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Martial arts master Ip Man reigns large in film
Martial arts master Ip Man reigns large in film

HONG KONG — There is a scene near the beginning of Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmaster" in which the main character, the martial arts expert Ip Man, expounds on the ethos of his practice. "Kung fu: two words. One horizontal, one vertical — if you're wrong, you'll be left lying down. If you're right, you're left standing — and only the ones who stand have the right to talk." Lately it seems filmmakers can't talk enough about Ip Man. Born in southern China in 1893, he was notable for having taught the iconic Bruce Lee and popularizing the Wing Chun school of kung fu. Though he died in poverty and exile in Hong Kong in 1972, Ip...

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