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Karate STL

St Louis, 
Missouri 63043 USA
 (Midwest St Louis County)

Since 1995

The purpose of karate training is to learn self-defense, self-reliance, respect (for oneself and others), and character enrichment.  Karate is 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, as well as 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


Shuri Castle, Okinawa, Japan
Shuri Castle
Naha City, Okinawa, Japan

No Contracts
No Equipment Required

Karate & Self-defense Lessons

Calendar  through December, 2021

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EVENTS - Summary

EVENTS - Details



Training Location
Alan Shepard Dr & Fee Fee Rd
(.8 mile north of Dorsett Rd),
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
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EVENTS 2021 - Summary


See summer schedule change,
ONLY for Tue/Thu Outdoor Karate.
No change for other classes.

Karate Classes Unavailable
  • Thu, Jul 29
  • Sun, Aug 1
  • Sun, Aug 15
Above & more on Calendar...through Dec, 2021

Virtual National Training Seminar (NTS)
AND 45th Anniversary Celebration!
Registration is now OPEN
  • Fri & Sat, Jul 30 & 31

Virtual Beikoku Fall Training Seminar,
ALL Shidokan Students
  • Fri, Nov 19, 5-7:00 pm Central Time


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         EVENTS 2021 - Details
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Urgent Info (if any)
Current Karate Schedule
Karate Classes Unavailable
Virtual National Training Seminar (NTS)
Virtual Beikoku Fall Training Seminar


Dojo Manners & Rules.
More about Karate STL.

Contact Sensei Basinger with questions.

Home practice encouraged. Students are to prepare for next class on their own.
  • Thu, Jul 29
  • Sun, Aug 1
  • Sun, Aug 15

Above and more on
 Calendar...through Dec, 2021


Registration is now OPEN,
and at a discounted price until June 30, 2021:


https://ihadojo.com/nts ...
for Seminar Schedule and more info.
Contact Sensei Basinger with questions.

Fri, July 30, 2021Seikichi Iha
4 pm - 6 pm Central Time
(EDT: 5 pm - 7 pm)

Sat, July 31, 2021
8:30 am – 6 pm Central Time
(EDT:  9:30 am - 7 pm)

Conducted by:
Grand Master Seikichi Iha,
Hanshi 10th Dan
Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association - President

Deadline was Thu, Jun 10 -- Order NTS/45th Anniversary T-SHIRTS from our Custom Ink group site (https://www.customink.com/g/zjn0-00ce-nmbp) .

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There will be a two-day VIRTUAL NTS (National Training Seminar) this year, as well as a 45th Anniversary Celebration!

Keynote sessions on both days will feature: 
  • Sensei Seikichi Iha, Hanshi 10th Dan, Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo
  • Sensei Masatoshi Miyazato, Hanshi 10th Dan (Argentina)
  • Sensei Joachim Laupp, Hanshi 9th Dan (Germany)
  • Sensei Marcelo Yonamine, Kyoshi 7th Dan (Brazil)
  • Other esteemed Shidokan karate teachers TBA

Breakout training sessions will be provided by Senior Instructors from Beikoku Shidokan Association dojos.
Throughout the weekend we'll celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Beikoku Shidokan Association with karate friends from around the world!

Now is a time when friendships are needed most -- an extraordinary opportunity to meet and learn from many masters around the world who will take your karate passion to the next level.

All current and prior Shidokan Karate students are invited to participate -- all ranks of adult and youth karate students (age 13 & older).  Many of you have been unable to attend in the past but no traveling is necessary this year!!

All Beikoku Shidokan Students
  • Fri, Nov 19

Conducted by:

Grand Master Seikichi Iha,
Hanshi 10th Dan, 
Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association

Iha Sensei will be holding his fall seminar for all Beikoku students.  The cost is $25.  Upon registering, you will be sent a confirmation with a zoom link to connect.  All current and prior Beikoku Shidokan Karate students are invited to participate -- all ranks of adult and youth karate students.

Registration info later.

More about Karate STL 

Additional events on Calendar
(through December, 2021)


Sensei Basinger offers classes (indoor/outdoor/virtual) at her home dojo.
In mid 2020, after 25 years she retired from Pattonville School District,
BUT NOT from teaching!
Therefore, she no longer teaches
classes ONLY offered through Pattonville.


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