Ip Ching, the second son of the great kung fu master Ip Man, passed away on Jan. 25, the first day of Lunar New Year, at the age of 83.
Ip Ching was also a practitioner of Wing Chun, a martial arts style that was popularized by his father which uses strong legs and quick arm movements, according to AsiaOne. Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee was once a student of Ip Man.
Sad news reached us from Hong Kong today. Sifu Ip Ching, Grandmaster Ip Man’s youngest son, left us peacefully last night in his sleep. May he rest in peace.#WCIMagazine #IpChing #WingChun #VingTsun #WingTsun #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/lwsMVqputh
— wcillustrated (@wcillustrated) January 26, 2020
He stayed with his mother and elder brother Ip Chun in Foshan, Guangdong province, China when Ip Man traveled to Hong Kong in 1949, HK01 reported via Mothership. It wasn’t until 1962 that Ip Ching and his brother followed their father to Hong Kong.
After Ip Man’s death in 1972, Ip Ching reportedly left the martial arts world to open up his own factory in the New Territories, but he eventually returned to the practice in 1994.
The two brothers served as martial arts consultants for the hit movie “Ip Man,” starring actor Donnie Yen.