Ip man is the Grand-master of Wing Chun. This is a true story of how the man behind the real revolution and Bruce Lee's mentor grew his form of martial arts. Without the legendary Ip Man there would be no Bruce Lee. The story begins with Ip man escaping his home town of Fo Shun in Japan while Japan is under the iron fist rule of Great Britain. The occupation of Japan by Britain led to many native Japanese fleeing to China. In this epic tale with Donnie Yen, one of the most recognized actors from Asia, plays the role of Ip Man. Ip man is pronounced "Yip Man".
In an effort to support his family Ip Man strives to open a martial arts school to teach Wing Chun but there is a family in China that wishes to destroy his dreams of owning a school, unless he can prove himself to the one and only Sammo Hung. Ip Man not only proves himself , he leaves them speechless so to speak. This victory does not solve all of Ip Man's problems though. Under the rule of the British China is vastly corrupt. as time goes on Ip Man must once again fight for the honor of Kung Fu, this time against an American Boxer who totally disrespects China and it's people. Now not only is Ip Man defending himself, his art, but now also the Chinese people as a whole.
This film has taken a step back in time as it begins in the 1950's and shows us a flash back of what martial arts is truly all about. there are fights scenes in this uncut dubbed version the likes of which have never been seen before. It is a must see for any true martial arts fan and especially for those who consider Bruce Lee to be the best. Every great fighter learned his craft from another great fighter that came before him. This movie shows the path that yet another great Martial artist had to take on his role to prove his greatness and show the intensity of the true forms of fighting in the martial arts style. If you are looking to be entertained with real fight scenes, drama, and action then Ip Man proves to fulfill all of your expectations of what a real action film should be like. This is a movie for fans of true martial arts, especially Wing Chun. If you are a fan of Donnie Yen he never disappoints in this film, his acting leads you to truly get to know, love and understand the plight of Ip Man.