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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 […]


Iron Skills

We’re fast coming up on 4000 products now and, in that time, we’ve accumulated 4 (count ’em, 4) books on the Iron Palm. So it’s an auspicious addition when we do add to this section. Dr. Dale Dugas has set himself the project of  de-emphasizing the miraculous…