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“Tan Tui”

Aug
12
2019

The Road to Tan Tui (Redux)

A long while back, we created and posted a free series of video tutorials on the famous 12 Road Tan Tui; the series is made up of 14 videos which include step-by-step instruction PLUS applications for each road.  For years, this has been popular on our site, but when we recently reviewed it we were […]

Jul
17
2019

Q&A: The Yoke Punch in Tan Tui: North and South

Q: I’d like to ask why is there a different alignment of the arms with the Yoke punch as demonstrated in the Tan Tui 12 Road and the 10 Road forms respectfully? In the 10 Road video Sifu gives specific details about the arm alignment (90° in one instance and 135°? In another instance… depending […]

Jul
6
2019

The Evolution of Forms Practice

A form is a traditional set of significant actions where you can shine brilliantly in impeccable performance, or balk so that nothing moves. Forms are what you work to perfect, aware that form is not perfectible; aware that there are countless wrong turns possible; aware that the forms themselves improve you, even if you are […]

Aug
4
2017

Muslim Kung Fu: The Fist of the Bodyguards

Comment: Of the over 700 articles and opinion pieces on the martial arts I’ve published, this one on Muslim Kung Fu has probably gotten the most reactions. Letters and question from all over the world have flooded in. There is a lot of interest there in Jiao Men, Islamic martial arts. Here is the first […]

Feb
12
2016

Just a Handful of Books

We have SO many new texts in Chinese to offer that we are just picking some at random. Some are on rare material like Shi style Bagua, others are those classic collectibles taken at the beginning of the last century with dodgy photos and famous masters still young men. We picked a few subjects at […]

Jul
17
2015

Tan Tui 3 Patterns

This new DVD by Sifu Adam Hsu takes a version of Tan Tui and shows three important ways of practicing, giving a new life to an old form. (Actually it could just as easily be performed with your particular version of Tan Tui; or any Chinese martial arts form for that matter.) This presentation discusses […]

Jun
17
2015

The Other Side of Tradition

On the “Three Steps of Tan Tui” DVD When your tradition is so tight you can’t breathe, then it doesn’t matter how good it looks. There is a lot of tradition in the art of Kung Fu. Three thousand years of tightening tends to cause some gasping. Other big problems with tradition can make you […]

Feb
16
2015

Adam Hsu Speaks Up

From a lifetime of teaching and writing about Martial arts, internationally known Adam Hsu has compiled many of his thoughts in this three+ hour discussion. Billed as a “debate” it would be more fitting to call this “debate points” like what you might rehearse with your own hometown debate team. His approach challenges many ideas […]

Feb
5
2014

QA: Gong Li Quan

Dear Sifu Mancuso, Recently, I’ve been trying to learn more about Tan Tui’s brother: Gong Li Quan. I say “brother” because the two are both recognized as reliable, off-the-rack forms for developing general strength and skill in kung fu, and they’re both included in the Jing Wu curriculum (some of PlumPub’s own books even have […]

Dec
27
2012

Spring Leg into the New Year

We may be crazy but we love the Tan Tui form. Sifu Jason Tsou and Arthur Schonfeld, the creators of the Jian Shu sword fighting text, have returned with a complete 10 Road Tan Tui package that includes the form from the Han Ching Tan to Adam Hsu lineage along with a DVD and some […]

May
2
2012

Rare Chinese Texts

Produced in the first half of the 20th century, we have two more offering from the Taiwanese publishing and collector’s house: LionBooks. You might call these old texts Long Arm and Longh Leg. We have an early edition of the famous Tan Tui set which we have never offered (and very old drawings) and one […]

Aug
16
2011

Cha, The Muslim Style

Everything in this small series is pretty much self explanatory as long as you have the limberness of a ballet dancer.

Jul
3
2011

The Jing Wu Heritage Continues…

This book is riddled with great old photos, …

Sep
29
2010

Basics

This basic book on Basic Chinese boxing is one of those old-style texts,with Chinese on one page and the English translation on the other. Contains a neat 12 Road Tan Tui PLUS a Gung Li Chuan form. They don’t make them like this anymore! We have been out of stock for awhile, but just got […]

Sep
24
2010

No Silent Flute

Here’s a bargain, two nice sets for the price of one…

Jun
22
2010

Product: Jing Wu Assocation

Now here’s along overdue piece of the puzzle…

Jan
1
2010

Product: Leaping Long Fist

There are some basic sets which are justly famous…

Dec
6
2009

Restock part 2: TanTui!

We have been able to get back in a few copies of two of our favorite Tan Tui books: 10 Routine Spring Leg and Northern Shaolin 12 Tan Tui. Click either image to take you to the page…

Jul
16
2007

Springy Training

This is nothing new to Kung Fu in general but, when you are struggling through a foundational form like this, you don’t know that. You just think it’s torturous.

Dec
19
2003

Cha Chuan and Muslim Systems

Cha Chuan (Zha Quan) is an important system in China, a fighting style developed by members of the Muslim faith.