Higaonna Kanryō

1853 - 1916

Higaonna Kanryō

Higashionna Kanryō (東恩納 寛量, Higashionna Kanryō, March 10, 1853 – October 1915), also known as Higashionna West, was a Ryukyuan martial artist who founded a fighting style known at the time as Naha-te. He is recognized as one of the first students of Fujian White Crane Kung Fu masters, namely Ryū Ryū Ko, in the Fuzhou region of China who returned with those skills to Okinawa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Higaonna Kanryō has received more than 48,005 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular martial arts.

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Among martial arts, Higaonna Kanryō ranks 15 out of 74Before him are Kenwa Mabuni, Choi Hong Hi, Chōjun Miyagi, Ankō Itosu, Hélio Gracie, and Masatoshi Nakayama. After him are Conor McGregor, Motobu Chōki, Cynthia Rothrock, Koichi Tohei, Andy Hug, and Fedor Emelianenko.

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Among people born in 1853, Higaonna Kanryō ranks 39Before him are Louise Abbéma, Pierre Paul Émile Roux, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, Francesco Filippini, Alexius Meinong, and Fritz von Below. After him are Frank Dicksee, Damat Ferid Pasha, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka, Ciprian Porumbescu, and Vladimir Kokovtsov. Among people deceased in 1916, Higaonna Kanryō ranks 67Before him are Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova, William Foulke, August Leskien, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Fredrik Idestam. After him are Roger Casement, Huang Xing, Oskar Backlund, Isa Boletini, Nedeljko Čabrinović, and Hugo von Pohl.

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Among people born in Japan, Higaonna Kanryō ranks 596 out of 3,113Before him are Senjūrō Hayashi (1876), Kinji Fukasaku (1930), Tokutaro Ukon (1913), Michiyo Taki (null), Takeo Takagi (1892), and Kinue Hitomi (1907). After him are Satoshi Kon (1963), Teizo Takeuchi (1908), Toshio Iwatani (1925), Hideo Shinojima (1910), Amélie Nothomb (1967), and Tatsuya Nakadai (1932).


Among martial arts born in Japan, Higaonna Kanryō ranks 8Before him are Morihei Ueshiba (1883), Kanō Jigorō (1860), Kenwa Mabuni (1889), Chōjun Miyagi (1888), Ankō Itosu (1831), and Masatoshi Nakayama (1913). After him are Koichi Tohei (1920).

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