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
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was offered a major role in the film but had to declined due to schedule conflicts. See more
Although the movie takes place in the 1930s, in the factory showdown with Ip Man, Jin Shanzhao is shown wearing modern-day jungle boots of the sort worn by today's soldiers, especially visible when Ip Man slams his foot with his long staff. 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 2