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“Pak Mei”

Aug
17
2019

Southern Exposure: Pak Mei and 10 Animals

YIKES! Update! Wait! We were wrong about one of the Pak Mai books—instead of sending us 2 Sam Choi books, the publisher sent us one Sam Choi and one Thomas Cheng book on Pak Mei! This is the revised post. So sorry! Some great news: we have been (finally) able to restock three extremely popular […]

Jul
7
2018

Principle-Driven Skill Development

A book like Principle-Driven Skill Development was inevitable. The western attraction to de-construction can be highly functional and, as demonstrated here, is particularly applicable to martial principles. In this book, teacher Russ Smith not only presents solid information but dissects years of experience to show the foundational principles of martial studies. He really thinks about […]

Feb
24
2017

The Hidden Power of Kung Fu Slapping

Can you explain the reason some styles like Tong Bei Quan and Kenpo use so much slapping? A fellow martial artist recently asked me about this. Little did he know was that I used to lecture obsessively on this subject to black belts and teachers. Even now, I still incorporate some of this technique in […]

Dec
16
2016

A Wire of Iron

What a year the monkey has been! Now, we have so much good stuff coming in we can act like the Rooster Year is already here, and can start to crow a bit. In the next couple of months, we’re looking forward to adding more and more top quality books and DVDs, often in English.  […]

Dec
10
2016

A Welcome Guest: The Hakka Fist

I have a friend, Tek Young Lin, who is a born storyteller. He can weave a tale with every nuance–the smell, the expressions, the details–all brought to life. He can twist a yarn about anything or nothing. In fact, he tells a wonderful Daoist story about collecting holes, and how his best friend almost tumbled […]

Jun
28
2014

Devilishly Clever Training Devices

Tyler Rea, martial artist and graphic designer, has come out with a new book focusing on the building and usage of inexpensive, DIY training equipment. This newest effort presents many types of equipment, much of which you can build. Two of Rea’s teachers were Sifu Edmund Kwai and his brother-in-law Sifu Lee Bing Choi; a […]

Dec
8
2013

Kung Fu in the Next Century

The problem with Shaolin is not that it will disappear but that the name will become so common as to signify nothing.

Nov
5
2013

The White Eyebrow style of Thomas Cheng

Here is yet another book on Pak Mei also known as Bak Mei and White Eyebrow style. These recent volumes all come from the same publishing company and there is a kind of correspondence among them. The forms and training and details are all from the same source but the coverage in this series attempts […]

Nov
4
2013

Don’t Block that Block

Sometimes people tell me there is no blocking in their martial styles and I feel a little sad for them. No doubt they feel that not blocking is a more evolved level of martial prowess.

Oct
18
2013

Pak Mei, Master Sam Choi style

Of all the styles we actually list on Plum, Pak Mei has to be one of the most reticent and close-lipped…

May
6
2013

Featured Schools: Yau Kung Moon

Foster City: May 5, 2013 One day, Debbie and I decided to raid our collection of old Kung Fu Theater VHS tapes and convert them to digital so we could share on Youtube. One of these in particular, a demonstration of Yao Kung Moon style, has brought a surprising number of views. We even heard from Sifu David  Louie, […]

May
3
2013

KW040: A new White Eyebrow book

… Bak Mei is known for its tight, serious and fast hands, its sticky hands and its point attacks…

Dec
21
2012

An Inch of Power

a skill we would all like to have: the ability to knock someone across the room with only an inch or two of motion on our punch…

Dec
10
2011

North vs. South, Hands vs. Feet

“Southern Hands, Northern Legs.” This old saying has bamboozled hordes of martial students to take for granted the superiority of hand striking for the Southern styles of Kung Fu and the dominance of kicking in the Northern styles.

Aug
7
2010

Where is Pak Mei Kung Fu?

A lot of people are interested in Southern style but there’s never enough written about them…