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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
29
2013

Tim Cartmell’s Practical Chin Na DVDs…YES!

This season, as promised, has been especially bountiful here at Plum. In the last couple of months we have added so many great books and DVDs (not to mention articles and tutorials…) Here are just a few: Sun Zhi Jun’s FIRST book in English: a monumental manual on 6 Bagua Zhang forms, plus accompanying DVD; […]

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…

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.

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…

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…

Apr
15
2009

Tim Cartmell’s Standing Grappling

It is the bane of self defense techniques that they may look real fine in the book, look real good in the magazine or work like a charm when demonstrated by the teacher against a helpful crash test dummy, but in the clutch they do not work at all.

Oct
7
2006

Leverage

Here they are, those comic send-away books that will teach you to all the right “tricks”.