Founded in the United States in 1966 by Master Hidy Ochiai, Washin-ryu Karate-Do offers traditional Japanese martial arts at its highest level, based on the principles of Budo (the martial way)—respect, honor, and self-development. For 50 years, Master Ochiai has taken a holistic approach to martial arts practice that guides students to realize their potential.
The centuries old tradition of Japanese martial arts has its roots in two distinct disciplines: one, jutsu or jitsu, the technique of self-defense or “martial craft” (how to best defeat an enemy) and two, Dō, the “way of life,” an art and practice of cultivating a better mind/self.
Master Ochiai’s renowned training/teaching model in Washin-ryu Karate-Do places an equal emphasis on the development of mind and body, so that one truly can become the master of the self. To that end, Master Ochiai emphasizes a self-paced training program to achieve the best results for each student.
In our classes, students practice kata (form), pre-arranged situational self-defense techniques, sport-sparring, and strength and flexibility/strength drills, immersing themselves in the full range of the traditional martials arts training. We welcome students of all ages (4 and up) and all abilities to begin training and discovering the personal rewards that traditional martial arts can bring to their lives.