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 InstructorI 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 passing interest … 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. 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 To Practice Tai Chi Putting Your Head In Your Anus Martial Arts Bullies My Body Is Like My Dog … 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’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…..
It’s hard to understand the lightness of the touch of Tai Chi. The perfect balance of yin and yang, of ‘sung’ and peng’ create the touch of an angel. The sink to swallow to ‘float’ mean that there is nothing stopping the ethereal movement, the body of a Tai Chi practitioner appears to have no bones, only the whisper and touch of a soft summer breeze. Felt for, he cannot be touched, like reaching into soft cotton, he is a shade, a wraith, a spirit draped in cloud. Tai Chi is art, the sword like a calligraphers brush, takes on … Continue reading The Lightest Touch
Happiness In this life you either decide to be happy or not. Every morning when I wake up I deliberately press my inner ‘happy button’ to remind me that it’s my choice to be positive about life and happy. When I look into the mirror I smile – even with my old wrinkly countenance it looks infinitely better wearing a smile. And the eyes twinkle with a genuine smile raising ‘positive chi’. Anyone is better looking with a smile and a twinkle in their eye and definitely more pleasant to be with. We are not independent but interdependent. We are … Continue reading Happiness