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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.
Karate STL logo (shisa)

Sharon Basinger, Sensei,
Kyoshi 7th Dan,

Certified Instructor
Shibu Dojo Director

Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association 

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

No  Contracts
No  Equipment  Required

Karate  &  Self-defense  Lessons


EVENTS - Summary

EVENTS - Details

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Training  Location
Alan Shepard Dr & Fee Fee Rd
(.8 mile north of Dorsett Rd),
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
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      EVENTS - Summary, 2023


(No urgent news at this time)

No Karate Classes
  • Tue, Jun 27
  • Wed, Jun 28
  • Thu, Jun 29
  • Tue, Jul 4
  • Tue. Aug 1
  • Wed, Aug 2
  • Thu, Aug 3

 Dan Exam
 In person - Lansing Center
  • Thu evening, Aug 3,
Lansing, Michigan

 National Training Seminar 2023
  • Fri-Sat, Aug 4-5, Lansing, Michigan
Reserve hotel NOW (limited discounted rooms).
More info:  See below or contact Sensei Basinger
  Current and prior students of Karate STL and
  its branch dojo (The Arch Shidokan) invited.


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     EVENTS - Details, 2023
 (Updated:  )

Urgent Info (if any)
No Karate Classes
Dan Exam
National Training Seminar
Karate Schedule


Home practice encouraged
  • Tue, Jun 27
  • Wed, Jun 28
  • Thu, Jun 29
  • Tue, Jul 4
  • Tue. Aug 1
  • Wed, Aug 2
  • Thu, Aug 3

In-person - Lansing Center
  • Thu evening, Aug 3,
Lansing, Michigan

In-person - Lansing, Michigan

Led by world-class "teacher of teachers"

Seikichi Iha, Grand Master
Hanshi 10th Dan
Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association - President
Okinawa Shorinryu Karatedo Association - U.S. Branch Chief

All ranks of active and inactive adult (age 12+) karate students, as well as youth (age 6-11) students, are invited to accompany Sensei Basinger to the NTS.  This includes Karate STL's branch dojo -- The Arch Shidokan, Ameer Syed, 5th Dan Instructor.

Adult training sessions will run from 10 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday. There will also be a youth training session on Saturday from 1-5.

Note that you'll need to register by July 26 if you plan to attend the Saturday evening Shidokan Banquet. At the banquet, we'll be Celebrating Sensei Iha's birthday, as well as several significant dojo anniversaries from throughout the Beikoku Shidokan Association.

Many master teachers will be in attendance, as well as other high ranking senseis and karate-ka with whom to train. They never fail to be tremendously inspiring.  The NTS is always an extraordinary opportunity to learn, unite and bond with fellow karate-ka from across the country as well as to socialize with friends old and new.

To, from and within Lansing is to be planned on your own.  Some students drive.  Others fly to Detroit, then drive (1½ hrs) or bus into Lansing, or fly directly into Lansing.  Families have planned vacations that include the NTS, thereby enjoying other destinations en route.
Seminar Location: 
Lansing Center
Downtown near capital
Beikoku Shidokan
333 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
Map/directions to Lansing Center
Walk over enclosed skybridge connected to hotel

1½ miles from Iha Dojo

On Saturday evening there will be a special banquet to honor Beikoku Shidokan Association dojos celebrating significant anniversaries and to celebrate Iha Sensei's birthday! (Register by July 26 to attend the banquet.)
Following the banquet, enjoy social time with karate friends in the Lansing Center's Riverstreet Pub!
Radisson Hotel
Walk over enclosed skybridge to seminar.
111 N Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
Map/directions to Radisson 
1½ miles from Iha Dojo
For anyone interested in staying next door to the event site, there are room blocks set for the Radisson Hotel. Rooms are first come first serve and now ready to reserve. Go to Radisson Hotel Lansing to book rooms online. Use the Promotional Code: “OOK823” to receive the discounted group rate.
NTS Registration:  Now open

Karate Schedule

Dojo Manners & Rules.

More about Karate STL.

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Basinger  Home  Dojo  Open
Sensei Basinger currently
teaches classes
at her Karate STL home dojo.
In mid 2020, after 25 years she retired from Pattonville School District,
BUT NOT from teaching!
Therefore, she no longer teaches the
classes ONLY offered through Pattonville.
(further details)


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