|born on||27 January 1954 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )|
|Place||Yawatahama, Japan, 33n27, 132e24|
|Timezone||JST h9e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||07°01' 10°55 Asc. 20°22'|
Japanese karateka and founder and director of Enshin Karate (a style of "full contact karate" or Knockdown karate). He presides over the Enshin organization from the headquarters (honbu) in Denver, Colorado. His title as head of the Enshin organization is "Kanchō" (Grandmaster).
Sy Scholfield quotes him in "My Journey in Karate: The Sabaki Way" by Kancho Joko Ninomiya and Ed Zorensky (Frog Books, 2000), pp. 1+3: "I was born on January 27, 1954, in the small village of Hizuchi, in Yawatahama City on the island of Shikoku. ... If you had told my father on the night I was born that his new son would grow up to be an All-Japan National Champion, he probably would have laughed." A time of 9pm is speculative.
- Vocation : Sports : Martial arts (Karateka)