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“kung fu usage”

Jan
2
2020

Six Harmony Praying Mantis (Liu He Tang Lang)

Several months ago, Plum published Sifu Adam Hsu’s significant book, “Life Is Too Short For Bad Kung Fu,” in which he outlined some crucial methods to save traditional Wushu from extinction. He might have had Sifu Tsai Yong Huang’s new DVD on Liu He Tang Lang (Six Harmony Praying Mantis) in mind when he reiterated […]

Apr
14
2017

Kung Fu Saber: The Tiger Leaps

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Plum pre-announced our newest book/DVD package by Ted Mancuso on the Kung Fu Saber. Needless to say, it took us just a bit longer to produce these than we expected, but we are thrilled to say, THE SABER IS HERE! This is the third in […]

Mar
6
2016

Another Modest Proposal

Through my entire martial career I have been listening to everyone’s questions and problems with traditional forms. For most people, it all centers on practicality. For some people, the answer lies in detailed analysis of the forms and what self defense and fighting treasures are hidden therein. For still others, it’s a lost cause and […]

Jan
9
2012

Explosive Punching and You

This DVD offering is from our “other” site, the one attached to our school in Santa Cruz, California. Our school, the Academy of Martial and Internal Arts, offers self defense training. The teacher for this is John Ottenberg, the instructor on the Beyond Technique series. We like to offer his series at Plum because it […]

Jul
19
2011

What Makes a Kung Fu Style Good?

The crippled grammar aside, I changed it because I realized that with the right type of training the style doesn’t need to be a winner to start.