Category Archives: School Business

The Simple Art of Breathing

This simple method of breathing works well for people practicing Chinese martial arts, Chinese medicine, meditation and what is commonly referred to as Qigong (Chi Kung). We call it simple, but it is also profound; as it relates the physical … 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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Black Sash, White Mask

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Shaolin Sheltering

Master Ted Mancuso, the proprietor of Plum Publications and founder of the Academy of Martial and Internal Arts, is my elder Kung Fu brother, or my Sihing (師兄) in Cantonese. We both trained in Northern Shaolin Kung Fu (Bak Sil … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Here they are at the 2019 Tiger Claw tournament in San Jose, promoting Plumpub and our studio and style, Bak Sil Lum.  

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Academy Payment Page

Would you like to use paypal or a credit card to pay for your classes at the Academy? Just click the appropriate button below, and it will take you to our shopping cart where you can quickly complete the payment. … Continue reading

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Hello from Wales

Dear Students, I hope everyone is practicing and having a good time. Many schools go through a re-calibration when the head-instructor is away. But this is actually an important time in martial training, when students are face to face with … Continue reading

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The Passing of Rod Oka

Rod Oka, long time student here at the Academy, passed away on the third of this month. He had been fighting pancreatic cancer for about a year. During his time with us he had studied Shaolin and Tai Chi. In … Continue reading

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Academy T-Shirts!

We’ve moved Heaven, Earth and one large Dragon… and, once again, have Academy T-Shirts! You can order HERE or just ask at the studio. Be the envy of your friends and Wear the Dragon!  

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Academy T- Shirts!

Our new ‘Chinese Henleys’ are here! Each shirt sells for $25. If you order through the site, you can pick them up at the school. The shopping cart will not add shipping for these shirts. If you do want them … Continue reading

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Monday 8:00 PM Class Hiatus

Until the end of April, the Advanced Internal Arts class on Monday night, at 8pm, will be on hiatus. The other advanced Tai Chi and internal arts classes will still meet as usual, so see you there!

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Arts of the Academy

Congratulations to Steve Strasnick, longtime Academy student, who recently attended the 22nd Annual Chinese Martial Arts Tournament, on March 15, in Berkeley. Steve won the Internal Style Men’s Division by performing a number of styles, including Taijiquan and Bagua Zhang. … Continue reading

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