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Mar
12
2017

Mizong Jia: Shaolin Mizong Kung Fu style

Here’s a pop quiz (no cheating!) What style is the inspiration for the two films, “The Chinese Connection” (with Bruce Lee) and “Legend” (with Jet Lee)? Want a hint? This style is associated with Kung Fu Master Huo YuanJia, Head Instructor of the famous Ching Woo Association. Ok, so the title of this post gives […]

Dec
16
2016

A Wire of Iron

What a year the monkey has been! Now, we have so much good stuff coming in we can act like the Rooster Year is already here, and can start to crow a bit. In the next couple of months, we’re looking forward to adding more and more top quality books and DVDs, often in English.  […]

Nov
8
2016

Adam Hsu’s Secret Files on Bagua Zhang

This, our third post on this new 2 Volume set of DVDs (6 dvds in all) on the art of Bagua, is to say that these outstanding DVDs are now available. If you want to read our earlier announcement, click here. If you would like to read more about the series, and to order, click […]

Oct
7
2016

This Is How Bagua Is Done

There are two ways to make a DVD, irrespective of a particular style. The first way is to follow your style’s structure: warm ups, basics, form and sampled applications. The second way, less common, is to offer, derived from your style, skills that might be universally helpful to appropriate seekers. Imagine a Long Fist practice […]

Sep
5
2016

From Taiwan: An Old Frame and a Lost Track

There are a lot of well meaning martial practitioners out there that have probably never posed in front of a camera. They make honest, traditional and studied demonstrations of each particular style. Despite the special qualities of the style, the survey of their forms may be tepid and self-conscious. No disrespect to them, they did […]

Jul
3
2016

Adam Hsu’s Bajiquan Trilogy: Volumes 2 & 3 Are Here!

At Last! After more than one year’s anticipation, not just the second installment of Adam Hsu’s magnificent Bajiquan trilogy, but the fabulous third and final volume have both arrived. There is so much in this series of Baji DVDs that we’re just going to suggest that you either look at the descriptions on the sale […]

Jun
10
2016

Remarkable Adam Hsu

Not for the first time, Sifu Adam Hsu is doing something remarkable. And, as with many projects that fall into the ‘remarkable’ category, it is also different enough that a few words of explanation are not mis-spent. In fact, he is producing something completely new based on one of the most traditional methods for teaching […]

May
1
2016

Your Future in Bajiquan

We’ve returned from our vacation and, guess what! Not one but TWO new volumes in Sifu Adam Hsu’s Baji Thunder DVD series are on the horizon. Volume Two should be available in the next month, and Volume Three will follow shortly after that. It just gets better. More on this very soon.

Feb
29
2016

MORE Video Glimpses of Shifu Jou

We have been so inspired while reviewing videos from the newest addition to the Plum cast—that is, Shifu PouFu Jou—that we are preparing excerpts from each of his DVDs for you to take a look. We have now posted three clips, with more to come: on Northern Praying Mantis LanJie and Lipi Quan, plus his  […]

Feb
19
2016

3 Worthy Additions from Shifu Jou

Shifu Jou’s series of instructional and lecture DVDs has definitely attracted some attention. There is a tendency right now to emphasize the mainland, but people should not forget what a treasure trove of skill Taiwan is—at least for a little while longer. For instance, the first of the new ones presents an in-depth discussion/lecture on […]

Jan
5
2016

Baji Thunder: New lower Price!

We are happy to announce a price drop on the monumental first series of Baji Thunder from Sifu Adam Hsu. The price on the 7-DVD set (over 8 hours long) will drop from $210.00 to $195, with the Plum price of $185. And all orders received before the start of Chinese New Year will enjoy […]

Dec
7
2015

Baji Quan: The Most Complete Presentation

Here at last! Anyone not stamping his feet in anticipation of this 7 DVD set from Sifu Adam Hsu on Baji Thunder, is probably not a Baji practitioner…at least, not yet. This comprehensive offering is so detailed and thorough, it will remind you of only one experience in your martial career: the indescribable treasure of […]

Nov
27
2015

Introducing Sifu Porf Jou

On our last trip to Taiwan, Sifu Adam Hsu introduced us to Sifu Porf Jou, martial arts teacher. We had long been interested in him, since we saw both teachers sharing some pages on YouTube. Now we are happy to announce that we are adding Sifu Jou to our list of top teachers. Like George […]

Nov
4
2015

Why the Saber?

Ted Mancuso’s next book for Plum, adds the third to his four-book sequence on Kung Fu’s primary weapons. Saber can explode your understanding of the more advanced weapons. A firm grounding in the “4-S” (spear, sword, staff and saber) actually helps in your empty hand practice. Even more than some of his earlier books, Ted […]

Nov
2
2015

“Why The Saber?” Video

Oct
28
2015

Tai Chi: Wu and Hong styles

Today, we add the last installment of our selection on the Chen Tai Chi exclusive branch named Hong style. Chen style has a well-known “short fist” version. And this style, developed by teacher Hong JunSheng, presents a smaller frame, demonstrating a soft, slow elegance. This last DVD shows many throws and takedowns with high emphasis […]

Oct
13
2015

Chen Pan Ling Tai Chi: 99 Movement Form in DVD

If you are going to hang around Chinese martial arts (CMA) for a while you should probably acquaint yourself with Chen Pan Ling. Well-respected and right there when the future shape of CMA was being hashed out, his work—interrupted too soon—would have sent the entire field in a different direction than it did go. Here, […]

Sep
7
2015

George Xu on Power and such

  Three more DVDs from the latest workshop with George Xu, who seems an almost endless source of new ways to invigorate your study while nudging you gently toward higher skills. In this case the intriguing thing is that we have three levels of practice and George Xu is able to distinguish their complexity and […]

Jul
17
2015

Tan Tui 3 Patterns

This new DVD by Sifu Adam Hsu takes a version of Tan Tui and shows three important ways of practicing, giving a new life to an old form. (Actually it could just as easily be performed with your particular version of Tan Tui; or any Chinese martial arts form for that matter.) This presentation discusses […]

Jul
3
2015

Xing Yi and Taijiquan: 2 New Items

There is such a diversity and quality of materials on all major Kung Fu styles, that we sometimes can’t keep up with the new postings. Here is a version of probably the most famous and popular of Xing Yi style two-person sets: An Shen Pao. Not only does it  pair up the two players from […]