Awesome / Ip Man

  • Cheung Wing-Sing NOT taking any shit from the bandits challenging her husband in their home, telling them all to shut up, and after reasonably being annoyed by Ip Man indulging in fighting and not spending time with their son, giving him the green light to kick their leader's ass on the promise that they don't break her dishes.
  • The fight where Ip Man goes up against ten of the Japanese Karate black belts. This is the first time you see him fighting without concern for the health or safety of the other guy, and holy crap, does it show.
    • This fight starts off with Ip Man catching a dude out of the air, slamming him on the ground, and stepping directly on his head.
    • Even better, it was established in an earlier scene with his son that he hasn't been practicing that much since the Japanese takeover. This means that he was essentially 'rusty' (for lack of a better word) during his fight with the ten black belts, and he still kicked their asses like no one's business.
  • During the final fight in the first movie with General Miura, Ip Man managed to corner his opponent to a pillar. The next scene can be described as the ultimate text book ass kicking, wing chun style, where the flashback scene of Ip training with the wooden dummy is cut in between him going to town with the General's ass. Cue the combo meter racking up really quickly as Ip shows the General what wing chun combos are about.
  • Young Bruce Lee.
  • When Ip Man and Master Hung fight, the casualty is the table they stand on. It is neatly broken into two semicircles. Each half is inverted, and then reused as a platform.
  • The final fight between Ip Man and Twister.
    • He's an evil SOB but let's give The Twister his due. Defeating Master Hung and then giving Ip Man the fight of his life, despite using only his fists and wearing boxing gloves earns him some major badass cred.
    • The very final bout between Ip Man and Twister, after Ip Man is knocked down yet again, recalls Hung's motivations for fighting and gets back up to curbstomp Twister. Despite struggling throughout most of the fight and being unfairly forced to modify his fighting style in the last round, Ip Man uses his head and figures out how to fight Twister: attacking his arms. He then hands Twister a completely one-sided fight, beating him to a pulp and not letting him get a single hit in. Good thing Ip Man's a nice guy...
  • For the 3rd film: Ip Man vs Mike Tyson. That is all.
    • Ip Man and Cheung tearing through a small army of Mooks when their sons are kidnapped.
    • Ip Man curb-stomping a Thai kickboxer sent by Frank (Mike Tyson) down several flights of stairs after he attacked Ip and his Wife. Not so much the fight itself, which is an interesting enough Interesting Situation Duel, but the camerawork which follows them down several flights of stairs.
    • Cheung handily establishes his reputation as the town's newest martial arts master by Curb-Stomping rival martial arts masters one after the other in a montage.
    • Ip Man vs Cheung in a Wing Chun vs Wing Chun match with poles, twin blades, and fists. Even better, the finishing blow is the legendary one-inch punch, delivered twice, while Ip was blinded.
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