In 1964, after the demise of his better half, Ip Man finds he has throat malignancy because of smoking. After his defiant child Ip Ching retaliates against a domineering jerk and is ousted, Ip chooses to head out to San Francisco to search for a school. His understudy, Bruce Lee, has disturbed the nearby hand to hand fighting network in San Francisco by opening a Wing Chun school, showing the Americans combative techniques and composing an English language book on military arts. He finds from a partner and his companion, Liang Gen, that a referral letter from the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association is expected to enlist into a school. Wan, the leader of the Association, won't compose the letter as Ip doesn't concur with the grandmasters' assessments on Lee's activities. After a short battle with Wan, he leaves.
While leaving the school after a gathering with the head, he risks upon the little girl of Wan, Yonah, being tormented by an opponent team promoter, Becky, and her companions. Ip spares her and escorts her home, with Becky coincidentally cutting herself with some scissors. Wan blames Ip for utilizing his girl to get the letter and provokes him to a battle for it. The battle is disturbed by a tremor, and Wan reveals to Ip they will complete their battle at the up and coming Mid-Autumn Festival. Ip can't, clarifying that he only accompanied his little girl home for her wellbeing and leaves.
Actors: Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, Danny Chan Kwok-Kwan, Vanness Wu
Directors: Wilson Yip
Writers: Tai-lee Chan, Hiroshi Fukazawa, Lai-Yin Leung, Edmond Wong
Producers: Raymond Wong, Wilson Yip, Donnie Yen