Karate STL
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043 USA
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

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         Karate Training Location:   
          Pattonville Heights Middle School
          Back Gym
          195 Fee Fee Rd at Dorsett Rd
          Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Pattonville Heights Middle School

EVENTS 2019 - Summary

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(Posted here as necessary.
No urgent news at this time)


Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym

No Karate
  • Tue & Thu, Oct 15 & 17; Thu, Oct 31; Tue, Nov 5; Tue & Thu, Nov 26 & 28

Next 6-wk Session
Now Enrolling!!
Age 4-adult, Males/Females.
  • Begins Tue & Thu, Oct 22 & 24 *
  * Note:  Late fee after NOON, Fri, Oct 18.
Pattonville Hts Middle School, except...
Thu, Oct 24 ONLY:  All karate at Parkwood School gym
314.213.8094, or Enroll by Email and other options on How to Enroll

Halloween Costumes
May wear to class - see Strict Guidelines
Bring a Buddy
  •  All Tue classes - Tue, Oct 29
  • ONLY 5p age 4-6 class - Thu, Nov 7

St Louis Seminar with Grand Master Iha

Fri evening & Sat afternoon at
Parkwood School
  • Dec 6 & 7 

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

Urgent Info (if any)
No Karate Classes
Next 6-wk Session
Halloween Costumes -
(Strict Guidelines)
Bring a Buddy
St Louis Seminar with
Grand Master Iha
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Above and more on Calendar.

NEXT 6-WEEK KARATE SESSION Man kicking      
Ages 4 - Adult, Males/Females
Now enrolling!!
  • Tue & Thu, Oct 22 & 24 * ...commitment ends Oct 10 but further and/or continuous training is available.
        * NOTE:   Enroll any time, but late fee after NOON, Fri, Oct 18.woman kicking
To Enroll:   
314.213.8094 or Enroll by Email or other options on How to Enroll
Training Location:
Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym, except...
Thu, Oct 24 ONLY:  All karate at Parkwood School gym.  (Otherwise, karate at Pattonville Hts Middle School back gym... any possible exceptions on Calendar)
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.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES and/orHappy Halloween
Students and their buddies (see "Bring a Buddy" below), may wear costumes to class, if they wish. 
  • All Tue classes - Tue, Oct 29 
  • ONLY 5 pm age 4-6 - Thu, Nov 7
Strict Guidelines:  NO WEAPONS (not even fake or pretend) allowed in the building or on school grounds.  Under robes or dresses, wear shorts, pants, tights or leggings but none with feet, since students must  train in bare feet.  Costumes must be appropriate.  Students encouraged to bring and show but during class must remove the following:  masks, shoes, hats, capes & other props that might interfere with training in class.  Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

BRING A BUDDYkids-friends
Each student may bring one or two friends or relatives (age appropriate) to their class, no charge!  Buddies can wear Halloween costumes (see important costume Guidelines) or regular clothes, then just remove shoes, socks and jewelry to participate in class.  They can simply show up, and won’t be obligated or pressured to enroll.  A fun way to share karate with a buddy!!    
Also on

  • Dec 6 & 7 
Fri evening & Sat afternoon

Iha Sensei
World-renowned Grand Master Seikichi Iha, who holds the highest title of Hanshi (master) and highest rank of 10th Dan (black belt degree).  Teacher to 
Basinger Sensei, Iha Sensei is president of the Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association and Okinawa Shorinryu Karatedo Association United States Branch Chief.  His Lansing, Michigan, dojo is headquarters for over 30 schools in the U.S., Canada and many other countries around the globe.

Plan now to attend and reserve your place (see below)!  Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from this dynamic "teacher of teachers," a true master of our defense-oriented martial art.

Eligible participants:
Active and inactive students of Karate STL and its branch dojos, as well as all other Shidokan dojos.
Adults:  ALL adult students, ALL ranks.
Kids:     Solid yellow belt & above, minimum age 7.
ALL other students are encouraged to come and observe these classes, as well as families and friends. Spectators welcome!

Spectators may bring their own seating - limited, if any, available in gym.

ALL STUDENTS (all ages & ranks), PLEASE NOTE:   We want you included in the 1:00 pm Saturday group photo with Iha Sensei, so be sure to wear your gi!! ...and parents/spectators, bring your cameras.

Where, When, Cost of Seminar:
Parkwood School gym.
3199 Parkwood Lane
(at Old St. Charles Rd)
Maryland Hts, MO 63043
Fri, Nov 9:
5:30-6:30 pm:
Kids age 7+, solid yellow belt & above
6:30-7:30 pm:
Adults all ranks, & kids blue belt & above
Sat, Nov 10:
12:00-1:00 pm:
Kids age 7+, yellow belt & above
1:00-1:10 pm:
Group Photos (students in gi – ALL ages & ranks, participating or not)
1:10 - 2:30 pm:
Adult class students only, all ranks
Donations greatly appreciated from participants and spectators, to help with the considerable expense involved.
Give number of participants AND observers, AND dates attending...


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