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 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

Why I’m Different

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

The Darkness

The darkness is always there. Shine a light and it only covers it up; We are awake in the light; When it is dark we put lights on or sleep; But it is always there. It is reminding us of the Tao; We can be ‘happy’ and ‘positive’; But they can’t exist without the underlying darkness in our soul; It is always there. We need to meditate in the dark; In the stillness of the night; To feel the other side; To be comfortable; To know the balance. We are that light; As brightly as we might shine; We rise … Continue reading The Darkness

Why Tai Chi Is Losing The ‘Martial’

We are in danger of losing real Tai Chi. Whilst many practice for the health benefits, few still teach the martial. Many that do either try to to make it ridiculously ‘magical’ or they apply their other martial skills to applications, but in doing so are losing the unique skills that make it special. The combination of peng and sung give Tai Chi continuous structural integrity and root. The continuous spiralling and internal system gives the ability to receive an opponent in a combination of the 13 dynamics, disrupting their structural integrity and root, negating their ability to continue attacking … Continue reading Why Tai Chi Is Losing The ‘Martial’