Chōshin Chibana, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Chōshin Chibana

Okinawen karateka

Date of Birth: 05-Jun-1885

Place of Birth: Shuri, Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 26-Feb-1969

Profession: samurai, karateka

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Chōshin Chibana

  • Choshin Chibana (?? ??, Chibana Choshin, 5 June 1885 – 26 February 1969) was an Okinawan martial artist who developed Shorin-ryu karate based on what he had learned from Anko Itosu.
  • He was the last of the pre-World War karate masters, also called the "Last Warrior of Shuri" He was the first to establish a Japanese ryu name for an Okinawan karate style, calling Itosu's karate "Shorin-Ryu" (or "the small forest style") in 1928.

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