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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Elder Master Leonard accepted me as a white belt having already attained advanced rank belts in five Korean and Okinawa martial arts styles. Shaolin-Do training had been a lifelong dream for me. No style compares to the comprehensive, intensive, and diverse curriculum taught under the guidance of Grandmaster Sin Thé. The purity of the ancient art developed in the temples of China has been preserved for the benefit of the serious student of the martial arts. If you are a committed prospective student of Shaolin Kung Fu, you have arrived. Welcome and best wishes as you begin your journey!
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Grandmaster Sin Thé will teach the Pa Kua Twirling Hand Giant Broadsword at his annual spring seminar.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will hold a rank advancement test for lower rank students from out of town.
Grandmaster Sin Thé and a committee of masters will be conducting a test for black belt students.
Grandmaster Sin Thé will conduct our quarterly rank advancement test on Tuesday, March 18th at 6:00 PM.
Be sure to check out the schedule for all the upcoming events, class times, and hours.
Posted: February 21, 2014 3:47 PM
We found an amazing 18 photograph gallery of Shaolin monks training on Memolition.com. Click the photo below to view the gallery.
Posted: February 16, 2014 7:52 AM
We have posted the preregistration form for Grandmaster Sin Thé's seminar in Lexington, KY on Saturday, March 15th! For the first time ever, he will be teaching the Pa Kua Twirling Hand Giant Broadsword Form! Be there! And bring your friends, your classmates, and your students and show your support to the Grandmaster as he continues to teach out this wonderful high level material!
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.
From the Active.com article by Mackenzie Lobby.
Since the sport of running has begun to enjoy a second boom in recent years, much attention has been paid to injury prevention. More specifically, the industry has focused largely on both foot strike and footwear as major causes of running ailments. It turns out, however, that there's another culprit that runners often overlook: hip weakness.
Jason Fitzgerald, a 2:39 marathoner and coach in the Washington D.C. area, says that hip weakness has become more prevalent as a result of the sitting we do in our daily lives. "When you consider how important proper hip strength is for runners and the fact that most runners don't do the specific strength exercises that bolster the hip muscles, it's a disaster waiting to happen," he says.
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Posted: September 23, 2013