The International Ryukyu Karate Research Society's JOURNAL
"Mabuni Kenwa was born on November the 14th, 1889 in Shuri on Okinawa.
His father, Kenpo, worked as a confectionery salesman in Shuri and was the 16th offspring of
the Oni Ogusuku, an Okinawan aristocratic family.
During the Ryukyu kingdom, he wore the honorary title of,Peichin’. Kenpo and his wife decided
to name their second son ‘Kenwa’ (the wise and harmonic)...