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    Steve Rowe

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    Post by Steve Rowe on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:05 pm

    My name's Steve Rowe and I teach Karate and Tai Chi from a full time Centre in Chatham Kent. Some of you know me because I'm old and have been growing dust for a number of years.

    I wish you luck with this forum, because so many MA and SD forums have turned into bear pits over the years. I hope I can contribute something worthwhile.

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    Post by Guest on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:10 pm

    Hi Steve

    Thanks for taking me up on the offer to join mate its great to see you on here
    we already have some of the best in the business on here and we are glad you could make it.

    I look forward to your contribution mate,

    with your help and that of others I am sure we will go from strength to strength.

    Craig
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    Post by D.Hughes on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:13 pm

    welcome Steve. im a big fan of your MAI articles. will be very interesting to see some of your posts on here.

    Rick.


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    Post by Steve Rowe on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:18 pm

    Thanks for the welcome - so you're my reader... always wondered who it was... Very Happy

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    Post by Guest on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:20 pm

    Nah steve, thats me mate
    rick is still working out what the pictures are lol

    welcome anyway mate, great to have you here
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    Post by D.Hughes on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:21 pm

    yer, i never admitted it before. feels like im in an AA meeting Embarassed

    lol!


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    Post by Steve Rowe on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:24 pm

    You drive a car as well.... that's cool man... bounce
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    Post by D.Hughes on Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:28 pm

    yup, defo gonna be interesting with you around Steve...

    lol!


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    Post by markpcockburn on Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:37 am

    Hi Steve, quite a combination of karate and tai chi like, sounds interesting. What style of Tai Chi do you teach? I'm currently learning Hunyuan Tai Chi at my local community centre. Have you heard of it?
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    Post by Mick Tully on Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:18 am

    hi steve
    welcome mate
    been reading your articles since i had hair.....and thats not last month!
    bear pit free zone here!
    any "warriors" with self serving agenda's will be made to watch re runs of loose women/top gear ....covering both sexes there!
    i welcome your input
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    Post by Al Peasland on Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:25 am

    Hi Steve

    Welcome mate - another top guy on the site - we are all flattered that you would join up and give us your support - many thanks

    Mick just about said it all so will leave it there - although, there's nothign wrong with Top Gear, except for the little man with the DJ voice :-)

    Cheers mate

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    Post by Guest on Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:29 am

    Hey Guys

    I agree with the bear pit comment
    but TOP GEAR is a top program. loose women I understand... erm.. well oh jeez thats open to abuse. ya get my meaning.

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    Post by Mick Tully on Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:37 am

    Craig wrote:Hey Guys

    I agree with the bear pit comment
    but TOP GEAR is a top program. loose women I understand... erm.. well oh jeez thats open to abuse. ya get my meaning.

    Craig

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    i though loose women was gonna be on channel 5
    imagine my disapointment when i saw reg holdsworths missus with shane ritchies ex! Sad Sad Sad Sad

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    Post by Guest on Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:39 am

    LOL

    I aint getting into loose women, oh christ ere we go again
    as Jayne is around on here and dont fancy a slap, or being chained to the sink

    not that im housewhipped you understand. honest.

    Al, Mick, Help please?

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    Post by Steve Rowe on Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:53 am

    markpcockburn wrote:Hi Steve, quite a combination of karate and tai chi like, sounds interesting. What style of Tai Chi do you teach? I'm currently learning Hunyuan Tai Chi at my local community centre. Have you heard of it?

    I teach Yang style, I learned mainly from Jim Uglow in the UK and Ma Lee Yang (Yang Sau Chung's daughter) in Hong Kong. Never heard of Hunyuan, if you enjoy it - that's all that matters really.
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    Post by Steve Rowe on Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:51 am

    Mick Tully wrote:hi steve
    welcome mate
    been reading your articles since i had hair.....and thats not last month!
    bear pit free zone here!
    any "warriors" with self serving agenda's will be made to watch re runs of loose women/top gear ....covering both sexes there!
    i welcome your input
    mick x

    My 2 favourite programmes...... apart from 'Boston Legal' that is... Very Happy

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    Post by markpcockburn on Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:29 pm

    I'm busy learning the Beijing 24 forn at the moment in class. http://www.hunyuantaiji.co.uk/ this is the website for the guy that taught my teacher. His name is Master Ma, and he is amazingly powerful.

    Do u use the self defence aspects of tai chi or the health?
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    Post by Steve Rowe on Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:53 pm

    Hi Mark

    Both. The real health benefits only come from the self defence aspects. I teach a lot of police/security personnel and I'd say that 90% of what I teach to them is pure Tai Chi. From the SD knowledge they gain they almost always want to go on and learn the forms, push hands and weapons.

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    Post by markpcockburn on Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:23 pm

    I'm also thinking of trying the guy from this website http://www.dynamicbalancingtaichi.co.uk/, he has a sylibus for beginners to advanced.

    Teaches either the self defence and health or both.
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    Post by Steve Rowe on Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:46 pm

    Interesting website but vague on instructors background and lineage etc...

    The SD gives the health, it's difficult to separate them.

    Be interested to hear how you get on.

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    Post by markpcockburn on Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:33 pm

    The guy from that website was taught by the Austrailian Tai Chi instructor, think his name is Earl Montaigue.
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    Post by Steve Rowe on Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:16 pm

    Okay, he's a very controversial figure, but plays guitar extremely well.

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