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 started studying Shaolin-Do in 1984 under George Burnette in Leitchfield, KY. I quit for a few years to serve my country and to find myself. I started back in 1992 and earned my black belt in 1994.
To read more of what our students are saying about us, be sure to visit our testimonials page.
Elder Master Leonard will be teaching the 7-Star Sword form.
Masters Ben and Herman Collins will be teaching the Hsing I 2-Man Set form.
Elder Master Bill Leonard will be conducting our summer rank advancement test on Thursday, June 27th at 6:30 PM.
Elder Master Leonard will be teaching the Shaolin White's Monkey Praying Mantis First form.
Elder Master Leonard will be teaching the Drunken 2-Edge Sword form.
Grandmaster Sin Thé and the SDA will be hosting their annual fall tournament and gathering.
Be sure to check out the schedule for all the upcoming events, class times, and hours.
Posted: May 6, 2013 10:04 PM
A picture of Grandmaster Sin Thé and Keanu Reeves at a Chinese national film festival.
Posted: May 6, 2013 7:05 PM
Grandmaster Sin Thé has changed his schedule for his visit to Kentucky in September 2013. Please ignore any existing dates posted since March 2013 and observe these instead:
Monday, 9/16 — Corbin, KY
Posted: April 24, 2013 2:48 PM
Elder Master Leonard has been teaching a series of seminars to cover all of the material from 2nd to 3rd degree black belt. These seminars will meet occur one Sunday per month at 11:30 AM at the Sin Thé Karate School in Lexington, KY. There will not be seminars in March and September. The cost will be $70 per kata and no video taping will be allowed. These classes are open all Shaolin-Do students.
The remaining schedule will be as follows:
Posted: April 22, 2013 3:08 PM
Anyone who would like to participate in the group demo at the 2013 Fall Gathering in Lexington, please be sure to visit the sign up page ASAP to register. The practice schedule and available forms are listed there.