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Sep
29
2014

Restock: The Eagle (Claw) Has Landed

More great news on our restocks from the Chin Woo publishers in Hong Kong. These two Eagle Claw manuals—Wu Hao Bao and Babu—are some of our most popular texts in this under-represented style. Click each picture to go to the site for more information.

Jul
7
2014

One, Three and, of course, Two

These are the announcements we love to make: YiQuan practitioner Jan Diepersloot has not only reprinted the scarce Volume One in his Warriors of Stillness series, but look! He has now also published the long-awaited Volume 3: Masters of Perception. Diepersloot studied under Fong Ha, Han Xing Yuan, Yu Pen Xi, Cai Song Fang and […]

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.

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):

Feb
1
2014

Hurt and Discounted Books

Hurt books that really aren’t that hurt, and discounts that ARE discounts… expand your martial library.

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 […]

Sep
16
2013

Effortless Thrills and Spills

On top of that Tim takes the title of the book seriously showing only those types of throws that require a minimum of effort…

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 […]

Sep
2
2012

Sun LuTang’s Xing Yi Quan Xue: Alive and Well

I don’t think that we will ever get tired of announcing the returns of important works to martial artists, like today’s Xing Yi Xuan Xue: The Study of Form-Mind Boxing, which is now in stock at Plum. When we first started Plum, a lot of our quest to ‘bring to light’ these works involved rummaging through […]

Aug
18
2012

Sun LuTang Returns to Plum

Plum’s first mission statement included the words, “…to preserve and promote Traditional Chinese Martial Arts.” That was almost 20 years ago…

Jun
20
2012

Wujishi Book, Back in Stock

Good news! You can stop holding your breath (literally): the slow boat has finally arrived and our beloved Wujishi book is back in stock. This is one of those quiet classics that could easily find its place on the shelves of any good martial arts or qigong library. Click image to go to ordering page.

Jan
31
2012

Another Dragon Sighting…

..and this one has just landed. Our co-publishing venture with CS Tang has emerged, as Dragon Stretches Its Claws returns to our pages and the world stage, after a wait of more than 4 years (Today, searching for this book online, yielded prices of over $220! ). CS Tang and Plum Publications brings back this […]

Jan
15
2012

The Dragon (finally) Stretches Its Claws

The Year of the Dragon brings great gifts upon the back of the Qing Long (the Dragon’s Chinese name), and one we know that you’ll like is the long out-of-print book, Dragon Stretches Its Claws: An illustrated Training Manual of BaGua Zhang by Liu JingRu & C.S.Tang. This is one of the modern classics on […]

Jan
6
2012

Chi Kung and Qigong Books for the New Year

The New Year brings the return to Plum of a couple of old friends—Mr. Qigong, a Taoist fellow, and Mr. Chi Kung, a Buddhist Monk. They shake hands and meet on the same page, joined by other friends of similar persuasion. Confused? Don’t be! Just visit them and their cousins, by clicking the images…   […]

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
11
2011

You Could Look It Up!

One of our favorite martial references has returned to Plum: a bilingual Wushu Dictionary containing hundreds of entries in Chinese (both pinyin and simplified characters) as well as English. But this dictionary offers even more: it is profusely illustrated, with pictures of the techniques, for example, that it is referencing. It is well-organized into 12 […]

Dec
9
2011

Search and Rescue

That’s what’s behind our newest push to bring scarce and out of print and material back into print.

Nov
30
2011

Xing Yi Nei Gong, Pt 2: This Time It’s Personal

See these images on the left? For about TWO YEARS, we have had to keep this want tag closely aligned with this important text, “Xing Yi Nei Gong: Xing Yi Health Maintenance and Internal Strength Development”, by Tim Cartmell and Dan Miller (of Pakua Journal fame) But no longer! The present publisher of the book […]

Oct
17
2011

One of our Favorites: Dao of Taijiquan

Just a quick note: we think this is a GREAT book but it sells out quickly and we are often out of stock… But look! We have gotten in a few more copies at our SPECIAL price of $8.95 instead of $19.95. Sure, the books may not look pristine (who among us, does?) But they […]