In his introduction to the exhibition, Wallace notes that not only did Bankai keep his students on the straight and narrow, but he also encouraged them to have meaningful relationships with their families. Wallace claims this is rare in Karate since most masters and students live in separate worlds, causing divisions within the practitioners.
In his introduction, Wallace comments that Ip leads a life of luxury and provides his students with the latest equipment, while leading a decadent lifestyle devoting all his time to Karate. Karate is meant to be a life-long journey for practitioners, who must not hesitate to live up to their ideals. With people starving when they start the journey, they need to be humble during their training, therefore they must always be prepared to sacrifice.
After hearing Wallace's speech, Ip suddenly choses to forfeit the exhibition and to never see his students again. He says that his life is meaningless since all he has been doing is earning money. He then declares that he will die at the hands of his students, and he wants to finally fulfill his dream of using his skills to help others. Upon hearing his words, the whole room becomes silent and awestruck. They follow him, as he prepares to call his students.
His students then arrive with their families, and they begrudgingly begin practicing. Ip is himself spotted by his brother, Gao, who confronts him for his foolishness. Ip simply tells him that his life is worth nothing since he is only here for the money. Ip's students also state that he has always been mad at the school, and they regret having had to put up with him. They also agree that they will probably not be able to save him, but they will at least be able to help people. As Ip leaves them, they promise to always remember what he taught them. d2c66b5586