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.
Not being much in the way of athletic, a close encounter with a couple of less then scrupulous gentlemen at the ripe old age of 29 got me started in the art of Shaolin-Do. Despite being much older than many of my classmates, I began learning the art of punching and kicking. Little did I know then that Shaolin-Do would become a way of life.
To read more of what our students are saying about us, be sure to visit our testimonials page.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will conduct our quarterly rank advancement test.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will hold his annual winter seminar at the Sin Thé Karate School. He will teach the May (Plum) Flower Cane form.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will hold a rank advancement test for lower rank students from out of town.
Grandmaster Sin Thé and a committee of masters will be conducting a test for black belt students.
The school will hold it's annual end of the year Christmas party and potluck dinner.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will hold his annual spring seminar at Lexington Catholic High School. Material to be announced.
Be sure to check out the schedule for all the upcoming events, class times, and hours.
Posted: November 19, 2014 9:15 AM
Here is a summary of the important dates and times over the next couple of weeks as we wind down our semester and head into the holiday season:
Posted: October 27, 2014 11:11 AM
Grandmaster Sin Thé has announced that for the first time ever, he will be teaching the May (Plum) Flower Cane form at his winter seminar at the Sin Thé Karate School in Lexington, KY. The form is three section and twenty eight postures long. The cane itself if similar to the Darumo Stick forms he has taught previously, but instead of the handle being straight on both sides, this cane has a hammer shaped head on one side and a taper point/hook on the other side. Make your plans to attend, learn a great form, and support both Grandmaster Sin and the SDA!
Posted: September 22, 2014 12:39 PM
Grandmaster Sin Thé has announced the dates for both his winter and spring seminars in Lexington, KY. Material will be announced soon.
Posted: September 22, 2014 12:37 PM
Congratulations to Elder Master Bill Leonard who was promoted to 9th Degree Black Sash in the internal program by Grandmaster Sin Thé at the 2014 Fall Gathering on Saturday, September 20th.
Posted: March 31, 2014 12:47 PM
Grandmaster Sin Thé has launched a brand new website called, The Shaolin Way (theshaolinway.com). This is his personal blog he has developed in order to connect with Shaolin-Do students from across the country and around the world. There are a number of benefits to joining, including an interactive monthly newsletter from Grandmaster Sin with video clips, training tips, diet and health advice, interviews, stories, pictures, etc.!
Be sure to visit TheShaolinWay.com for more information and sign up today!
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