Hidy Ochiai

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Hidy Ochiai
Born (1939-09-27) September 27, 1939 (age 77)
Japan
Residence Vestal, New York, U.S.
Style Washin-Ryu karate (founder, 1966)
Website www.hidyochiai.org

Hidehiko "Hidy" Ochiai (Japanese: 落合秀彦, born September 27, 1939) is a Japanese-born martial arts instructor, author, and actor, residing in Vestal, New York. Hidy Ochiai is credited with establishing the Washin-Ryu style of karate in the United States in 1966.[1] He was the winner of the United States Grand National Karate Championship five consecutive times.[2] Hidy Ochiai was also inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame twice—as Instructor of the Year for Japanese Arts in 1979 and as Man of the Year in 1980.[3]

Books authored[edit]

Hidy Ochiai is the author of several self-defense books, and has also translated Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings. His entire published works are:

  • The Essence of Self-Defense
  • Hidy Ochiai's Living Karate
  • Hidy Ochiai's Self-Defense for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
  • Hidy Ochiai's Complete Book of Self-Defense
  • A Way to Victory: The Annotated Book of Five Rings

Magazine articles[edit]

The following is a list of magazines that have featured Hidy Ochiai.

  • Martial Arts Professional, Feb. 2006, vol. 11 no. 2
  • Black Belt, Oct. 1991, vol. 29 no. 10
  • Karate Illustrated, Jan. 1984, vol. 15 no. 1
  • Official Karate Annual, Spring 1982
  • Kick Illustrated, Jan. 1982, vol. 3 no. 1
  • Black Belt, July 1980, vol. 18 no. 7
  • Official Karate, Jan. 1977, vol. 9 no. 67
  • Black Belt, Dec. 1976, vol. 14 no. 2
  • Karate Illustrated, Feb. 1975, vol. 6 no. 2
  • Official Karate, Feb. 1974, vol. 6 no. 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hokubei Karate-do Shihankai Master Bio".  retrieved August 10, 2016
  2. ^ "Hidy Ochiai Championships". [permanent dead link] retrieved July 6, 2013
  3. ^ "Hidy Ochiai bio".  retrieved July 6, 2013

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