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Always a pleasure doing business with you.  Your site is the first site I check when I’m looking for martial literature.
Best,
~CS

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Plum Publications has made a real collector out of me, it seems. But honestly, it’s some of the best money I have ever spent. Thanks for all of the generous treatment you’ve shown me. You guys rule.
Sincerely,
~JR

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Thank you for maintaining a fascinating site on Chinese Martial Arts, with a very large and complete collection of books, VCD, DVD, and tons of interesting facts and free information I could not find elsewhere.

…….I think I should stop visiting  Plumbpub and sister site Kaimen multiple times a day.
Each time I browse your sites, I learn more about martial arts, interesting facts on martial artists like Joanna Zorya and Adam Hsu, excellent video tutorial, and many more books I want.
I better stop sending you more orders for now and work on the current material when they arrived, before ordering more. Reminds me of my eyes being a lot bigger than my stomach.
Thanks and take care
~CO

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Dear Sirs, I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, have been in the martial arts for more than 30 years. Taekwon-Do is my specialty, but I have authorized myself to enjoy the full martial arts package as much as possible. More than 200 volumes in my martial arts library are witness. I love Kung Fu and a couple of years ago I have returned. I recently bought Mr. Mancuso’s Staff book. It would be hard to find words to praise the depth of his knowledge. I plan to get as much information as possible from your source. Thanks again and have a great New Year!

~MA

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I received the package today. You did a fantastic job of setting expectations…. Separately, the packaging was perfect.  There was some damage from from outside parties in shipping, but since my order was covered with cardboard, the damage was to throw away shipping materials as opposed to the book that I ordered.

I generally do not leave reviews on Amazon, but I am compelled to ask if there is somebody at your company that would be the appropriate person for me to tell what a positive experience I had. Please let me know if there is somebody (and the contact information) that I can tell what I positive experience I had had with you.

Best,
~ JH

 

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I have great appreciation for your efforts to make available so many fine classical kungfu materials. A former student of Tai Mantis, I was delighted to find the books available on the topic as I go through a process of rediscovery of its traditions and techniques. Thank you for a job well done.

Rgds,
~H S L

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Hi Debbie,
Good to hear from you.  Whenever I’m looking for a good read, Plum Pubs is at the top of my list.  I always get fast and friendly service.  You’re the best.  Thanks for the exceptional service.  I sincerely appreciate it.  Take care. Best to you, Mike

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Love the first book (Learning Bagua Zhang,) very well written. I told Robert how I go back and review earlier sections and he said that’s what I should be doing. What’s great is that your book is almost like having a second teacher.  I remember the days that the only way that you could get advanced information from your Sifu was over a bottle of booze. All of the masters wanted to take their information to their graves or tell you only parts of their knowledge. Thanks for sharing your insights and knowledge.
~H

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Thanks, Debbie.  Please tell Sifu that everything he does is gold.  I’ve got more from my Learning Bagua book and 2 dvds than from any hands on instructors.  He is such a good long distance teacher.  I can only imagine how it must be to be taught directly by him.  He is just so damn good till it hurts.  Anyway, I’ll order that today if I can get to town.  
Hope you guys are all well, too.  
Andy

 

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Dear Debbie,
Just a quick note to let you know that the m.o. is in the mail. …I also want to comb the book section at Plumpub again and see if there are any rare gems on Shuai Jiao or Qin Na, or other esoterica that I MUST have. So I will be in touch when I have 10 seconds to call my own to troll the site. Thank you so much for getting the materials in the mail ahead of time. That kindness did not go unnoticed. In the world of Amazon, it is nice to still have contact with human beings in the entirely digitalized universe of modernity. I was thinking that I have probably ordered from you folks for nearly a decade now, maybe even longer. Anyway, whatever credit I might take for having an extensive Chinese martial arts library is in large part due to your fine work in making the uber-cool original Chinese texts and things available. In this sense Plumpub is entirely irreplaceable. I hope you know this and how much I appreciate that fact. Thank you so very much for all of your hard work. And please do not go out of business like Brenda Lai’s. I think I might cry if you did.
Ever fondly,
Andrew

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First I just want to say thank you for for the service you provide. It is obviously a labor of love. I don’t think you can possibly hear enough how much the CMA world appreciates what you do for them. ……. Thank you in advance for helping me sort through the haystack for my needles..

 

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Hi Debbie,
It’s clear that, if Plum wasn’t quite as awesome (or at least just not as often), I’d save a good chunk of money.  But for God’s sake, PLEASE DON’T STOP. I’ve seen ’em come and go for 35 years, and you guys are the Gold Standard.  In all sincerity, I’m very grateful for randomly discovering you.
Thanks so much!
Doug

 

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Hello Debbie,
Always my pleasure. I am so happy and feel lucky that you are providing such a great service to the martial arts world. I congratulate your dedication – No money can pay  this- Only Love, dedication and genuine spirit can do this ! Thanks to you, Ted and your organization to create and maintain such an invaluable quality channel to the world I love. Also, your great support for Invaluable Master Adam Hsu ( whom, I have the greatest respect for and as you know, he is one of the handful of true martial arts masters exist and breathing) Great God’s blessing for all ! Cheers, Bruce

 

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Debbie,
Thank you. I’m just proud to find a publisher that truly values the ideal of producing true martial arts so that those without the luck of living close to exotic martial arts schools to them so they can learn them. I’ve never seen such a great teacher like Ted, he really explains Bagua in a way you can understand it.I feel so lucky to have copies of his Bagua teachings. Thank you again, I’m definitely a fan of his and of your company.
~Shane

 

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Hi….Don’t hesitate to send me an email if you get some of the titles back in stock. I’ll be the first to purchase them guaranteed. Your site is one of the best things that has happened to me. I appreciate it.
Thank you!
~Dustin

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Thanks again! You guys have taken great care of me over the years! I have gotten so many great videos and I know I can trust you will always handle my orders promptly and safely I never worry ordering Plum products! I look forward to growing my collection and skills with many of Plum publishing’s great offerings.

 

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Morning Debbie,     
I’m glad to hear from you too.  When you posted about the Spear book, that was just too good to pass up.  I received my copy last night and will start reading tonight after work.  I expect yet another excellent book.   I have never been disappointed with any of Sifu Ted’s books.  They are well written and informative whether talking about basics or advanced theory.  There are some books that I read once and move on.  Sifu Ted’s books are ones I return to, finding something I missed before or using for reference for current practice.        I was following the blog posts from Taiwan.  What a wonderful trip!  Sounds like a great time.   I was glad to see the spending of time with Adam Hsu, who is another person that I respect greatly.  Hmm…maybe I will get out the Lone Sword book after reading the Spear book.       Glad you made it back ok. My best wishes to you both.  
Thank you Debbie.     
~   Tom 

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Thank you so much for extending the discount. You are really a fantastic company to do business with, with great customer service. I look forward to receiving my package.
Cheers!
Motty

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Hi Debbie,
Thanks for the prompt attention — you folks make that a habit, don’t you? Just a note: I’ve been doing Blossoms in the Spring now for more than two years, every day, 12 repetitions each day. It’s been very affective, and is still a favorite. Good things come in small packages!
Thanks again,
Walt

 

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… was on the site and noticed the blurb about the new combo of Ted’s on spear. Thought I would treat myself. Then I saw the staff combo as I sniffed about and thought why not? I haven’t done too much with traditional weaponry in a long time … I have gotten some [many] good insights out of the materials that I have purchased which you and Mr. Mancuso have produced. Also the Bisio material. In both instances I have been exposed to the base information by different instructors in different ways and at different levels of expertise and understanding …. your additional “angle” often clears up a tentative conceptual feeling or links some important points [missed by others] that lead me to those coveted “ahah!”

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Hello Debbie,

Thank you so much for shipping the Pakua Journal out, and for upgrading my shipping to First Class at no extra cost. It’s little touches like that which continue to make me feel less like I’m buying something from a business, and more like doing business with someone in a shared community. I’ll definitely let you guys know when I get it, and what I think of it after I’ve gone through it. Thanks again. 🙂

Take care, – Marco

 

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Thank you, Debbie! I hope you don’t mind me saying, I came to plumpub because I love martial arts and wanted to learn more, but I stayed at plumpub because not only do you treat your customers well, you all really care about the martial arts community. Thank you all for being the best at what you do!

Gratefully,

Brant

 

 

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Dear Debbie,
This is R.A. from Melbourne, Australia again. Would like to say thank you for my order, all items very Good indeed.

I am especially happy with Sifu Ted’s Bagua DVD’s. Wow, very well done, I have only been allowed to watch Volume-1 so far, fascinating stuff, clear teachings, first time I have seen the “silk reeling energy” shown/described in Detail, that you can actually understand!! Yes really well done What an articulate teacher Sifu Ted is, yes this DVD will Help my understanding of Bagua Zhang very much. Thank you again for all your help Debbie. It makes me feel good, when I know there are people (Westerners) Out there at the higher level, such as Sifu Ted, Teachers that really understand what they are doing. …As I myself often wonder if I am completely Wasting my time on trying to understand the impossible. In a culture that is completely oblivious to the depth of Human understanding that the old Chinese Masters/culture reached!?

I would like to say thank you to Sifu Ted for Such an excellent presentation and for sharing his Teachings with us. (Ps: look forwards to (hopefully) seeing his forthcoming volumes On XingYi, too (please-smiles). Thank you.
Yours in the CMA.
R.A.

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Dear Plum,
I went to your web site at your suggestion, and WOW! It is the best source for Tai Chi and Kung Fu related books and DVDs. The real stuff that I have not seen anywhere else. I ordered 2 Chen Xiao Wong, who is my Sigung, DVDs right off the bat that I had never seen before, and I do surf the web looking for that kind of material. The books available are fantastic. I will be a regular customer, and I have already suggested to my Tai Chi brothers and sister that they check out your site for authentic, hard to find Tai Chi centric material. Great job, and thank you for providing such a great resource. Gerald Coghlan Tao Self Defense
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Dear Plum,
…The martial arts book market down here in Singapore is only so so. For English books, you can get titles from more “major” publishers like North Atlantic and Tuttle, but the rarer ones are hard to come by. For Chinese books, you get interesting newer stuff from mainland China and Taiwan once in a while, but its hard to get older titles. So I’m very glad that you guys exist and provide such good service!

Regards,
Phei Wee

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Dear Debbie and Ted,
Just wanted to let you know that I read Adam Hsu’s new book. You both should be proud to have published such a work of art. The book dedicated so much time with Taiji and Bagua. These two arts are the ones that Adam Hsu must surely love. I on the other hand love Baji and Pigua. I am very thankful that Adam Hsu has chapters dedicated to both of these arts. I am in a state of awe over the writings. I keep picking up the book and reading it time and time again. Thank you for being part of this valuable endevor…

I hope that you both have a wonderful and joyful Christmas.
Sincerely, M.S.

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Ha ha Debbie,
Still remember me 🙂 Nice to hear from you again too, n many thanks for the
service.

Btw just want to share some experience… I always love Adam Hsu’s writing… it really gives inside to the very very bottom principle… never seen this in any other books… however when come to video training… I always doubt if I can get something from it (besides some good look performance)… until I see his video in YouTube, teaching about fahjing… it’s the same quality as his book and better as I can see the movement clearly… so I decide to try it out. Hope this can help to “kick” high…
selling his stuffs more 🙂

Bye.
Best regards,
A. R. H.

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Plum,
Comments = Amazing amount of material here. Good insights on what I’ve read on your site and thank you for being honest about your products. I’m so happy I’ve found this site.

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Dear Debbie and Ted,
Thank you guys so MUCH!
Just received my order and wanted you to know I am sooooo happy with the surprisingly quick arrival and the great condition they are in. I’ve told my classmates that you had the Three section staff book by the same author and they are very jealous because they couldn’t find it before, so I’ve pointed them back to your website.

Thank you so much for your work in supplying the martial arts community with these hard-to-find books!

R.A.

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Dear Plum,
I went outside early this morning to shovel the fresh snow, and on my doorstep beneath a white inch was the box you sent me. How early the mail delivery is at work! My feeling is like having meals for the next few months set before me at once. I have been reading everything by Ted Mancuso and Adam Hsu, and others, at the website, and it helps to reinforce why I am doing what I am doing, and point me to new ways to practice. So I am very happy to receive these books and videos.
Thanks immensely.
Tom

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Hello Debbie,
….By the way, I have been watching and enjoying Ted’s Bagua DVDs. He is very clear in getting across the concepts. They are really worth repeated viewing.
Thanks again for everything.
Take care,
C. M.