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“Chin Na”

Jul
21
2019

New Chinese Books: Taijiquan and Chin Na Restraints

What a slew of great new books we have for yew you…                         In addition to those above, we have restocked the following previously out-of-stock titles:    

Feb
17
2017

One Good Return Deserves Another

This addition (or should I say re-addition) contains a few books that have been unavailable for years. We know that our cutomers are loyal, but even so, we’ve been surprised that people who’ve had these on their want list for more than five years (!) still want them the moment they become available again. These […]

Oct
20
2016

Three Classic Training Texts Translated

Published anywhere from 50 to over 80 years ago, here are translations of Kung Fu books emphasizing applied technique and training. We now offer Iron Thread from Hung Gar, one of the crowning forms of this style. Then there is the popular text on “Shaolin training methods,” which has been reprinted over and over for decades. […]

Jan
3
2016

Practical Qin Na: An Expanded Version of Zhao’s Reputable Text

Here at Plum we hold a special place in our hearts for Chin Na (Qin Na) and its exceptional methods of practical usage that can be applied in any style. Although there are several worthy texts on the subject, the one we have always recommended above all others is Tim Cartmell’s translation of Practical Chin […]

Oct
28
2015

Tai Chi: Wu and Hong styles

Today, we add the last installment of our selection on the Chen Tai Chi exclusive branch named Hong style. Chen style has a well-known “short fist” version. And this style, developed by teacher Hong JunSheng, presents a smaller frame, demonstrating a soft, slow elegance. This last DVD shows many throws and takedowns with high emphasis […]

Oct
8
2013

Guess Who’s Back (Hint: think “Combat Throws”)

One of our favorite DVDs is back: Tim Cartmell’s Effortless Combat Throws, that masterful companion to the highly recommended book of the same name. It is no secret that we at Plum admire Cartmell’s work, and we have been more than a little disappointed that this valuable DVD has been out of print for such […]

Nov
20
2012

Yang’s Improved Chin Na

We now offer a new title on Chin Na by Yang Jwing Ming. We feel this is a considerable improvement over his earlier Chin Na series…

Nov
15
2012

That Deadly Double Weighting

But I find the “double weight problem” to be considerably more interesting and definitively more useful than most people make it out to be

Apr
25
2012

Restock: Bagua Kicking and Weapons Control Grappling

Just a quick notice that we have gotten in a few more copies of these ever-desirable and always in short supply Chinese books. The simplified character book on Bagua Linked Legs also contains two rarely seen Bagua forms, the Linked Leg set and the Guiding Fist. And the traditional character book on Weapons Control contains […]

Sep
11
2011

The Many Faces of Chin Na

Chin Na is not a style with a single face. Over centuries of necessity, it has actually developed many different profiles. Because there are only so many ways to bend joints wrong the differences in styles such as Japanese versus Chinese is actually less significant than the different ways in which Chin Na is used. Let’s look at these differences.

Sep
4
2011

The Book-Go-Round

Here at Plum, we sometimes get as excited when books return, as when we get new ones; the great ones tend to disappear quickly so it is always a happy time for us when we can restock some favorites. Our newest batch is scattered all over the map, but if you click on the pictures […]

Apr
21
2011

Folk Boxing

There is a returning interest, partly we hope from our own cajoling, in original, traditional Chinese martial arts.

Jul
22
2010

The Facets of Chin Na

Two young boys engaged in grabbing one another, trying to gain a momentary upper hand, catching and locking each others joints must go back to the time before the pyramids.

Jul
3
2010

Product: Eagle Claw Traditional

This is one of our most popular books on Eagle Claw Chin Na in Chinese, period. We’ve been trying for a while to restock it in simplified charcters and have come across this republished edition in traditional characters. The techniques and photographs are the same. The lineage is from Lau Fat Man, Liu Cheng You, […]

Jun
6
2010

On Chin Na Practice

As I looked at the illustrations I couldn’t help but think of a few things about Chin Na which are rarely mentioned in the books but are useful for the training…

Dec
9
2009

Product: Chinese Grappling

Well here is one of the first Chin Na series in the English languge by the first teacher ever to teach TSP in the Western hemisphere.

Sep
24
2009

Product: Chin Na in Ground Fighting

Here’s one of the largest single sources of information on Chin Na as applied to ground fighting we’ve ever seen…

Jan
24
2008

Willy Lin and Heaven Mountain Style

Continuing with his promotion of the martial arts he sponsored touring companies for the performance of Tian Shan Pai including local and national demos and TV appearances.