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Jan
26
2015

Two More from Jack Yan: Whip Stick and Sword

Aside from his good work in bringing so much material on Chen Zheng Lei’s work in Chen style Taiji, it is no wonder that teacher Jack Yan’s recent contributions have gained so much popularity. First fact, he holds a Ph. D. in Chinese Martial Arts. He also holds a Master’s degree in English. He has […]

Dec
15
2014

Traditional Kung Fu Trio: Through the Back Boxing, Whip and Sword

Whirling like a windmill then zipping past as straight as a sparrow hawk, Tong Bei style Kung Fu is as distinctive as a green fire engine. The very name of the style, Through the Back Boxing gives a big clue manifested as whipping, circling and hooking arms. This is set off against TBQ’s tight, straight […]

Dec
10
2014

Through the Back and Into the World

Later this week we’re going to add the first Tong Bei book and DVD set in English, authored by expert Jack Yan. Here’s some background information to familiarize you with the style. For some unknown reason, certain martial styles appear to capture a sudden, wider range of interest. In the case of Tong Bei, the […]

Sep
19
2014

6 Harmonies 8 Methods, new

Liuhebafa seems to be growing in every direciton. This is the so-called “fourth internal style” and some people see it as having a more distinctly martial tone to its voice. We’re happy to add a nice representation to our already strong list. This is a peek directly into a lesson from a well skilled instructor […]

Aug
19
2014

From Chen to Cheng

Two quick announcements: Long time student, teacher and enthusiast,  Nigel Sutton, has just published a very interesting book particularly if you are interested in the Cheng Man Ching style of Taiji. Though Cheng’s reputation has attracted its detractors in recent years, no one can deny the effect of his teachings in the United States, other […]

Aug
4
2014

Following the Seven Stars

Well, yes, Seven Star Mantis. Some people find it the original and most representative branch of the style. Some see it as foundational training to initiate  further Mantis growth. For some unknown reasons we did not, till today, list the entire series of DVDs made by Jon Funk, Canadian Mantis practitioner and student of Al […]

Jul
4
2014

XinYi LiuHe

There is no other way to put it: there is always more happening at Plum than we have the time to talk about. And frankly, sometimes things just get away from us. For instance, this small series of DVDs on XinYi LiuHe. We added these a few months back and just realized we never announced […]

Jun
21
2014

The Best Qigong Package, At a Noble Discount

Without a doubt, Ken Cohen’s ESSENTIAL QIGONG TRAINING COURSE is one of the best Qigong series ever created. Balancing book,CDs and DVDs, it covers a huge swath of the Qigong territory (including a few things we might not let beginners practice) skillfully using different media to detail methods, diagnosis, diet, philosophy and more. Here, at […]

May
7
2014

Cheng Style Gao Branch

I don’t generally post series which are Chinese Only DVDs but I am coming to the conclusion that the Gao style of Bagua is not only healthy and filled with information but a style that may eventually dominate the Bagua world. I am from the Yin Fu lineage and I really like a number of […]

Apr
28
2014

A Series of Lectures by a Famous Instructor

Well knownTai Chi  instructor, Zhu Tian Cai, adds his own hefty lecture series, just as Chen Zheng Lei had done some time back. Many topics are addressed, and those sections I’ve seen pull together pretty well. What is the purpose of a lecture series like this? I always ask these questions because Debbie and I […]

Mar
18
2014

My Experience with the San Cai Sword (and How it Failed Me)

I can’t tell you how delighted I am to see that the San Cai Sword is available in this new set of DVDs by Adam Hsu. It is truly a great sword set and worth the time to master it. First, of course, is the fact that the single person performance set is almost exactly […]

Mar
16
2014

Kung Fu Theater: Adam Hsu Shows Weapons

Here’s another memorable entry from that great period on TV when Tat Mau Wong hosted Kung Fu Theater? Sifu would interview a different guest each week and then the teacher would go out on the floor and demonstrate his specialty. If you do remember, here it is. And if you don’t you are in for […]

Mar
2
2014

Adam Hsu’s new DVDs

There is a decided difference between DVD instruction and real life. But this new series from Sifu Adam Hsu shows us that the gap need not be too large. There are a lot of things we treasure when we have a teacher in front of us; this true teacher teaches variation, re-arrangements, different approaches to […]

Jan
4
2014

Something New from Adam Hsu

Really happy to announce that we are just finishing up contract arrangements to print three new DVD collections from Sifu Adam Hsu: on Xing Yi Quan, Jian Shu and 10 Road Tan Tui. In these collections (three-disc and four-disc sets, with english translation) Sifu Hsu provides intense and thorough instruction in each of the arts. […]

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    

Dec
4
2013

The Companion White Crane DVD

We have been selling Lorne Bernard’s Shaolin White Crane Kung For for a number of years. Here is the long-awaited companion DVD to that book. This DVD covers history and theory as well as showing the foundational movements of the style. Mr. Bernard is visibly concerned that he transmit the true essence of his style […]

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…

Oct
29
2013

Tim Cartmell’s Practical Chin Na DVDs…YES!

This season, as promised, has been especially bountiful here at Plum. In the last couple of months we have added so many great books and DVDs (not to mention articles and tutorials…) Here are just a few: Sun Zhi Jun’s FIRST book in English: a monumental manual on 6 Bagua Zhang forms, plus accompanying DVD; […]

Oct
25
2013

Got Baji?

…there is the added attraction of hundreds of photos of his teacher—Grandmaster Liu Yun Chiao, considered one of the greatest of Baji Practitioners…

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 […]