IMDb > Ip Man (Character)
Ip Man
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Ip Man (Character)
from Ip Man (2008)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Photos (See all 10 | slideshow) Related Videos (see all 3)
Ip Man -- An occupying Japanese general challenges Chinese men to duels so he can prove the superiority of the Japanese. Ip Man (Donnie Yen) - a Chinese martial arts master forced to work in the mines, refuses to fight, but can resist for only for so long.
Ip Man -- Behind every great martial artist lies a teacher. 
Ip Man, starring Donnie Yen, is the award-winning film adaptation about the life story of Ip Man, grandmaster of Wing Chun and mentor to legendary kung fu superstar Bruce Lee. 

Set in Fo Shan, China during the Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man vividly brings to life the brutality of the infamous Japanese occupation, where once proud men are forced to fight to the death for a precious bag of rice. Defined by courage and humility, Ip Man, whose fighting skills are revered all over China, rises to the fore front.
Upon refusing to teach his martial arts to the invading Japanese soldiers, he is forced to fight for the honor of his country in a series of battles that will culminate in a kill-or-be-killed showdown with Japan’s greatest fighter.
Ip Man -- Plenty of martial arts action in this trailer for the period drama

Edit Photos

There may be more photos available for this character. To select more photos to be displayed in this character's gallery, click the Edit Photos link.


Alternate Names:
Ye Wen / Yip Man / Yip man


   Edit Credits
There may be more credits available for this character. To edit the credits displayed or to add more credits to this character's filmography, click the Edit Credits link.

  1. Ip Man 3 (2015) Played by Donnie Yen (as Yip Man)
    ... aka "Yip Man 3" - Hong Kong (original title)
    ... aka "Ip Man 3D" - International (English title) (alternative title)

  2. Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013) Played by Anthony Chau-Sang Wong (as Yip Man)
    ... aka "Yip Man: Jung gik yat jin" - Hong Kong (original title)
  3. The Grandmaster (2013) Played by Tony Chiu Wai Leung
    ... aka "Yi dai zong shi" - Hong Kong (original title)
    ... aka "First Generation Master" - Asia (English title) (literal title)
  4. The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010) Played by Yu-Hang To (as Yip man)
    ... aka "Yip Man chin chyun" - Hong Kong (original title)
    ... aka "Ip Man Zero" - USA
    ... aka "Yip Man III: Legend of the Grandmaster" - USA (bowdlerized title)
  5. Ip Man 2 (2010) Played by Donnie Yen
    ... aka "Yip Man 2" - Hong Kong (original title)
    ... aka "Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster" - USA (alternative title)

  6. Ip Man (2008) Played by Donnie Yen (as Yip Man)
    ... aka "Yip Man" - Hong Kong (original title)
  7. "The Legend of Bruce Lee"
    ... aka "Li Xiao Long chuan qi" - China (original title)
        - Episode #1.41 (2008) TV episode, Played by Cheng-Hui Yu (as Ye Wen)
        - Episode #1.49 (2008) TV episode, Played by Cheng-Hui Yu (as Ye Wen)
        - Episode #1.5 (2008) TV episode, Played by Cheng-Hui Yu (as Ye Wen)
        - Episode #1.2 (2008) TV episode, Played by Cheng-Hui Yu (as Ye Wen)
        - Episode #1.3 (2008) TV episode, Played by Cheng-Hui Yu (as Ye Wen)

  8. Dragon Love (1999) Played by Wah Yuen (as Yip Man)
  9. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) Played by Luoyong Wang (as Yip Man)

Additional Details


Fun Stuff

From Ip Man 2 (2010)
Ip Man: Let's talk. Will you release my pupil first?
Cheng Wai-Kei: Release him!
Ip Man: Leung, are you all right?
Wong Shun Leung: I'm fine.
Ip Man: Why did you injure him?
Wong Shun Leung: He wanted to fight, but wasn't as good as me. I couldn't really help it, could I?
Cheng Wai-Kei: What did you say? I'm not as good as you?
Ip Man: Take it easy! You're both young men. Injuries are inevitable in friendly fights. I'll visit your master and explain to him. May I know who your master is?
Cheng Wai-Kei: Doesn't matter. He's better than you anyway. By the way, did you bring the ransom?
Ip Man: No.
See more »

You may correct errors and omissions on this page directly. Clicking the 'Update' button will take you through a step-by-step process.