Ip Man

1893 - 1972

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Ip Man, also known as Yip Man, (Chinese: 葉問 / 叶问; 1 October 1893 – 2 December 1972) was a Chinese martial artist and a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun when he was 20. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ip Man has received more than 8,317,016 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ip Man is the most popular martial arts, the 17th most popular biography from China (up from 25th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Martial Arts.

Ip Man is most famous for being the first martial arts instructor to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun to Westerners.

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Among martial arts, Ip Man ranks 1 out of 117After him are Kanō Jigorō, Gichin Funakoshi, Morihei Ueshiba, Mas Oyama, Wong Fei-hung, Huo Yuanjia, Choi Hong Hi, Kenwa Mabuni, Ankō Itosu, Hélio Gracie, and Chōjun Miyagi.

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Among people born in 1893, Ip Man ranks 4Before him are Mao Zedong, Hermann Göring, and Joan Miró. After him are Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Walter Ulbricht, Carol II of Romania, Alexander of Greece, and Draža Mihailović. Among people deceased in 1972, Ip Man ranks 2Before him is Harry S. Truman. After him are Edward VIII, M. C. Escher, Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Ezra Pound, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Igor Sikorsky, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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In China

Among people born in China, Ip Man ranks 17 out of 1,186Before him are Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Puyi (1906), Cao Cao (155), and Empress Dowager Cixi (1835). After him are Wu Zetian (624), Xi Jinping (1953), Hu Jintao (1942), Kangxi Emperor (1654), Qianlong Emperor (1711), and Mencius (-372).


Among martial arts born in China, Ip Man ranks 1After him are Wong Fei-hung (1925), Huo Yuanjia (1868), Chen Zhong (1982), and Cheng Xunzhao (1991).