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Ip Ching (born Ip Hok-ching; 7 July 1936 – 25 Jan­u­ary 2020) was a Chi­nese mar­tial artist. He was one of five Grand­mas­ters of the Ip Man (Yip Man) fam­ily of Wing Chun Kung Fu .


1 Biography

2 Notable students

3 References

4 External links


He was born Ip Hok-ching in Fos­han in 1936[1] as the sec­ond son of Ip Man and his wife Che­ung Wing-sing. This was short lived as his par­ents and his sis­ter Ip Nga-sum had to leave and travel to Hong Kong in about 1950 in search of a bet­ter life for the fam­ily, with only his mother and sis­ter re­turned home later on.

In 1962, due to the Cul­tural Rev­o­lu­tion, Ip Ching and his older brother Ip Chun were forced to leave Fos­han and moved to Hong Kong to join their fa­ther.

His fa­ther Ip Man taught from his home. At one point his fa­ther walked out of his home to live else­where due to a dis­pute with him and Ip Chun over his Shang­hai mis­tress and his il­le­git­i­mate son Ip Siu-wah. His fa­ther barely in­ter­acted with him and his brother since then, ex­cept for their train­ing lessons.

As well as learn­ing Wing Chun at his fa­ther's home, Ip Ching also was an avid ob­server of his fa­ther teach­ing other stu­dents. In turn gain­ing valu­able in­sight on his fa­ther's teach­ing meth­ods.

After Ip Man's death in 1972, Ip Ching left the train­ing hall but con­tin­ued to re­side in his fa­ther's home. He later ran a man­u­fac­tur­ing busi­ness in Lam Tei, New Ter­ri­to­ries, and con­tin­ued to teach Wing Chun pri­vately to his dis­ci­ples in his home.

In 1994, he re­tired and de­voted him­self to full-time teach­ing in Wing Chun.

He served as a Wing Chun con­sul­tant along­side his brother Chun in Ip Man 3.

He died on 25 Jan­u­ary 2020.

Notable students

Sam Chan Hing Fai

Garner Train

Eric Lee

Ron Heimberger

Tony Brooks - Certified Sifu



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External links

Grand Master Ip Ching: A Short Biography

(Way­back Ma­chine copy)

Ip Ching (Grand Master), profile at the Intl' Wing Chun Combat & Eastern Arts Council site

Ip Ching on IMDb

Ip Man


Cheung Wing-sing (wife) Ip Chun (son) Ip Ching (son)

Wing Chun martial artists

Leung Jan (master's master) Chan Wah-shun (master) Leung Bik (master) Chu Shong-tin (disciple) Victor Kan (disciple) Leung Sheung (disciple) Lo Man Kam (disciple) Moy Yat (disciple) Wong Shun Leung (disciple) Bruce Lee (disciple) Leung Ting (disciple)


Ip Man film series

Ip Man (2008) Ip Man 2 (2010) Ip Man 3 (2015) Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018) Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019)

Other films

The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010) Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013) The Grandmaster (2013)

TV series

Ip Man (2013)

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