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‘Grandmaster’ is definitive bio on martial arts icon Ip Man

Ziyi Zhang (left) and Tony Leung Chiu Wai star in “The Grandmaster,” a biopic on martial arts guru Ip Man.
Ziyi Zhang (left) and Tony Leung Chiu Wai star in “The Grandmaster,” a biopic on martial arts guru Ip Man.
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The figure of Ip Man, also known as Yip Man, is legendary in Asian martial-arts circles. He’s the teacher in early 20th century China who led a colorful, combative life, helped popularize the study of wing chun (a form of kung-fu) and taught Bruce Lee. He has also inspired a veritable cottage industry of movies with colon-heavy titles - “The Legend Is Born: Ip Man”; “Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster”; “Ip Man: The ...


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