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
Mentor of iconic legend Bruce Lee
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Did You Know?
Although it's the first film centering around Yip Man, the idea of doing a Yip Man biopic have been conceived for as long as 30 years. Donnie Yen
was actually slated to play Yip Man in the supposed first biopic that was about to go into production in 1997. The film would've also featured Stephen Chow
playing an adult Bruce Lee
. However, only one day of shooting took place before the project was canceled. 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
[Facing the Northerner Ip Man adopts his combat stance with an unsettling mixture of mettle and serenity
Wing Chun, Ip Man.
Followed by Ip Man 3