Displaying posts tagged with

“Zha Quan”

Aug
4
2017

Muslim Kung Fu: The Fist of the Bodyguards

Comment: Of the over 700 articles and opinion pieces on the martial arts I’ve published, this one on Muslim Kung Fu has probably gotten the most reactions. Letters and question from all over the world have flooded in. There is a lot of interest there in Jiao Men, Islamic martial arts. Here is the first […]

Jul
27
2015

The Water Styles

The class is warming up, you can hear the uniforms snapping, the floor jumping; but you are in the office with a potential student. He called your studio, set up an appointment. Now he sits across from you hoping you will answer his burning question: which style should he start with? I sit back, think […]

Jul
17
2015

Tan Tui 3 Patterns

This new DVD by Sifu Adam Hsu takes a version of Tan Tui and shows three important ways of practicing, giving a new life to an old form. (Actually it could just as easily be performed with your particular version of Tan Tui; or any Chinese martial arts form for that matter.) This presentation discusses […]

Jun
17
2015

The Other Side of Tradition

On the “Three Steps of Tan Tui” DVD When your tradition is so tight you can’t breathe, then it doesn’t matter how good it looks. There is a lot of tradition in the art of Kung Fu. Three thousand years of tightening tends to cause some gasping. Other big problems with tradition can make you […]

Jun
10
2013

Master of Shaolin Kung Fu

His skills were so profound that he was often able to be victorious with just one stroke. His Shaolin Iron Palm skills were so good that people called him “Iron Palm Gu Ruzhang”…

Dec
27
2012

Spring Leg into the New Year

We may be crazy but we love the Tan Tui form. Sifu Jason Tsou and Arthur Schonfeld, the creators of the Jian Shu sword fighting text, have returned with a complete 10 Road Tan Tui package that includes the form from the Han Ching Tan to Adam Hsu lineage along with a DVD and some […]

Aug
16
2011

Cha, The Muslim Style

Everything in this small series is pretty much self explanatory as long as you have the limberness of a ballet dancer.

Mar
2
2010

Product: Examining Cha Style Kung Fu

Cha Boxing is a large and popular art which has highly influenced the Kung Fu world…

Oct
12
2009

Restock: Tan Tui by Ma Yong Sheng

Tan Tui Essential Notes by Ma Yong Sheng

Oct
7
2005

1500 Years and Thanks!

It’s been at least ten years since Plum really started to gather momentum. We never thought when we started the company it would be so interesting…

Dec
19
2003

Cha Chuan and Muslim Systems

Cha Chuan (Zha Quan) is an important system in China, a fighting style developed by members of the Muslim faith.