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Choshin Chibana

Born June 5, 1885(1885-06-05)
Tottori-cho, Shuri, Okinawa, Japan
Died February 26, 1969 (aged 83)
Ohama, Japan
Throat cancer[1]
Style Kobayashi Shorin-ryū
Teacher(s) Anko Itosu
Rank Hanshi, 10th Dan
Notable students Arakaki Ankichi, Katsuya Miyahira, Shugoro Nakazato, Nakama Chozo, Yuchoku Higa

Chōshin Chibana (知花 朝信 Chibana Chōshin ?, 1885 - 1969) was an Okinawan martial artist who created the Kobayashi-ryū style of Shorin-ryū karate, based on the teachings of his teacher, Ankō Itosu.


  1. ^ Choshin Chibana, Beikoku Shidō-kan Origins

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