Ip Man 3 Movie (2015) Interesting Facts

Ip Man 3 Movie Story Summary

When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over a local school, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

Ip Man 3 Movie Stars

Donnie Yen, Lynn Xiong, Jin Zhang 

Ip Man 3 Movie Storyline

 The year is 1959, where Ip Man lives in Hong Kong with his wife and his younger son. Trouble arises when a corrupt property developer and his thugs terrorize the school where Ip Man's son goes to. Ip Man and his disciples have to help the police guard the school day and night. On the other hand, Ip Man has to deal with his wife's terminal sickness, and at the same time faces a challenge from another Wing Chun fighter who ambitiously seeks to claim the Wing Chun Grandmaster title. 

Ip Man 3 Movie Interesting Facts

  • Donnie Yen's wife publicly expressed her worries that Yen might get hurt by Mike Tyson. However, it was Yen who ended up fracturing Tyson's index finger while filming one of the fight scenes.
  • Donnie Yen studied Mike Tyson's past matches to prepare physically and mentally for the fight scenes with him. As a former world heavy weight champion boxer, Tyson punches over 1,500 foot pounds of force in the ring.
  • The real Bruce Lee began learning Wing Chun from Ip Man when he was sixteen years old, and he passed away when he was thirty-two years of age. Danny Kwok-Kwan Chan, who played Lee seeking Ip to be his master in the movie, was forty at the time of filming.
  • The Muay Thai fighter is Sarut Khanwilai. He is also known to be Tony Jaa's stunt double in the movie Skin Trade (2014).
  • The producers originally planned to convey Bruce Lee's likeness and portrayal digitally through the use of CGI superimpose on a body double with facial motion capture performance, but it was later dropped after the Bruce Lee's estate threatened legal action over copyright infringement for allegedly not acquiring permission to use any intellectual property rights associated with Bruce Lee.
  • This was Mike Tyson's debut in an action film.
  • Woo-Ping Yuen was the action choreographer in this movie. He had also worked with Donnie Yen in Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) and Iron Monkey (1993). He was the man behind big Hollywood films such as the The Matrix (1999) trilogy, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004). Other Hong Kong movies choreographed by him include: Fist of Legend (1994), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Huo Yuanjia (2006) and The Grandmaster (2013).
  • While Bruce Lee is portrayed as a direct student of Yip Man in the film, the reality is that Lee was one of the students in Yip's school. Lee's instructor was Wong Shun Leung, himself a student of Yip Man. A letter from Lee to Wong expressed, "Even though I am (technically) a student of Yip Man, in reality, I learned my Kung-fu from you." Wong was well-known for his participation in illegal underground martial arts competitions ("beimo"), where he was rumored to be undefeated. Wong retired from participating in these fights after accidentally blinding an opponent. Over the course of his lifetime, Yip probably had several students, some staying for a few months, others for longer, and other for maybe a few weeks. This explains the existence of people who claim lineage from Yip Man.
  • This movies marked the second time Kwok-Kwan Chan played Bruce Lee. He previously embodied the role on the TV series The Legend Of Bruce Lee (2008).
  • In this film Ip man's second son, Ip Ching is portrayed as being younger than in reality, just like his first son Ip Chun was in the first and second films. Ip Ching appears to be around the age of 7 or 8 years old, but in 1959 he was 23 years, and Ip Chun who didn't appear in this movie was around 35 years old at the time.
  • During the elevator brawl Lynn Xiong was accidentally struck on the chin, but it was not serious and she continued the scene.
  • In the last fight scene with Cheung Tin-Chi, Ip Man improvised and used a three-inch punch (punching at full force with the knuckles at three inches away) to defeat Cheung. Bruce Lee, Ip Man's most famous disciple, was renowned for his Three-inch and One-inch punch.

Ip Man 3 Movie (2015) Interesting Facts
Ip Man 3 Movie (2015) Interesting Facts

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