The celebrated Kung Fu master of Bruce Lee.
A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.
Genre: Action / Biography / History
Director: Wilson Yip
Starring: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Gordon Lam, Lynn Hung Dai-lin(introducing), Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
Action Choreography by: Sammo Hung
The movie is adapted from the life story of Yip Man, the grand master of the Wing Chun style of Kung Fu and Sifu (master) of legendary Kung Fu superstar Bruce Lee.
Yip Man – martial arts unyielding follower, whole-heartedly devotee to the free learning of Wushu. The fight to be top between the Wushu schools in the southern and northern regions of China did not stop him from goodwill matches with other practitioners.
Nationalistic bad feelings and racial hatred did not lessen his respect for Japanese Kung Fu warriors.
In a great era of hate and tragedies, Yip focused only on Wushu. His enthusiasm for martial arts saw led to devastating street fights with various elite practitioners.
To this date, neither movies nor publications about Yip Man exist. This movie is the first important record of the masters life.
Yips persistent devotion to Wing Chun is a classic example of the love and respect for Wushu and the freedom and spirit it represents.