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Another Classic Returns: Grandmaster James Mitose on Self Defense in Kenpo

Although Plum, almost exclusively, represents books and videos on traditional Chinese martial arts, there are times when we bow or nod to important works from among our cousins; in this case, it is GM James Mitose’s classic treatise on Self-Defense techniques and theory, What Is Self Defense, that strongly influenced the development of Kenpo (often […]


Which is Your Better Hand?

Quick Question: What Do You Think? The indomitable Joe Lewis was once asked about the best hand to lead with. The questioner identified ‘leading with the right’ as a kung fu trait, compared to the Western boxing idea of keeping the right hand back. Lewis always had a different take: side-stepping the issue he replied […]