Shi Kon Martial Arts has worked with outreach programmes since its inception as a Martial Arts club by Steve Rowe now 8th Dan in 1976 as a part of the Takamizawa Institute of Karate and becoming Shi Kon Martial Arts as an International association in 1988 buying its own headquarters and full time training centre in Chatham in 1996, becoming a City & Guilds accredited Coaching centre for NVQ’s and gaining Sport England and Medway Council’s ‘Clubmark’ Accreditation in 2010 through to this present day. The club and association has produced many champions in several arts and won many awards over the years with branches and seminars in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Portugal and Ireland.
The club based in Chatham currently has a student base of around 300 students, half at the full time centre and the other half in outreach programmes. It has a very diverse student base from all nationalities and a gender split of 50/50 male and female including the teaching staff with many female black belts and high grade teachers. In both the children and adult student base and teaching staff they have a wide variety of special needs.
The list of work over 40 years is too long to list but very recent and current programmes include: