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
Pick up a stone and hold it in a clenched fist; There are 2 ways to let it go; You can turn your fist palm down and let it go so it drops to the ground; Or you can turn your fist palm upwards and unclench letting it rest in the palm of your hand. People that have been hurt emotionally, Sometimes say they are going to be Buddhist; And practice ‘non-attachment’ so they don’t get hurt again; This is not the Buddhist approach; In fact this is aversion and will bring the same pain as desire. To develop an … Continue reading Letting Go..
Taken from the notes of Chris Gunn as a reminder as to what was covered on the Seminar on the 19th May 2013. I post this on the blog because it’s an excellent reminder to any of my students and anyone in the Martial Arts that there is a straight forward linear path to success with no vague concepts if you’re prepared to put in the work required. It was very kind of Chris to allow these notes to be published. Steve had ended up entitling the Seminar ‘The Path To Success’ to help us determine the right path to … Continue reading The Path To Success
I don’t believe in ‘positive mental attitude’ because to do so implies a negative one. Life just is as it is. Hardship is a challenge and we learn from it and we also benefit from rest and respite to heal. I am a warrior and welcome challenges as they make me stronger and wiser, those that go for an easy life are boring to me. The only way to stop me is to kill me. I don’t need encouragement to win, I’m not that weak, I don’t need medals, certificates or awards as I know exactly what I can and … Continue reading I Don’t Belive In PMA….