The Kung Fu books listed here are special, every one of them. They either are of exceptional quality or represent information generally unavailable in any other format. You may have to search a little: Chow Gar for Phoenix Eye, Mei Hua Style under Long Fist, for example. We are always interested in your recommendations and you will see that certain books have ours.



Alphabetical list of Plum Kung Fu books.
Click on the letter to see a brief description of each Kung Fu style listed...
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ANIMAL STYLES

You will find other animal forms on our site—such as Tiger—but this brings together some disparate forms such as Dragon boxing where we don't have enough to devote a separate section but think the boxing important enough to list.

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CHIN NAH & SHUAI JIAO (Chinese wrestling)

Page #1: Shuai Jiao (wrestling)
Of course Shuai Jiao, Chinese wrestling, uses joint locks but we broke this section into two divisions because Chin Na does not always use throws and takedown.

Page #2: Chin Na
Here are a number of texts, some of them quite good, on methods and applications of Chin Na ....

CHOY LAY FUT

This huge style is a combination of three other branches into one of the most recognizeable and popular Kung Fu styles in the world. With over a hundred forms and a solid fighting style, CLF continues to gather students and admirers.

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DRUNKEN FISTS

The Drunkard's boxing can be a way of doing your styles, a style in itself or mixed with others forms as in the "Drunken Monkey". We have them all here

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EAGLE CLAW STYLE


A beautiful style blending many good Chin Na techniques with the acrobatic tumbling skills of Fanzi based on Northern Shaolin. A famous and lovely style.


ESSAYS, HISTORY, THEORY, PHILOSOPHY

In other words, the intellectual side of martial arts which not only exists but is often the real motive for long term interest. Though there are not a lot of really good reads when it comes to the heart and soul of Kung Fu practice, the ones shown here are worth noting, and reading for that matter. Famous teachers, a world-class Chinese historian, stories and pearls of wisdom ...

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FIVE ANCESTORS

The famous Southern Style combining five forms of Kung Fu into one effective whole, blending White Crane, Lo Han, Monkey, Tai Tzu and Tat Chun.


FUNDAMENTALS

Don't think of the fundamentals as simple, just essential. In this section we have Tan Tui the famous Spring Leg form, compulsory Contemporary Wushu basics, general basics, some excellent first forms from different styles, a children's text and the entire primary curriuculum from the world-famous Jing Woo Association.

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GENERAL AND UNUSUAL THINGS

Some items for fun (Chinese ninjas), some for research (such as a Wushu dictionary so popular we have trouble keeping it in stock) and some things to just keep you guessing.

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HUNG GAR
(Hung Family Fist)
One of the most famous Kung Fu styles in the world! Here we have translations from Lam Sai Wing, numerous representatives like Kwong Wing Lam and Bucksam Kong and much more...
More about HUNG style.

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IRON PALM TRAINING


There are many ways of training your skill in Kung Fu, but this specialize method lies near the core of Kung Fu ...

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KICKING

We like to kick, let's be honest. Here are books on the special talents of kicking Kung Fu style...

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LONG FIST
(various Northern Styles)

Forms derived from many branches including Plum Blossom Boxing, Muslim Cha Boxing and handcuffed boxing.


LOST TRACK
(Mi Zong)

Variously known as Lost Track Boxing, Mizong Quan and Yan Qing Boxing, this big style is very popular in China and highly respected for its characteristic "lost" footwork. It may go by many names but they all end up here.

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PRAYING MANTIS

Page 1:Praying Mantis Kung Fu
The Praying Mantis isn't just popular, it is one of the great success stories of Kung Fu. Here is a wide variety of forms and branches ...

Page #2: Shihfu Paul Eng
Five beautifully done volumes on the art of the Praying Mantis a DVD and an exclusive interview with this life-long practitoner.

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SELF DEFENSE

Pressure points, tactics, special situations, unusual and simple weapons...


SHAOLIN

Page #1: Shaolin Kung Fu
Various teachers and methods but all originating in the Shaolin Temple: kicking skills, important forms, old manuscripts, training texts,

Page #2: Shaolin English/Chinese editions
Here is a series of nicely done books with many Shaolin forms and all in en face edition. Very clear photography and straight forward instructions.


SOUTHERN KUNG FU & SHORT FISTS

Included are such lesser seen but fine styles as Choi Mok (Tsai Mo), Chow Gar (Phoenix Eye), Pak Mei (White Eyebrow/Bai Mei), Dragon Boxing, Five Ancestors and more...

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TIGER BOXING AND FU JOW PAI
(North and South)

This section brings together many things: the work of Tak Wah Eng during his Fu Jow period and developing his own forms and methods; Dan Draegers books on Black Tiger Boxing and other Tiger style related items.

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WEAPONS

Page #1: Various Weapons
The Kuan Dao, Three-Sectional Staff, Hidden Weapons, Double Sabers, Killing Fan; a wide selection of instruments and skills...

Page #2: Straight Sword
The straight sword is a master's weapon. Here is a whole section devoted to its mastery.


WHITE CRANE BOXING

The Long Arm styles with its expressive movements and powerful fighting actions...

WING CHUN PAI

Wing Chun Pai: Page #1
This is a page of various Wing Chun practitioners and their special methods along with such controversial books as Wing Chun Warrior...

Wing Chun Pai: Page #2 Randy Williams
Randy Williams has been training for a number of years. This page ahows not only his newest series of books but many of his original, beautifully done Singapore series ....

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