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.
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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

Pattonville Heights Middle School

EVENTS - Summary


U R G E N T   I N F O  . . .
No karate classes this week (Oct 17 & 19).   

This 6-wk session pushed back one week:
Oct 24 & 26.
Dec 14 for all ages 7-adult.
Dec 7 for ages 4-6.

Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym 

Next 6-wk Session:
Age 4-adult, males/females
  • Begins Tue & Thu, Oct 24 & 26 
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

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

Halloween Costumes:
May wear to class - see Guidelines.
  • Thu, Nov 2
  • Tue, Nov 14

No Karate:
  • Tue, Oct 31 - Halloween.
  • Tue, Nov 7 - Election Day.
  • Tue/Thu, Nov 21 & 23 - Thanksgiving break.
  • Tue, Dec 19 - Winter break begins.

St. Louis Seminar with Grand Master Iha:

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

Winter Break:
  • Dec 19 - Jan 4
No karate.  Resumes week of Jan 7, 2018.

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

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         EVENTS - Details

Next 6-wk Karate Session
Other Notable Dates
Halloween Costumes
No Karate Classes
Bring a Buddy
St. Louis Seminar with Grand Master Iha
Winter Break
             Ages 4- Adult, Males/Females
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:
$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.

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

Guidelines:  NO WEAPONS (not even fake) allowed in the building or on school grounds.  Under robes or dresses, wear shorts, pants, tights or leggings but none with feet, since students' feet must be bare in class.  Costumes must be appropriate.  Students encouraged to bring and show but during class must remove these:  masks, shoes, hats, capes & other props that might interfere with training in class. 
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Above and more on Calendar.

BRING A BUDDY (5 pm classes only):
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.

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.

STUDENTS 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...

snow flake
No karate.  Resumes week of Jan 7, 2018.

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