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Adam Hsu on Chen Style Taijiquan

It is no secret that we at Plum greatly admire Adam Hsu (Hsu Ji) and his teachings. We have published some of his books and DVDs, excerpted and reprinted articles, and referenced his many principles and theories. He is also … Continue reading

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Academy Fees

Several students have asked how to pay their school membership fees while we are closed. We are grateful for your support. If you would like to do this, and are able, you can use this link. If you prefer to … Continue reading

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What Are We All Up to, Part 2

Thanks to Travis for sending us a small part of his daily training routine. We’d love to see yours, too….

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Copper Whiskers

This is an article about one of the great weapons, a weapon that has been employed in real combat but which is also considered an instrument of beauty and style. People react variously to a two-edged straight sword; some see … Continue reading

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Black Sash, White Mask

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What Are We All Up To?

Hello all, We’ve been getting nice emails from some of you, letting us know how you are doing. Some tales even include pictures and videos! Woohoo! We love that. Below is a taste of what we have received. If you … Continue reading

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A Martial Artist Washes His Hands

Right now we’re all awash in the best methods of sanitizing our hands, so why not have some fun with it? We did! Get down and dirty (um, I mean clean) with a kung fu teacher who knows his hand … Continue reading

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Daily Neigong (Qigong) Routine

Our illustrious and accomplished colleague and friend in Sacramento, Sifu Robert Nakashima, has generously created and shared his daily Neigong routine. Running about 20 minutes, even just watching this video provides calm and comfort, although getting up and trying it … Continue reading

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Playing Around with the Rattan Ring

Our first video for you at home utilizes a training tool called the Rattan Ring. Actually, there are several alternatives you can substitute if you don’t have one of these hanging around!  Please stay safe, and keep in touch! Ted, … Continue reading

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Free Livestream Qigong Class, Thursday, March 19

Next session, Sunday, March 21, at 10am PDT, on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/953395301   Our friend and colleague, Sally Chang, sent this to us this morning… With news in a nosedive, I decided to offer this Qigong class FREE for EVERYBODY. No … Continue reading

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Intent

This is maybe not entirely martial, but is a beautiful demonstration of Intent. I think it will also take your mind off of your worries for a few minutes! Enjoy.

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Academy Class Suspension (Update)

Update, March 26: Hello dear friends, Well, we thought we would check in with you, see how you all are faring, and update you on our classes.    These last couple of weeks have been difficult for so many people—really, … Continue reading

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Tai Chi For Health, 3 month class starts January 8

• Learn a complete form in just three months • Traditional, fluid, moving meditation • Small Class, detailed instruction • Emphasis on correct posture and form for health, balance, and vitality • Authentic martial structure for strength and flexibility • … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Straight Sword–Basics Class

Hoping for this class to return in January! For the first time, the Academy adds an 8 week Tai Chi Straight Sword class to our revolving workshop menu. If you are intrigued, in general, by the straight sword—it being one … Continue reading

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New T-Shirts Have Arrived!

What? New T-Shirts? New Design? They’re here! Click the image above and you can go to the order page, or pick one up at the studio when you come to class.

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