URGENT INFO Here


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



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

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EVENTS - Details


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    Karate Training Location -
    ONLY for summer 2019:
Holman Middle School
Gym A
(moved from Gym B)
Entrance E
(not usual entrance)
11055 St Charles Rock Rd
(just east of Lindbergh)
St Ann, MO 63043


              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:
Summer Karate Location...  
Holman Middle School, Gym A (moved from Gym B);
Entrance E
(not usual entrance)...details here.

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NEXT KARATE CLASS HELD AT:
Holman Middle School, Gym A
Summer karate location (Jun 11 - Jul 25)

Visitor from Iha Doho
  • Thu, Jun 20, 8 pm adult class
  • Bring a Buddy
    Last class of each 6-week session:
    • Only 5 pm Tue class - Tue, Jul 16
    • All Thursday classes - Thu, Jul 25

Late-summer Break
  • Jul 30 thru Aug 29, no karate classes
Next 6-wk Karate Session Info

Trip to Okinawa, Japan - Tookachi Celebration
  • Wed, Aug 21 - Fri, Aug 30

Next 6-wk Session
Age 4-adult, Males/Females.
  • Begins Tue & Thu, Sep 3 & 5, 2019 *
  * Note:  Late fee after NOON, Fri, Aug 30.
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll

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.

Additional events on Calendar
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Begin & End Dates of Current Session
Karate Cost (includes discount info)
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         EVENTS 2019 - Details
 (Updated:  )

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Urgent Info (if any)
Visitor from Iha Dojo
Bring a Buddy
Late-summer Break
Trip to Okinawa, Japan - Tookachi Celebration
Next 6-wk Session -
Summer Karate
Karate Family Potluck Picnic
Women's Night of
Self-defense - Age 14+
Kids' Night of Self-defense -
Grades K-4
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SHIDOKAN VISITOR FROM IHA DOJO

David McCreight, Sensei Iha’s student and a good friend of Sensei Basinger's, will be in town.  He will visit our 8 pm adult class at Holman Middle School, Gym A.  All active AND inactive Missouri Shidokan adults invited.  Should be a fun class!  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

Syberg's
Map/directions

BRING A BUDDYkids-friends
During last class of each 6-week session:
Students may invite one or two friends or relatives to your class, no charge -- a fun way to share karate with a buddy!!  Buddies can wear regular clothes, then just remove shoes, socks and jewelry to participate in class.  You both can just show up, and they won’t be obligated or pressured to enroll.
Above and more on Calendar.


LATE-SUMMER BREAK 
Happy August!!!
Then, first week of September, we return to Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym for the school year.  So the district can prepare for the new school year, karate is never held during August.  Call 314.213.8094 (now enrolling), or see Next 6-wk Karate Session Info.
Note:  late fee after NOON Fri, Aug 30


TRIP TO OKINAWA, JAPAN
TOOKACHI CELEBRATION FOR
IHA SENSEI'S 88th BIRTHDAY 
Seikichi Iha

What is Tookachi?
Useful Links
Further Reading
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WHAT IS THE TOOKACHI CELEBRATION?

USEFUL LINKS to other informative websites!
Beikoku Shidokan
Contact Basinger Sensei with any questions.

FURTHER READING
- Seikichi Iha
- Iha Sensei biography and an interview on karate
- Katsuya Miyahira
- History (Okinawa, Shorinryu, and Beikoku Shidokan karate history.  Biographies of great masters:  Matsumura, Itosu, Chibana, Gusukuma, Motubu and Miyahira.)


NEXT 6-WEEK KARATE SESSION Man kicking      
Ages 4 - Adult, Males/Females
Begins:
Now enrolling!!
  • Tue & Thu, Sep 3 & 5 *...commitment ends Oct 10 but further and/or continuous training is available.
        * NOTE:   Enroll any time, but late fee after NOON, Fri, Aug 30.woman kicking
To Enroll:   
314.213.8094 or Enroll by Email or other options on How to Enroll
Training Location:
Karate returns for the school year to
Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym (check Calendar for possible occasional exceptions...also always shown here).
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.


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


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... 
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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     Parkwood School gym
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.

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