“Ip Man 4” Talks Philosophy of Martial Arts
The final chapter of the Ip Man saga, Ip Man: The Finale <葉問4：完結篇>, will be released in theaters December 20, 2019. It continues the story of Ip Man, portrayed by Donnie Yen (甄子丹), as he sets up a new wing chun kwoon in San Francisco’s Chinatown and faces the wrath of karate-fighting American military men.
From Foshan, to Hong Kong, and now to San Francisco, Ip Man had lived a life of advocating for peace, duty, and righteousness. Action choreographer Yuen Woo-ping (袁和平) captured this philosophy perfectly with an all-new action set that captures the wisdom of Ip Man’s moves.
Two important fight scenes are to note here: the first one is against Wu Yue’s (吴樾) tai chi, a fight that took ten days to shoot, and the second is against a team of American military men who are experts in karate. Incorporating a myriad of different martial arts in the film, the filmmakers hope that the film would successful deliver the different colors of Ip Man and his story.
Ip Man: The Finale also stars Vanness Wu (吳建豪), Scott Adkins, Kent Cheng (鄭則士), Danny Chan Kwok-kwan (陳國坤), Ngo Ka-nin (敖嘉年), Chris Collins, and Vanda Lee (李宛妲).
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.