MARTIAL ARTS

Kenwa Mabuni

1889 - 1952

Kenwa Mabuni

Kenwa Mabuni (摩文仁 賢和, Mabuni Kenwa, 14 November 1889 - 23 May 1952) was one of the first karateka to teach karate in mainland Japan and is credited as developing the style known as Shitō-ryū. Originally, he chose the name Hanko-ryu, literally "half-hard style", to imply that the style used both hard and soft techniques. Toyama Kanken, who was trained the same way he was, teased Mabuni endlessly about the name, implying it meant "semi erect". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenwa Mabuni has received more than 65,038 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9th most popular martial arts.

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Among MARTIAL ARTS

Among martial arts, Kenwa Mabuni ranks 9 out of 74Before him are Morihei Ueshiba, Kanō Jigorō, Mas Oyama, Wong Fei-hung, Huo Yuanjia, and Trưng Sisters. After him are Choi Hong Hi, Chōjun Miyagi, Ankō Itosu, Hélio Gracie, Masatoshi Nakayama, and Higaonna Kanryō.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1889, Kenwa Mabuni ranks 64Before him are Richard Glücks, Philippe Thys, Siegfried Kracauer, Efim Bogoljubov, Li Dazhao, and Han van Meegeren. After him are Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, Frank Lentini, Pierre Reverdy, Léon Brillouin, Imre Schlosser, and Rezső Seress. Among people deceased in 1952, Kenwa Mabuni ranks 40Before him are Bedřich Hrozný, Hattie McDaniel, John Langenus, Pedro Lascuráin, Luigi Fagioli, and Efim Bogoljubov. After him are Bernard Lyot, Kurt Schumacher, Albert Forster, Johan Nygaardsvold, Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, and Hans Kramers.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kenwa Mabuni ranks 427 out of 3,113Before him are Empress Shōken (1849), Tokizo Ichihashi (1909), Haruo Arima (null), Misao Tamai (1903), Ichiyō Higuchi (1872), and Ryutaro Hashimoto (1937). After him are Hifuyo Uchida (null), Yasuyuki Kuwahara (1942), Saichō (767), Yasukazu Tanaka (1933), Yukio Tsuda (1917), and Sadao Araki (1877).

Among MARTIAL ARTS In Japan

Among martial arts born in Japan, Kenwa Mabuni ranks 4Before him are Gichin Funakoshi (1868), Morihei Ueshiba (1883), and Kanō Jigorō (1860). After him are Chōjun Miyagi (1888), Ankō Itosu (1831), Masatoshi Nakayama (1913), Higaonna Kanryō (1853), and Koichi Tohei (1920).

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