Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee.
Set in 1930’s Foshan, China, an area known for its martial arts prowess, Ip Man lives the regal life of a prosperous martial arts master. Ip Man devotes the majority of his time honing his skills in the art of Wing Chung, while living blissfully with wife and child in a mansion like home. On a regular basis, masters of the many martial art clubs comes to Ip’s home to challenge him to a duel. These duels are all done in the secrecy of Ip’s home, as Ip Man is a modest man and never wants to embarrass his peers – because they will inevitably get their [email protected]#$%^&* handed to them by Master Ip. Then, Ip Man’s world gets turned upside down by the outbreak of the second Sino-Japanese War and the sub-sequent invasion of China by the Japanese Imperial Army.