Karate STL
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043 USA
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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Calendar  thru Dec, 2017
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EVENTS - Summary

EVENTS - Details


              Training Location:
          Pattonville Heights Middle School
          Back Gym
          195 Fee Fee Rd at Dorsett
          Maryland Heights, MO 63043

EVENTS - Summary


Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym

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.

Other Notable Dates:  
(click for tests, etc.)

Next 6-wk Session:
Age 4-adult, males females
  • Begins Tue & Thu, Oct 17 & 19 *
   * Note:  $5 late fee after Fri, Oct 13.
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

St. Louis Seminar with Grand Master Iha:

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

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

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         EVENTS - Details

Bring a Buddy
Kids' Self-defense -
Grades K-2
or 3-6
Other Notable Dates
Next 6-wk Karate Session
St. Louis Seminar with Grand Master Iha

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.

Boys & Girls, 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?
Gym B, Holman Middle School.  
$25 Pattonville resident; self-defense
$30 Non-resident.
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 313.213.8094 or Enroll by Email or other options at How to Enroll.

              (not elsewhere on this page)
...6, 7 & 8 pm - rank test.
Above and more on Calendar...through Dec, 2017.

             Ages 4- Adult, Males/Females
   * Note:  $5 late fee after Fri, Oct 13.
To Enroll:

314.213.8094 or Enroll by Email or other options on How to Enroll.
Training Location: 
Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym.  Oct 19 at Parkwood School (otherwise, karate at Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym...exceptions on Calendar ).
man kicking
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. Call 314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

Grand Master 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 Karate-do Association and United States Branch Chief of the Okinawa Shorinryu 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. 
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  
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.
Donations appreciated from participants and spectators, to help with the considerable expense involved. 
Give number of participants AND observers, AND dates attending...

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