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 Shaolin-Do Karate in 1982 while a junior at the University of Kentucky at the urging of my fiancé, who was a black belt in the style. I entered the study of karate with a certain amount of skepticism. I did not have a great desire to be punched and kicked and began, as most women begin, with a very tentative attitude. I had been an athlete all through high school and college so the physical exercise was something I was used to, but I soon found that Shaolin exercised muscles I never knew I had. During that first year, I went to a seminar at Sin Thé's dojo. There, a female green belt kicked me so hard in the stomach that I went down and couldn't get back up for what seemed an incredibly long time. It was then and there that I came to a strong realization. If a woman smaller than me could put me down to the ground, just about anyone could. It was time to learn how to prevent that from happening.
To read more of what our students are saying about us, be sure to visit our testimonials page.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will teach the Shaolin Twin Ground Dragon Double Broadsword form at his annual spring seminar.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will hold a rank advancement test for lower rank students.
Grandmaster Sin Thé and a committee of masters will conduct a test for black belt students.
Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington is holding a book signing event for Grandmaster Sin Thé.
Be sure to check out the schedule for all the upcoming events, class times, and hours.
Posted: February 7, 2017 12:11 PM
For the first time ever, Grandmaster Sin Thé will teach the Shaolin Twin Ground Dragon Double Broadsword form at his annual spring seminar in Lexington, KY. This beautiful form is five sections long and consists of forty four postures. As the twin dragons, the broadswords circle and wrap around your body attacking from all directions. The dragon movements will make your body feel light as your soar in the air while kicking and spinning. And true to its name, you drop low to the ground and cut your opponent's legs while spinning and twirling on the ground.
DVDs must be preordered and will be handed out at the seminar. No exceptions!
The deadline to preregister is Friday, March 10th.
Registration Form (PDF)
Posted: February 1, 2017 9:19 AM
Joseph Beth Booksellers has graciously agreed to host a book signing event for Grandmaster Sin Thé on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM!
We have copies of Grandmaster Sin Thé's book available for sale at the school. Come pick up your copy today!
Posted: October 2, 2015 10:13 AM
Grandmaster Sin Thé and Senior Master Joe Schaefer have organized a trip to China in 2018. If you would like to experience this trip with them, please check out the link below for more information.
|2013 Fall Gathering|
Posted: September 23, 2013