The throws that you have to muscle through are wrestling, the throws that happen effortlessly are Judo.
I read somewhere that Ip Man actually thought that Bruce was kind of pretentious.
It gets pretty heavily addressed at the end of “Ip Man: The Final fight.” I don’t know if it’s true or not but it seems Ip Man disagreed with Bruce Lee being in love with his own image. He saw it as brash and vulgar.
Ip Man was a legendary martial artists and, while rather stern, apparently very, very humble.
At the end of “ip Man: The Final Fight,” the filmmakers honestly make Bruce Lee out to be a bit of a dickhead, well and truly wrapped up in his own hype.
There was always a sense of ego with Bruce…in my opinion. While we might never know how Ip Man actually felt, it’s safe to assume that, perhaps, he wasn’t a fan of Bruce’s confidence in himself.
After all, Bruce was famous at this time while Ip Man was still living a relatively quiet existence. Maybe he didn’t feel Bruce’s attitude reflected a martial spirit.
It’s all largely conjecture though. Even Ip Man’s sons, Ip Ching and Ip Chun, have been questioned regarding their exaggerated tales of their father.
Surely all the hero worshiping things you hear about both Bruce Lee and Ip Man are not quite real and surely what you see in the films is mostly made up for the sake of moving pictures. Don’t get me wrong, if it weren’t for Bruce Lee I wouldn’t have kung fu and if it weren’t for Ip Man I wouldn’t have Wing Tsun, I’m grateful, but every starry-eyed recounting of these dudes as ultimate beings (outside their martial arts) who once walked among us makes me roll my eyes.