Hidy Ochiai

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Hidy Ochiai
Born (1939-09-27) September 27, 1939 (age 76)

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

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

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Hidy Ochiai Championships".  retrieved July 6, 2013
  2. ^ "Hidy Ochiai bio".  retrieved July 6, 2013