Ip Ching was born in 1936 and is Yip Man's youngest son. He was born and raised in Foshan. He started learning a little of Wing Chun from his father since 1943. The training was interrupted when his father moved to Hong Kong in 1949. He rejoined his father in February 1962. He stayed with his father until he died in December 1972. He taught Wing Chun part-time while he ran a manufacturing business. He retired from his day job in 1994 and started to teach fulltime.