My name is Steve Rowe and I have practiced martial arts for 50 years, I am Chief Instructor to Shi Kon Martial Arts International and have written books, articles for magazines and blogged for many years. There are about 300 … Continue reading Welcome To My Blog
The monthly masterclass seminars for adults and children are with me and at Chatham the costs are: Adults Seminar £30 Dojo Members £20 Kids Seminar Dojo Members only £10 The Tai Chi Coaching Seminars are only for those on the qualification programme. 2019 March 9th Level 1 Tai Chi Coaching 10th Level 2 Tai Chi Coaching 16th Kids Seminar & Grading 17th Adults Seminar & Grading April 6th Level 1 Tai Chi Coaching 7th Level 2 Tai Chi Coaching 13th Kids Seminar & Grading 14th Adults Seminar & Grading May 11th Level 1 Tai Chi Coaching 12th Level 2 Tai … Continue reading Calendar Of Steve Rowe Seminars
Shi Kon Tai Chi Coaching Qualification IntroductionThis one day a month for 10 months intensive course will be taught personally by Steve Rowe 9th Dan, an internationally renowned Tai Chi teacher, Chairman and founder of both the Martial Arts Standards … Continue reading Tai Chi Coaching Programme 2020
From Dill Young – Karate Instructor I was introduced to Steve Rowe many years ago through the pages of Combat and Traditional Karate magazines. His insights and subject matter always interested me and stood out from the crowd. I finally got to meet and train under him on his regular summer school during the mid to late 90’s in Chatham. Over the years I have had the pleasure of studying with him on and off as I pursued my Karate career to the present day, training in most of the major systems including trips to Okinawa. I only had a … Continue reading What Did The Shi Kon Tai Chi Coaching Programme Participants Think?
These articles have been written over a 40 year period and many appeared in Martial Arts Illustrated, Traditional Karate and Combat magazines. Teaching Children Martial Arts Learn The Whole Tai Chi System Enemies Of The Mind Chi Travels In A Vacuum Why I’m Different The Darkness What Did The 2018 Shi Kon Tai Chi Coaching Programme Participants Think? Time and Awareness Making Tai Chi Your Own Dieting Is Mind and Emotions The Fork In The Martial Road Dealing With Obesity The Spirit Door Fasting Diet & Buddhism Obesity – What Happened? How To Change The World Doorstep Zen 3 Ways … Continue reading Steve Rowe Articles
These poems are my martial arts soul, each one is the result of a meditation. I’m So, So Sorry…..The Lightest TouchThe Silence And Stillness Behind It AllFinding Myself….Breathing With Your BodyThe Tao Through Yin & YangNeigong BalanceSeeing Your SoulOld Man Martial ArtsI Alone Am Still….The Sky Weeps To The EarthTai Chi Is About DepthThe Yin Yang TransitionsThe True PerspectiveLose YourselfNature’s WayThey’re Not Your Friends….The Present Is A PresentLiar, Liar Your Pants Are On FireOld Man On A BenchWinter SunLike Waves On The SeaI Can Beat The Buddha In A Fight!Letting Go…Inside OutI See YouMass SlaughterA Walk In The WoodsThe Eyes Of The DeadA … Continue reading Steve Rowe Poetry
I get a bit worried sometimes about the laziness of instructors with children’s martial arts. It’s easy to keep them ‘amused’ with games and even call them ‘skill’ games but the end result should still be that they learn good … Continue reading Teaching Children Martial Arts
Tai Chi has been unbelievably dumbed down over the years, which means that whatever reason you’re learning for – you won’t get the full benefit. It’s not about ‘health’ and ‘martial’ or whatever ‘style’ or form you do, there is … Continue reading Learn The Whole Tai Chi System
The mind is the hardest and most important ‘muscle’ in the body to train. Nothing can be achieved without training it. The 2 enemies of the mind are laziness and distraction and this applies to both coaches and students. How many times do you correct the same points on the same students for months and even years and yet they still don’t make the correction themselves each time they move? That’s right – unconscious laziness. They think they are ‘training’ when they should be paying attention. How many times does the coach look at the student and not do the … Continue reading Enemies Of The Mind
The earth is calling my bones. The air is calling my breath. The river is calling my fluid; The fire is ready to consume my spirit. It’s time to rest in my real home, To sit behind all the eyes in the world; To once again be the stillness and silence; That under stands the universe. By dissolving my structure each day; By returning to my true home; I can rest and heal whilst still having this vehicle and software. So that when it’s time to give it up; I’ll just be going home. By Steve Rowe Continue reading My True Home
Chi travels in a vacuum. The fajin of the Shi Kon Yang Style of Tai Chi is unlike that usually shown on video by many other martial artists. It is certainly not unique and conforms to the classics but not … Continue reading Chi Travels In A Vacuum
Working in security for many years and in the Fire Service, we used to communicate with radio transmitters. To transmit you would press the button on the microphone with your thumb and to receive you would have to take your … Continue reading Listening Energy…
I’m so, so sorry…… When I was young I didn’t know any better, I abused you horribly and am now paying the price. ‘No pain’ no gain’ was my mantra. I ran and ran and ran, thousands of push ups, sit ups and hour after hour in the gym abusing you because I was convinced that we were at war each other. I fought and fought and fought destroying other people’s bodies in the Dojo and in the street as well as irreparably damaging you. I fed you nutritional shite and drinks that others convinced me were ‘healthy’ and also … Continue reading I’m So, So Sorry…..