Okinawan ShidoKan ShorinRyu

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Welcome to Gateway Shidokan Karate 

S. Faulkingham, Sensei 3rd Dan



Urgent Information

Nest Session: 

Begins on Monday, July 8th and Wednesday, July 10th. Classes will be held at Maryland Heights Community Center. Classes are held upstairs in the Infinity Roam. 

2019 Okinawa Trip to celebrate Iha Sensei's 88th birthday:

I have some pertaining to the trip. As I obtain more information, I will pass it along. 


It will cause an increase in our travel expenses. The travel dates will be from Wednesday, August 21st - Friday, August 30, 2019. There will be no travel variations on this trip. All those participating are expected to arrive and depart with the group. This is a massive, and very important, celebration of Iha Sensei's 88th birthday, which is referred to as "Tookachi" in Okinawan, and "Beiju" in Japan. This celebration traditionally takes place on the 8th day of the 8th month, in the lunar calendar, of the individual's 88th year. As a special way to commemorate this milestone, we are planning to recreate a famous picture of Gusukuma Sensei teaching 132 of his students kata in front of the Shuri Castle, with Iha Sensei teaching us! 

Important Updates:

Good morning everyone! As you may have noticed updated information is available for the Shidokan Karate Association trip to Okinawa in August. We are very excited about this celebration of Iha Sensei's 88th year! As plans are progressing forward with planning, I have been asked to report how many individuals from my dojo, Gateway Shidokan Karate, are planning on making the trip. I am asked to report this to Hombu on January 4th, which is tomorrow. Official registration is done through the link posted here, The official deadline for registration is January 19th, but we need to obtain earlier estimations to help with travel arrangements.

Please let me know if you are planning on going, along with any additional travel companions, by emailing me at Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

I hope to share this experience with as many of you as possible!







Class Schedule/

Classes are held on Mondays (M) and/or Wednesday (W)

Tiny Tigers (age 4-6) 

Beginners (W) - 5-6 p.m.

Intermediate (M) - 5-6 p.m

Kids (ages 7-13)

Beginner (M) - 5-6 p.m.

Intermediate (M & W) - 6-7 p.m

Advance (M & W) - 7-8 p.m.

Adults (ages 14+)

 All Ranks (M & W) - 8-9 pm.

Class Rate (per six week session)

One day a week classes

  • Member $38

  • Resident (non-member) $42

  • Non-resident (non-member)$46

Two day a week classes

  • Member $76

  • Resident (non-member) $84

  • Non-resident (non-member) $92






Classes are held at 

Maryland Height Community Center

2300 McKelvey Road

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

To enroll call: (314) 738-2599

or for online enrollment:

Maryland Heights Online Registration