A recent study has indicated that close to 8 million Americans are involved in some form of martial arts training.  This shows that martial arts have attained significant global recognition and ac...

Feb 17 , 2019

The New Girl...huh?

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Yup, that's right.  There's a new girl on board at Plum Dragon (that's me, Lisa), and I am pretty sure I speak for Josh when I say that he is SO very glad to have me here.   The demand for Josh's ...

John McSweeney received his 7th Degree Black in Kenpo Karate and was the 7th person to achieve a Parker black belt.  He is the Father of Irish Kenpo, the first to make the IKKA international, and h...

Feb 17 , 2019

What is Dit Da Jow?

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Dit Da Jow translates to "injury removing wine" or "iron hit wine". These herbal liniments have been used by ancient Chinese monks and herbalists for centuries! Although not widely known in the Un...

This wrist pain article covers the application of heat to carpal tunnel, tendinosis, osteoarthritis, strains and sprains. Heat seems to help with pain relief and grip strength. And another article...

Known affectionately in the United States as Jewish Penicillin, chicken soup is just good for the soul! There´s literally a million ways that this soup dish can be prepared. It´s a very common dis...