This is not a complete or totally accurate list. It also includes many students and is not limited to Sifus who completed the system.

Yip Man was well respected by other martial arts instructors in Hong Kong?. He was the first person to teach Wing Chun to a wider public. After his death, many of his students formed separate schools. In some cases, instructors developed more systematic methodologies of teaching Wing Chun -- however, there is probably no substitute for direct hands-on transmission of the feel of the art. This has led to varying interpretations of the art.

Yip Man was well-known for having a very quick wit and an acid tongue. His teaching style, along with the very direct nature of the art and its despising of superfluous talk, infuses the art with a certain edginess. This is probably why Wing Chun is well-known for being split into many factions.

  • Yip Man - a Wing Chun grandmaster with worldwide influence
    • Chow Kwong-yue (周光裕 (六&#2018) - Informal - Chow Kwong-yue was said to be the best student among his group of pupils, but he eventually went into commerce and dropped out of martial art all together.
    • Kwok Fu? (郭富) Kwok Fu and Lun Gai went on to teach students of their own and the Wing Chun in the Foshan and Guangdong area was mainly descended from those individuals.
    • Lun Kai? (倫佳)
    • Chan Chi-sun (陳志新)- Informal - Chan Chi-sun died young; did not take on any known students.
    • Lui Ying (呂應) - Informal - Lui Ying went to Hong Kong; did not take on any known students.
    Kwok Fu and Lun Gai went on to teach students of their own and the Wing Chun in the Foshan and Guangdong area was mainly descended from those individuals. Chan Chi-sun died young, and Lui Ying went to Hong Kong; neither of them taking on any students.
    • Chu Shong-tin? - one of the first Yip Man students and oldest living student of Yip Man
      • Jim Fung? - student of Chu Shong-tin since 1960
    • Leung Sheung - one of the first Yip Man students
      • Leung Ting - created the "WingTsun" branch
        • Allan Fong
        • Keith R. Kernspecht
          • Emin Boztepe? - Former student of Keith Kernspecht
            • David Lesser - Former student of Leung Ting
            • Robert Puig (Austin, TX [http://www.awtk.us(approve sites)])
        • Keith Sonnenberg
        • Norbert Maday
        • Robert Jacquet
        • Slavko Truntic
        • Jeff Webb (Austin, TX [http://www.austinwt.com(approve sites)])
        • William Parker (San Antonio, TX [http://www.sawingtsun.com(approve sites)])
      • Fung Hon
        • George Wong
      • Kenneth Chung? [http://wingchun.stanford.edu/more.html(approve sites)]
        • Eddie Chong [http://www.chongskungfu.com/(approve sites)]
        • Ben Der? [http://www.wingchun.com/(approve sites)]
          • Ken Werner
            • Karl Godwin [http://www.floridawingchun.com/(approve sites)]
              • Mike Horn
              • Mike Bennett
              • Phil Reno (In Memory)
              • Russ Schiebenburger
              • Steve Causey
              • Dan Berry
              • Kim Leisey
              • Bill Graves [http://www.centerlineacademy.com/(approve sites)]
              • Kevin Povelite
              • John Gendall
              • John Cardenas
              • Dante Redondo
              • John Bland
              • Mike Robinson [http://www.floridawingchun.com/(approve sites)]
              • Anthony Falcone
              • Michael Herrera
              • Mario Hostios
              • Robert Soong [http://www.floridawingchun.com/(approve sites)]
              • Jason Seachrist
              • Brian Davis
              • Jesse Uzzell
              • Warren Lakhan
              • Gene Luque
              • Mike Howell
              • Gary Richardson
              • John Susan
              • John Hiles
              • Jackson Rogers
              • Jesse Moon [http://www.northfloridawingchun.com/(approve sites)]
              • John McCollum
              • Don Santana
          • Sandy Wong
          • Steve Wong
          • Carsen Chen
          • Peter Cheng
          • Lawrence Der
          • Francis Der
          • Wally Der
          • Wayne Nakamura
          • Vince Lee
          • Ana Cooper
          • Richard Tom
          • Mike McLaughlin
          • Gary Hall
          • Lin Nyberg
          • Paul Cheng
          • Aaron Bell
          • Chris Boyd
          • Ken Trieu
          • David Santen
          • Robert Gahl
          • Rob Horgan
          • Joe Arcoraci
          • Matt Howard
          • Adrian Borga
          • William Tsoi
          • Nam Quan
          • Selwyn Yee
          • Steve Love
          • Steve Sanchez
          • Theresa Ouano
          • David Williams
          • John Weiland
        • Patrick Au
        • Bradford Louie
        • Sydney Wong
        • Mike Lam
        • Gate Tsao
        • Nelson Fong
        • Cliff Wong
        • Richard Vargas
        • Doug Eibeck
        • Dan Adachi
        • Jim Pieri
        • John Ho
        • John Adams
        • Art Rose
        • Eddie Oshins
        • Carl Decharria II
        • Caesar Julaton II
        • Ernie Nazareno Jr.
        • Jurgen Reinke
        • Jerome V. Braun
        • Yvonne Kerno
        • J.L. Shaw
        • Ray Van Raamsdonk
        • Juergen Heerdegen
        • Juergen Reinke
        • Chuck Chan
        • Jack Moorman
        • Dan Lam
        • Dan Lau
        • Mars K Cheung
        • Humphrey Wong
        • Kathy Jo Connors
        • Alan Ngai
        • Tim Tsang
    • Lok Yiu - one of the first Yip Man students
    • Wang Kiu - one of the first Yip Man students
      • Lee Che Kong (Allan Lee) [http://wingchunnyc.com(approve sites)] - student and an assistant instructor of Lok Yiu; later taught by Yip Man.
    • Chan Shing (Chris)[http://www.uswingchun.com(approve sites)]
    • Hawkins Cheung
    • William Cheung? - Grandmaster of the "Traditional Wing Chun" branch, partially taught Bruce Lee
    • Fung Ping Bor (Derek) - Nicknamed "lightning hands". Teaches in New South Wales, Australia.
    • Ho Kam Ming - from Macau
      • Augustine Fong (Fong Chi Wing) [http://www.fongswingchun.com(approve sites)]
        • Daniel Chan
        • Carina Cirrincione
        • William Denny
        • Tony Frighetti
        • Dan Marichi
        • Nancy McDonald
        • Christian Pankhurst
        • Brian Tufts
        • Raoul (Van) Iotti
      • Rene Ng
    • Ip Ching? - Yip Man's younger son
    • Ip Chun? - Yip Man's elder son [http://www.ipchun.org(approve sites)]
    • Chow Tze Chun - Master of Mak Kwong Kuen international wing chun institute
    • Kan Wah-Chit (Victor)
    • Simon Lau [http://www.simonlaucentre.co.uk(approve sites)]
    • Lee Che Kong (Allan Lee) [http://wingchunnyc.com(approve sites)]
    • Bruce Lee? later incorporated many of its moves and philosophy into Jeet Kune Do? he later developed. Jeet Kune Do differs from Wing Chun as taught by Yip Man by incorporating many different styles - philosophy centers on knowledge of self, and follows vector sciences very closely.
    • Duncan Leung
      • Allan Lee, Lee Chee Kong (New York City)
      • Brian Edwards
      • Rohy Batliwala (Swizerland)
        • Christoph Hauch (Germany)
      • Robert "Doc" Savage (Ft. Walton Beach- FL)
        • Stan Warden
        • Dustan Carroll
        • James Sasitorn
      • Jerry Gardner (Salt Lake City - UT)
        • Bart Mann (Denver - CO)
          • Dan Grenemeyer
          • Kip Murphy
          • Phil Switzer (Denver, CO)
            • Chas Fisher (Seattle, WA - http://www.realwingchun.com(approve sites))
            • Ron Kammerer (Denver, CO)
      • John C Holzer? (MO)
        • Steve Moreno
        • Jary Hudson
      • Joseph Musse ( New York)
        • Angel E. Mercado (NYC)
        • Ramon Diaz (Aguadilla - Puerto Rico)
        • Joseph Musse
        • Victor Morales
      • Mitch Ammons ( Greenville - NC)
      • Raul Zapata (New York)
      • Rohy Batliwala (Switzerland)
      • Steve Faulkner
      • Steven Leung (Las Vegas - Nevada)
        • Donald Kim
      • Bill Dora (Virginia)
      • Wayne Goss (Glendale - AZ)
      • Willie Arroyo (New York)
    • Wong Chok (Tsok) [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
    • Wong Long [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
      • Robert Yeung [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
        • Robert Tome
        • Bobby Cheng
        • Rodney Lam
          • Kenneth Anderson
          • Sean Cavanaugh
        • Donald Li
        • George Asato
        • Don Swain (aka Chung Po)[http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
          • Don Jung Gin Swain
          • Tiana Fung Shin Swain
          • Kanani Leung Seung Swain
          • Matt Li Nian Swain
          • Mattea Wei Lan Swain
          • Chris Majors
          • Gwen Mu Ai Erece
          • Eric Wells
          • Melissa Goes
          • Jeremy Pierece
        • John DiVirgillio [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
          • Jeff Banuilos
          • Randal Ching
          • Geraldine Ebaloroza
          • Thomas Haluma
          • Patrick Jichaku
          • John Kaimana
          • James Kaku
          • James Lombardi
          • Malcolm MacMab
          • Deter Schwaller
          • Garret Takahashi
          • Keiji Yamaguchi
          • Ned Yonemori
          • Alex Yoshikawa
        • Art Kodani
        • Clif Lau
        • Richard Wong
        • Lawrence Miyashiro
        • Randy Sanches [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
        • James Sweet [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
          • Mark Enomoto
          • Danny Garcia
          • Mike Grande
          • Elson Honda
          • Todd Hasuike
          • Jesse Perrin
          • Uriel Wong
        • Alan Vasquez (aka Bak Fu)[http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)][http://www.ocwingchun.com(approve sites)]
          • David Vasquez
          • Kevin Phillips
          • William Bo St. John
          • C.Travis Vasquez
          • Dayton Chan
          • Victor Chan
          • Terence Joe
          • Sergio Lopez
          • Tyler Pope
          • Sean Kenmore
          • Kirk Saiki
          • Adam Williss? [http://www.adamwilliss(approve sites)][http://www.redrebelwingchun(approve sites)]
          • Tom Yee
          • Quoc Lu
          • Kaan Urdal
          • Saket Shroff
          • Edwin Vaughn
          • Ben Cutkomp
          • Dustin Cheverier
          • Kevin Jones
          • Vang Her
          • Larry Ramirez
          • Edwin Chimelis
          • Casey Gonzales
        • Basil Wong
        • James Tanaka [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
        • Wayde Ching [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
        • Kirk Saiki
        • Marcos Rivera
        • Dino Pertzoff
        • Embrey Williams [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
        • Gordon Caluya [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
        • Mike Konig
        • Ron Zelman [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
        • Thomas Perry [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
        • Mike Kitzer
        • Wayne Wong
        • Ted Hackbarth
        • Lenoid Nichols
        • Michael Mitcham
        • Hesh Goldstein
        • Gary Yokoyama [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
        • Ed Dumancus [http://www.wingchunassoc.com(approve sites)]
        • Garret Ho
    • Lo Man Kam? [http://www.cebridge.com.au/Ipman/Sifus/Lo%20Man-Kam.htm(approve sites)] - Yip Man's nephew
      • Gorden Lu (Lo Man Kams son)
      • Olaf Buschke (Germany)
      • Marc Debus (Germany)[http://www.wingchunhochtaunus.de(approve sites)]
      • Michael Hanamura (Germany)
      • Frank Kuhnecke (Germany)[http://www.lomankam.de(approve sites)]
      • Andreas Zerndt (Germany)[http://www.lo-man-kam.de(approve sites)]
      • Philipp Mggler (Swizerland)
      • Mike Felder (Swizerland)
    • Wong Shun-leung? (S) - Partially taught Bruce Lee
      • Alan Gibson [http://www.wingchun.org.uk(approve sites)]
      • Gary Lam [http://www.garylamwingchun.com(approve sites)] - Gary Lam was Grandmaster Wong's assistant instructor for 15 years.
    • Moy Yat [http://www.Moyyat.com(approve sites)].