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Weapons Work

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.

Mar
18
2014

My Experience with the San Cai Sword (and How it Failed Me)

I can’t tell you how delighted I am to see that the San Cai Sword is available in this new set of DVDs by Adam Hsu. It is truly a great sword set and worth the time to master it. First, of course, is the fact that the single person performance set is almost exactly […]

Mar
16
2014

Kung Fu Theater: Adam Hsu Shows Weapons

Here’s another memorable entry from that great period on TV when Tat Mau Wong hosted Kung Fu Theater? Sifu would interview a different guest each week and then the teacher would go out on the floor and demonstrate his specialty. If you do remember, here it is. And if you don’t you are in for […]

Nov
21
2013

WeaponsSpace Part 2

Each pair of weapons creates a middle zone or, if you will, qi space, that can be thrilling for spectators and downright frightening for participants…

Nov
16
2013

WeaponsSpace Part 1

There is a resurgence of interest in weapons training, at least in some martial arts schools. For anyone wanting to really understand the nature of the martial arts, I think this is nothing but good. Weapons have for many centuries been a part of martial training and, I think they should remain so. After all, […]

Oct
9
2013

The Straight Sword, Magical and Upright

Some weapons are more than just weapons. The katana or Samurai Sword (originally the Chinese Miao Dao) is known as the “soul” of the samurai. The English long bow is a symbol of the common soldier’s rise to power. The American six shooter is the symbol of the West and its rowdy history. The Chinese […]

Oct
5
2013

The Kung Fu Staff

This is all you get to see of Plum’s newest book and DVD arriving (next?) Thursday. You have heard us say before that every book and dvd we produce at Plum is a labor of love; the word “labor” is particularly pertinent to this set, in that it took us much longer than we had […]

Feb
29
2012

The Eternal Ring of Wing Chun

Here is the first book in English on the practice of the Bamboo Ring particularly as it relates to Wing Chun and other southern forms of Kung Fu.

Feb
13
2012

The Kung Fu Flail

The idea of the nunchaku may bring up images of a screaming Bruce Lee wannabe devastating a half dozen overweight gangsters in shirts so ugly they deserved the beating from the moment they walked on the screen.

Apr
25
2011

Unusual Weapons: Door God’s Sword: The Jian

The Jian and the straight sword resemble each other in appearance, but the Jian has no blade, and its body is segmented.