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Books: Chinese

Oct
16
2014

A Qigong sequence from Xing Yi

Xing Yi Quan: Tu Na Si Ba The Four Breathing Methods of Master Li Gui Chang Tom Bisio takes a little time off to present this book on the Xing Yi Qigong developed by Li Gui Chang (student of Dong Xiu Sheng.) His teacher Dong was the student of masters Geng Ji Shan, Li Cun […]

Oct
9
2014

Snake, Cat, Crane Combined Fist: Hung Style

Not only does it contain the entire form, but it gives some great historical information on the creation of this set and, in the wider picture, the creative process that was occurring with many other teachers…

May
16
2014

Two more “Facing” Books

We add two more entries in our “en face” collection. This is one of the most popular series, especially for learning one of its representative forms. After all, you get the text in Chinese AND in English, and then a self-contained VCD (in Chinese, with English subtitles) to watch the performance and check your own. […]

Jan
30
2014

Shaolin and TongBei

We add to our ever-increasing selection of Shaolin style forms with a Shaolin Six Harmonies Partner Staff set. As we’ve said before, the Six Harmonies division of Shaolin seems dedicated to very solid and reasonably simple partner sets. This one, with its frenetic energy, would be a perfect companion form for young people; it moves […]

Jan
17
2014

Three New (Old) Chinese Texts

a Shaolin trident set that looks a little like it was illustrated by a nephew of mine

Dec
16
2013

Shaolin Six Harmony Partner Boxing & Eagle Claw

Click each book to see more… On the left: (Traditional Chinese): Dynamic tension, pot lifting, a cartoony, fun book of what you might never wish to do… all in Chinese but simplistically clear  (except the Eagle Claw Qigong). On the right: (Chinese/English+VCD) One of the special partner sets of Shaolin: arm conditioning, simple movements, balanced actions, […]

Dec
13
2013

Glance: Four-Star Bagua Book/DVD

When we have a moment we record these mini-video reviews to give you an inside look at the new arrivals and products on display. Browse for a minute. It’s like taking a book off the shelf…     Reviews: Sun Zhi Jun’s You Shen (Swimming Body) Bagua Zhang Book/DVD    

Nov
25
2013

Two Styles of Bagua

This Liang style book shows a well-grounded and solidly presented approach with most of the applications of the forms leaning toward Shuai Jiao…

Nov
8
2013

Buddhist Yoga and a Muslim Fist

If contrortionists make you twitch, and joints creating odd angles makes you wince, you might pass on this one…

Nov
5
2013

The White Eyebrow style of Thomas Cheng

Here is yet another book on Pak Mei also known as Bak Mei and White Eyebrow style. These recent volumes all come from the same publishing company and there is a kind of correspondence among them. The forms and training and details are all from the same source but the coverage in this series attempts […]

Oct
25
2013

Got Baji?

…there is the added attraction of hundreds of photos of his teacher—Grandmaster Liu Yun Chiao, considered one of the greatest of Baji Practitioners…

Oct
18
2013

Pak Mei, Master Sam Choi style

Of all the styles we actually list on Plum, Pak Mei has to be one of the most reticent and close-lipped…

Sep
24
2013

Three Swords Four Blades

We are posting, for the first time, a trio of sword and knife forms including the Miao Dao (forerunner of the samurai sword), double straight sword with tassels (a difficult weapon to master, X2) and a respectable version of Drunken straight sword (stock went so fast on this one you might have to use our […]

Sep
23
2013

Hung Kuen Fundamentals is in the house!

Finally the wait is over. The Hung Kuen Fundamentals books have just landed and we will be contacting those waiting this evening, and sending them out! If you have not yet ordered and want to get in on the pre-order price, you have until midnight tuesday evening (9/24) to place your order! Thanks for your […]

Sep
5
2013

Hand Talk

For some reason the offerings today have to do with hands. We open our own hand with two en face bilingual editions in Chinese and English. Each of them is also accompanied by a VCD demonstrating the contents; not a bad bid. The first is a very popular VCD which is now explained in English: Wu […]

Sep
3
2013

A National Treasure: Sun Zhi Jun

It has been the most exciting summer in the history of this company. We have found and rescued and re-issued more texts and DVDs than ever before. People are writing to us every day and mentioning a teacher they had no chance to see, or a form they had been tracking down and finally located […]

Aug
1
2013

More Chinese Titles and Fanzi Boxing

Talk about diversity! Our newest offering of Chinese texts is a good example of the many faces of Chinese martial arts. We offer a Two-handed long straight sword with facing Chinese and English text, accompanied by a teaching VCD; a usage-only text of leg captures from Tai Chi (and worse than leg captures, you will […]

Jul
21
2013

Hung Kuen book update

Good news! We now have a price for the new Hung Kuen book that is on its way from Hong Kong… $44.95 will be the regular price on Plum BUT all pre-orders will get a discount (11%)  making it $40.00. That’s right: pre-order with a $25.00 deposit now, and we will only charge you $40.00 […]

Jul
18
2013

Bagua, Xing Yi and Tong Bei added

We have just started to list this great new series of books, all with both Chinese and English texts; not to mention that each also comes with an accompanying VCD. The first two from this beautifully illustrated color series is a White Ape Tong Bei (TBQ is getting all sorts of attention right now) and […]

Jul
15
2013

A Major Event for the Hung Style

The Lam family is justly famous for its stewardship of the largest branch of the famous Southern style, Hung Kuen. For the first time in over 60 years, they have issued a comprehensive training manual on their system, including the keystone form of the system, Gung Gee Fook Fu, along with special materials on usage, […]