The transcript below is from the video “Top 10 Best Ip Man Scenes” by WatchMojo.com.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady): 

He truly is the Grandmaster.  Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Ip Man moments.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Simon Yam & Donnie Yen):

 “Please.  Please.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

For this list, we’re looking at the moments from the first three Ip Man movies that were memorable for either their emotional resonance, sheer excitement or both.  We’ll be excluding other biopics about Ip Man such as the Grandmaster (2013) and The Legend is Born: Ip Man (2010), as well as, the spin-off movie Master Z: Ip Man Legacy since Ip Man himself does not appear.  Since we’ll be going into detail regarding the scenes in question, a spoiler alert is now in effect.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number Ten

Ip Man Meets Older Bruce Lee (Ip Man 3 2015).  The eponymous Wing Chun master had a plethora of students but none so notable as future megastar Bruce Lee.  Fans of the Ip Man series knew he would make an appearance sooner or later, and even got a tease at the end of Ip Man 2.”

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 2 (2010) – Donnie Yen & young star playing young Bruce Lee): 

“I want to learn from you.  How much?”

“What’s your name?”

“I’m Bruce Lee.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

“It wasn’t until Ip Man 3 however, that we got a glimpse of Ip training a grown-up Bruce Lee, played by actor Danny Chan.”

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 3 (2015) – Donnie Yen & Danny Chan):

“Because I will be your greatest disciple.”

“Why are you so sure?”

“Because I’m fast.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

“While Ip initially shows him the door outright, probably due to his cocky attitude, this knowing tongue-in-cheek scene is a gleefully enjoyable one to start the film on.”

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 3 (2015) – Donnie Yen & Danny Chan):

“Not fast enough, kid.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

“Its use of slow motion on Bruce kicking something as innocuous as flicked cigarettes exemplifies that the series can be as funny as it is gripping.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number Nine

Master Hung vs. Taylor ‘The Twister’ Miller (Ip Man 2 2010).  If there is one theme that persists throughout the Ip Man series, it’s that you have to defend your beliefs.”

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 2 (2010) – Kent Cheng & Donnie Yen):

“I won’t let these Westerners belittle us.”

“Don’t get maimed just for pride.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

“Master Hung takes this to heart when British boxer Taylor ‘The Twister’ Miller tries to turn Chinese martial arts into a laughingstock.”

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 2 (2010) – Darren Shahlavi):

“The fight is power!”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Hung is more than willing to accept the challenge.  However, in a literal East versus West showdown of fighting styles, Hung is soon overpowered by the hulking Twister, whose ego only grows by the second.

 (Scene from the movie Ip Man 2 (2010) – Darren Shahlavi): 

“Go home boys!”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

In a pure Rocky 4 moment, Ip Man is prepared to throw in the towel on Hung’s behalf, only for Hung to insist the fight go on.  If you’ve seen the aforementioned movie, you know the heartbreaking and brutal moments that happen next.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number Eight

Ip Man vs. Cheung Fung (Ip Man 3 2015).  Throughout Ip Man 3, Cheung Tinchi and Ip Man were always in quiet contention.  That is until act three when Cheung begins making moves to proclaim himself as the true master of Wing Chun, calling Ip’s methods into question.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 3 (2015) – Zhang Jin):

“I know lots of people think I’m a show-off, that I act superior.  But in Kung Fu, you need to establish who’s tops and I want to tell people this, Ip Man can’t represent Wing Chun.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

In the battle for Wing Chun, Ip and Cheung hold an ostensibly private sparring match to settle the matter for good.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 3 (2015) – Zhang Jin):

“Wing Chun, Cheung Tinchi.”

“Wing Chun, Ip Man.” 

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Using everything from six and a half point poles and butterfly swords to their bare hands.  At one point, Ip is blinded and has to rely on only his hearing to dodge strikes but he ultimately overcomes when he pulls out the fabled one-inch punch.  Humbled, Cheung accepts defeat and rescinds his claim, but not before we got one hell of a duel.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 3 (2015) – Zhang Jin):

“I recognize that I’m defeated.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number Seven 

The Cotton Mill Fight (Ip Man 2008).  The Japanese invasion in 1937 devastated many communities including Ip Man’s hometown Foshan.  When the factory workers at the cotton mill find themselves accosted by northern Chinese martial arts master Jin Shanzhao and his desperate thugs, they turn to Ip Man for help.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Carlson Cheng):

“Uncle, please stay and teach us Kung Fu, at least the basics.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Helping them help themselves, it teaches them the ways of Wing Chun and when the gang returns – they are ready.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Lee Hsin Chiao): 

“Fine, that’s it.  Whoever tries to resist, you’re up for a beating!”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

While the workers never get the upper hand, they do hold their own long enough for Ip to arrive.  From there, Ip Man confronts Jin.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Donnie Yen & Lee Hsin Chiao): 

“Stop it!”

“No wonder they dare to fight back.  They found a bodyguard.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

When Jin persists, Ip settles the matter the only way he can…with a really, really long bamboo pole.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number Six

Ip Man vs. Frank (Ip Man 3 2015).  When it was announced that legendary boxer Mike Tyson was joining the cast of Ip Man 3, we knew he had to be getting in on the action.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 3 (2015) – Mike Tyson & Donnie Yen):

“By then, I’ll let you be.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Here he plays Frank, an American property developer trying to take the local school’s land by force and a hulking badass to boot.  When Ip Man confronts Frank in his office, Frank agrees to back down if he can hold his own for three minutes.  Ip consents, a timer is set and the two duke it out.  Frank initially proves too powerful for Ip, but Ip does well to attack his lower half.  As Frank is about to deliver what could be a knockout uppercut, the timer goes off and both freeze.  Frank true to his word.  Phew!

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number Five

Ip Man vs. Jin Shanzhao (Ip Man 2008).  This one is probably the funniest fight in the series.  Jin Shanzhao has entered Ip Man’s home in an effort to prove his northern fighting style is superior to southern, but Ip has a lesson or two teach.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man  (2008) – Donnie Yen & Jin Shanzhao): 

“Good Kung Fu doesn’t depend on age or sex.  It’s on you.  You’ll understand that in a bit.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Jin comes out eager, breaking several of Ip’s household items and promising to pay for each.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Donnie Yen & Jin Shanzhao):

“I’ll pay.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Upon hearing all the destruction, Ip’s son rolls in on a tricycle in a “I told you so” moment, only irking Jin more.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Ze Li, Donnie Yen & Jin Shanzhao):

“Mommy says, start fighting or everything will be broken.”

“Okay.”

“Little brat.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Jin tries to cheat by bringing a sword into the fight, which Ip counters with a feather duster.  Ip proceeds to beat him with it before giving him a little smack on the butt for good measure.  You know what they say, “The feather duster is mightier than the sword.

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number Four

Ip Man vs. The Three Masters (Ip Man 2 2010).  If you want to set the stage for some tense battles, you can’t do much better than a rickety tabletop surrounded by upturned stools.”

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 2 (2010) – Sammo Hung & Donnie Yen): 

“If you surrender, you lose.  If you leave the table, you lose.  If you’re the last man standing on the table after all the challenges…”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

“In order to legitimize himself as a Wing Chun teacher in Hong Kong, Ip Man must prove himself against the other local masters.”

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 2 (2010) – Donnie Yen):

 Greetings fellow masters.  I am Yip Man.  I’m from Wing Chun sect from Foshan.  I hope my fellow masters will go easy on me.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

“He makes quick work of his first two opponents, tossing off the first and overwhelming the second.  It’s when Master Hung hops up that he gets a real challenge, nearly getting knocked off himself.  In such close quarters however, it’s almost impossible for either to get the upper hand and the two are so evenly matched that the tabletop splits in two before a winner can be declared.  Yeah, we say Ip Man’s in.”

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 2 (2010) – Sammo Hung & Donnie Yen):

“I’ll greet you as “Master Yip.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Number Three

Ip Man vs. General Miura (Ip Man 2008).  The people of Foshan needed something to cheer about when the Japanese took over and boy did Ip Man give it to them, going toe to toe with karate master General Miura in the city’s public square.”

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Tenma Shibuya & Hiroyuki Ikeuchi): 

“The general says for the sake of cultural exchange, he’s having a fair tournament bout with Master Yip today.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Ip Man nearly falls off the platform twice early on, but relies on his balance to recover.  The scene is tense as the better Ip Man does the closer Colonel Sato’s hand gets to his gun, however, the threat of death doesn’t stop him, as we get to see just how Ip Man’s training has prepared him for this moment.  When he’s victorious, the crowd erupts in celebration.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – the crowd): 

“Ip Man!  Ip Man!  Ip Man!”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Then, revolution, when Ip Man is indeed shot.  Fortunately, he pulls through living to fight another day.  Number two:  Ip Man vs. 10 Black Belts (Ip Man (2008).  During the first half of Ip Man, the Wing Chun master skills are often mythologized by the people of Foshan, though seldom seen.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Carlson Cheng):

“Whatever, he did it with one hand, okay.  But Master Liu refused to give up and Master Ip just kept chasing him.  Bam, bam, bam!” 

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

However, after witnessing Master Liu being executed at General Miura’s dojo and suspecting that another friend met the same fate, Ip Man is through being coy.  He immediately demands to face 10 karate black belts.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Donnie Yen & Yu Xing):

“Give me 10 of them!”

“You crazy, please don’t.”

“I want to fight 10!”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

After getting his wish, Ip Man does not hold back, breaking the leg of one and handily defeating all the others.  He made a statement to not only General Miura but to us as well, proving that he was not to be trifled with.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Donnie Yen):

“I didn’t come here for the rice.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Before we unveil our number one pick, here are some honorable mentions:

Ip Man vs. Hung Gar Sang Ip Man 2 (2010)

Ip Man vs. Master Liu Ip Man (2008)

Elevator Fight Ip Man 3 (2015)

Jin vs. Two Masters Ip Man (2008) – Lee Hsin Chiao):

“You want to hack me to death?” 

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Then, revolution, when Ip Man is indeed shot.  Fortunately, he pulls through living to fight another day.

Number Two

Ip Man vs. 10 Black Belts (Ip Man (2008).  During the first half of Ip Man, the Wing Chun master skills are often mythologized by the people of Foshan, though seldom seen.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Carlson Cheng):

“Whatever, he did it with one hand, okay.  But Master Liu refused to give up and Master Ip just kept chasing him.  Bam, bam, bam!”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

However, after witnessing Master Liu being executed at General Miura’s dojo and suspecting that another friend met the same fate, Ip Man is through being coy.  He immediately demands to face 10 karate black belts.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Donnie Yen & Yu Xing):

“Give me 10 of them!”

“You crazy, please don’t.”

“I want to fight 10!”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

After getting his wish, Ip Man does not hold back, breaking the leg of one and handily defeating all the others.  He made a statement to not only General Miura but to us as well, proving that he was not to be trifled with.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man (2008) – Donnie Yen):

“I didn’t come here for the rice.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Before we unveil our number one pick, here are some honorable mentions:

Ip Man vs. Hung Gar Sang Ip Man 2 (2010)

Ip Man vs. Master Liu Ip Man (2008)

Elevator Fight Ip Man 3 (2015)

Jin vs. Two Masters Ip Man (2008) – Lee Hsin Chiao):

“You want to hack me to death?” 

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Number One

Ip Man vs. ‘The Twister’ Ip Man 2 (2010):  Completing the Rocky 4 parallel, Ip Man challenges The Twister in an attempt to avenge fallen Master Hung.”

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 2 (2010) – Simon Yam & Fung Hark-On):

“Master Yip, kick his ass like how you kicked mine!”

“Anyone can kick your ass.”

“Shut up!”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Though their fighting styles differ, their bout does not lack excitement.  Twister’s strength initially proves too much and when the judges ban Ip Man from kicking altogether, claiming it gives him an unfair advantage, he is stripped of nearly half his arsenal.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 2 (2010) – Referee, Donnie Yen & Darren Shahlavi):

 “According to a decision by the judges, kicking is prohibited in this match.”

WatchMojo.com (WatchMojo.com YouTube Channel – Top 10 lists on Music, TV, Film and Video Games – Narration by Rebecca/ WatchMojoLady):

Digging deep, Ip Man adopts Master Hung’s fighting styles, going for Twister’s head to disorient, and ultimately defeat him.  Now with the platform to speak, Ip Man pleads that going forward, no matter the differences between eastern and western philosophies, that there be a mutual respect for one another.

(Scene from the movie Ip Man 2 (2010) – Announcer & Donnie Yen): 

“He says he didn’t come here today to prove which is better – Chinese or Western boxing.  Although, people have different status in life, he doesn’t believe that one person’s integrity is worth more than others.  He hopes that we can start to respect each other.”

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