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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,
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, 2024


(No urgent news at this time)

No Karate Classes
  • Wed, July 3
  • Wed, July 10
  • Wed, July 24

Dan Exam
  • Thu, July 25

National Training Seminar (NTS)

  • Fri-Sat, July 26-27


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     EVENTS - Details, 2024
 (Updated:  )

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


Home practice encouraged
  • Wed, July 3
  • Wed, July 10
  • Wed, July 24

  • Thu, Jul 25

Lansing, Michigan
  • Fri-Sat, Jul 26-27

Led by world-class "teacher of teachers"
Seikichi Iha, Grand Master
Hanshi 10th Dan,

Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association - President.Iha
Okinawa Shorinryu Karatedo Association - U.S. Branch Chief.

All ranks of active and inactive adult karate students, as well as youth students (ages 7 & older, yellow belt & above benefit most), are invited to accompany Sensei Basinger to the NTS.  This includes Karate STL's branch dojo -- The Arch Shidokan.

As always, there will be training opportunities for all ranks -- adults and youth, all ranks, ages 7 and above.  Many master teachers will be in attendance, as well as other high ranking senseis and karate-ka with whom to train, who 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 and around the world, as well as to socialize with friends old and new.

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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