Donnie Yen – Ip Man
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo – Master Hong Zhen Nan
After a grueling fight with the Japanese commander and after surviving a gunshot wound during the 1st movie, Ip Man managed to flee Foshan and start a new life in Hong Kong, which was under the British rule at that time.
Ip Man plans on putting up a martial arts school to teach Wing Chun. But in order to do so, there is a rule in Hong Kong that other martial arts masters may challenge Ip Man to test the effectiveness of Wing Chun. If Ip Man wins, he may proceed with putting up the school but with another condition; he has to pay monthly dues to the martial arts organization, which Ip Man does not have the money to do so.
Things are not looking good for Ip Man. To make matters worse, a crazy competition is held by the British to test the skills of martial arts against the brutal force of western boxing. In one fight, Master Hong Zhen Nan succumbs to a brutal defeat in the hands of the boxer.
Ip Man now vows revenge.
Elements Bits number 1:
The Art of Fighting. Fists and kicks are not always the solution when faced against adversity. A real fight can be won even without bloodshed or a thrown punch. Some martial arts such as combat aikido are defensive in nature, wherein the philosophy is not to initiate the infliction of bodily harm but to protect oneself by immobilizing the aggressor by means of a defensive stance and using the momentum of your opponent against them.
Ip Man: “Though people have different status in life, everybody’s dignity is the same. I hope that from this moment on, we can start to respect each other.”
Video Clip from Ip Man 1
Biography Snap Shot
Also known as Yip Kai-Man, he introduced the art of Wing Chun to the famous Bruce Lee.