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Books: English

Dec
13
2013

Glance: Four-Star Bagua Book/DVD

When we have a moment we record these mini-video reviews to give you an inside look at the new arrivals and products on display. Browse for a minute. It’s like taking a book off the shelf…     Reviews: Sun Zhi Jun’s You Shen (Swimming Body) Bagua Zhang Book/DVD    

Nov
17
2013

A New Big Bagua Book

Long time coming is this presentation, the first in English, of the Bagua writings of Liu Feng Cai. Liu was a practitoner of the Gao Yi Cheng branch of Cheng Style Bagua. He is known for some of the most dramatically and uniquely posed Bagua positions and movements ever photographed. Members of the Tang Shou […]

Nov
9
2013

Insides Out

There are a few titles we carry that sometimes get missed among the others. Essential Anatomy For Healing and Martial Arts is one of them. What a great book! Here are just a few of the section headings: Western Concepts Eastern Concepts Meridian Reference Healing Applications Martial Applications The book cover is white and we […]

Nov
8
2013

Buddhist Yoga and a Muslim Fist

If contrortionists make you twitch, and joints creating odd angles makes you wince, you might pass on this one…

Nov
5
2013

The White Eyebrow style of Thomas Cheng

Here is yet another book on Pak Mei also known as Bak Mei and White Eyebrow style. These recent volumes all come from the same publishing company and there is a kind of correspondence among them. The forms and training and details are all from the same source but the coverage in this series attempts […]

Oct
18
2013

Staff: Kung Fu Weapon of Skill…Our new Book/DVD package is here!

Despite last week’s hiccup, we are very proud to announce the arrival of Plum’s newest publication, “Staff: Kung Fu Weapon of Skill.” Sometimes I think the most difficult part of every project is the one I am engaged in right at this minute: writing the announcement post about the project. We don’t like to brag […]

Oct
18
2013

Pak Mei, Master Sam Choi style

Of all the styles we actually list on Plum, Pak Mei has to be one of the most reticent and close-lipped…

Oct
5
2013

The Kung Fu Staff

This is all you get to see of Plum’s newest book and DVD arriving (next?) Thursday. You have heard us say before that every book and dvd we produce at Plum is a labor of love; the word “labor” is particularly pertinent to this set, in that it took us much longer than we had […]

Sep
24
2013

Three Swords Four Blades

We are posting, for the first time, a trio of sword and knife forms including the Miao Dao (forerunner of the samurai sword), double straight sword with tassels (a difficult weapon to master, X2) and a respectable version of Drunken straight sword (stock went so fast on this one you might have to use our […]

Sep
23
2013

Hung Kuen Fundamentals is in the house!

Finally the wait is over. The Hung Kuen Fundamentals books have just landed and we will be contacting those waiting this evening, and sending them out! If you have not yet ordered and want to get in on the pre-order price, you have until midnight tuesday evening (9/24) to place your order! Thanks for your […]

Sep
5
2013

Hand Talk

For some reason the offerings today have to do with hands. We open our own hand with two en face bilingual editions in Chinese and English. Each of them is also accompanied by a VCD demonstrating the contents; not a bad bid. The first is a very popular VCD which is now explained in English: Wu […]

Sep
3
2013

A National Treasure: Sun Zhi Jun

It has been the most exciting summer in the history of this company. We have found and rescued and re-issued more texts and DVDs than ever before. People are writing to us every day and mentioning a teacher they had no chance to see, or a form they had been tracking down and finally located […]

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 […]

Aug
13
2013

What Are You Waiting For?

Yes, you read it correctly. The FIRST English language edition of Shifu Sun’s treatise on Swimming Body Bagua Zhang (400 pages!), along with a DVD, will arrive shortly from China…

Jul
30
2013

Stand By for Wujishi

UPDATE: It’s alive! Click HERE for book Within the next two weeks, Plum will once again have the book  Wujishi Breathing Exercises  back in stock. The original Hong Kong publisher let it go out of print. But we knew that this text was too important to lose, so Plum bought the copyright, re-scanned and re-set […]

Jul
21
2013

Hung Kuen book update

Good news! We now have a price for the new Hung Kuen book that is on its way from Hong Kong… $44.95 will be the regular price on Plum BUT all pre-orders will get a discount (11%)  making it $40.00. That’s right: pre-order with a $25.00 deposit now, and we will only charge you $40.00 […]

Jul
18
2013

Bagua, Xing Yi and Tong Bei added

We have just started to list this great new series of books, all with both Chinese and English texts; not to mention that each also comes with an accompanying VCD. The first two from this beautifully illustrated color series is a White Ape Tong Bei (TBQ is getting all sorts of attention right now) and […]

Jul
15
2013

A Major Event for the Hung Style

The Lam family is justly famous for its stewardship of the largest branch of the famous Southern style, Hung Kuen. For the first time in over 60 years, they have issued a comprehensive training manual on their system, including the keystone form of the system, Gung Gee Fook Fu, along with special materials on usage, […]

Jun
29
2013

Update: A Classic Moves to the Head of the Line:

Around here the plan is ‘change of plans.’ Here we were, peacefully finishing Plum’s new book and DVD on the Kung fu Staff, when some international negotiations placed the famous igong text, Wujishi Breathing Exercises,  in our hands. We decided to make its out-of-print period the shortest  in history. This famous qigong text, based on […]

Jun
20
2013

Eight Animals: Praise Proud

At Plum we are not big on waving our own flag, but sometimes we just get such great reviews that we feel obliged to share them. Yes, we are proud! Below are a few reviews that have come in on our newest title, Eight Animals Of Bagua Zhang (they are slightly edited with respect to […]