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“yiquan”

Feb
23
2018

C.S.Tang Tells the Story of XingYiQuan

Plum has worked with CS Tang for a long while. And after meeting and spending time with him a few years ago, our admiration deepened when we found that his breadth of information was made that much better by the thoughtful depth he brought to his subjects. His recent and new-to-Plum book, “The Mysterious Power […]

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 […]

Jun
9
2015

A Conversation on Yiquan

As promised, here is our 15 minute interview with C. S. Tang on his insights into Yiquan. Simple explanations for some of the more opaque concepts of this practice, like “Why Stand?” Also, a great story about that little-known association between Yiquan founder Wang Xiang Zhai and famous kendo master Kenichi Sawai. Click picture to […]

Jun
9
2015

Insights Into Yiquan: A Conversation with C. S. Tang

For more on C. S. Tang and his new book, The Complete Yiquan, CLICK HERE

Jun
6
2015

The Complete Book of Yiquan

As we mentioned in closing our last article on meeting C S Tang in Hong Kong, we have acquired his new book (along with a few others to come) on Yiquan. As a matter of fact its title, The Complete Book of Yiquan, is quite accurate: it is a comprehensive manual on this sometimes-controversial practice […]

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 […]

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 […]

May
30
2011

The Return of DaCheng Kung Fu

We admit it: one of our great joys at Plum is being able to offer the rare, the scarce, the unknown, the classic. Of course, that means that there will most likely be limited availability on many of these items. So we are especially happy when something returns to us and, as in this case, […]