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Books: English

May
3
2013

KW040: A new White Eyebrow book

… Bak Mei is known for its tight, serious and fast hands, its sticky hands and its point attacks…

Mar
25
2013

Taiji, Xingyi, and Baguaquan Throwing

He compares many movements and their execution, seeking principles and general concepts which can be used by any practitioner …

Mar
21
2013

Plum’s Newest! Bagua Eight Animals Book & DVD

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the newest member of our Plum family: The Eight Animals of Bagua Zhang, by Ted Mancuso. As mentioned in an earlier post, this initial seminar-only project circled ’round to become an expanded book and DVD package. Plum’s particular love for Bagua is not much of a secret; […]

Mar
12
2013

Bagua Zhang’s 8 Animals: First the seminar, now the Book (and DVD!)

It’s not our way to just ‘bang something out,’ so the basic manual turned into a larger project, and soon we had a fully illustrated and photographed, 144 page book, not just on the Eight Animals…

Mar
8
2013

RARE! Pak Mei Tiger Fork by Ng Yiu, books For SALE!

Hi fellow Kung Fu practitioners, I am in posession of 4 good to very good copies of Pak Mei Tiger Fork by Ng Yiu. A very rare book out of print.

Dec
27
2012

Spring Leg into the New Year

We may be crazy but we love the Tan Tui form. Sifu Jason Tsou and Arthur Schonfeld, the creators of the Jian Shu sword fighting text, have returned with a complete 10 Road Tan Tui package that includes the form from the Han Ching Tan to Adam Hsu lineage along with a DVD and some […]

Dec
21
2012

An Inch of Power

a skill we would all like to have: the ability to knock someone across the room with only an inch or two of motion on our punch…

Dec
16
2012

Sun Style Shines

We see a definite rise in the number of Sun practitioners…

Dec
2
2012

Confucian and Taoist Wisdom Gift Book

Here are quotations from some of China’s greatest thinkers, and most influential spiritual leaders…

Nov
23
2012

Liu Bin’s Bagua Second Volume!

This series not only gives some instruction never seen in English before but really attempts to delve into the history, personalities and relationships of a group of Bagua practitioners…

Nov
23
2012

Excerpt: Bagua in Beijing

This from the new second volume of “Liu Bin’s Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang” book: …Wei Wen Da’s son, Wei De Sung, was called crazy because he was quite talkative and didn’t always follow the social rules of the times; he was a free spirit. He was born in 1913 and died in 2002 at age […]

Nov
9
2012

The Ruler is Back

Well, it’s been a few years but we now can offer probably the first description and video of the Tai Chi Ruler ever done in English.

Oct
6
2012

The Five Pattern Boxing of Hung

The interesting thing about this set is that it can be practiced with the animals separated or linked…

Oct
3
2012

New Three Volume Set from Chen Zhen Lei

Written by Chen Zhen Lei and edited by Jack Yan, this new set of books adds significantly to the Chen English canon…

Sep
20
2012

Bagua Zhang on the Inside: Tom Bisio’s Newest Book

Not that many years ago, there were hardly more than a couple of books in english on Bagua Zhang: texts by Robert Smith, Lee Ying Arn, maybe one or two others. 40 or more years later, the list is still relatively short, but a few names start to emerge as important and original contributors (as […]

Sep
15
2012

Chen ZhengLei’s Taijiquan Manuals–In English!

Grandmaster Chen ZhengLei, of course, is one of the tigers of Chen Style Taijiquan…

Aug
28
2012

Tai Chi, Its Effects and Practical Applications, sort of

…it may be one of the most flagrant examples of piracy in the martial arts…

Jul
29
2012

The DVD That Completes the Book

As we promised, though a little late, we have finally completed our DVD on the Bandit Knife form. This is the much-requested companion to our book, “The Bandit Knife: Kung Fu’s Rebellious Weapon.” This new DVD fills in where the book left off, covering demonstrations of basic strikes, and a step-by-step breakdown of the complete […]

Jul
10
2012

The Power of Jow Ga

Here is the first book on the Jow Ga style of Kung Fu by noted practitioner and competitor, Ron Wheeler…

May
29
2012

Learning Bagua Zhang Book Reviews

Now that people have had a chance to receive and dive into Plum’s newest Learning Bagua Zhang: The Martial Art of Change, we’re getting some nice reviews, which can be checked out HERE (and, for a treat, listen to the first one all the way through!)