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
In the last great war one man defied an empire...
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Did You Know?
Although not mentioned in the film Grandmaster Yip Man was actually employed as a police officer during the Japanese invasion. See more
At the end of Ip Man's duel with Master Liao, Ip is shown to be flipping Liao to the ground at a position very close to the door. As soon as Liao is on the ground, the next shot shows both fighters having moved several feet away from the door when no such horizontal movement was made. 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