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English Books

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 […]

Aug
2
2011

Wrestling Tai Chi

This book has been unavailable for a LONG time…

May
30
2011

The Return of DaCheng Kung Fu

We admit it: one of our great joys at Plum is being able to offer the rare, the scarce, the unknown, the classic. Of course, that means that there will most likely be limited availability on many of these items. So we are especially happy when something returns to us and, as in this case, […]

May
5
2011

Xing Yi Boxing Manual back in stock

Just a quick note to let you all know that Jun Yun Ting’s Xing Yi Boxing Manual has returned from an unexpectedly long…sabbatical! We were surprised when the publisher told us it was out of print, and urged them to bring it back…well, it’s back and we have a few copies again.  

Mar
21
2011

MA Library on the Cheap

We’ve just added five new (old) titles…50% off and that’s not for used but for hurt, a different animal…

Jan
5
2011

The Public Martial School

The Chin Woo Martial Arts Association (which is still going) is justly celebrated around the world.

Dec
12
2010

Oh boy, Pakua!

Just a quick note to let you know that one of our favorite books is back with us again: Pakua for Self-Defense. This little treasure is a classic and one we consider a ‘must-have’ in any Baguazhang library.

Sep
29
2010

Basics

This basic book on Basic Chinese boxing is one of those old-style texts,with Chinese on one page and the English translation on the other. Contains a neat 12 Road Tan Tui PLUS a Gung Li Chuan form. They don’t make them like this anymore! We have been out of stock for awhile, but just got […]

Aug
29
2010

Shaolin and Eagles and Dragons and Tigers, Oh my!

Great news! Just got a nice delivery of Chinese books back into stock. Some of these have been gone a while, so dust off your want lists and dive in. Of particular note are the following (and we’ll do some further updating in later posts):

Jul
6
2010

Xing Yi Quan Xue (Xing Yi Boxing Studies): Here today, gone…?

There are some titles that go in and out of print almost like the seasons. It’s here, it’s gone, it’s back again, no it’s out again. Xing Yi Quan Xue (Xing Yi Boxing Studies) by Sun Lu Tang, translated into english by Albert Liu, and edited and compiled by that great contributor to martial studies, […]

Jun
11
2010

9 Songs, 81 Postures and a Book

Just a quick note to announce we have gotten this great book back in stock: “Annotations on Taijiquan’s Nine Songs and Eighty One Postures and other selections” by Wu Meng Hsia (Wu Meng Xia) & Wu Bei Feng. This english language book translates an important title in the Tai Chi canon…not always available, but we […]

Jun
9
2010

Dragon Fan Book

Just a quick update: We have found a few more copies of this profusely illustrated book on Choy Lay Fut Dragon Fan and it is back (at least, for a little while!) If you have been waiting to break out your fan, this is a good one!

May
3
2010

Chinwoo and Mantis, Together Again

FINALLY! We have been out of stock far too long on those wonderful Chinwoo Fundamental Forms books, and the two volume set on Praying Mantis. Well, they are now ALL back in stock: ALL FIVE Fundamental ChinWoo forms and both parts of Praying Mantis. They even brought some exciting new friends with them (new posts […]

Mar
14
2010

A Plethora of Restocks

Good news! When we run out of stock on a book or VCD it is often the last time we see it. Alot of what we represent are in short supply. Some items have been around for years and we have found the last of the copies available. So when we are able to restock […]

Feb
14
2010

Restock: Hung Gar books by Buck Sam Kong

These were some of the first books on Hung Gar Kung Fu…

Feb
10
2010

Restock: Chopstick Acupuncture

Our distributor told us it was out of print, but we hunted down some more copies of this practical approach to acupuncture and acupressure. See for yourself…definitely something you can try at home!