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“Pa Kua”

Apr
23
2019

Vince Black on Li Zi Ming’s Bagua Zhang

One of our favorite items at Plum is the Pa Kua Chang Journal CD, containing the entire 38-issue run of more than 1,000 pages. The original journal, published by Dan Miller, is a treasure for the martial and Bagua community. In many cases entire issues are devoted to a single topic, and contain interviews with […]

Nov
8
2016

Adam Hsu’s Secret Files on Bagua Zhang

This, our third post on this new 2 Volume set of DVDs (6 dvds in all) on the art of Bagua, is to say that these outstanding DVDs are now available. If you want to read our earlier announcement, click here. If you would like to read more about the series, and to order, click […]

May
8
2016

Li Tianji’s Xing Yi Legacy; Andrea Falk’s Dictionary

Plum is adding another text by Andrea Falk, a translation of significance to Xing Yi practitioners: Li TianJi’s The Skills of XingYiQuan;  311 pages, with hundreds of illustrations. This is a thorough text on the style handed down to Li Tianji from his father, Li Yulin. It’s very well laid out with sections covering basic […]

Jun
15
2015

XingYi Quan – The Five Elements: Shifu Adam Hsu

Admittedly, the prospect of sitting down to three DVDs about Hebei XingYi Quan is intimidating at best. Yet, almost immediately, you are taken into a story of practice, of history and, most importantly, Shifu Hsu’s absolute command of his topic. His enthusiasm and dedication become contagious even through the subtitles. And always there is his […]

Oct
27
2014

Two Bagua Classics in new translation

Dedicated Bagua teacher, Andrea Falk, offers up her translation of Jiang RongQiao’s Bagua Zhang Eight Palms form AND Yan Dehua’s Bagua Applications. Not only are these clear, accessible  translations, but the Jiang text has additional posture photos from teacher Cai YuHua.  Falk herself learned the Jiang style from sifu Huan Dahai, an apprentice of Jiang’s. […]

May
7
2014

Cheng Style Gao Branch

I don’t generally post series which are Chinese Only DVDs but I am coming to the conclusion that the Gao style of Bagua is not only healthy and filled with information but a style that may eventually dominate the Bagua world. I am from the Yin Fu lineage and I really like a number of […]

Jan
9
2014

Bagua Nei Gong from Tom Bisio

That untiring instructor, Tom Bisio, has just sent us a new series aimed at outlining and teaching the 9 stages of Nei Gong training that live under the Bagua tent.

Nov
25
2013

Two Styles of Bagua

This Liang style book shows a well-grounded and solidly presented approach with most of the applications of the forms leaning toward Shuai Jiao…

Aug
19
2013

QA: Does Size Matter (in a Bagua Circle?)

I’d love nothing more than to paint a circle on my nice concrete floor and would do so in a heartbeat, but I don’t own this home and therefore doing so is out of the question…

Aug
13
2013

What Are You Waiting For?

Yes, you read it correctly. The FIRST English language edition of Shifu Sun’s treatise on Swimming Body Bagua Zhang (400 pages!), along with a DVD, will arrive shortly from China…

Mar
12
2013

Bagua Zhang’s 8 Animals: First the seminar, now the Book (and DVD!)

It’s not our way to just ‘bang something out,’ so the basic manual turned into a larger project, and soon we had a fully illustrated and photographed, 144 page book, not just on the Eight Animals…

Nov
23
2012

Liu Bin’s Bagua Second Volume!

This series not only gives some instruction never seen in English before but really attempts to delve into the history, personalities and relationships of a group of Bagua practitioners…

Oct
30
2012

Fundamentals of Pa Kua (Bagua) Returns…

Now these have been unavailable for quite a time: like years!

Aug
3
2012

A Perfect Companion…

This DVD nicely parallels the book offering the entire set, the breakdown and a generous dose of applications which are classical and practical at the same time…

Jun
18
2012

Gao JiWu on DVD …

We are delighted to find not only is it now on DVD, not only is it subtitled in English but it is less …

Dec
16
2011

My Bagua Book #2: Hitting My Friends

My manuscript is nearing its finish and now is the time to fill the remainder of the designated vacant white squares with photographs.

Nov
23
2011

My Bagua Book

Well, it’s finally come to pass: I am finishing writing my book on How To Learn Bagua Zhang.

It’s been an intriguing experience. We have had so many requests for a companion to the DVD that I initially thought I would just write a step-by-step guide, like a sort of show-and-tell: the DVD being the show and the text, the tell.

May
14
2011

Dragon Bagua, in Color

Here’s a nice book from one of Li Zi Ming’s students. (Li Zi Ming is one of the most famous instructors of the 20th century a student of Liang Zhen Pu.)

May
3
2011

Kang #2 Here, Bagua Power

Here is the SECOND DVD in our exclusive Plum Series…

Apr
4
2011

The Return of Kang

Several years ago, we took tremendous pride in being the first (and only) representatives to offer …