The history of Toshu Jutsu by Ben Gaunt

This article was submitted by Ben Gaunt a few years ago as part of his 1st Dan grading. Ben has trained with the club for around seven years, earned his club instructor’s badge and also trained with instructors Patrick McCarthy, Terry Wingrove, Steve Rowe, Phil Handyside and Alan Platt. Okinawa’s first recorded contact with the…

Steve Rowe interviews Sifu Jim Uglow (1999)

Shikon head Sifu Steve Rowe interviews Tai Chi veteran Sifu Jim Uglow in 1999. This article reproduced with kind permission of Steve Rowe. Jim Uglow is one of a rare breed.  I have often likened finding a “real” Martial Artist to that of finding a diamond on a beach of pebbles.  Jim is a diamond,…

The 13 Dynamics of Tai Chi by Steve Rowe

A guest post by Shikon head Sifu Steve Rowe on the 13 core principles of Tai Chi (which also relate to any other martial art):  Often called the ’13 Techniques’ or the ’13 Postures’ this list can really confuse Tai Chi practitioners and therefore they often get sidelined or bypassed, but when understood, they lie…