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.
My journey to Shaolin started with my family in April 2002. To explain, though, I have to go a little further back in time. My two sons, Matt and Alex had taken Tae Kwan Do and had tried to get me to take it with them. I have jogged regularly since college, so I was in fairly good shape, but I did not think that I could jump, kick and remember kata. I was then in my early 40s and it is hard to teach an old dog new tricks. Therefore, I always resisted their invitations.
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 teach a new form. Material to be announced soon.
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.
Be sure to check out the schedule for all the upcoming events, class times, and hours.
Posted: March 19, 2017 4:44 PM
Congratulations to all of our students who passed their rank advancement tests with Grandmaster Sin Thé this morning! We sincerely appreciate everyone's willingness and understanding in reschedule the test on such short notice in order to accommodate Dale Leonard's visitation on Tuesday night. For those that could not make it today, please see one of the instructors to schedule your test.
Posted: March 18, 2017 6:22 PM
Congratulations to Associate Master Barb Elzey on her promotion to 5th Degree Black Belt from Grandmaster Sin Thé!
Posted: March 6, 2017 8:21 AM
Some of our students are making "Dale Strong" shirts and bracelets to show their support for Dale during her recovery. All proceeds will go directly to the GoFundMe account to help offset their medical expenses. We hope to have them available at Grandmaster Sin Thé's seminar on Saturday, March 18th and also at the school.
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