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Grandmaster Ip Man, also known as Grandmaster Ip Man, is a Chinese martial artist and a master of Wing Chun Kung Fu martial arts. He had a number of students who later became comprehensive masters, the most famous of which is Bruce Lee.

Born Ip Kai-man (葉繼問), October 1, 1893, Fatshan (Foshan), Kwangtung (Guangdong), Qing China
Died December 2, 1972, Mong Kok, Kowloon, British Hong Kong
Native name 葉問
Other names Yip Man, Yip Kai-man, Ye Wen
Residence British Hong Kong
Ethnicity Chinese
Style Wing Chun
Teacher(s) Chan Wah-shun, Ng Chung-sok, Leung Bik
Rank Grandmaster
Years active 1917–1972
Occupation Martial artist
Spouse Shanghai Po (1955–1968)
Children Ip Chun (son), Ip Ching (son), Ip Nga-sum (daughter), Ip Nga-wun (daughter), Ip Siu-wah (son), with Shanghai Po
Notable relatives Ip Oi-dor (father), Ng Shui (mother)
Notable students Bruce Lee, Leung Sheung, Wong Shun Leung, Ip Chun, Ip Ching, Victor Kan, William Cheung, Moy Yat, Lo Man Kam
Notable club(s) Ving Tsun Athletic Association

About Yip Man

Wing Chun grandmaster whose notable students included Bruce Lee and Lok Yiu. He is also known as Yip Kai-man.

Yip Man before fame

He became a policeman at age twenty-four.

Achievement of Yip Man

He established the Ving Tsun Athletic Association.

Yip Man family life

He was one of four children born to Yip Oi-dor and Ng Shui. He was married to Cheung Wing-sing and had two sons named Ip Chun and Ip Ching.

Associations of Yip Man

He mentored William Cheung, Moy Yat, and Bruce Lee.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Yip Man

Wing Chun practitioners are from Hong Kong. Hong Kong boxers. Chinese boxers. Text martial arts. Cantonese. Guangdong Athletes

Latest information about Yip Man updated on July 26 2021.