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“Wing Chun”

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
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.

Jan
1
2013

Randy Williams Complete in 28 Volumes (special sale!)

The prolific Randy Williams issued, over the years, a 28 volume set of DVDs that encompasses a detailed view of Wing Chun. With wit, intensity, and a thorough approach to his subject, he covers Wing Chun Basics, Training Methods Lop Sau and Chee Sau, Combat Drills and Techniques, Wooden Dummy training, PLUS the three hand […]

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…

Feb
29
2012

The Eternal Ring of Wing Chun

Here is the first book in English on the practice of the Bamboo Ring particularly as it relates to Wing Chun and other southern forms of Kung Fu.

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.

May
26
2011

Wing Chun Cantonese style

It is particularly true of cuisine that some dishes lose their taste when  are not served in the original language. Who would want to eat pasta with the names translated into Norwegian?

Feb
15
2011

Once again, Randy Williams

We are once again stocked on the encyclopedic series of DVDs by the inestimable Randy Williams. Sifu Williams’ DVD series has been difficult to come by, but we are now complete on all of his titles.

Jan
1
2011

The Hardest Thing

What do I mean by cooperation? I DON’T mean just being a rag doll.

Jun
7
2010

Randy Williams Updated

Great news! The missing Randy Williams DVD, that is, the FIRST one on Basics, arrived today. Now, along with those announced below,  we once again have a full complement of Sifu Williams’s excellent Wing Chun series. Let the Chee Sau begin!

Jun
5
2010

Randy Williams, Back in the House!

Turn in your toes, settle into your stance, and brush off the wooden dummy…Randy Williams is BACK at Plum! It has been a very long wait (too long, in our opinion) but we nagged and cajoled the publisher until…Randy Williams’s great DVD series is back in print and once again available at Plum (for those […]

Apr
19
2010

Classic Training

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

Apr
10
2010

Product: Wing Chun and The Director’s Cut

Randy Williams may be one of the most prolific DVD producers in martial arts. He also shows some really innovative ideas. We added the last, we believe, of his original Wing Chun series with two DVDs where he and his students play real-time Sitcky Hands on screen and chime in with comments, funny, critical and […]

Mar
15
2010

Product: Another Dummy?

While checking through our stock for a reader request we realized …

Feb
5
2010

Event: San Jose Wing Chun Seminar!

February 27th and 28th Master Sam Hing Fai Chan is holding a two-day seminar on the Ip Man Wing Chun system…

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.

Apr
2
2003

Borrowed Energy

Now here’s the paradox: every night when I come home my cat, Carthage, who has been listening at the door, plops herself down in the middle of the rug, and wants to play. Other than the essential petting the idea of play takes the form of sparring.