Yip Man

Hong Kong martial artist (1893–1972)
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Yip Man (October 1, 1893 – December 2, 1972), also known as Ip Man, was the first teacher to teach martial arts Wing Chun openly. He taught Hong Kong students, who spread Wing Chun around the world. Later, Ip Man was the teacher of Bruce Lee, Chu Shong-tin (who taught then-Australian Jim Fung)[1][2] and others.

Yip Man
Personal details
Born(1893-10-01)October 1, 1893
DiedDecember 2, 1972(1972-12-02) (aged 79)
NationalityHong Kong
OccupationMartial arts

After Ip Man died, the teacher Duncan Leung taught Wing Chun in Hong Kong from 1945 to 1969. Nowadays, Wing Chun is taught around the world. Many children do Wing Chun.[source?]


  1. http://www.wingchun.com.au/images/credentials/endorse.jpg
  2. "Businessman and martial artist packed a punch – Obituaries". Sydney Morning Herald. 2 April 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2012.