Paul Eng’s Mantis Exits the Cave

MEC_cover1You might ask, “What do you mean by ‘Paul Eng’s Mantis Exits the Cave’? He never published a book or video on that subject.”

And you would be correct: Sifu Eng never did publish a sixth volume in his famous and important series of foundational books on the Mantis system. But he did write one, photos and all, and talked to Plum before his passing earlier this year, about bringing it to market.

pauleng1So, with the help and cooperation of his partner, Martha Dahlen, and his son William, we are exceedingly proud to announce that Mantis Exits the Cave, the sixth volume, is at the printer’s, and will be available in about three weeks. Of course we will update when the books arrive, but we are thrilled to be able to finally say that this book is coming.


4 Responses to “Paul Eng’s Mantis Exits the Cave”

  1. Hal Asbury says:

    Though I’m not a practitioner of this art, I’ve always enjoyed his books, and felt them to be educational about Chinese martial arts generally. Bravo on bringing this to light to both he, his family, and Plum!

  2. Plum Staff says:

    Thank you, Hal. We feel especially fortunate to be part of this; Sifu Eng was a generous teacher and a truly good man.

  3. Thomas Kiefer says:

    Greetings! Which of Sifu Eng’s Mantis books would you recommend for a (Yang) Tai Chi practitioner to get the most out of? Thank you! Tom Kiefer

  4. Plum Staff says:

    Hi Tom,
    Sorry for the tardy reply. Beng Bo is probably the place to start: it is the core set of the system and generally considered to contain the important moves and principles for the rest of the Tai Mantis system.
    Hope this helps!

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