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Master Kenwa MABUNI

1889-1952)
Founder of the SHITO-RYU



Importants dates about Shito-Ryu

Master Kenwa MABUNI was born on November 14th, 1889 to Shuri on the island of Okinawa.
In 1903, he(it) begins the learning(apprenticeship) of the karate (method SHURI-TE) with Master Anko ITOSU.
On Master Chojun MIYAGI's recommendation, his friend, Master MABUNI also works the method NAHA-TE with Master Kanryo HIGAONNA.
In 1925, he(it) receives teacher's diploma of karate by his(her) two Bosses and begins to teach. It is also in this date that builds up itself the first dojo of Okinawa: Okinawa Karaté Kenyu Club.
This grouping of search(research) for the karate consists of several Masters: Kenki go, Chomo HANASHIRO, Choyu MOTOBU, ChoJun MIYAGI, Choshin CHIBANA, Juhatsu KYODA, Kenwa MABUNI.

Photo de Maître Mabuni