Kung Fu Kids

Childrens Martial Arts ClassesFor 4-12 year olds to build health, confidence, discipline, respect and mental focus through our dynamic Martial Arts programme based on Kung Fu and Karate.

Kids Martial Arts classes

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Classes

For teens and adults to promote good health, balance, mental awareness and focus with the ancient Chinese arts of Tai Chi, nei gong and qi gong.

Tai Chi and Meditation Classes

Martial Arts & Kung Fu

Adult Martial Arts ClassesFor teens and adults to learn self defence, fitness, and lose weight with our lively Kickboxing, grappling, Kung Fu and Karate training programme.

Kung Fu and Martial Arts classes

Martial Arts Club Locations

Easter at Chatham Shi Kon

Written by Steve Rowe. Posted in Blog, Frontpage, Medway Campus, News

5zb9vOver the Easter Period the Shi Kon Martial Arts Centre will be closed on Good Friday 18th April, Easter Sunday 20th April and Easter Monday 21st April. There will be no classes on these dates.

During school holiday periods, except when the centre is closed, Kung Fu kids from after school clubs are able to attend 1 lesson per week at the Martial Arts centre plus the Sunday 6.15 “open lesson”.

Class times are

4-6 year old white belt & white belt with 1 stripe: 5:30pm Monday, Wednesday or Friday

7-11 year old white belts and all kids all ages red belts: 6:15pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Kids all ages yellow & orange belt: 7pm Monday & Wednesday.

Kids all ages green & blue belt: 5.30pm Tuesday & Thursday

Kids all ages purple, Brown & Brown 1 stripe: 6:15pm Tuesday & Thursday

All Kung Fu kids are also welcome to Sunday 6:15pm “open class”

Any questions please ring 01634 581092


The 8 Secrets of the Martial Arts

Written by Steve Rowe. Posted in Articles By Steve Rowe, Blog, News

steve 0409 007 copyThe 8 secrets for success within the Martial Arts and life!

Tip 1 – Burn off some aggression and fire up your enthusiasm with kicking, boxing, grappling and self defence!  Our training is lively, enthusiastic, rhythmic and healthy, at Shi Kon we hit pads not people and have a LOT of fun!

Tip 2 – Get up close!  We deal with the problems a teenager might face, such as bullying, we deal with what makes a bully, why they feel the need to do it, how to avoid being bullied and how to deal with physical confrontation by talking, negotiation and if the need arises, physical technique.

Tip 3 – Deal with street confrontation and abuse.  Bear in mind that we teach European Police Forces, Security Personnel, Presidential Bodyguards and a range of other professional people that have to deal with violence and abuse – so we know what we’re talking about!

Why It’s Important To keep Your Child Training

Written by Steve Rowe. Posted in Articles By Steve Rowe, Blog, Frontpage, Kung Fu Kids, News

young BL thumbs 1Martial Arts are not like other sports – they could very well save your child’s life.  We have instances where children we trained escaped from being abducted by adults using our techniques, where they have taken a bad fall, but escaped injury using our breakfall training and have neutralised constant bullying through our social skills programme – and where necessary been able to deal with physical confrontation.

Our trained coaches have identified potentially serious illness, special needs that needed to be addressed and helped countless children with various problems to be able to socially integrate with other children and adult

As they grow all too soon your children are walking the streets on their own and going to parties and nightclubs where there is a greater risk of violence, so the ability to identify dangerous situations and be able to deal with them in a skilful manner becomes all the more important as they may have to deal with drugs, drink, weapons and some very nasty people.  If they are following our healthy lifestyle and attending classes they are also less likely to be found in these situations.  Those background years of quality Martial Arts training can really pay off as they age!

Most children give up because their parents are too lazy to bring them to classes or resent paying the fees in hard financial times, some want to give up because they are just in a ‘lazy stage’ of their development, whatever the reason, it’s worth trying to persevere as it could tip the balance in a life threatening situation.

Remember at Shi Kon we have a Welfare Officer who is trained to deal with all these sort of problems and is available to talk to you or your child to keep that vital spark of interest going.  If you have any difficulties and need advice speak to Jez Walters on 01634 581092.

10 Essential Points of Leadership in the Martial Arts

Written by Steve Rowe. Posted in Articles By Steve Rowe, Blog, Frontpage

childrensmartialartclass-150x150‘Leadership’ is a much-maligned word in the Martial Arts these days; it tends to be over used, often by the wrong people in the wrong way. If you run a Club it’s essential that you fully understand the responsibility that you are undertaking. You primarily have a responsibility to yourself as the Leader of a Club and will be the pivotal figure that everyone is going to look up to. The Emotional Intelligence of the Leader will dictate how the rest of the Club will behave. If the Leader is disingenuous, a bully or financially greedy it will reflect negatively through the whole Club.

Over the 40 years of my training history I have watched so many clubs fail through inadequate training and preparation of the Leadership when a few simple changes would have altered the entire outcome. Some were good Martial Artists but emotionally unintelligent, some were lazy and many simply upset their students and staff without realising it!

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1634 581092
Email: info@shikon.com
07752 718 658

Head Office Postal Address

Shi Kon Martial Arts Centre
The Old Chapel, Chatham Hill
Chatham, Kent ME5 7BB