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.
Senior Master Tony Gray will hold a rank advancement test for any students who need to take their rank advancement test.
Master Ben Collins will hold a rank advancement test for any students who need to take their rank advancement test.
Elder Master Leonard will be conducting our quarterly rank advancement test on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30 PM.
Our annual Christmas party and potluck dinner will be on Wednesday, December 18th at 6:30 PM. Family and friends are welcome to attend!
Grandmaster Sin will teach the Shaolin 7-Star Fist, also known as the Shaolin Monkey/Tiger Fist, at a special seminar in January in Lexington.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will teach the Pa Kua Twirling Hand Giant Broadsword at his annual spring seminar.
Be sure to check out the schedule for all the upcoming events, class times, and hours.
Posted: November 25, 2013 1:42 PM
The registration form for the Shaolin Monkey/Tiger Fist Seminar on January 18th is now available (link below). Print your copy, fill it out, and send it in today!
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Posted: November 22, 2013 2:07 PM
Grandmaster Sin Thé has announce that he will be teaching the Pa Kua Twirling Hand Giant Broadsword form at his spring seminar in Lexington, KY on Saturday, March 15th. This is not to be confused with the other Pa Kua Giant Broadsword form that was originally taught in 2004. That was a very Yang form — elegant and heroic with big movements. This one more of Yin form — smooth, beautiful, and circular. The sword wraps around your body all of the time and there are many sneaky, hidden attacks. The stepping is smooth as if you are floating on a cloud.
Mark your calendars, save your money, and make plans to attend the seminar. Show your support for the SDA and your thanks to Grandmaster Sin Thé for continuing to teach out this wonderful, high-level material!
The flyer and registration form will be posted soon.
Posted: November 18, 2013 10:16 AM
The Sin Thé Karate School will hold two weekend tests for any Shaolin-Do students who need to take their test in December. Senior Master Tony Gray will hold one test on Sunday, December 8th at 11:00. The following week, Master Ben Collins will hold another test on Sunday, December 15th at 11:00 AM.
Posted: November 12, 2013 10:29 PM
Grandmaster Sin will teach a special seminar in Lexington, KY on Saturday, January 18th at 9:30 AM. The form goes by two names — Shaolin 7-Star Fist or Shaolin Monkey/Tiger Fist. The seminar will cost $70 and last approximately 2 hours. It will be open to all Shaolin-Do students who are in good standing with Grandmaster Sin.
Registration form will be posted soon.
Update: Please note that the start time has been changed to 9:30 AM rather than 10:00 AM as originally posted.
Posted: November 10, 2013 4:45 PM
Our schedule for November and December will be as follows:
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Posted: September 23, 2013