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Jan
16
2017

Three Texts: New, Old, Reborn

Our storms are done here (we hope). It seems like during the time we holed up and watched the wind change the landscape, we also acquired a host of new products and long unavailable reprints. We have just added three of these books, each in a different phase of the publishing process. NEW: First is […]

Sep
16
2016

Restocks of Rare Editions, North and South

You’ve proably seen our little “Want List” boxes throughout the site. And you may have also noticed that some of them stay in the “not available” state for months without being taken down. Are we really trying to torture people? No, it’s just that hope springs eternal. For instance here are two products we thought […]

Mar
24
2016

Northern, Southern, Inside and Out

A few restocks for your reading pleasure—click images for more info Hung Kuen Fundamentals: Gung Gee Fook Fu (English/Chinese)This exceptional first volume of the Lam family Hung Kuen series is back in stock! We cannot say enough good things about this beautiful and comprehensive treatment on Hung Gar Fundamentals. We are so pleased to be […]

Jan
19
2016

Restock: A few favorites return

We are always adding new titles to our Chinese book section, but every once in a while we are happy to see some old friends cycle back through. Our most recent shipments have landed limited quantities of those below (and more to come!)   Bajiquan Illustrated: A gem of a book with photos of GM […]

Oct
20
2015

Feng Zhi Qiang is Back!

As you look through our products and articles you might find that some items have a big WANT LIST announcement meaning we are currently out of stock. But we keep those lists up anyway just because of things like the two items on this page. Both are by the highly-recognized Tai Chi/Xing Yi/Qigong teacher Feng […]

Jul
31
2015

Dragon (re)Emerges from the Sea

PLUM revives one of the most popular Kung Fu books of the 80’s, during the Golden Era of Kung Fu movies and practice. Dragon Form Boxing is a short book displaying form and function. The moves are big and easy to learn. This was one of a series that look liked a paste-up directly from […]

Jun
25
2015

A couple of classics return: Taijiquan and Baguazhang

It’s ALWAYS good news when we are able to announce the restocking of important texts. The Chinese books, especially, can be very difficult to keep and often it can be months or even years between having them available. So to get two at once is a real joy. The first is Wei ShuRen’s “True Description […]

Mar
10
2015

Wei Shuren and Shaolin Books

Just a quick note to say that we received a few copies of this hard-to-get text by Wei Shuren on Yang Tai Chi. We’ve also restocked this nice Chinese/English dual-language series (SC800 series), on many Shaolin forms. They have different covers than shown, but are the same inside. Click on each picture on the page […]

Nov
26
2014

Chop Chop

At Plum, we never give up on books, even if we are told they have gone out of print. And sometimes we are rewarded by the return of a classic; in this case, it’s Yin Yu Zhang’s slim volume on the famous Chopper Knife. We now, once again, have a few copies available.  Click image […]

Oct
31
2014

Face-to-face translations

What are “en face” editions?

Oct
1
2014

Restock: Chuo Jiao Compendium

Just a quick note that we have restocked the Chinese language edition of the Chuo Jiao Compendium. This one is hard to get, so we only have two copies! This 500 page survey is quite thorough, with clear photos. Click image to go to page.  

May
15
2014

Bagua Book Circles Back

After a long while, we once again have copies, in Chinese, of  Sun Hsi Kun’s (Sun Xi Kun’s) Bagua Fist Authentic Teachings. We also represent this book among Joseph Crandall’s extensive Bagua translations. These Lionbook reprints are so beautifully presented, with the clearest photos available, on good paper, nicely put together. Anyway, for those wanting […]

Apr
12
2014

Restocked: Chinese/English Books with VCDs

Back in stock: We (and many customers) have been enjoying this new series out of China: nicely photographed books of various routines in both Chinese and English, with accompanying VCDs in Chinese with English subtitles. An excellent price for these well designed packages…click each to go to page to view and order.

Apr
9
2014

Return of the Daoist Hand (redux and corrected)

Great news! We have been able to restock one of our most popular titles from last year, Daoist Abstruse Incantations and Hand Positions. Despite the exotic title, this book (and accompanying VCD) make an interesting cross-over for students of  martial arts, qigong and Daoism (Taoism.) Just click on the image to see more about the […]

Feb
12
2014

Restocked: Tai Chi, Green Dragon, and Chuo Jiao

How’s that for a mix? We got a few more copies of some books that have been gone for a while…unfortunately, even when they come in we don’t always get the quantity we ordered, but here they are (click to go to pages):

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 […]

Dec
14
2013

Hung Kuen book is back

The thing about the post office—and not just the USPS but international ones too—is that they are full of mystery when it comes to delivery times. And sometimes that even works in all of our favor! We just got fresh copies of Hung Kuen, back in stock from Hong Kong. The last order took 4 […]

Jul
6
2013

Restocked Chinese Books: Yang Tai Chi and Tai Chi Ruler

A couple more books back, from across the ocean: Yang Tai Chi’s True Narrative – SC216, by Wang Yong Quan. Wang was the teacher to Wei Shuren. Wang studied at an early age from both Yang Jian Hou and Yang Chen Fu, and this book contains his transmissions he is passing down when in his […]

Jun
16
2013

A Couple of Old Friends (that is, Books) Return

Is it silly to get worked up over the return of books? If so, then color me silly, because I actually get excited when certain titles come back to Plum, in this case, two that have been difficult to restock for awhile: Chi Family TongBei and Chuo Jiao. In both cases, we were only able […]

Jan
13
2013

Book Go Round

Another quick post about a few Chinese books that have temporarily returned; we always say “temporary” because, for the most part, every time we get these in we don’t know if it’s their last time ’round. While there is certainly a growth in the quantity of literature on Kung Fu, a lot of the classics […]