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Welcome to the home of Shane’s Martial Arts Institute. The purpose of this site is to provide information about our Shaolin Martial Arts style, as well as news, history, and information about events and classes for our club.

Our organization is headed by 7th Degree Black Belt, Master Eric Shane Hamilton. Master Hamilton has over 37 years experience in martial arts.

At Shane’s Martial Arts Institute you will learn ancient empty hand and weapons forms as taught in the famous Shaolin Temples of China. The classes are excellent for self-defense or overall fitness. Martial arts training will improve your strength, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, coordination, breath control, self confidence and is a great way to lose weight and get in shape. It’s a fun way to exercise and learn self defense at the same time. Classes are open to adults and children ages 6 and up.

Classes are held at Shane’s Gym in Rock Fork just off of Highway 80 near the Knott County Sportsplex. We are conveniently located in south eastern Kentucky. ¬†We are 11 miles from Hindman in Knott County, 21 miles from Prestonsburg in Floyd County and 30 miles from Hazard in Perry County.

The origin of much of the material in our style of martial arts is from the historical central area Shaolin temples in China. Our club is dedicated to furthering the ancient Art of Shaolin. Our programs offer not only exceptional self-defense training, but are an excellent path to gaining inner strength, building character, increasing awareness, and achieving personal growth through the practice of martial arts.