The 6 Best Books on Wing Chun Kung Fu

My knowledge about Wing Chun (A type of Chinese martial art) was very poor until I watched Donnie Yen’s blockbuster movie called Ip Man released in 2008. Since then it has been one of my all time favorite Chinese martial arts movies. It has inspired me learning it online as a result I have watched some videos on YouTube. You may say the journey of learning wing chun has begun at that time.

Anyone can learn wing chun kung fun though one has to be a dedicated practitioner.

They were not enough for me though, so I had to search some of the best wing chun kung fu learning books. Surprisingly, I have found some and but ordered only one. Do you want to see my book that I ordered? It is called “Wing Chun Kung Fu: Traditional Chinese Kung Fu for Self-Defense and Health.” I will review it soon with other wing chun kung fu learning books.

I had to rely on these martial art training books because there was a financial instability as well as I could not manage time to fly to Hong Kong or China to get trained from a professional trainer/master. However, I was impressed finding out a way to get some ideas on basic wing chun training from the following books. In fact, these are the books I keep coming back to, re-reading and learning from.

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

A legend of Wing Chun Kung Fu! He knows everything about Wing Chun! Photo Credit:

This is the book I purchased to learn some Wing Chun kung fu techniques. Honestly, I did not waste my money rather I would say that it has been a valuable treasure in my bookshelf now. The book is absolutely great and interesting to read. It is very comprehensive as well. You don’t have to have a lot of strength to fight against someone. You won’t be even afraid of hand to hand combat with wrestlers when you are well trained. However, this book has taught me about benefit of meditation, understanding of wing chun skills, how to be confidence with inner strength and how to increase energy and vitality.

The author of this book – Ip Chun (the eldest son of legendary Grandmaster Ip Man) shows you the ultimate wing chun self defense techniques & instructions for both men and women, old and young. The book is illustrated with many photographs of every step-by-step instruction. To learn it fully you will have to fly to Hong Kong and find some wing chun school. I don’t know if I would do that in future because I don’t have much fighting spirit. But I like learning new things from book, that’s my passion.

2) Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wing Chun – The art of self defense!

Here is another best wing chun kung fu learning book I have come across so far. I read it once though I don’t own the book because it was bought by one of my friends. So, I did not think of buying a new one. Once I finished reading it, I did return it back to him. However, it is one of the classic wing chun books you would ever read. This book will teach you all the basic hand movements usually used in Wing chun. Buy it here.

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

Every beginner must read this book to learn the basic wing chun techniques.

There are so many people around the world who have special interest in Chinese martial arts. A friend of mine from Canada has an intention to learn Wing Chun after end of his college graduation. Maybe his inspiration would lead him to learn it fully. However, if you have such intention and want to expand your knowledge in this field of study then read this book that shows the basic wing chun training including wing chun punch, arm locks, trapping and grappling, counter attack, repeating punch, kicks, knees & elbow attacks and much more.

4) The Tao of Wing Chun: The History and Principles of China’s Most Explosive Martial Art

If you are interested in knowing the history and principles of wing chun, please read this highly recommended book.


Do you think that wing chun is the most explosive Chinese martial arts in the world? Perhaps it is! Though, I believe every form of martial art has its own strength and technique. If you are a wing chun practitioner, this is a must read book for you. It will inspire you to learn it harder respectfully. Don’t just learn it but feel it thoroughly and don’t forget to learn the history, principles, developments and etc. of wing chun from this fabulous book.

5) The Wing Chun Compendium, Volume One and Two

This is the cover of Volume 1, and I believe you should collect the volume 2 as well.

The wing chun compendium comes in two volume. Both are highly recommended book for wing chun practitioners. The first volume teaches about the terms like theory, drills, techniques, Chi Sau, forms, pressure points, health, fitness and terminology. And the second volume takes you to the next level featuring the final three and most advanced forms of the wing chun system including distance and angle improvement drills, fighting strategy and training sticking hands techniques and much more. It places a great deal of emphasis on developing a highly focused fighting wing chun kung fu techniques.

6) A Path of Mastery: Lessons on Wing Chun and Life from Sifu Francis Fong

This book is just incredible and interesting to read.

A Path of Mastery” is arguably of the most accessible books on wing chun Chinese martial arts you would ever read and collect. It is a comprehensive guide to learning how to develop your body, mind, intuition, and spirit with all essential skill of a warrior. You will read about the author descriptions of the lessons that he learned from Master Fong in the first chapter. While on the other hand, the second part gives you advice on how to apply these lessons to your life to be a good human being.

Sifu/Master Francis Fong is said to be one of the greatest Wing Chun instructors and martial artists in the world. His incredible wing chun teaching method inspires thousands of his pupils!

All the lessons in the book, without question would help you improve your martial arts ability.

Have you read any of these books before? If so then please share your opinion. Thank you.

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