IP Man alive till 72, used crane styleSelf defense martial arts but also had offenseClose contact martial arts, straight punches are common (straight balasts used defensively) Close to boxingLots of hand movement but also foot sweeping, snake crane style even on one foot but they took that from Karate KidIP Man- born in 1893 born to a wealthy family in Foshan started learning martial arts since 13, never a real teacher, but he taught family and friends, sparred with peopleHe was a police officer in FoshanIP Man who is real moved to Hong Kong (British colonial component) stayed that way for most of Japanese imperial, continued to be a policeman and started his martial arts school but taught after his police career endedIp Man fled to hong kong bc of japan destroying everything, China fought a civil war after the Japanese imperialismIP Man was nationalist, and they lost the civil war, he was on the other side so he decided to uproot and stay again in Hong KongIP Man was not a stay at home dad, did not do the events depicted like fighting Japanese officersHe taught individuals like BRUCE LEEPut a pro china pro nationalist spin on movies20-40 million Chinese ppl dying Master of his art defeat imperialism- nationalistic???Put china in spaceChinese Japanese tension is challenging japan’s entirety Chinese rocky!!!
- Fall '08
- World War II, Pearl River Delta, Bruce Lee, Second Sino-Japanese War, grand master IP man