All the tools that got me to this point. It was vital to my Wing Chun journey and could be for yours as well. I will add more to this list as I find more Wing Chun resources.
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Wing Chun Essentials and Must Haves
Ip Man: The movie that reignited the spark of Wing Chun for people all over the world. Read how watching movie motivated me to learn Wing Chun. This will be a classic and a must watch for any martial arts fanatic!
Tiger Claw Feiyue Martial Arts Shoes: These are the best martial arts shoes I’ve ever owned. The ones I used to buy would stretch out, fly off when I kick, and were too slippery on smooth surfaces. I use my Feiyues for Wing Chun and at the gym (specifically for squats).
Wing Chun Kung-fu: A Complete Guide: This is the book I use to review my forms. It goes through every form step-by-step with pictures and brief applications for each move.
Evernote: A note taking app that I use to jot down my class notes. Available for iOS and Android. The great thing about the app is that it syncs across devices and you can view your notes on your computer. Evernote’s my go to app when I want to write things down.
Wing Chun Learning Material
The China Boxer: Great videos on Wing Chun applications. Each video is very informative and definitely worth checking out. Some of the material covered in the videos may be a bit more advanced.
Sifu Chuck O’Neill’s Video Courses: Instructional video courses for each open hand form and Chi Sao. Sifu Chuck goes into great details to help make sure people understand each technique, application, or drill. Read my review here.
Wing Chun Masters (iPhone App): A great app for the iPhone/iPod Touch that goes over the basics of Wing Chun. Great app for beginners as it covers basic drills, applications, and the first open hand form, Sil Nim Tao. Click here for the iPad version.
Wing Chun Masters 2 (iPhone App): This is part two of the Wing Chun Masters series. The app picks up from where the first app left off. The app covers intermediate drills, and the second open hand form, Chum Kiu. Click here for the iPad version.
Wing Chun Training Gear
Portable Wing Chun Dummy: A portable dummy I created out of necessity to train at home in a small space.
Start Your Own Martial Arts Blog
Bluehost: Bluehost has been our hosting company for over three years. They offer a slick and easy way to get up and running with your blog on WordPress. Bluehost has free domain name registration, is amazingly affordable, and is the perfect place to start. And get this! Because of our long standing relationship with Bluehost Practice Wing Chun users get a discount on their monthly membership cost if they purchase through one of our links. We get that the whole hosting-domain-Wordpress-website-language-stuff can be kind of confusing at first. If you feel a bit confused be sure to check out the How to Start a Martial Arts Blog page if you want a step-by-step run down of how to start your own blog using Bluehost.
The Thesis Theme: Thesis is a “premium” theme for WordPress. It’s the framework I’m currently using for Practice Wing Chun. I love it and highly recommend it. It costs $87 but it’s such a versatile framework, it makes it easy for me to design my WordPress themes. If you’re experienced in HTML/CSS, Thesis is a great framework to work with and works really well with WordPress.
Free Themes for WordPress: WordPress has tons of free themes available if you’re not interested in purchasing a “premium” theme right away. It’s a great place to start if you’re looking to start your blog without spending a lot of money. Be sure to do some research and check the theme’s rating before you download and install it onto your blog.