The Sin Thé Karate School is the oldest and most reputable martial arts school in Lexington, KY. It is the international home of Shaolin-Do, offering the ancient martial art of the Shaolin Temples in China to the people of Lexington since 1964! Before anyone had ever heard of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li, Grandmaster Sin Thé was teaching Shaolin-Do!
We offer a range of classes, including both hard and soft style Shaolin-Do Kung Fu for both adults and children! Our hard style curriculum covers such classic animal styles as the tiger, bird, praying mantis, monkey, and snake systems and weapons like the staff, nunchaku, short stick, broadsword, and sai. Our soft style curriculum covers breathing and meditation techniques and also empty hand and weapon forms from Tai Chi, Pa Kua, and Hsing I.
We have something to offer everyone . honor, loyalty, discipline, conditioning, and mental health. Come join us today to start your life-long journey to both a better mind and a better body in Shaolin-Do!
"If your primary interest is tournament skills, I advise you to seek your training elsewhere! Most of what you will learn here is too lethal for tournament use. I teach the ancient system of Shaolin-Do, 'Art of survival, not of sport.' As did the immortals, we should learn to destroy so that we may preserve! It is a way of truth. The knowledge that I offer you is not an athletic training; it is a sacred trust."
Shaolin-Do Grandmaster Sin Kwang Thé
We offer Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi for adults and children.
Please select one of the options above so we can better serve your needs.
I began my studies in Shaolin-Do in June 1992 under the guidance of Grandmaster Sin Kwang Thé. At the time, I was merely looking for a better way to fight and stay in shape. I am no longer looking. To bluntly state that Shaolin-Do has changed my life is an understatement. Shaolin-Do is so rich and fulfilling that I have spent the last half of my life learning and using it, and I've just barely even scratched the surface.
To read more of what our students are saying about us, be sure to visit our testimonials page.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will conduct a rank advancement test for any lower rank student (white - brown) that is ready to test.
Grandmaster Sin Thé and a committee of masters will conduct a rank advancement test for any black belt who is ready to test for their next rank.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will conduct our quarterly rank advancement test for all of our students.
Grandmaster Sin Thé and the SDA will be hosting their annual fall tournament and gathering at Lexington Catholic High School.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will teach his annual fall seminar at Lexington Catholic High School. Material to be announced soon.
Be sure to check out the schedule for all the upcoming events, class times, and hours.
Posted: June 17, 2015 8:52 AM
Congratulations to all of our students who passed their rank advancement test with Grandmaster Sin Thé. Keep up the hard work!
And an extra special congratulations to our two new black belts, Bradley Lutes and Aiden Barnes!
Posted: June 14, 2015 3:09 PM
Congratulations to the four black belts who passed their rank advancement test today in front of Grandmaster Sin Thé, Elder Master Bill Leonard, and the committee of masters.
Jonathan Meadors — 3rd Degree Black Belt from Cumberland, KY
Posted: May 13, 2015 9:00 PM
If you want to get in better shape, make yourself a better person, learn to defend yourself and your family, increase your strength and flexibility, gain confidence or just have fun then you need to start your journey with us! Our new semester starts for both our hard-style Shaolin-Do and soft-style internal program on Wednesday, June 17th!
From the Breaking Muscle article by Eric C. Stevens
"The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups."
— Bruce Lee
Recently on a visit back home, I met my one of my close friends at his son's martial arts studio so I could drop in and see what young Ethan was up to. Ethan was one step away from getting his white sash in Poekoelan, an Indonesian martial art. He beamed with pride as we watched him do various forms and drills. Shortly after I left town, Ethan earned his white sash, upon which he got to join the big kids in the adjacent room. There the big kids practice more advanced forms, techniques, and even some sparring. He was thrilled.
Ethan's always been a good kid, but from what I observed the martial arts gave him quite a healthy dose of self esteem and self respect - two of the many benefits one gains with participation in them. Whether your kid is too bossy, too shy, or perhaps just a little hyper, the martial arts can help your child learn many important life lessons. (And, of course, those same lessons apply for all of us, not just kids.)
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|2013 Fall Gathering|
Posted: September 23, 2013