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Jul
1
2016

Thinking in Circles? Try Bagua!

Already wondering what you are going to do with those lazy days of summer? For those in our area (Santa Cruz, California) how about joining us for 4 classes on Bagua Zhang (Saturday, July 9 – 30, 11:00 – 12:30)? This course will focus on the core movements, routines, and principles of this great and […]

May
29
2016

Adam Hsu Linking Form in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California Start the summer off with this new/traditional Kung Fu Linking Form. PLUM is sponsoring a 6 class seminar at our sister school, the Academy of Martial & Internal Arts. You’ll learn the first Linking Form created by world-famous instructor Adam Hsu. He developed this Kung Fu form almost 50 years ago, and […]

Feb
9
2016

Martial Qigong: Just What the Sifu Ordered

An announcement from our school in Santa Cruz, CA. If you are in the area and would like to attend, we would LOVE to see you! Qigong is gaining in popularity, especially with martial enthusiasts. As a matter of fact, martial practitioners are often in the vanguard when exploring this ancient study. Unfortunately Qigong, randomly […]

May
7
2015

New Seminars at our School in Santa Cruz

We’re happy to announce some new seminars and classes, for May, June and July, at our studio in Santa Cruz, CA. If you are interested and in the area, please click any of the pics below to take you to our school site. We’d love to see you!

Feb
22
2015

A Daoist Roadmap for Nourishing Life

Wu Dang Daoist Priest Yun Xiang Tseng (Chen) Master Chen, comes from a 700 year old unbroken line of Wu Dang teachers. He is a 14th generation Zhang Sanfeng lineage holder and a 25th generation Longmen Daoist Priest. At a young age he was chosen to train on Wu Dang Mountain by Master Li Chengyu, […]

Jan
22
2015

Qigong, Kung Fu and Xing Yi in Santa Cruz

Some new entries in our seminar series taking place in Santa Cruz at our martial arts Academy. For those in the area, we’d love to see you! A Martial Arts Qigong for Health: Eight Brocades Qigong (Ba Duan Jin) The most well-known of the more than 1000 Qigong routines, Ba Duan Jin is simple to […]

Apr
10
2014

Bagua Workshop in Santa Cruz

A quick note for those in our greater area (Santa Cruz, California): On April 20, we’re offering our 2 hour workshop, An Introduction to Bagua Zhang. Starting with the basics of stepping and walking, you will learn fundamental movements, postures and exercises that make up this distinctive practice. Ted Mancuso is teaching this class at […]

Feb
8
2014

New Workshops in Santa Cruz

For those of you who are or will be in our area (Santa Cruz, California), we invite you to check out our new list of seminars and workshops offered at our studio. We’ve had the great privilege of getting to meet some Plum people in the past, and always look forward to meeting more. This […]

Nov
17
2013

Upcoming Seminars in Santa Cruz (December and January)

We like to keep you updated on seminars and special classes we offer at our school in Santa Cruz, California, especially, those of you living in or visiting the greater Bay Area. We’ve met a few Plum people over the years, and taken great delight in being able to ‘touch hands’ with those who we […]

Jul
20
2013

Tai Chi For Health: Core Movements Workshop (2 Opportunities!)

Always pleased to let those of you in our area (Santa Cruz, CA) know about the local seminars we host at our Academy. Although this ‘Tai Chi box’ is something Ted teaches to his beginning Tai Chi students, it is coming from the martial perspective, and maintains the structure of Tai Chi Chuan, so it […]

Apr
11
2013

Seminar in Santa Cruz: Blossoms in the Spring Qigong

For those of you in the greater Santa Cruz area, we are once again hosting a seminar on Blossoms in the Spring Qigong, a simple, meditative Qigong practice for healing and rejuvenation. This ancient Taoist Qigong is easy to learn but profound in its effects. It is suitable for all levels of experience and can […]

Feb
28
2013

Bagua Seminar

Last Sunday Plum conducted another Bagua seminar on the Eight Basic animals. What a great turnout! We met new people from locations as scattered as Sana Cruz, Calif., Portland, Oregon; and even Raleigh, North Carolina. It always seems a little daunting at the beginning to teach all eight animals but, by the end of the […]

Feb
17
2013

Lions and Monkeys and Bears, Oh My!

Just a reminder for those of you near to Santa Cruz: Next Sunday, Feb 24, Plum offers the second of our workshops on Bagua’s Eight Animals. The 4 hour seminar introduces both the basics of Bagua Zhang, plus teaches a fundamental form, The Eight Animals, with additional discussions on Bagua Qigong. And to top it […]

Dec
12
2012

Bagua’s Eight Animals Workshop in Santa Cruz: New Schedule

Join Ted Mancuso, director of Plum, at his studio in Santa Cruz, CA, for a unique 4-hour seminar on Bagua Zhang’s Eight Animals. Tapping on decades of teaching experience, Mr. Mancuso has taken the original Eight Animals of Bagua and created a series of lessons to introduce them to you. These Eight Animals, or Eight […]

Jul
25
2012

Sunday Qigong Seminar Series: The Five Animal Frolics

Completing this summer’s Qigong seminar series at our own Academy in Santa Cruz, California, is the Five Animal Frolics. Said to be created by the legendary doctor Hua Tuo over 1500 years ago, this Qigong combines spirit and action to imitate Tiger, Deer, Monkey, Bear and Bird, and their corresponding representative states of consciousness. This particular […]

Jul
8
2012

Sunday Seminar Series: Taoist Wudang Qigong

On July 15, Plum will be co-hosting—along with our school, The Academy of Martial and Internal Arts—the second in our summer Qigong series. Taoists monks at the famous Wudang Temple developed this  simple, modular routine centuries ago, and it is one of the treasures of Qigong. This particular regimen is a series of 14 linked […]

Jun
4
2012

Summer Sunday Qigong Seminar Series in Santa Cruz

We’re happy to announce our Santa Cruz Summer Sunday Qigong Seminar Series (that’s a lot of  ‘S’s.) This year we will be teaching one Sunday each month of June, July and August, and we would love to invite ALL Plum people who might be in our area to join us.

May
12
2012

Death of Feng Zhi Qiang

With sadness we announce the death of Taijiquan master Feng Zhi Qiang …

May
7
2012

PLUM Seminar, May 12th

We know that a lot of you are not exactly in driving distance but we thought we would keep you informed on our seminars in Santa Cruz, anyway. After all, you are family.

Aug
27
2011

Irene

Today I received several emails from friends and customers, some on the East Coast, others wanting to send good hopes and wishes to those affected by the storms. Our Washington and New York correspondents have, so far, anticipated flooding and loss of power but are otherwise doing well. We are all thinking of you. It’s […]