Ip Man (Chinese:葉問; 1 October 1893 – 1 December 1972), also known as Yip Man, and also Yip Kai-man, was a Chinese martial artist, and a master teacher of Wing Chun. He had several students who later became martial arts masters in their own right, including Wong Shun Leung and Bruce Lee..
Yip died on December 1,1972 in Hong Kong, from throat cancer, only 7 months before the death of Bruce Lee.
Yip's legacy is the global practice of Wing Chun. His notable students include:
Ho Kam Ming
Wong Shun Leung
his nephew Lo Man Kam, and his sons Ip Ching and Ip Chun.