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.
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My martial arts studies began with karate classes in the student center at Georgia Tech. This style did not hold my attention, as I had hoped, so I began looking for another style to study. I found an instructor teaching Hung Gar kung-fu and studied with him for several years while I finished my Bachelor's degree and landed my first job. I let a job transfer to Detroit bring my martial arts studies to a halt. It was another 13 years, a career change, and a move to Lexington before my martial arts studies would begin again. It has been my honor to study Shaolin-Do as a student of Elder Master Bill Leonard.
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: April 19, 2017 11:46 AM
To celebrate World Tai Chi Day, we will host an open house and potluck lunch. Join us to practice a few Tai Chi movements, some chi kung breathing, and then enjoy a demonstration of some of our Tai Chi forms from our current students. And then lunch!
This event is not only open to our students and their friends and families, but is also open to the public. If you have ever wanted to study Tai Chi or the martial arts then this is your opportunity for a free introduction and a demonstration (and food!).
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.
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Posted: September 23, 2013