Shorin-Ken Karatedo


Lexington, Kentucky


Students study classical Japanese Karatedo in a traditional, non-competitive atmosphere that stresses refined forms practice and discipline.  Students will increase their physical fitness, mental focus, and self-confidence through the study of this martial art.  Beginning participants will learn basic hand and foot techniques, incorporating them into forms and partner drills. As students progress, more advanced techniques are introduced along with increased understanding of their application.  Karatedo rank and colored belts are awarded to students who successfully demonstrate skill levels appropriate for advancement.  Advanced students are afforded the opportunity to practice select Okinawan Kobudo weapons.

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​The Bushin Kan Dojo of Lexington, KY offers youth and adult Karate classes in partnership with Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation at Tates Creek Recreation Center (1400 Gainesway Dr. Lexington, KY).

There are several ways you can register for Karatedo classes through Lexington Parks & Recreation:​

Online Registration
Registration will be opened until all slots fill or classes begin. Go here to set up an account for online registration. You can create your account before registration opens.

Once your account is created, go here to the Lexington Parks and Recreation website to register

Register in-person or by phone
Registration by phone: call Artworks at (859) 425-2057. Calls will be taken from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Register in person: 522 Patterson, St. Lexington, KY.  

Class Details/Schedule

Karate Classes at Tates Creek Recreation Center will begin on Monday, March 1.

Please Note: If closed due to COVID-19, classes will pivot to virtual learning.   


  • Beginner/Intermediate Karate: Mondays, 6-6:45 p.m. (ages 6 - 9) - $75 per session 

  • Advanced Karate: Mondays, 7-7:45 p.m. (Advanced prerequisite – students must receive permission from instructor to register) - $75 per session