The transcript below is from the video “Love, Trust and Respect Ip Man” by Adriano D.

Adriano D:

Hello, I am Adriano D. and today, I’m going to show you how a martial arts movie can make us reflect on respect, trust and affection through a beautiful love scene.

In 2008, the director Wilson Yip released in Hong Kong a movie called Ip Man. Master Ip really existed and he was a great Kung Fu master, who was even the master of the movie star and legendary Kung Fu fighter, Bruce Lee. This movie is not an accurate story of master Ip’s life but uses him as an inspiration for the story. Well then, at the beginning of the movie, we see that master Ip, who was played brilliantly by actor Donnie Yen, lived in China and had a very prosperous life.

Adriano D:

And for being a great Kung Fu master, he was always challenged by other masters. But when that happened, his wife didn’t like it at all. Master Ip’s life was very good but in 1937, China was invaded by Japan. So, master Ip’s house and money were confiscated by the Japanese army. The Chinese population then were forced to work in exchange for food. In order to prove the Japanese superiority, General Miura challenged the Chinese to participate in martial arts duos. And if any Chinese won, they would have a bag of rice as a prize. One of master Ip’s friends, who was also a Kung Fu teacher, was participating in these fights to get food for his family, until one day, he was cruelly murdered.

Adriano D:

Master Ip witnessed his friend’s murder. And with the feeling of revenge and also as a way to get back at the Japanese, he faced not just one, but 10 Japanese fighters at the same time. And differently from what we have seen so far, when master Ip fought in a sport way, this time, he really wanted to hurt. And then he destroyed the Japanese fighters.

Adriano D:

As he had defeated 10 warriors, master Ip could have 10 bags of rice as a prize but he wasn’t there for that. As a way to honor his friend, he takes only one bag of rice and takes it to his murdered friend’s wife. And then we saw one of the most beautiful scenes of companionship and love. After the loss of his friend in the fight, master Ip arrives at home mentally devastated and with bruised hands after hitting the Japanese that much.

Adriano D:

And what about his wife, if she didn’t even like that he fought sportly with his friends, what would she say now that her husband was getting involved in a fight with the Japanese army from revenge and at risk of being killed? But then, when she saw her husband’s hands like that, she knew that he wouldn’t get involved in something like that if it wasn’t really necessary. Therefore, in a demonstration of absolute trust, respect and affection, she doesn’t ask any questions, accusations or any questioning to her husband.

Adriano D:

Without saying even a word, she kneels besides master Ip and tends to his hand’s wounds. Showing that in addition to all respect, trust, affection and love she had for him, she was also there to face with him all the challenges and everything else that was necessary together.

And what about you? What do you think about that? And if you like this video, I ask you to give your like because it helps the channel a lot and subscribe so you don’t miss the next video. I will meet you again next week. Take care.




Watch The Video Below! 👇