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
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?
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
It took me a long time to find myself, to realise that I think differently to most other people. Never got on with family or at school, always the outsider. It was only when ‘Kung Fu’ came on the TV in the ’70’s that I found Buddhism, was already training in Karate and working in security to find an outlet for my inner violence, but in Taoism, Zen and Buddhism I found myself, I found peace. I could stop hurting other people and myself. Without ‘Kung Fu’ and the underlying philosophy I don’t where I would be. I’m right … Continue reading Why I’m Different