In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation. Written by
The celebrated Kung Fu master of Bruce Lee
See more »
Did You Know?
The idea of an Ip Man biopic originated in 1998 when Jeffrey Lau
and Corey Yuen
discussed the idea of making a film based on Bruce Lee
's martial arts master. However, Paragon Films Ltd, the studio producing the proposed film, closed and the project was abandoned. Producer Bak-Ming Wong
decided to develop his own Ip Man film with full consent from Ip's sons, and had filmmakers head to Foshan to research Ip's life. Ip Chun, Ip Man's eldest son, along with martial arts master Leo Au-yeung and several other Wing Chun practitioners served as technical consultants for the film. See more
When Ip Man gives Yuan the box that his dead brother cherished and walks away (towards the camera), near the end of the shot, Yuan is seen to open the box. On the next cut-scene, the box is closed and he is seen to open it again. See more
[after witnessing Ip Man single-handedly defeat ten Japanese fighters at once
What's your name?
I'm just a Chinese man.
Followed by Ip Man 3