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Kenwa Mabuni

1889 - 1952

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenwa Mabuni has received more than 75,680 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Kenwa Mabuni is the 9th most popular martial arts (down from 8th in 2019), the 521st most popular biography from Japan (down from 427th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Japanese Martial Arts.

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Among MARTIAL ARTS

Among martial arts, Kenwa Mabuni ranks 9 out of 117Before him are Gichin Funakoshi, Morihei Ueshiba, Mas Oyama, Wong Fei-hung, Huo Yuanjia, and Choi Hong Hi. After him are Ankō Itosu, Hélio Gracie, Chōjun Miyagi, Andy Hug, Masatoshi Nakayama, and Higaonna Kanryō.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1889, Kenwa Mabuni ranks 73Before him are Léon Brillouin, Philippe Thys, Rezső Seress, Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, Pierre Reverdy, and Takeo Kurita. After him are Frans Masereel, Willi Münzenberg, Thomas Midgley Jr., Maria Bochkareva, Jānis K. Bērziņš, and María Capovilla. Among people deceased in 1952, Kenwa Mabuni ranks 42Before him are Charles Scott Sherrington, Jigme Wangchuck, Efim Bogoljubov, Pedro Lascuráin, Luigi Fagioli, and Johan Nygaardsvold. After him are Otto Dietrich, Kurt Schumacher, Thomas Hicks, Bernard Lyot, Viktor Chernov, and Albert Forster.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kenwa Mabuni ranks 521 out of 5,560Before him are Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1435), Rei Kawakubo (1942), Yoshimatsu Oyama (null), Satoshi Kon (1963), Emperor Jomei (593), and Eiichiro Oda (1975). After him are Hitoshi Imamura (1886), Ichiyō Higuchi (1872), Otozō Yamada (1881), Taira no Masakado (903), Mitsumasa Yonai (1880), and Emperor Kōkō (830).

Among MARTIAL ARTS In Japan

Among martial arts born in Japan, Kenwa Mabuni ranks 4Before him are Kanō Jigorō (1860), Gichin Funakoshi (1868), and Morihei Ueshiba (1883). After him are Ankō Itosu (1831), Chōjun Miyagi (1888), Masatoshi Nakayama (1913), Higaonna Kanryō (1853), Matsumura Sōkon (1809), Motobu Chōki (1870), Morihiro Saito (1928), and Koichi Tohei (1920).