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Best Wing Chun Books to Read

Here is a list of the best Wing Chun books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Wing Chun Kung Fu: Traditional Chinese Kung Fu for Self-Defense and Health (1998)

Best Wing Chun Books to ReadStraightforward and efficient, Wing Chun Kung Fu is one of the most popular forms of Kung Fu because it emphasizes techniqu over strength. By using the skills of Wing Chun Kung Fu, a smaller and weaker person can easily overcome a larger strong opponent. With its focus on technique rather than force, it is suitable for both men and women, young and old, and for those of all levels of physical fitness. Grandmaster Ip Chun is regarded as the world’s leading authority on Wing Chun. Bruce Lee–Wing Chun’s most famous student–was taught by Ip Chun’s father, Grandmaster Ip Man. Michael Ise…
Author(s): Ip Chun, Michael Tse

2. The Tao of Wing Chun: The History and Principles of China’s Most Explosive Martial Art (2019)

Best Wing Chun Books to ReadWing Chun is the most popular form of Chinese Kung Fu in the world today, with over four million practitioners. The art as it is presently understood has been handed down from teacher to student for more than three hundred years. Until now, no one has ever stepped back and taken a critical look at why this art’s techniques are presented and performed the way they are. This book, by Wing Chun master Danny Xuan and martial-arts authority John Little, is the first to decipher these techniques that until now have been encrypted within this art….
Author(s): John Little, Danny Xuan

3. Wing Chun Kung-Fu (1972)

Best Wing Chun Books to ReadEdited by Bruce Lee and featuring jeet kune do legend Ted Wong, this book introduces the reader to the sil lim tao form, the immovable-elbow and centerline theories, chi sao (sticky hands), trapping, and much more. Wing Chun Kung-Fu continues to set the standard for martial arts instructional books, and it has become the perennial study guide for kung fu enthusiasts of all skill levels. …
Author(s): J. Yimm Lee, Bruce Lee

4. Traditional Wing Chun – The Branch of Great Master Yip Man (2017)

Best Wing Chun Books to ReadWing Chun Kuen – is the most famous and dynamic style of Wushu in the world. Its distinguishing features are simplicity and economy of movements, softness and flexibility, as well as the effectiveness of protection and power of attacks. The main purpose of this direction of Chinese martial arts is the fastest achievement of victory in battle with the minimum efforts and energy. Over the long history of Wing Chun, the original style was divided into several large branches. It should be noted that at the similarity of the principles that were put to the basis of the…
Author(s): Igor Dudukchan, Marina Kondratenko

5. Wing Chun Kung Fu Bamboo Ring: Martial Methods and Details of the Jook Wan Heun of Wing Chun (2012)

Best Wing Chun Books to ReadThe Wing Chun Bamboo Ring or Jook Wan is a rare and lesser known training method used in the system of Wing Chun Kung Fu. In this volume the details of the Sup Yat Wan, or 11 Ring Sets, are presented along with general history, structural details, martial maxims, terminology and much more for the Bamboo Ring of Wing Chun Kung Fu….
Author(s): Mr. Tyler Rea

6. Wing Chun: Life Physics; a study in building a life worth living from the ground up. (2019)

Best Wing Chun Books to Read“All of the universe is made of the same elements, and all matter within it obeys the same laws. From this foundation, Pritchard brilliantly interweaves the construction of life, philosophy, and the martial arts system that understands them best.” ~Noble Brown, Author of ‘The White Arrow’”It’s a very good book about the fundamental principles of life and self-mastery. The author uses simple language to explain how everything is connected to everything and how Wing Chun practice can have a profound effect on your life. The author shows that Kung-fu is not all about kicking and punching by sharing touching personal…
Author(s): Jonathan Pritchard

7. A Path of Mastery: Lessons on Wing Chun and Life from Sifu Francis Fong (2016)

Best Wing Chun Books to ReadWith over 50 years of experience in Wing Chun Kung Fu, Sifu FrancisFong is recognized as one of the top Wing Chun instructors and martialartists in the world. A Path of Mastery contains lessons taught to SeniorInstructor Jim Brault through thousands of hours of training over morethan two decades. These lessons can no doubt help you to improve yourmartial arts ability. Perhaps more importantly, they will also improve yourlife. This book is your opportunity to learn from one of the great teachersof our time….
Author(s): Jim Brault

8. Becoming the Path of Wing Chun: Thought, Action and Awareness (2018)

Best Wing Chun Books to ReadBecoming the Path of Wing Chun is a detailed account of the concepts and ideas most central to the art of Wing Chun. The in-depth perspective and guidance are critical for any and all students of the art. Understanding how the practice is a process of inner looking and self-addressing helps to focus these fundamental concepts and ideas into effortless application. Every serious practitioner can benefit from this unique perspective on the Path of Wing Chun….
Author(s): Michael Herrera

9. Basic Wing Chun Training: Wing Chun For Street Fighting and Self Defense (2019)

Best Wing Chun Books to ReadIt starts with Wing Chun techniques for beginners and advances up to sticky hands (Wing Chun Chi Sao).Anyone interested in martial arts will learn from these Wing Chun training techniques. Those who will benefit most are: You’ll love this Wing Chun training manual, because it adapts a proven martial art to the streets of today! Includes 4 Free Bonuses!Get your copy of Basic Wing Chun Training today and you will also receive: Jam-packed with Wing Chun Training Techniques Contains 42 Wing Chun Lessons, 97 Training Exercises, and a Never-Ending Training Timetable! Learn…
Author(s): Sam Fury, Diana Mangoba

10. Wing Tsun 116 Wooden Dummy Techniques (2018)

Best Wing Chun Books to ReadWITHOUT A DOUBT one of the best books ever published on Chinese Wooden Dummy techniques, this great volume is written by the true master of masters — YIP CHUN. Demonstrated by Yip Man, the long-time teacher of Bruce Lee, this book includes not just technical know-how, but also the true story of Yip Man’s background and riveting history. Many rare photos of Bruce Lee are included in this remarkable book –- a must have for the library of any martial arts student or practitioner….
Author(s): Yip Chun

11. Guangdong Wing Chun – Forms and Fighting Techniques (2019)

Best Wing Chun Books to ReadWing Chun, it is the most famous and dynamic style of Wushu in the world. Its distinctive features are the simplicity and economy of movements, softness, and flexibility, as well as the effectiveness of defenses and the power of attacks. The main purpose of this branch of Chinese martial arts is the fastest achievement of victory in battle with the minimum effort and energy. The book offered to readers is devoted to an overview of the Wing Chun Kuen techniques, which became widespread in schools of Guangdong province. The book contains a large…
Author(s): Igor Dudukchan, Oleg Pehovsky

12. The Creation of Wing Chun: A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts (2016)

Best Wing Chun Books to ReadLooks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance.This book explores the social history of southern Chinese martial arts and their contemporary importance to local identity and narratives of resistance. Hong Kong’s Bruce Lee ushered the Chinese martial arts onto an international stage in the 1970s. Lee’s teacher, Ip Man, master of Wing Chun Kung Fu, has recently emerged as a highly visible symbol of southern Chinese identity and pride. Benjamin N. Judkins and Jon Nielson examine the emergence of Wing…
Author(s): Benjamin N. Judkins, Jon Nielson

Best Wing Chun Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some wing chun books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Chinese and Botanical Medicines: Traditional Uses and Modern Scientific Approaches

Author(s): Che, Chun-Tao; Cooper, Raymond; Mok, Daniel Kam-Wah; Tsang, Charmaine Wing-Yee
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2017, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2133409

Labor and Class Identities in Hong Kong: Class Processes in a Neoliberal Global City

Author(s): Chun Wing Lee
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2016, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1583878

Basic Wing Chun Training: Wing Chun Kung Fu Training for Street Fighting and Self Defense

Author(s): Sam Fury, Diana Mangoba
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1438436

The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Author(s): Wing Chung Ng
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1619070

The Tao of Wing Chun : the history and principles of China's most explosive martial art

Author(s): John Little, Danny Xuan
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2091091

The creation of Wing Chun : a social history of the Southern Chinese martial arts

Author(s): Benjamin N. Judkins, Jon Nielson
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2186272

Yuen Woo Ping's Wing Chun

Author(s): Sasha Vojkovic
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press, Year: 2009, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1300635

Close Range Combat Wing Chun; Volume 1: Blocking, Striking, Kicking and Footwork Fundamentals

Author(s): Randy Williams
Publisher: Unique Publications, Year: 2007, Size: 83 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 771716

Beginning Wing Chun: Why Wing Chun Works

Author(s): Alan Gibson
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers, Year: 2006, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 181178

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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