Lexington, Kentucky

KARATEDO classes

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 Okinawa Kobudo weapons.

​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) and Artworks at the Carer School (522 Patterson St, Lexington, KY)

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

Registration for the Fall Session opens at noon on Wednesday, August 23. 

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.  

Karatedo Class Details/Schedule


Mondays: (Tates Creek Recreation Center)

  • Beginner Karate: 6-6:55 p.m. (ages 6 - 13) - $75 per session
    • Open registration 
    • Fall ​​session classes begin September 18. Last class of Fall session is on November 27
  • Intermediate Karate: 7-7:55 p.m (ages 6 - 13) - $75 per session 
    • Instructor permission to register
    • Fall session classes begin September 18, Last class of Fall session is on November 27


Wednesdays: (Artworks at the Carver School)

  • Advanced Karate6-6:55 p.m. (ages 6 - 13) - $75 per session
    • Instructor permission to register
    • Fall session classes begin September 20. Last class of Fall session is on December 1
  • Adult Karate: 7-7:55 p.m. (ages 13 and up) - $75 per session
    • Open registration 
    • Fall session classes begin September 20. Last class of Fall session is on December 1