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.
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My martial arts studies began with karate classes in the student center at Georgia Tech. This style did not hold my attention, as I had hoped, so I began looking for another style to study. I found an instructor teaching Hung Gar kung-fu and studied with him for several years while I finished my Bachelor's degree and landed my first job. I let a job transfer to Detroit bring my martial arts studies to a halt. It was another 13 years, a career change, and a move to Lexington before my martial arts studies would begin again. It has been my honor to study Shaolin-Do as a student of Elder Master Bill Leonard.
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 the Pa Kua Three Harmony 2-Edge Sword form at his annual fall seminar at Lexington Catholic High School.
Be sure to check out the schedule for all the upcoming events, class times, and hours.
Posted: August 4, 2015 7:52 AM
Grandmaster Sin Thé has announced that he will be teaching the Pa Kua Three Harmony 2-Edge Sword form at his fall seminar at Lexington Catholic High School on Sunday, September 27th. The form has 4 sections and a total of 76 moves. It is considered a sister form to the Twirling Hand Pa Kua Broadsword and shared many of the same posture names. However, because this is a yin-style 2-edge sword form instead of a yang-style broadsword form, they are performed differently. Grandmaster Sin believes this is a must learn form for any Pa Kua lovers or internal students.
The registration form will be available soon.
Posted: July 13, 2015 11:22 AM
If you would like to participate in the large group demonstration at the 2015 Fall Gathering on Saturday, September 26th in Lexington, please signup via the link below. You can also email Associate Master Katy Moeggenberg at katy . moeggenberg [at] gmail.com.
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