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“Southern Kung Fu”

Jun
27
2018

A Gathering Indeed

Friday, we drove south, over 350 miles to Monterey Park, in Los Angeles, in answer to Sifu Don Hamby’s invitation to attend his 3rd Annual Kung Fu Gathering of the Masters. Despite expectations based on decades of tournaments and events, we could not have anticipated what we encountered once the drumming started. Sifu Hamby, widely […]

Aug
29
2017

3 Southern Styles

Southern Kung Fu styles are under-represented in martial literature, as almost any Southern practitioner can tell you. So we make a special effort at Plum to seek out the best material we can offer.   Which is why an announcement of two new products and a long-waited restock is a bit of a celebration: A […]

May
11
2017

Iron Wire Fist Book Has Arrived

Finally. At last. The wait is over. Lam Chun Fai’s Iron Wire Fist book/DVD, Tid Sin Kuen, has JUST arrived. The 240 page book is bound in a heavy, textured paper wrapped cover, with both black-and-white and color interior pages. It also contains a bonus 9 minute DVD of Sifu Lam performing key movements from […]

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 […]

Sep
16
2016

Restocks of Rare Editions, North and South

You’ve proably seen our little “Want List” boxes throughout the site. And you may have also noticed that some of them stay in the “not available” state for months without being taken down. Are we really trying to torture people? No, it’s just that hope springs eternal. For instance here are two products we thought […]

May
26
2016

Kong Han Ngo Cho: Five Ancestors of Kung Fu

What a great book! If you have any interest in Five Ancestors Fist (Ngo Cho Kun) or Southern Boxing in general, this large, well-illustrated volume is a must-have for your library. The Five Ancestors is one style that combines five forms of Kung Fu fighting. Its core style is TaiZu, named after an Emperor of […]

Jul
22
2014

True Martial Spirit

Our Canadian Kung Fu brother and friend, Robert Cory del Medico, shared this video of himself performing Hua Shan Qigong Breathing and Loong Ying Mor Que (Lung Ying Mor Kiu—Dragon Fist Rubbing Bridge ) at last week’s Chinatown Festival in Toronto. The subject line of his email was: “just over a year post op.” What […]

Dec
14
2013

Hung Kuen book is back

The thing about the post office—and not just the USPS but international ones too—is that they are full of mystery when it comes to delivery times. And sometimes that even works in all of our favor! We just got fresh copies of Hung Kuen, back in stock from Hong Kong. The last order took 4 […]

Aug
26
2013

Preserving Hung Kuen

Just a little more about the Hung Kuen Fundamentals Special Edition that should arrive in a couple of weeks. We’re proud to offer this beutiful copy from a major style such as Hung Jia. The article is interesting and shows one face of the “vanishing rainforest” that we call traditional martial arts. There is also […]

Jul
15
2013

A Major Event for the Hung Style

The Lam family is justly famous for its stewardship of the largest branch of the famous Southern style, Hung Kuen. For the first time in over 60 years, they have issued a comprehensive training manual on their system, including the keystone form of the system, Gung Gee Fook Fu, along with special materials on usage, […]

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…

Mar
17
2013

Chen Pan Ling’s Tiger Crane version

This is an entirely different form yet built upon the twin Tiger Crane energies in an interpretation from Chen Pan Ling…

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…

Jul
10
2012

The Power of Jow Ga

Here is the first book on the Jow Ga style of Kung Fu by noted practitioner and competitor, Ron Wheeler…

Jun
1
2012

QA: Iron Wire Recommended DVDs?

Hi 🙂 I wonder if you can help me a little? I’m fascinated by the Iron Wire form but there are no schools near me to teach me this, and I realize its a very difficult form to learn from film, but can you recommend a film that is good instruction, etc. and maybe not […]

Apr
1
2012

The Southern Art of Ten•Wood•Rice

Southern Kung Fu styles turn, dodge and side step quickly with “rat steps.” At the same time hands flop out and haul in forming themselves into a menagerie of claws, paws, wings and edges.

Sep
29
2010

Hung Gar’s Older Brother

The appearance of any new material on Southern style Kung Fu is a cause for celebration…

Dec
21
2009

Product: Beginning Southern Saber

Here is the perfect beginning saber set for a class or demonstration group…

Nov
13
2009

Product: More Jow Gar

Here are two more examples of the Jow Gar, Southern Boxing, of teacher Chan Hing Fai…