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Xing Yi/Xin Yi

Aug
4
2017

Muslim Kung Fu: The Fist of the Bodyguards

Comment: Of the over 700 articles and opinion pieces on the martial arts I’ve published, this one on Muslim Kung Fu has probably gotten the most reactions. Letters and question from all over the world have flooded in. There is a lot of interest there in Jiao Men, Islamic martial arts. Here is the first […]

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 […]

May
8
2016

Li Tianji’s Xing Yi Legacy; Andrea Falk’s Dictionary

Plum is adding another text by Andrea Falk, a translation of significance to Xing Yi practitioners: Li TianJi’s The Skills of XingYiQuan;  311 pages, with hundreds of illustrations. This is a thorough text on the style handed down to Li Tianji from his father, Li Yulin. It’s very well laid out with sections covering basic […]

Oct
20
2015

Feng Zhi Qiang is Back!

As you look through our products and articles you might find that some items have a big WANT LIST announcement meaning we are currently out of stock. But we keep those lists up anyway just because of things like the two items on this page. Both are by the highly-recognized Tai Chi/Xing Yi/Qigong teacher Feng […]

Sep
7
2015

George Xu on Power and such

  Three more DVDs from the latest workshop with George Xu, who seems an almost endless source of new ways to invigorate your study while nudging you gently toward higher skills. In this case the intriguing thing is that we have three levels of practice and George Xu is able to distinguish their complexity and […]

Aug
31
2015

Second Look: A Big Book on a Misunderstood Art

I often jokingly called YiQuan “the old martial artist’s pasture” because it seemed that only people who wanted minimal practice, yet expected super-human powers, ever ordered any related products. I have to admit that at this point I never really “got” YiQuan. Even though I’ve been in the field for a long time, this seemingly […]

Jun
23
2015

First Book on Dai Style Xin Yi

We’ve been waiting for this, but did not really expect it for a long time: a book on Dai style Xin Yi. We’ve had many requests for DVDs and books on this subject but the pickings have been slim. This text details standing practice, elements and a special sequence of Eighty Trigram movements for flow. […]

Jun
15
2015

XingYi Quan – The Five Elements: Shifu Adam Hsu

Admittedly, the prospect of sitting down to three DVDs about Hebei XingYi Quan is intimidating at best. Yet, almost immediately, you are taken into a story of practice, of history and, most importantly, Shifu Hsu’s absolute command of his topic. His enthusiasm and dedication become contagious even through the subtitles. And always there is his […]

Mar
16
2015

A Better Book Returns

The Xing Yi Boxing Manual has skipped in and out of being available for a while now. But all is forgotten with the new edition—revised and expanded—of this important Xing Yi text. As it says in our page description, this is not only a major book of instruction on the five elemental fists, but the […]

Feb
9
2015

Shang Style Xing Yi by Li Wen-Bin

This is a large name in Xing Yi studies. This translation of a book by top stylist of the Shang school of Xing Yi is one of the most in-depth discussions on the art that we have seen. Nicely translated it goes beyond simple instruction into topics of origins, who wrote what, what does it […]

Oct
31
2014

Face-to-face translations

What are “en face” editions?

Oct
16
2014

A Qigong sequence from Xing Yi

Xing Yi Quan: Tu Na Si Ba The Four Breathing Methods of Master Li Gui Chang Tom Bisio takes a little time off to present this book on the Xing Yi Qigong developed by Li Gui Chang (student of Dong Xiu Sheng.) His teacher Dong was the student of masters Geng Ji Shan, Li Cun […]

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 […]

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
10
2014

Adam Hsu Teaches Tan Tui

A couple of weeks ago we posted two samples from Adam Hsu’s new DVD series on XingYi (here and here). The response was so positive that we’re continuing with our preview of the next DVD set on Tan Tui. You’ve probably heard the old quote (as a matter of fact, you probably have heard US […]

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. […]

Apr
30
2011

Info: Xin Yi Liu He

Xin Yi Liu He is going from relative obscurity to becoming possibly the star of the Xing Yi world…