Going, Going, Gone

At least monthly, we discover that Kung Fu books and videos that were previously abundant and available are now out of print. Unfortunately, we rarely hear about these things BEFORE they disappear.

Back in the day, Unique Publications was one of the two main American publishers of martial arts books, along with Ohara (Kodansha and Tuttle were the other two, with Kodansha headquartered in Japan). Unique was purchased by another company, APG, then APG was purchased by Beckett, a large publisher but not in the area of martial arts —they are one of the leading producers of trading cards. Their interests have veered away from the martial over the years; as a matter of fact, Plum has exclusive license to reprint several of their best titles that Unique originally purchased from Dan Miller at Highview, such as Xing Yi Nei Gong, Fundamentals of Pakua Chang, Practical Chin Na, and more. But that’s a different story.

Beckett will cease publication of several classics, and we have been privileged to acquire a select few for customers before they completely disappear, (and at great prices, too). Although many of these have been around for a while, we continue to find great value in their content. They won’t be around for long, but while we have them…(click each to go to sales page for more information, and to purchase).

Yu Wen-Mei’s Chi Kung

Yu Wen-Mei’s Liangong

Yang Jwing Ming’s Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

Doc Fai Wong’s Tai Chi Chuan’s Internal Secrets

Paul Koh’s Secrets of the Shaolin Masters