45 non-resident. 
$65 Pattonville resident.
$70 non-resident.
Same as above "Once a week" cost.
**  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 or loud talking, or communicating with students please)... out of respect for students and instructors.  Please remove shoes if necessary to enter training area.
Teacher (all classes):
Sharon Basinger, Sensei 6th Dan, Certified Instructor.


  WOMEN'S NIGHT
Women's Self-defenseSelf-defense, Women & Teen Girls
Ages 14+
When:
5:30-8:30 pm, one night,
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:woman defending against attacker
$30 Pattonville resident; 
$35 Non-resident.
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). 
Teacher:
Sharon Basinger, Sensei 6th Dan, Certified Instructor.
To Enroll:   
Call 314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.


self-defenseKIDS' NIGHT
Self-defense & Stranger Danger -
Grades K-3, Boys & Girls
When:
5:30-7:30 pm, one night.
Open to the Public.
Enroll at least a week in advance, or may cancel if insufficient enrollment.
What happens at self-defense class?self-defense
Where:
Gym B, Holman Middle School.  
Cost:
$25 Pattonville resident; 
$30 Non-resident.
Parents/Spectators:
Very welcome, but during class ALL ages areself-defense requested to remain on sideline very quietly and unobtrusively (no cell phone or lound 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).
Teacher (all classes): 
Sharon Basinger, Sensei 6th Dan, Certified Instructor.
To Enroll:   
Call 314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.


SAINT LOUIS KARATE TRAINING SEMINAR WITH
GRAND MASTER IHA
 
(dates confirmed summer 2018).
Instructor:Iha Sensei
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 United States Branch Chief of the Okinawa Shorinryu Karatedo Association.  His Lansing, Michigan, dojo is headquarters for over 30 schools in the U.S., Canadaand 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.

ALL STUDENTS (all ages & ranks), PLEASE NOTE:   To be included in the 1:00 pm Saturday group photo with Iha Sensei, be sure to wear your gi!! ...and parents/spectators, bring your cameras.

Where, When, Cost of Seminar:
Parkwood School gym (tentative location).
3199 Parkwood Lane
(at Old St. Charles Rd)
Maryland Hts, MO 63043
Fri, Nov 9:
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 10:
12:00-1:00 pm:
Kids age 7+, yellow belt & above.
1:00-1:10 pm:
Group Photos (students in gi – ALL ages & ranks, participating or not).
1:10 - 2:30 pm:
Adult class students only, all ranks.
Cost:
Donations greatly 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
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/karateSTL
Phone:
314.291.1234

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