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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


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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, 2023

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URGENT  INFORMATION!

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  2023 Training Seminar
 
with Kip Barker, Hanshi 10th Dan
  Virtual... or in person in Michigan
  • Sat, Feb 18, 3 to 4:30 pm CST
(note date & time change!)
  ALL current and prior students of Karate STL and
  its branch dojo (The Arch Shidokan) invited.
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  age 13 and older.

 

 
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  Beikoku Shidokan Seminar
  with Seikichi Iha, Hanshi 10th Dan
  Virtual... or in person in Michigan
  • Sat, Apr 22, 12 to 1:30 pm CST
  Registration info posted here when available


 National Training Seminar
  • Fri-Sat, Aug 4-5, 2023, Lansing, Michigan
Reserve hotel NOW (limited discounted rooms).
More info:
Contact Sensei Basinger
  Current and prior students of Karate STL and
   its branch dojo (The Arch Shidokan) invited.





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     EVENTS - Details, 2023
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Urgent Info (if any)
2023 Training Seminar
with Kip Barker, 10th Dan
Beikoku Shidokan Seminar
with Seikichi Iha, 10th Dan
National Training Seminar
Karate Schedule
Self-defense   
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2023  TRAINING  SEMINAR
Virtual... or in-person in Michigan,
All Beikoku Shidokan Students,
(ages 13 and older
)     
  • Sat, Feb 18
3 to 4:30 pm (Central Time)
Conducted by:
Kip Barker, Hanshi 10th Dan 
Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association


Register NOW to access this educational Shidokan karate event with Sensei Kip and take your karate practice to the next level!

Current and prior students of Karate STL and its branch dojo (The Arch Shidokan) invited.Beikoku Shidokan


Students (ages 13 and up) of all ranks and levels of experience will have opportunities to improve knowledge and skills in the fundamental techniques of Shidokan karate.  You can attend remotely via Zoom at Karate STL dojo or from your home; or in person at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Holt, Michigan (4 to 5:30 pm Eastern Time) where Sensei Kip will be presenting.


The seminar cost (tickets are non-refundable) is $20 per person if attending virtually at Karate STL or from home.  The in-person seminar cost is $30 per person if attending at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church location, in Holt, Michigan.


Upon registering you will receive a confirmation email.  If you are attending virtually, during the seminar time on the day of the event you will use the Zoom link and password included in the confirmation email to login.

REGISTER AT: https://events.membersolutions.com/event_register.asp?content_id=88611 



BEIKOKU  SHIDOKAN  SEMINAR
Virtual... or in-person in Michigan  
  • Sat, Apr 22
12 to 1:30 pm (Central Time)
Conducted by:
Seikichi Iha, Hanshi 10th Dan
President Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association

Virtual... or in person at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Holt, Michigan (1-2:30 pm Eastern Time). 
Registration info posted here when available.


2023  NATIONAL TRAINING  SEMINAR  (NTS)
In-person - Lansing, Michigan
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

IhaAll 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 Sensei Basinger to the NTS.  This includes Karate STL's branch dojo -- The Arch Shidokan, Ameer Syed, 5th Dan Instructor.

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. They 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 as well as to socialize with friends old and new.


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 have planned vacations that include the NTS, thereby enjoying other destinations en route.
Seminar Location: 
Lansing Center
Downtown near capital
333 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
Map/directions to Lansing Center
Walk over enclosed skybridge connected to hotel

1½ miles from Iha Dojo
Lodging:
Radisson Hotel
Walk over enclosed skybridge to seminar.
111 N Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
Map/directions to Radisson 
1½ miles from Iha Dojo
  • BOOK HOTEL NOW!!  
Discounted rooms are limited and get booked VERY early!!
Booking info:  
Contact Sensei Basinger.
NTS Registration:
  • Schedule and online registration info posted here when determined.


KARATE  &  SELF-DEFENSE  INFO
Karate Schedule
Self-Defense



Dojo Manners & Rules.

More about Karate STL.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Basinger  Home  Dojo  Open
Sensei Basinger 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.
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