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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, 2022


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No Karate Classes
  • Sun, Jun 19
  • Sun, Jul 3
  • Mon, Jul 4
  • Sun, Jul 10
  • Mon, Jul 11
  • Sun, Jul 31

Free Virtual International Karate Seminar
Conducted by Iha Sensei & Miyazato Sensei
  • Wed, Jun 22
6:15 - 7:45 pm Central Time

Virtual National Training Seminar (NTS) 2022
Lansing, Michigan
  • Sat, Jul 30 (a 1-day event)


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         EVENTS - Details, 2022
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Urgent Info (if any)
Karate Schedule
No Karate Classes
Free Virtual International Karate Seminar
Virtual NTS (National Training Seminar)

Home practice encouraged.
  • Sun, Jun 19 - Father's Day
  • Sun, Jul 3
  • Mon, Jul 4 - Independence Day
  • Sun, Jul 10
  • Mon, Jul 11
  • Sun, Jul 31 - NTS (National Training Seminar July 30)

Conducted by Iha Sensei 10th Dan & Miyazato Sensei 10th Dan
  • Wed, Jun 22
6:15 - 7:45 pm Central Time

Open to all Beikoku Shidokan students

Via Zoom. For further info, contact Basinger Sensei.

Including demonstrations from all Beikoku Shidokan dojos.
  • Sat, Jul 30
(a 1-day event)

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 current and prior Shidokan Karate students are invited to join
Basinger Sensei at her home dojo for the NTS.  This includes
students of Karate STL's branch dojo -- The Arch Shidokan.

Also, all dojos will be doing a demonstration, videos will be taken (more details later).  As always, there will be training opportunities for all ranks -- adults and youth.  Many masters will be teaching, as well as other high ranking senseis who never fail to be tremendously inspiring.
Beikoku Shidokan

NTS Registration:
All information posted here when available.
NTS Schedule: 
The morning session will be seminars with Iha Sensei, followed by a lunch break.  The afternoon will consist of all the karate dojos doing their demonstrations.
Contact Basinger Sensei with questions.

Dojo Manners & Rules.

More about Karate STL.

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Basinger Home Dojo Open
Basinger Sensei currently offers 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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