Street Smart is our basic self defense class for kids 12 and up. We are proud to have partnered with Karate StL for this offering and are now in our second year of production. This is a non violent class taught by a master of self defense from our own community. 


Sharon Basinger, Sensei, began training in Shidokan in 1989, and has been the director/chief instructor at Karate STL since its inception in 1995.  She attained the internationally recognized and documented title of Shihan (certified instructor), and rank of 6th Dan (black belt degree), awarded by world-renowned Grand Master Seikichi Iha, Hanshi 10th Dan (right), and the Okinawa Shorinryu Karatedo Association.  Karate STL and Basinger Sensei are under direct supervision & guidance of Iha Sensei, who is the President of Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association. 

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