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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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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 schedule change as of
Aug 22, 2021

Karate Classes Unavailable
    • Sun, Oct 24
    • Sun, Nov 21
    Above & more on Calendar...through Dec, 2021

    Halloween Costumes
    May wear to class - see  Costume Rules
    • Thu & Sun, Oct 28 & Oct 31

    Virtual Beikoku Fall Training Seminar,
    ALL Shidokan Students
    • Fri, Dec 17 (note date changed - from 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 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.
      Sun, Oct 24
      • Sun, Nov 21

      Students may wear costumes to class, if they wish. Thanksgiving
      • Thu and/or Sun,
        • Oct 28 and/or Oct 31 ONLY
        A parent of each youth student 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.
      Costume Rules:
      Covid protection masks over nose and mouth required. NO WEAPONS (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.  Costumes must be appropriate.  Students encouraged to bring and show but during class must remove:  Halloween masks, hats, capes & other props that might interfere with training.  Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

      All Beikoku Shidokan Students      
      • Fri, Dec 17 (note date changed from Nov 19)
      5-7:00 pm Central Time
      Cost:  $25. 

      Conducted by:

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

      Iha Sensei will be holding his fall seminar for all current and prior Beikoku Shidokan Karate students.  Upon registering, you will be sent a confirmation with a Zoom link to connect.  All Beikoku students are invited to participate -- all ranks of adult and youth (age 13+) karate students.

      Registration info later.

      More about Karate STL 

      Additional events on Calendar
      (through December, 2021)


      Sensei Basinger offers classes (indoor/outdoor/virtual/private) 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 the
      classes ONLY offered through Pattonville.


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