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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 […]

Sep
16
2013

Effortless Thrills and Spills

On top of that Tim takes the title of the book seriously showing only those types of throws that require a minimum of effort…

Aug
15
2013

Wujishi Has Arrived!

These two Standing fellows can only signal one thing: the arrival of Plum’s edition of Wujishi Breathing Exercises book, by Cai Songfang. There are several earlier announcements such as this ONE, which tell a bit of the story, but for right now, if you click on either of our friends to the left, it will […]

Sep
2
2012

Sun LuTang’s Xing Yi Quan Xue: Alive and Well

I don’t think that we will ever get tired of announcing the returns of important works to martial artists, like today’s Xing Yi Xuan Xue: The Study of Form-Mind Boxing, which is now in stock at Plum. When we first started Plum, a lot of our quest to ‘bring to light’ these works involved rummaging through […]

Aug
18
2012

Sun LuTang Returns to Plum

Plum’s first mission statement included the words, “…to preserve and promote Traditional Chinese Martial Arts.” That was almost 20 years ago…

Jun
20
2012

Wujishi Book, Back in Stock

Good news! You can stop holding your breath (literally): the slow boat has finally arrived and our beloved Wujishi book is back in stock. This is one of those quiet classics that could easily find its place on the shelves of any good martial arts or qigong library. Click image to go to ordering page.

Jan
31
2012

Another Dragon Sighting…

..and this one has just landed. Our co-publishing venture with CS Tang has emerged, as Dragon Stretches Its Claws returns to our pages and the world stage, after a wait of more than 4 years (Today, searching for this book online, yielded prices of over $220! ). CS Tang and Plum Publications brings back this […]

Jan
15
2012

The Dragon (finally) Stretches Its Claws

The Year of the Dragon brings great gifts upon the back of the Qing Long (the Dragon’s Chinese name), and one we know that you’ll like is the long out-of-print book, Dragon Stretches Its Claws: An illustrated Training Manual of BaGua Zhang by Liu JingRu & C.S.Tang. This is one of the modern classics on […]

Jan
6
2012

Chi Kung and Qigong Books for the New Year

The New Year brings the return to Plum of a couple of old friends—Mr. Qigong, a Taoist fellow, and Mr. Chi Kung, a Buddhist Monk. They shake hands and meet on the same page, joined by other friends of similar persuasion. Confused? Don’t be! Just visit them and their cousins, by clicking the images…   […]

Dec
28
2011

Year of The Dragon Starts Early at Plum

About a week ago, we posted an article about our efforts to rescue and revive lost, scarce, or out of print texts and DVDs. We continue that momentum this week with a long-sought-after book: Dragon Fist Rubbing Bridge, or Lung Ying Mor Kiu. This text, in both Chinese and English, is a rare book on […]

Dec
11
2011

You Could Look It Up!

One of our favorite martial references has returned to Plum: a bilingual Wushu Dictionary containing hundreds of entries in Chinese (both pinyin and simplified characters) as well as English. But this dictionary offers even more: it is profusely illustrated, with pictures of the techniques, for example, that it is referencing. It is well-organized into 12 […]

Dec
9
2011

Search and Rescue

That’s what’s behind our newest push to bring scarce and out of print and material back into print.

Nov
30
2011

Xing Yi Nei Gong, Pt 2: This Time It’s Personal

See these images on the left? For about TWO YEARS, we have had to keep this want tag closely aligned with this important text, “Xing Yi Nei Gong: Xing Yi Health Maintenance and Internal Strength Development”, by Tim Cartmell and Dan Miller (of Pakua Journal fame) But no longer! The present publisher of the book […]

Oct
17
2011

One of our Favorites: Dao of Taijiquan

Just a quick note: we think this is a GREAT book but it sells out quickly and we are often out of stock… But look! We have gotten in a few more copies at our SPECIAL price of $8.95 instead of $19.95. Sure, the books may not look pristine (who among us, does?) But they […]

Aug
2
2011

Wrestling Tai Chi

This book has been unavailable for a LONG time…

May
30
2011

The Return of DaCheng Kung Fu

We admit it: one of our great joys at Plum is being able to offer the rare, the scarce, the unknown, the classic. Of course, that means that there will most likely be limited availability on many of these items. So we are especially happy when something returns to us and, as in this case, […]

May
5
2011

Xing Yi Boxing Manual back in stock

Just a quick note to let you all know that Jun Yun Ting’s Xing Yi Boxing Manual has returned from an unexpectedly long…sabbatical! We were surprised when the publisher told us it was out of print, and urged them to bring it back…well, it’s back and we have a few copies again.  

Mar
21
2011

MA Library on the Cheap

We’ve just added five new (old) titles…50% off and that’s not for used but for hurt, a different animal…

Jan
5
2011

The Public Martial School

The Chin Woo Martial Arts Association (which is still going) is justly celebrated around the world.

Dec
12
2010

Oh boy, Pakua!

Just a quick note to let you know that one of our favorite books is back with us again: Pakua for Self-Defense. This little treasure is a classic and one we consider a ‘must-have’ in any Baguazhang library.