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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 […]

Nov
24
2016

Who’re You Calling Hurt?

We just refreshed our “Hurt” books section and, boy, do we have a great selection of sale-priced gems—there are about 40 of them! As we’ve said in the past, the title “hurt” is a little misleading, since 99% of these are indistinguishable from new copies of the same title. “Hurts,” in the book industry, are […]

Nov
1
2016

Fundamentals of Pakua Chang, Restocked

Just a quick note to say that we are now back in stock on the elusive and terrific Volume 1 of Park Bok Nam’s Fundamentals of Pakua Chang. This book’s reputation from back in the day is still worthy; it was one of the first to detail Pakua Chang’s (Bagua Zhang’s) training, and is still […]

Sep
13
2016

Pa Kua Fundamentals, Circling Back to Plum

One of the most popular series of books on our “want” list Is Park Bok Nam’s 2 volume set, Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang. Both volumes have been out of print for several years. A while back, Plum reprinted the 2 disk set, and we are happy to announce that we now FINALLY have, back […]

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 […]

Nov
8
2015

More Good Books at Great Prices

(We posted this a couple of weeks ago, and just discovered that the links didn’t work. So let’s try this again…) A couple of our hurt copies have returned; these are books with a tiny bend/crimp/crunch in an unassuming corner, that sell for happily discounted prices. Interested? Visit our hurts book page to see the […]

Aug
27
2015

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot: Xing Yi and Tai Chi

We’ve added two books to our wonderful “Hurt Book” section: Shang Yun-Xiang XingYiQuan and Classical Wu Style Tai Ji Quan. The excellent Xing Yi text is one we have been carrying, but these are special priced at $12.95  (as opposed to the previously discounted Plum price of $19.95.) The Wu Style book is an old […]

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 […]

Jul
12
2015

Some Animals…

…are so powerful that they can disappear at will. Case in point…Sifu Wing Lam’s book on Hung Gar’s Hasayfu Five Animals leapt right off our site at some point, and we didn’t even notice…it was there, it was gone! A Five Animal conspiracy? Anyway, we have recaptured the gang and the book is back where […]

Mar
19
2015

Hurts without Pain: A Few More Books Return

Great news! We’ve received a few more copies of some of our more popular Hurt books (those nearly perfect copies of great books at about half the regular price.) As always, they are in limited quantities…

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 […]

Feb
26
2015

Return of the Hurts

The problem with those closets you have filled and would like to forget, like the ones out back or under your staircase, is that they invariably contain treasures. I admit it, we’ve been neglectful with our Hurts books. And we even like this section! Things are no longer amiss, though, since we just finished putting […]

Oct
31
2014

Face-to-face translations

What are “en face” editions?

Sep
29
2014

Restock: The Eagle (Claw) Has Landed

More great news on our restocks from the Chin Woo publishers in Hong Kong. These two Eagle Claw manuals—Wu Hao Bao and Babu—are some of our most popular texts in this under-represented style. Click each picture to go to the site for more information.

Jul
7
2014

One, Three and, of course, Two

These are the announcements we love to make: YiQuan practitioner Jan Diepersloot has not only reprinted the scarce Volume One in his Warriors of Stillness series, but look! He has now also published the long-awaited Volume 3: Masters of Perception. Diepersloot studied under Fong Ha, Han Xing Yuan, Yu Pen Xi, Cai Song Fang and […]

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.

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):

Feb
1
2014

Hurt and Discounted Books

Hurt books that really aren’t that hurt, and discounts that ARE discounts… expand your martial library.

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 […]