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“White Eyebrow”

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 […]

Feb
10
2017

Coloring in the Picture: Bubishi and Hakka styles

The Colorful Bubishi… We now carry both the Bubishi and the new Lion Books, General Tian’s Wubeizhi, with painted figures. This special copy is unlike all other copies presently known. In an amazing confluence of facts, we just happened to read the following footnote in Patrick McCarthy’s Book on Bubishi: … According to Mr. Yoza […]

Dec
27
2014

Tai Chi meets all Five Ancestors

This is what we nagged but there are many more new and exciting products coming in the Year of the Sheep or Goat.

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 […]

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 […]

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…

Apr
19
2010

Classic Training

I’ve told this story before but I like to repeat it:

Jun
25
2009

Southern style Kung Fu

THINGS SOUTHERN And it is, of course, presumptuous to place all forms of Southern Kung Fu in the same box as though they were just different colored jelly beans. There are reasons, though, for this general categorization.

Jan
24
2007

ESPY TV

ESPY TV has concentrated on the Eastern seaboard and covered many fine teachers and active schools there.