YIP MAN (1893-1972) Yip Man (a.k.a. Ip Man) is the Grandmaster of Wing Chun Kung Fu. He as the master of the legendary fighter and philosopher Bruce Lee. His contribution to not only martial arts but also the society. During his lifetime, he worked for the society's upliftment and strongly opposed the Japanese occupation. Since the last few years Yip Man is being respected and idolized throughout the world. In 2008, director Wilson Yip released the movie 'IP MAN' in which the character of Yip Man is portrayed by the actor, Donnie Yen.