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Chinese Books

May
15
2014

Bagua Book Circles Back

After a long while, we once again have copies, in Chinese, of  Sun Hsi Kun’s (Sun Xi Kun’s) Bagua Fist Authentic Teachings. We also represent this book among Joseph Crandall’s extensive Bagua translations. These Lionbook reprints are so beautifully presented, with the clearest photos available, on good paper, nicely put together. Anyway, for those wanting […]

Apr
12
2014

Restocked: Chinese/English Books with VCDs

Back in stock: We (and many customers) have been enjoying this new series out of China: nicely photographed books of various routines in both Chinese and English, with accompanying VCDs in Chinese with English subtitles. An excellent price for these well designed packages…click each to go to page to view and order.

Apr
9
2014

Return of the Daoist Hand (redux and corrected)

Great news! We have been able to restock one of our most popular titles from last year, Daoist Abstruse Incantations and Hand Positions. Despite the exotic title, this book (and accompanying VCD) make an interesting cross-over for students of  martial arts, qigong and Daoism (Taoism.) Just click on the image to see more about the […]

Feb
12
2014

Restocked: Tai Chi, Green Dragon, and Chuo Jiao

How’s that for a mix? We got a few more copies of some books that have been gone for a while…unfortunately, even when they come in we don’t always get the quantity we ordered, but here they are (click to go to pages):

Jan
30
2014

Shaolin and TongBei

We add to our ever-increasing selection of Shaolin style forms with a Shaolin Six Harmonies Partner Staff set. As we’ve said before, the Six Harmonies division of Shaolin seems dedicated to very solid and reasonably simple partner sets. This one, with its frenetic energy, would be a perfect companion form for young people; it moves […]

Dec
14
2013

Hung Kuen book is back

The thing about the post office—and not just the USPS but international ones too—is that they are full of mystery when it comes to delivery times. And sometimes that even works in all of our favor! We just got fresh copies of Hung Kuen, back in stock from Hong Kong. The last order took 4 […]

Jul
6
2013

Restocked Chinese Books: Yang Tai Chi and Tai Chi Ruler

A couple more books back, from across the ocean: Yang Tai Chi’s True Narrative – SC216, by Wang Yong Quan. Wang was the teacher to Wei Shuren. Wang studied at an early age from both Yang Jian Hou and Yang Chen Fu, and this book contains his transmissions he is passing down when in his […]

Jun
16
2013

A Couple of Old Friends (that is, Books) Return

Is it silly to get worked up over the return of books? If so, then color me silly, because I actually get excited when certain titles come back to Plum, in this case, two that have been difficult to restock for awhile: Chi Family TongBei and Chuo Jiao. In both cases, we were only able […]

Jan
13
2013

Book Go Round

Another quick post about a few Chinese books that have temporarily returned; we always say “temporary” because, for the most part, every time we get these in we don’t know if it’s their last time ’round. While there is certainly a growth in the quantity of literature on Kung Fu, a lot of the classics […]

Sep
9
2012

Sometimes They Come Back

A few more desirable Chinese-language books have found their way back to us, and we offer them for your enjoyment. As with many of these, they are limited in supply…click any picture to go to the page to read more about these books, or to order.

Aug
27
2012

More of the Good Stuff

Just received a nice order with some items that had been gone for a while…thought you’d like to know! Here are the first few…more, soon!

Jun
27
2012

Chen Xiao Wang book, back among its friends

Just a quick note to say that we received a few more copies  of Chen Xiao Wang’s Chen style 38 Moves Taijiquan book. It’s a small manual but a nice reference with over 250 illustrations, along with some remarks on Taijiquan styles, and even some usage for the moves. Only a few copies…

May
6
2012

Xin Yi Liu He: This Time, A Book

  A few days ago, we added a great series of Xin Yi Liu He DVDs. Now, we are happy to announce the return of one of our favorite books on the same subject.

Apr
25
2012

Restock: Bagua Kicking and Weapons Control Grappling

Just a quick notice that we have gotten in a few more copies of these ever-desirable and always in short supply Chinese books. The simplified character book on Bagua Linked Legs also contains two rarely seen Bagua forms, the Linked Leg set and the Guiding Fist. And the traditional character book on Weapons Control contains […]

Apr
6
2012

Back in Stock

We always get a double shipment from our Asian suppliers. The one to arrive first is the airmail which we open immediately hoping that not too much has been banged about and damaged. That’s why we sometimes get only a few copies of a title in stock. It’s not that we are breaking the piggy […]

Apr
4
2012

Wang Pei Sheng on Bagua

Well known for his teaching of the Wu style Tai Chi, Wang Pei Sheng demonstrates his take on the Liu De Kuan version of the 64 San Shou Bagua attack combinations. Also some comments on the trigram theory and how it applies. This book in Chinese shows all roads and applications of these techniques.

Mar
24
2012

A Life in Crane Boxing

Not so much an instructional book as an overview of Crane style Kung Fu including the main teachers and their sometimes misunderstandings.

Jan
10
2012

Baji and Pigua Books, Back for a Limited Engagement

Yes, we know: there is not enough material on the cousin arts of Baji Quan and Pigua Zhang, especially in written form. Our VCDs on these two arts still remain among our most popular, and the Baji and Pigua DVDs we carry (from Adam Hsu and Tony Yang ) are quite fine. So we’re happy […]

Dec
28
2011

Year of The Dragon Starts Early at Plum

About a week ago, we posted an article about our efforts to rescue and revive lost, scarce, or out of print texts and DVDs. We continue that momentum this week with a long-sought-after book: Dragon Fist Rubbing Bridge, or Lung Ying Mor Kiu. This text, in both Chinese and English, is a rare book on […]

Dec
17
2011

Merry Restock!

Restocking those hard to find books is like a holiday around here: the boxes come, all wrapped up nicely, and we tear into them, with little regard for the wrappings and the stuffings, tossing that all to the side until…oh boy! Ma Hong again! Chen Style Pao Chui–JUST what I was hoping for! Chuo Jiao…how […]