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

The Lightest Touch

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

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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