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“Wujishi”

Jan
12
2019

Stand Still, Be Fit

The CDC released some disturbing data on falls for the year 2017. More than one in four seniors experienced falls. Among Americans, falls were the number one cause of injury and death from injury. The CDC recorded 29 million falls, 3 million emergency room visits, resulting in $31 billion in medicare costs. Most alarming was […]

Aug
31
2015

Second Look: A Big Book on a Misunderstood Art

I often jokingly called YiQuan “the old martial artist’s pasture” because it seemed that only people who wanted minimal practice, yet expected super-human powers, ever ordered any related products. I have to admit that at this point I never really “got” YiQuan. Even though I’ve been in the field for a long time, this seemingly […]

Jul
7
2014

One, Three and, of course, Two

These are the announcements we love to make: YiQuan practitioner Jan Diepersloot has not only reprinted the scarce Volume One in his Warriors of Stillness series, but look! He has now also published the long-awaited Volume 3: Masters of Perception. Diepersloot studied under Fong Ha, Han Xing Yuan, Yu Pen Xi, Cai Song Fang and […]

Aug
15
2013

Wujishi Has Arrived!

These two Standing fellows can only signal one thing: the arrival of Plum’s edition of Wujishi Breathing Exercises book, by Cai Songfang. There are several earlier announcements such as this ONE, which tell a bit of the story, but for right now, if you click on either of our friends to the left, it will […]

Aug
13
2013

What Are You Waiting For?

Yes, you read it correctly. The FIRST English language edition of Shifu Sun’s treatise on Swimming Body Bagua Zhang (400 pages!), along with a DVD, will arrive shortly from China…

Aug
3
2013

A Brain in the Belly

For many centuries, martial artists, monks and scholars have devoted special practice to concentrating not only their breathing but their intent on the area of the lower stomach. This section has influenced much of Asian culture, so that many expressions use the term “belly” as westerners might use the word “head.” And lo, we find […]

Jul
30
2013

Stand By for Wujishi

UPDATE: It’s alive! Click HERE for book Within the next two weeks, Plum will once again have the book  Wujishi Breathing Exercises  back in stock. The original Hong Kong publisher let it go out of print. But we knew that this text was too important to lose, so Plum bought the copyright, re-scanned and re-set […]

Jun
29
2013

Update: A Classic Moves to the Head of the Line:

Around here the plan is ‘change of plans.’ Here we were, peacefully finishing Plum’s new book and DVD on the Kung fu Staff, when some international negotiations placed the famous igong text, Wujishi Breathing Exercises,  in our hands. We decided to make its out-of-print period the shortest  in history. This famous qigong text, based on […]

Jun
20
2012

Wujishi Book, Back in Stock

Good news! You can stop holding your breath (literally): the slow boat has finally arrived and our beloved Wujishi book is back in stock. This is one of those quiet classics that could easily find its place on the shelves of any good martial arts or qigong library. Click image to go to ordering page.

Mar
28
2012

Standing Still

Personally, I continue to believe that standing practice is important and useful. The trouble is that there is a deep, deep contradiction in the way it is taught in many schools.