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
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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EVENTS 2020 - Summary
EVENTS 2020 - Details
BRING A BUDDY
Strict Costume Guidelines:
Tue, Thu & Sun,
- Oct 27, 29 and/or Nov 1 ONLY
A parent of each youth student & buddy MUST EMAIL
Sensei with "yes" or "no" permission to give their child candy, no
later than day before class. No in-person permissions... email
only. No candy given if no email received... teacher@karateSTL.com.
Students and their buddies may wear costumes to class, if they wish. Each
student may bring one or two friends or relatives (age 7+) to
their class, no charge! Buddies can wear costumes (see Strict Costume Guidelines) or regular clothes. After emailing Sensei, they can simply show up and won’t be
obligated or pressured to enroll. A fun way to share karate with a
(not even fake or pretend)
allowed on the premises. Under robes or
dresses, wear shorts, pants, tights or leggings but none with
feet (if indoor class), since students must train in bare feet. If outdoor class, wear tied shoes and socks.
must be appropriate. Students encouraged to bring and
during class must remove the following: masks, shoes, hats, capes
props that might interfere with training in class. Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!
- Only Indoor Group Karate and Self-Defense classes postponed
until further notice, due to Covid-19.
. . . BUT Sensei has NOT retired from teaching. She is pleased to offer classes at her home dojo.
- Basinger Sensei retired from Pattonville School District in mid
she no longer teaches karate/self-defense classes offered
through Pattonville . . .
Dojo Manners & Rules.
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