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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
,
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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         Karate Training Location:
                
(during school year)
          Pattonville Heights Middle School
          Back Gym
       
          195 Fee Fee Rd at Dorsett Rd
          Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Pattonville Heights Middle School



         
EVENTS 2019 - Summary

 Updated:  .
   
URGENT INFORMATION:
(Posted here as necessary.   No urgent news at this time)
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NEXT KARATE CLASS HELD AT:
Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym


Visitor from Iha Dojo
  • Thu, Sep 19

Karate Family Potluck Picnic 
Families/guests of ALL current & prior students of Karate STL & its branch dojos invited.

Women's Night
Now enrolling!!
Self-defense, Women & Teens Age 14+.
  • Mon, Sep 23 (enroll by Mon, Sep 16 or may cancel)
  • 5:30-8:30 pm - one night
Gym B, Holman Middle School.
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

Kids' Self-defense & Stranger Danger
Now enrolling!!
Grades K, 1 & 2, Boys & Girls
  • Mon, Sep 30 (enroll by Mon, Sep 23 or may cancel)
5:30-7:30 pm - one night
Gym B, Holman Middle School
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll.

Karate Location Changes

Otherwise, at Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym.

No Karate
  • Tue & Thu, Oct 15 & 17; Thu, Oct 31;
Tue, Nov 5; Tue & Thu, Nov 26 & 28

Next 6-wk Session
Now Enrolling!!
Age 4-adult, Males/Females.

  • Begins Tue & Thu, Oct 22 & 24 *
  * Note:  Late fee after NOON, Fri, Oct 18.
Pattonville Hts Middle School, except...
Thu, Oct 24 ONLY:  All karate at Parkwood School gym
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll

Halloween Costumes
May wear to class - see Strict Guidelines
       AND/OR...
Bring a Buddy
  • Tue, Oct 29 - all Thu classes
  • Thu, Nov 7 - ONLY 5p age 4-6 class

St Louis Seminar with Grand Master Iha

Fri evening & Sat afternoon at Parkwood School
  • Dec 6 & 7 

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         EVENTS 2019 - Details
 (Updated:  )

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Urgent Info (if any)
Visitor from Iha Dojo
Karate Family Potluck
Picnic
Women's Night of
Self-defense - Age 14+
Kids' Night of Self-defense -
Grades K-4
Karate Location Changes
No Karate Classes
Next 6-wk Session
Halloween Costumes -
(Strict Guidelines)
       AND/OR...
Bring a Buddy
St Louis Seminar with Grand Master Iha
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SHIDOKAN VISITOR FROM IHA DOJO
  • Thu, Sep 19

Stuart McCracken, from Grand Master Seikichi Iha's dojo in Lansing, MI, will visit Karate STL.  Mr. McCracken is also a good friend to Basinger Sensei.  He has graciously agreed to join in the teaching of our classes at Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym. 

All active AND inactive Shidokan students invited.  Should be fun classes!  It’s always good to make new friends and train with various partners. 
After class:  Socializing at Syberg’s
* around 9:15 pm.  Guests/families also invited.  Stay as long or as briefly as you’d like. 


*  Syberg's:
2430 Old Dorsett Rd
(Dorsett & I-270 - northeast corner)  
Maryland Hts, MO 63043

Map/directions


10th ANNUAL KARATE FAMILY POTLUCK PICNIC  
Rain or shine 
Vago Park
270 Fee Fee Rd
at Midland Ave (not Blvd)
Maryland Hts, MO 63043 

Picnic picture
ALL current and prior students of Karate STL and its branch dojos are invited, as well as their families and guests. We have the 3 pavilions at the far end of the park, near restrooms, playground, basketball court, workout equipment 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... 
Facebook


WOMEN'S NIGHT         
Women's Self-defenseSelf-defense, Women & Teen Girls
Ages 14+
When:
Now enrolling!!
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:
$30 Pattonville resident woman defending against attacker
$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.


KIDS' NIGHT
self-defense
Self-defense & Stranger Danger -
Grades K-4, Boys & Girls
When:
Now enrolling!!
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?
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 andself-defense 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.


KARATE LOCATION CHANGES
  • Tue, Oct 1, Rose Acres School...also on Oct 1, only 5 pm age 7-13:  Rank test.
    • Thu, Oct 3, Parkwood School gym...also on Oct 3, only 5 pm age 4-6:  Rank test.
Otherwise, karate at Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym.
Also on Calendar.


NO KARATE CLASSES
Above and more on Calendar.


NEXT 6-WEEK KARATE SESSION Man kicking      
Ages 4 - Adult, Males/Females
Begins:
Now enrolling!!
  • Tue & Thu, Oct 22 & 24 * ...commitment ends Oct 10 but further and/or continuous training is available.
        * NOTE:   Enroll any time, but late fee after NOON, Fri, Oct 18.woman kicking
To Enroll:   
314.213.8094 or Enroll by Email or other options on How to Enroll
Training Location:
Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym, except...
Thu, Oct 24 ONLY:  All karate at Parkwood School gym.  (Otherwise, karate at Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym... any possible exceptions on Calendar)
Cost ** for entire 6-week session:
  • Once a week:
$40 - Pattonville resident.
$45 - non-resident.kids sparring
  • Twice a week:
$65 - Pattonville resident.
$70 - non-resident.
  • Once a week desired but class meets twice a week???...
...same as above "Once a week" cost.
**  Discounts/Cost Adjustments:  
  • Family - Deduct $5 for each kid and/or adult per 6-wk session if 2+ 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 testing/certification.
  • No Equipment to buy!
Parents/Spectators (ALL ages):
Very welcome, BUT all ages please remove shoes, if necessary to enter training area.  ANDall 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.  
Teacher (all classes):
Sharon Basinger, Sensei 6th Dan, Certified Instructor.

Above and more on Calendar.
Dojo Manners & Rules.
Karate class times/schedules.
More about our karate program.
Private lessons:
     Contact Basinger Sensei for details.


HALLOWEEN COSTUMES and/orHappy Halloween
BRING A BUDDY
Students and their buddies (see "Bring a Buddy" below), may wear costumes to class, if they wish. 
  • Tue, Oct 29 only - all Tue classes 
  • Thu, Nov 7 - ONLY 5 pm age 4-6  
Strict Guidelines:  NO WEAPONS (not even fake or pretend) allowed in the building or on school grounds.  Under robes or dresses, wear shorts, pants, tights or leggings but none with feet, since students must  train in bare feet.  Costumes must be appropriate.  Students encouraged to bring and show but during class must remove the following:  masks, shoes, hats, capes & other props that might interfere with training in class.  Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!
                     AND/OR...
BRING A BUDDYkids-friends
Each student may bring one or two friends or relatives (age appropriate) to their class, no charge!  Buddies can wear Halloween costumes (see important costume Guidelines) or regular clothes, then just remove shoes, socks and jewelry to participate in class.  They can simply show up, and won’t be obligated or pressured to enroll.  A fun way to share karate with a buddy!!    
Also on
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ST LOUIS KARATE TRAINING SEMINAR
WITH GRAND MASTER IHA
 
  • Dec 6 & 7 
Fri evening & Sat afternoon

Instructor:
Iha Sensei
World-renowned 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 Karatedo Association and Okinawa Shorinryu Karatedo Association United States Branch Chief.  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 and inactive students of Karate STL and its branch dojos, as well as all other Shidokan 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:   We want you included in the 1:00 pm Saturday group photo with Iha Sensei, so be sure to wear your gi!! ...and parents/spectators, 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 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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