The transcript below is from the video “Top 20 Best IP Man Fight Scenes” by WatchMojo.com.

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

Good Kung Fu does not depend on age or sex, but on how will you fight and this martial artist was the master. Welcome to WatchMojo. And today, we’re counting down our picks for the ‘Top 20 Best IP Man Fight Scenes’. For this list we’re looking at the incredible fist pumping, cheer inducing and or unforgettable battles of the biographical film series based on the life of the Wing Chun master. By the way, 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 20: Ip Man vs. Hung Ga Gang “Ip Man 2” (2010)

Master Hung Chun-Nam may be one of the first to train under Ip Man After the Wing Chun Master and his family moved to Hong Kong. But the young man clearly isn’t the brightest of his disciples, at least not yet. While trying to promote the school was taken hostage by students who practice the martial art of Hung Ga. Ip Man heads to the wet market to rescue him. But the attempt turns into a pulse pounding battle involving multiple meat cleavers. Though Hung is able to hold his own, despite the fact that his hands are tied behind his back. It’s when ex rival Jin Shan Zhao and his gang, appear to save the day that really makes this altercation so surprising.

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

Number 19: Sereant Geddes vs. Master Wan “Ip Man 4: The Finale” (2019)

If there’s one thing we’ve seen in these movies, it’s protagonists holding their ground in the face of injustice. Despite getting a serious beat down for it, said injustice again comes in the form of Sergeant Geddes, who seeks out Master Wan for retribution for one of his fighters defeats. More on that later. Wan accepts this challenge and the two ahead to the Marine Base to settle their differences. At first it looks as if Geddes is going to have to eat crow for his ignorance, with one proving too quick for him. However, Geddes is able to stay staunch and lend some killer blows, sending one to the mat. Wan ultimately loses, but his resilience in the face of adversity speaks volumes.

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

Number 18: Hartman vs. Colin “Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019)

Ironically enough, some Americans have difficulty welcoming and learning from other cultures, though none more so than the movie’s villain Marine Gunnery Sergeant Geddes. When the Asian-American Staff Sergeant Hartman brings a wooden Wing Chun training dummy onto the base, Geddes is having none of it. Unwilling to take Chinese kung fu seriously, Geddes has Hartman go up against Karate master Colin to prove himself and the martial art. Hartman indeed has some skills, but he unfortunately doesn’t have the physique to best his opponent. Thinking he was proven right. Geddes makes an example out of Hartman by making the Chinese troops run laps while the training dummy burns, establishing himself as one despicable antagonist, not to be trifled with.

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

Number 17: Jin Shanzhao vs. Two Masters “Ip Man” (2008)

It’s 1930’s China and this master of northern Chinese martial arts is looking for a fight or two or three. Heading to Foshan, where Ip Man’s reputation as a revered martial artist is growing. Jin makes it his mission to take on the various schools of southern Chinese martial arts in the prefecture level city. Not only does he successfully challenge and defeat two local masters in front of their respective students, he’s also able to show off both his hand-to-hand combat abilities as well as his sword fighting skills. As Jin looks around for his next opponent, his consecutive victories are enough to scare off a third group of students who state that their mastery is conveniently not here.

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

Number 16: Elevator Fight “Ip Man 3” (2015)

What American property developer Frank wants. He gets here. At least he will sure as hell try. Believing the Wing Chun master has gotten in the way of his plans. Frank sends a Thai Boxer to do the job that local triad leader Ma King-Sang failed to do. Unfortunately, the attack happens while his wife, Cheung Wing-sing, leaving a medicine shop following her terminal cancer diagnosis. They’re ambushed in an elevator, but Suchart is, of course, no match for Ip Man. Not only is he able to protect his wife in these extremely close quarters, he’s also able to control his emotional turmoil to the point that his opponents defeat is both swift and graceful. Ultimately leading to a poignant reunion with Wing-sing.

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

Number 15: The Lazy Susan “Ip Man 4: The Finale” (2019)

One extraordinary thing about these movies. Is that the martial artists on display have a knack for turning any setting into a fighting ground and any object into a weapon, even something as innocuous as a lazy Susan. In the scene, Ip Man comes to San Francisco’s Chinese Benevolent Association looking for endorsement for his son to attend school in America. The CBA’s chairman, Master Wan is more than happy to write a letter of recommendation provided that Ip Man denounce his former student, Bruce Lee, for teaching kung fu to non Chinese. Well, you know, I could see it refuses leading the to to express their strain on the table centerpiece. Neither relents. And so the heavy glass turntable has no choice, but to shatter. Oh my God.

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

Number 14: Master Hung vs. Taylor ‘The Twister’ Miller “Ip Man 2” (2010)

If there’s one theme that persists throughout the Ip Man series is that you have to defend your beliefs. Master Hung takes this to heart. When British boxer Taylor ‘The Twister’ Miller tries to turn Chinese martial arts into a laughingstock. 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. 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. And if you’ve seen the aforementioned movie, you know the heartbreaking and brutal moments that happened next.

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

Number 13: Ip Man vs. Master Wan “Ip Man 4: The Finale” (2019)

Don’t worry. They wouldn’t just tease us with an awesome lazy Susan fight without delivering later on. Convinced Ip Man only rescued his daughter Yonah to make himself look better. Master Waan challenges him to prove himself worthy of a recommendation letter by engaging in a sparring match. With Yonah looking on trepidatiusly the two are as level as one would hope, with Wan even going one handed to accommodate for Ip Man’s previous schoolyard injury. As if their contentiousness awakened something. An earthquake begins to rattle the house and lay waste to everything in it. Wan looks to postpone the match, but Ip Man dejectedly declines, leaving us to wonder who would have come out on top.

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

Number 12: Ip Man vs. Cheung Fung “Ip Man 3” (2015)

Throughout Ip Man, 3 Cheung Tin-chi and Ip Man were always in quite 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. In the battle for Wing Chun Ip had been shown to hold an ostensibly private sparring match to settle the matter for good. 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.

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

Number 11: Schoolyard Fight “Ip Man 4: The Fianle” (2019)

Seeing Ip Man’s exploits in America means we get to see him kick butt in different environments than in previous movies. After meeting with the high school principal to see about his son’s potential enrollment, Ip comes across one’s daughter, Yonah, being accosted by a mean girl and her boyfriend, crone’s. Though Yonah fights back to some extent, she’s simply outnumbered ever the one to defend the innocent Ip Man intervenes and gives the jocks a whipping they aren’t liable to forget. Sure, their adolescence. So it doesn’t go too hard on them. But he brandishes enough gusto to give them a taste of their own medicine. Essentially spanking them with their own hockey sticks like their petulant children. Good on you.

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

Number 10: Mid-Autumn Festival Showdown “Ip Man 4: The Finale” (2019)

OK. Here is where Sergeant Geddes his karate fighter gets embarrassed by Chinese Kung Fu when he was trying to do just the opposite. Black belted Colin arrives at the mid autumn festival in Chinatown looking for trouble and gets it when he faces a quartet of Wing Chun masters. He takes down the first three with relative ease. Each dwarfed by his impressive stature. But he gets more than he bargained for when Ip Man steps up to face him. Astonishingly, Ip Man is able to use Colin’s weight and force against him. Sending him to the ground on multiple occasions and redirecting him in midair on another. It’s a decisive enough victory for Ip Man and kung fu to send the crowd into a frenzy.

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

Number 9: 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 Shan Zhao and his desperate thugs. They turned to Ip Man for help. Helping them help themselves, Ip teaches them the ways of Wing Chun and when the gang returns, they are ready. 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. 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 8: 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. Here he plays Frank, an American property developer trying to take the local schools land by force, hulking, bad us 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 to duke it out, Frank initially proved too powerful for Ip. But Ip does well to attack is 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.

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

Number 7: Alleyway Fight “Ip Man 4: The Finale (20019)

With it’s over top villains and bold plot developments, Ip Man 4 serves as a sort of ode to 70s martial arts cinema, the likes of which Bruce Lee popularized. So it came as a gleeful surprise to find actor Danny Chan as lead participate in a bout that would fit right into one of the latter’s films. Following a tournament, Lee and his students are accosted by a gang of black belts. He’s quickly summoned to a nearby alleyway by their master, where the two engage in a good old fashioned face off. It’s a well choreographed fight, one that makes proper use of the environment and weaponry. Once nunchuck are introduced, still, Lee’s greatest weapons are his feet and fists, as he gleefully proclaims victory.

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

Number 6: Ip Man vs. Jin Shanzhao “Ip Man” (2008)

This one is probably the funniest fight in the series. Jin Shan Zhao 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 to teach. Jin comes out eager, breaking several of Ip’s household items and promising to pay for each. Upon hearing all the destruction, Ip’s son rolls in on a tricycle in and I told you so moment, only irking Jin more. 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 5: Ip Man vs. 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. In order to legitimize himself as a Wing Chun teacher in Hong Kong Ip Man must prove himself against the other local masters. 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.

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

Number 4: Ip Man vs. Segeant Geddes “Ip Man 4: The Finale” (2019)

Looking to wrap up the franchise, Ip Man 4: The Finale really needed to come through with, its well finale. In proper Ip Man fashion Ip Man arrives at the Marine base aiming to teach the deplorable Sergeant Geddes a lesson in humility and tolerance. With the Marines in attendance, the two duke it out to the brutal end. Geddes once again relies on his powerful legs and heavy boots to deal serious damage. But Ip proves too swift and punishing to Geddes his weak points, breaking his arm and crushing his windpipe to the point that he can’t continue. With Geddes being escorted to the sickbay, Ip was given a round of applause by Hartman and the rest of the troops. Now, that’s respect.

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

Number 3: 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 and the city’s public square. The general says for the sake of cultural exchange, he’s having a fair tournament bout with masteries today. Ip Nan nearly falls off the platform twice early on, but relies on his balance to recover. The scene is tense. As the better Ip Man an 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. And then revolution, when Ip Man is indeed shot. Fortunately, he pulls through living to fight another day.

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

Number Two: Ip Man vs. Taylor “The Twister’ Miller “Ip Man 2” (2010)

Completing the ‘Rocky 4’ parallel, Ip Man challenges ‘The Twister’ in an attempt to avenge fallen Master Hung. Though their fighting styles differ their bout does not lack excitement. Twisters 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, according to a decision by the judges. 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. He’s given a standing ovation for his words of wisdom.

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

Number 1: 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. 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. 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.

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