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“Xing Yi”

May
17
2013

Staying Fit with Wang Pei Sheng

many martial teachers would suggest specialized, one might even say custom-fitted exercises for people who were not their student necessarily…

Feb
26
2013

Excerpts from our Favorites

The Japanese challenger said, “I am going to use hard strength to take your arm in a lock and break it. Let’s see if you can use your soft energy to overcome that!”

Dec
16
2012

Sun Style Shines

We see a definite rise in the number of Sun practitioners…

Sep
2
2012

Sun LuTang’s Xing Yi Quan Xue: Alive and Well

I don’t think that we will ever get tired of announcing the returns of important works to martial artists, like today’s Xing Yi Xuan Xue: The Study of Form-Mind Boxing, which is now in stock at Plum. When we first started Plum, a lot of our quest to ‘bring to light’ these works involved rummaging through […]

May
6
2012

Xin Yi Liu He: This Time, A Book

  A few days ago, we added a great series of Xin Yi Liu He DVDs. Now, we are happy to announce the return of one of our favorite books on the same subject.

Apr
30
2012

Our New Xin Yi Liu He page

XYLH was a virtually hidden style for many years and now it is being preserved and practiced by an unusual group: namely people who know what they’ve got.

Mar
29
2012

New: VCD 1731 Xing Yi Meridian Sword

Dubbed, not subtitled, a strong form Xing Yi straight sword set by champion, Zhang Xi Zheng.

Jan
19
2012

An Old and a New Xing Yi Book

This book is in the Li Cun Yi lineage and it combines (both in traditional Chinese) an old Xing Yi form text along with a newly photographed sword and 13 power fist set. Nice photos and, of course, neat old drawings of the 36 movement Xing Yi sword.

Nov
30
2011

Xing Yi Nei Gong, Pt 2: This Time It’s Personal

See these images on the left? For about TWO YEARS, we have had to keep this want tag closely aligned with this important text, “Xing Yi Nei Gong: Xing Yi Health Maintenance and Internal Strength Development”, by Tim Cartmell and Dan Miller (of Pakua Journal fame) But no longer! The present publisher of the book […]

Nov
11
2011

An “Essential” Wushu Book

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

Nov
8
2011

One Last Chu Gui Ting DVD

Here is the last of Yang De ChengDe’s representation of the style of his teacher—Chu Gui Ting

Oct
21
2011

Xing Yi Nei Gong? Really?

After many requests from our customers, we have worked to get the Xing Yi Nei Gong DVD (and book) available again. Well! We just got notice that the DVDs are SHIPPING today!

Sep
20
2011

More of the Master: VCD

Here is a little prize, a two-disk VCD that shows the achievement and student community of master Chu GuiTing…

Sep
8
2011

Butterfly Hands

The Butterfly Hands, often associated with a crossed-wrist position, comes up here and there in some styles of Kung Fu where you would least expect it. Hung Gar, for instance, has a nice Butterfly Set with fast, light hands and lots of body spinning. Here is a book on the Butterfly Technique of the Xin […]

Sep
4
2011

The Book-Go-Round

Here at Plum, we sometimes get as excited when books return, as when we get new ones; the great ones tend to disappear quickly so it is always a happy time for us when we can restock some favorites. Our newest batch is scattered all over the map, but if you click on the pictures […]

Aug
23
2011

Chui GuiTing: the Kind Fighter

…he was a powerful fighter with a compassionate heart..

Jul
17
2011

Xing Yi from a Well Rounded Teacher

…we’ll just suggest that if you have any interest in this art you check out the newest offerings on this subject…

Jul
4
2011

The Passing of Robert Smith

July 1st, Robert Smith passed away. Someone in the martial arts field once called him “the Grand-daddy of us all.”

Jun
13
2011

A Nei Gong Manual

Most of us use the term Nei Gong and Qigong (Chi Kung) interchangeably. One subtle distinction lies in the type and the goal of training. In many cases Nei Gong is a more appropriate term for martial training which encompasses more than simple refinement of the qi.

Jun
5
2011

Chu GuiTing: fighter and teacher

Not only did he become one of Yang’s top ten disciples but, later in life, he stood as Yang’s chosen fighter to take on challenges to the school.