Hisao Tanaka

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Hisao Tanaka
Hisao Tanaka.jpg
Born April 22, 1921
Los Angeles, California[1]
Died June 30, 1991(1991-06-30) (aged 70)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Hisao Tanaka
Duke Keomuka
Debut 1947[1]

Martin Hisao Tanaka (April 22, 1921 – June 30, 1991)[1] was a professional wrestler better known as Duke Keomuka. He is the father of wrestler Pat Tanaka and referee Jimmy Tanaka.


During World War II, Tanaka was interned at Manzanar.[2]

In the 1950s, Keomuka formed a very successful tag team with Hiro Matsuda. Keomuka was also a top wrestler in the 1950s and the 1960s while competing in Texas before settling in Florida.

Keomuka died on June 30, 1991 at the age of 70.

In wrestling[edit]

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Midwest Wrestling Association
  • MWA Ohio Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Sato Keomuka


  1. ^ a b c "Wrestler Profiles: Duke Keomuka". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  2. ^ "National Archives: Hisao Tanaka". Retrieved 2013-01-21.