YouTube videos could literally become your life. You could spend countless hours searching for Wing Chun demonstrations, explanations of techniques, and the like. Needless to say, that would be time better spent training. However, class occurs during set days and times, while YouTube is there 24/7.
There is a good and bad side to YouTube videos.
THE GOOD: Anyone with a Google account, an internet connection, and some kind of digital video recording device can post a video about Wing Chun.
THE BAD: Anyone with a Google account, an internet connection, and some kind of digital video recording device can post a video about Wing Chun.
THE UGLY: As the headline of this page says, there is no ugly. In this case, the good and bad is more than enough to keep us occupied.
Yes, there is a lot of awful footage out there. Some of it is by people who aren't even Wing Chun students. They might have taken a lesson or two and thought they grasped the entire system, or these are people who got their impressions of the style from movies. Maybe that's why there are so many people out there who believe the "straight blast" is Wing Chun's signature, go-to move.
I can't explain the plethora of bad videos out there. All I can do is provide you with links to videos that I feel are good representations of Wing Chun. In other words, this is a page that will never stop growing.
Yes, of course I have my own YouTube channel, where I post videos about my own training, exercise, nutrition, and mental health. Check it out and get some awesome, FREE tips and ideas on how to train at home and improve your Wing Chun.
Before I get into listing videos, I want to say that I do NOT engage in any of the "lineage" politics crap. (That is apparent from other areas on this site, but if this is the first page you're visiting, then it bears repeating here.)
I don't care what people think of Emin Boztepe or Randy Williams. I don't care that William Cheung says things like he's the only one who learned "real Wing Chun" from Ip Man, and everyone else learned watered-down garbage.
All I care about is Wing Chun. I don't believe there is any "right" or "wrong." There is just what works, and what works for you might not work for me.
Wing Chun is not called martial SCIENCE; it's called a martial ART. There is a reason for that. It means there isn't just one way. It's not like a math or physics problem, where there is only one right answer.
I'm hoping that, if you think of it that way, you will be able to open your mind and be more receptive to any video that I list here, even if it IS from someone you can't stand. You should put your own personal objections aside, listen, and learn.
My suggestion is to remember this quote by the great Thomas Carlyle:
"Every man is my superior in that I may learn from him."
With that in mind, let's get to learning. :-)