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“Tang Lang”

Jan
16
2017

Three Texts: New, Old, Reborn

Our storms are done here (we hope). It seems like during the time we holed up and watched the wind change the landscape, we also acquired a host of new products and long unavailable reprints. We have just added three of these books, each in a different phase of the publishing process. NEW: First is […]

Feb
29
2016

MORE Video Glimpses of Shifu Jou

We have been so inspired while reviewing videos from the newest addition to the Plum cast–that is, Shifu PouFu Jou–that we are preparing excerpts from each of his DVDs for you to take a look. We have now posted three clips, with more to come: on Northern Praying Mantis LanJie and Lipi Quan, plus his  […]

Feb
19
2016

3 Worthy Additions from Shifu Jou

Shifu Jou’s series of instructional and lecture DVDs has definitely attracted some attention. There is a tendency right now to emphasize the mainland, but people should not forget what a treasure trove of skill Taiwan is–at least for a little while longer. For instance, the first of the new ones presents an in-depth discussion/lecture on […]

Jan
6
2016

Mantis Exits the Cave: Sifu Paul Eng’s Last Book: NOW available

Sifu Paul Eng died almost one year ago. He left behind thousands of students; an ongoing school in California; loved ones; a reputation for kindness; memories of his skill and patience as a martial artist and teacher; and a short list of books and a DVD that he had published, the most notable being 5 […]

Jan
23
2015

The Bowman and the Tiger: excerpt

The following story is told in China: A hunter in ancient times was out on a moonlit night when he saw a tiger seated some ten meters away. Frightened, he tensed his bow and with all his intent he let loose his arrow, because if he did not kill the tiger fast, the tiger would […]

Nov
20
2011

Book: Praying Mantis Locking Hand

Here is another book rescued from the past. This Koinonia Publications volume is The Locking Hand form of the Seven Star Mantis system. It is one of the few Koinonia books not written by Leo Fong, rather by Jose P. Chua. This one is a very early English language book on Mantis and consists almost […]

Nov
11
2011

An “Essential” Wushu Book

Here is a book that surveys the whole field of Chinese Martial Arts all in one volume.

May
6
2010

Product: Taiji Mantis, first in English

Here is one of the first books in English on the Taiji (Tai Chi) Praying Mantis, also known as the Tai Chi Mei Hua Praying Mantis.

Aug
11
2007

Review: Praying Mantis DVD

I recently obtained a copy of Gao Jian’s first public DVD, “Six Harmonies Praying Mantis Boxing” from Plumpub.com, and decided to write this review of one of the first English language DVD, produced on this rare system of Northern Praying Mantis.