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Jul
22
2019

Spirit of Five Animals: Returned!

Great news: The Spirit of Five Animals, is now back in stock. Sifu Tak Wah Eng has licensed Plum to reprint this valuable text with a gorgeous new cover, and the copies have just landed. More to come!  

Jun
6
2019

Back in Stock: Sun Zhi Jun

We know you are supposed to love all your children books equally, but some you just love a little more. And Cheng Bagua stylist Sun Zhi Jun’s masterpiece, “You Shen Ba Gua Lian Huan Zhang” (Swimming Body Bagua Linked Fist) is one of those. What’s not to love? It is a complete illustrated English language […]

May
4
2019

Liang Zhen Pu, Together Again

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we are in the process of republishing several out of print titles, and the first one has arrived: Liang Zhen Pu Eight Diagram Palm, by Li Zi Ming, compiled by Vince Black. This authoratative book was written by Li, the last living representative of the third generation […]

Dec
30
2018

Lean Into Wu

One of our most popular books has just returned: Wu Style TaiChiChuan: Forms, Concepts and Application of the Original Style, by Wu Ying-Hua and Ma Yueh-Liang. This book, along with its companion, Wu Style Tui Shou (Push Hands) book by the same author are two contemporary classics in the Tai Chi Library. Both are now […]

May
26
2018

Look Who’s Back!

Just a quick note to let you know that three books have returned to Plum. The first two–Paul Eng’s Kung Fu Basics, and Brian Kennedy’s Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals–can be found in our wildly popular (and ever-changing) “hurt books” section, where you can pick up some real gems in near new condition for whopping […]

Feb
22
2018

Some Long-Awaited Restocks

It’s been a few months since we have been fully stocked on our “En Face Books” (the books in this series have English text ‘facing’ Chinese text). They are among our customer favorites, because they have so much to offer: A book and accompanying VCD showing complete routines in both Chinese and English. What more […]

Feb
17
2017

One Good Return Deserves Another

This addition (or should I say re-addition) contains a few books that have been unavailable for years. We know that our cutomers are loyal, but even so, we’ve been surprised that people who’ve had these on their want list for more than five years (!) still want them the moment they become available again. These […]

Jan
16
2017

Three Texts: New, Old, Reborn

Our storms are done here (we hope). It seems like during the time we holed up and watched the wind change the landscape, we also acquired a host of new products and long unavailable reprints. We have just added three of these books, each in a different phase of the publishing process. NEW: First is […]

Nov
24
2016

Who’re You Calling Hurt?

We just refreshed our “Hurt” books section and, boy, do we have a great selection of sale-priced gems–there are about 40 of them! As we’ve said in the past, the title “hurt” is a little misleading, since 99% of these are indistinguishable from new copies of the same title. “Hurts,” in the book industry, are […]

Nov
1
2016

Fundamentals of Pakua Chang, Restocked

Just a quick note to say that we are now back in stock on the elusive and terrific Volume 1 of Park Bok Nam’s Fundamentals of Pakua Chang. This book’s reputation from back in the day is still worthy; it was one of the first to detail Pakua Chang’s (Bagua Zhang’s) training, and is still […]

Sep
13
2016

Pa Kua Fundamentals, Circling Back to Plum

One of the most popular series of books on our “want” list Is Park Bok Nam’s 2 volume set, Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang. Both volumes have been out of print for several years. A while back, Plum reprinted the 2 disk set, and we are happy to announce that we now FINALLY have, back […]

Mar
24
2016

Northern, Southern, Inside and Out

A few restocks for your reading pleasure–click images for more info Hung Kuen Fundamentals: Gung Gee Fook Fu (English/Chinese)This exceptional first volume of the Lam family Hung Kuen series is back in stock! We cannot say enough good things about this beautiful and comprehensive treatment on Hung Gar Fundamentals. We are so pleased to be […]

Nov
8
2015

More Good Books at Great Prices

(We posted this a couple of weeks ago, and just discovered that the links didn’t work. So let’s try this again…) A couple of our hurt copies have returned; these are books with a tiny bend/crimp/crunch in an unassuming corner, that sell for happily discounted prices. Interested? Visit our hurts book page to see the […]

Aug
27
2015

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot: Xing Yi and Tai Chi

We’ve added two books to our wonderful “Hurt Book” section: Shang Yun-Xiang XingYiQuan and Classical Wu Style Tai Ji Quan. The excellent Xing Yi text is one we have been carrying, but these are special priced at $12.95  (as opposed to the previously discounted Plum price of $19.95.) The Wu Style book is an old […]

Jul
31
2015

Dragon (re)Emerges from the Sea

PLUM revives one of the most popular Kung Fu books of the 80’s, during the Golden Era of Kung Fu movies and practice. Dragon Form Boxing is a short book displaying form and function. The moves are big and easy to learn. This was one of a series that look liked a paste-up directly from […]

Jul
12
2015

Some Animals…

…are so powerful that they can disappear at will. Case in point…Sifu Wing Lam’s book on Hung Gar’s Hasayfu Five Animals leapt right off our site at some point, and we didn’t even notice…it was there, it was gone! A Five Animal conspiracy? Anyway, we have recaptured the gang and the book is back where […]

Mar
19
2015

Hurts without Pain: A Few More Books Return

Great news! We’ve received a few more copies of some of our more popular Hurt books (those nearly perfect copies of great books at about half the regular price.) As always, they are in limited quantities…

Mar
10
2015

Wei Shuren and Shaolin Books

Just a quick note to say that we received a few copies of this hard-to-get text by Wei Shuren on Yang Tai Chi. We’ve also restocked this nice Chinese/English dual-language series (SC800 series), on many Shaolin forms. They have different covers than shown, but are the same inside. Click on each picture on the page […]

Feb
26
2015

Return of the Hurts

The problem with those closets you have filled and would like to forget, like the ones out back or under your staircase, is that they invariably contain treasures. I admit it, we’ve been neglectful with our Hurts books. And we even like this section! Things are no longer amiss, though, since we just finished putting […]

Oct
31
2014

Face-to-face translations

What are “en face” editions?