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Feb
28
2013

Bagua Seminar

Last Sunday Plum conducted another Bagua seminar on the Eight Basic animals. What a great turnout! We met new people from locations as scattered as Sana Cruz, Calif., Portland, Oregon; and even Raleigh, North Carolina. It always seems a little daunting at the beginning to teach all eight animals but, by the end of the […]

Feb
17
2013

Lions and Monkeys and Bears, Oh My!

Just a reminder for those of you near to Santa Cruz: Next Sunday, Feb 24, Plum offers the second of our workshops on Bagua’s Eight Animals. The 4 hour seminar introduces both the basics of Bagua Zhang, plus teaches a fundamental form, The Eight Animals, with additional discussions on Bagua Qigong. And to top it […]

Dec
12
2012

Bagua’s Eight Animals Workshop in Santa Cruz: New Schedule

Join Ted Mancuso, director of Plum, at his studio in Santa Cruz, CA, for a unique 4-hour seminar on Bagua Zhang’s Eight Animals. Tapping on decades of teaching experience, Mr. Mancuso has taken the original Eight Animals of Bagua and created a series of lessons to introduce them to you. These Eight Animals, or Eight […]

Jul
25
2012

Sunday Qigong Seminar Series: The Five Animal Frolics

Completing this summer’s Qigong seminar series at our own Academy in Santa Cruz, California, is the Five Animal Frolics. Said to be created by the legendary doctor Hua Tuo over 1500 years ago, this Qigong combines spirit and action to imitate Tiger, Deer, Monkey, Bear and Bird, and their corresponding representative states of consciousness. This particular […]

Jul
8
2012

Sunday Seminar Series: Taoist Wudang Qigong

On July 15, Plum will be co-hosting—along with our school, The Academy of Martial and Internal Arts—the second in our summer Qigong series. Taoists monks at the famous Wudang Temple developed this  simple, modular routine centuries ago, and it is one of the treasures of Qigong. This particular regimen is a series of 14 linked […]

Jun
4
2012

Summer Sunday Qigong Seminar Series in Santa Cruz

We’re happy to announce our Santa Cruz Summer Sunday Qigong Seminar Series (that’s a lot of  ‘S’s.) This year we will be teaching one Sunday each month of June, July and August, and we would love to invite ALL Plum people who might be in our area to join us.

May
12
2012

Death of Feng Zhi Qiang

With sadness we announce the death of Taijiquan master Feng Zhi Qiang …

May
7
2012

PLUM Seminar, May 12th

We know that a lot of you are not exactly in driving distance but we thought we would keep you informed on our seminars in Santa Cruz, anyway. After all, you are family.

Aug
27
2011

Irene

Today I received several emails from friends and customers, some on the East Coast, others wanting to send good hopes and wishes to those affected by the storms. Our Washington and New York correspondents have, so far, anticipated flooding and loss of power but are otherwise doing well. We are all thinking of you. It’s […]

Apr
6
2011

Be an Exhibitionist

In the old day tournaments used to be something more than trophy hunts…

Nov
15
2010

Change is HERE!

FAQs on our new SHOPPING CART…

May
6
2010

Qigong Booksigning and Lecture

You are all invited! Ted Mancuso and Narrye Caldwell will be signing copies of their newest book, Blossoms in the Spring: A Perfect Method of Qigong, on Wednesday, May 12, at Gateways Books in Santa Cruz, California. Accompanying the booksigning will be a 1-1/2 hour FREE lecture (by the two of them, of course!) on […]

Mar
2
2010

Our School Celebration

Last Saturday we closed the doors and practiced Tiger style to ring in the Chinese New Year. Get a glimpse…

Feb
15
2010

The Year of the Metal Tiger….

It has begun, the year of the Tiger. Read all about thismomentous time of change from our official astologer, Narrye Caldwell as she discusses the events and opportunities to come…

Feb
5
2010

Event: San Jose Wing Chun Seminar!

February 27th and 28th Master Sam Hing Fai Chan is holding a two-day seminar on the Ip Man Wing Chun system…

Dec
7
2009

Media: Blossoms on TV

Want to listen to (or watch) an interview today with Narrye Caldwell, co-author of Plum’s newest book, Blossoms in the Spring? Narrye  is scheduled to appear Monday, December 7th, simulcast on TV and radio at AM 1240 (in the Monterey Bay Area). She will attend the show Your Health Radio and Television. On this program, […]

Nov
21
2009

Thanksgiving Weekend Seminar With Jason Tsou

Dr Eric Kohatsu, CSULA Dept. of Psychology & Chi Kung Int’l present Sifu Jason Tsou: Shou Bo (Responsive Hand) Sat & Sun. Nov. 28 & 29th, 2009 at CSULA Phase II Student Lounge. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. In many ways the term Push Hands is a misnomer.

Oct
27
2009

Tournament: The Sad State of Southern

Third day of the tournament. We’ve seen divisions now in staff, spear, woman’s straight sword, San Shou and Southern Boxing

Oct
25
2009

10th World Wushu Championship

Toronto’s Ricoh Center was the host tonight for a congregation of Wushu athletes from all over the globe…

Oct
13
2009

Stormy

Quick! Before the power goes out!