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Calendar Of Steve Rowe Seminars

The monthly masterclass seminars for adults and children are at the Chatham Dojo and cost children £10, adult Dojo members £20 and £30 for non members. 2020 January 11th & 12th Advanced Tai Chi Coaching Programme 18th Kung Fu Kids 19th Adult Seminar 25th Tai Chi Club Coaching Programme February 8th & 9th Advanced Tai Chi Coaching Programme 15th Kung Fu Kids 16th Adult Seminar 22nd Tai Chi Club Coaching Programme March 7th & 8th Advanced Tai Chi Coaching Programme 14th Kung Fu Kids 15th Adult Seminar 21st Tai Chi Club Coaching Programme April 4th & 5th Advanced Tai Chi … Continue reading Calendar Of Steve Rowe Seminars

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What Did The Shi Kon Tai Chi Coaching Programme Participants Think?

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?

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Steve Rowe Articles

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

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Steve Rowe Poetry

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

Instructor’s Eye

You think your instructors can’t see behind your BS, your excuses, your mask… but the truth is they can see right into your soul. It’s just polite for the instructor to not reveal what they see, so they smile patiently as they listen to the excuses, the distractions and only help or reveal what they see when appropriate. It’s up to the student to tread the path, to put in the time and effort, to sort out their life and emotions, an instructor has to wait until the time is right to put in their bit. But don’t think for … Continue reading Instructor’s Eye

A Successful Martial Arts Coach

After 50 years in the martial arts and going through various incarnations of successfully teaching various arts, being one of the first professional instructors and starting one of the first full time centres, growing old and having to use others to teach many classes I’ve learned a bit about teaching and running a full time centre. What’s the biggest secret of success? It’s you. The coach. This point is often glossed over with ‘continued professional development’ like gathering certificates, doing courses, seminars and the like, but neglects the most important part. You need depth, the part that can’t be easily … Continue reading A Successful Martial Arts Coach

Being Different

I was considered stupid right up until my mid 20’s. I just couldn’t get on with the way our education system and culture worked and was therefore considered lazy and disruptive, failed all my school exams and was kicked out into a succession of low paid jobs ending up in the security world not even having read a book. When I saw Japanese writing the pictatorial aspect of it strangely appealed to me. When Japanese karate came to the UK the zen ‘life and death’ simplicity also appealed dragging me in. Karate made me more violent but I had found … Continue reading Being Different

Teaching Children To Meditate

Teaching children to meditate. Children have to be taught in a different way to adults, it should be threaded through their normal training. To ask them to just sit or stand still without proper instruction will make them uncomfortable and not want to do it. Mindfulness is taught through posture and breath to induce calm and included in all slower technical learning by also getting them to focus on one aspect of the movement. This way it becomes a normal aspect of their training. Children can sit or lay down in good posture and breathe naturally but a bit more … Continue reading Teaching Children To Meditate