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EVENTS 2020 - Summary
EVENTS 2020 - Details
Planning to make up the 3 weeks of missed Session II classes
whenever safety permits. Details posted here when determined.
Pattonville Community Education issued this notification on Fri, Mar 13, 2020:
classes have been postponed until further notice. This is due to
the COVID-19 Virus. You will be notified when classes are able to
be held again.'
really going to miss all of you!!! Take care of yourselves, stay
healthy and I look forward to seeing you in class again… sooner than
later, I hope.
S. Basinger, Sensei
KARATE SESSION III
CANCELLED (which was to begin week of Apr 14)
Lansing, Michigan Led by world-class "teacher of teachers" Seikichi Iha, Grand MasterHanshi 10th Dan, Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association - President.Okinawa Shorinryu Karatedo Association - U.S. Branch Chief. All
ranks of active and inactive adult karate students, as well as youth students (age 7 &
older... yellow belt & above benefit most), are invited to accompany Basinger Sensei to the NTS. This includes Karate STL's branch dojos -- The Arch
Shidokan and Gateway Shidokan. As
always, there will be training opportunities for all ranks --
adults and youth, all ranks, ages 7 and above. Many master
teachers, possibly some traveling from Okinawa, will be in attendance, as well
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. Further
details (online seminar registration, hotel reservations, various
costs, seminar schedule, youth & teen tornament, seminar T-shirts, etc.) posted here when available.Transportation:
To, from and
within Lansing is to be planned on your own. Some students drive.
Others fly to Detroit, then drive (1½ hrs) or bus into Lansing, or fly directly into
Lansing. Families sometimes plan vacations that include the NTS, thereby enjoying other destinations en route.
.Downtown near capital
.333 E Michigan Ave
.Lansing, MI 48933.
Walk over enclosed skybridge connected to hotel
, 1½ miles from Iha Dojo
Discounted Reservation info here soon:
NTS Online Registration:__________________________________________________ Link unavailable...active soon:NTS Schedule: Available soon
Last NTS (2018) -
preliminary schedule . . .
SAMPLE schedule & info, for planning purposes ONLY, subject to change:
Testing Board Members meeting.
Training Sessions 1, 2 & 3.
- Saturday Aug 1 -
Training Sessions 1, 2 & 3.
Youth/Teen Kata Tournament.
Personal Photos with Iha Sensei & Barker Sensei.
Saturday evening -
Celebration Dinner Banquet:
Seminar participants & non-participants, ALL ages.
Sunday morning -Contact Basinger Sensei with
Final training, then NTS Closing