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RESPECT

Taking someone else's feelings, needs, thoughts, and ideas into consideration.

INTEGRITY

Firm adherence to a code of values and acting in accordance with your principles.

TEMPERANCE

Developing mental discipline and self-control that you can carry into every part of your life.

WELCOME TO HIDY OCHIAI KARATE OHIO

A martial arts school focused on mental and physical, strength development through Karate, Kokyuho, Kinhin, and Zazen.

We offer the following programs for youth and Adults:

  •  Traditional Martial Arts

  • PST (Personal Safety Toolbox)

  • Seated and Moving Meditation Practices

  • Internal Harmonics

  • After-School Internal Harmonics Programs 

Founded in the United States in 1966 by Master Hidy Ochiai, Wa-shin Ryu Karate-Dõ offers traditional Japanese martial arts at its highest level, based on the principles of Budo (the martial way)—respect, honor, and self-development. For over 50 years, Master Ochiai has taken a holistic approach to martial arts practice that allows students to realize & harmonize 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 mental strength & self confidence.

Master Ochiai’s renowned training/teaching model in Wa-shin Ryu Karate-Dõ places an equal emphasis on the development of mind and body so that one truly can become master of the self. To that end, Master Ochiai's method of teaching emphasizes a self-paced training program to achieve the best results for each student.

 

“The strength of an individual is not measured by how much one can control others, but by how much one can control oneself.”

-Master Hidy Ochiai

OUR CLASSES

Harmonizing mind and body and spirit one class at a time.

Every Tuesday & Thursday

Wyandotte Athletic Club

5198 Riding Club Lane

Columbus, OH 43213

Adult Karate

5:00 pm

Washin-ryu Karate-Dõ gives students an opportunity to better know themselves, to discover their true potential, and to become physically fit and proficient in self-defense.

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Phone (833) 465-6446

Sensei Ernest Starr

Every Tuesday & Thursday

Wyandotte Athletic Club

5198 Riding Club Lane

Columbus, OH 43213

Children's Karate

5:00 pm

It provides children with an introduction to traditional martial arts techniques, that are taught in an age-appropriate format within a supportive and safe environment. Ages 4+

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Phone (833) 465-6446

Sensei Ernest Starr

Every Tuesday & Thursday

Wyandotte Athletic Club

5198 Riding Club Lane

Columbus, OH 43213

Introductory Classes

w/ Sensei Ernest Starr 

Stop by and try one of our introductory classes. It is a perfect opportunity for you to hone specific skills and get an basic understanding on training.

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Phone (833) 465-6446

Sensei Ernest Starr

300+

Over 300 Students Trained

53

Years Experience

TRAIN WITH A CHAMPION

Release your hidden potential with Hidy Ochiai Karate Ohio.

Experience his approach to martial arts practice that guides students to realize their potential. Sensei Ernest Starr, a Seventh Degree Black Belt, is excited to share all the knowledge he has accumulated over his 

53-year journey. Everyone that walks through his doors can experience for themselves the countless benefits of the traditional martial arts.

OUR SKILLS

KINHIN

KOKYUHO

SELF-DEFENSE

ZAZEN

KARATE

KOKYUHO

SELF-DEFENSE

ZAZEN

KARATE

KINHIN

 
 

OUR GALLERY

Instilling values to make better people for humanity.

"I am at ease"

"Sensei Starr for me has rekindled the dedication and devotion to the martial arts that is needed in order to be a good practitioner. I am at ease knowing that my sons are being instructed in the old way, which will allow their skills to be tested and acknowledged anywhere."

— Robert H.

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OUR HAPPY CLIENTS

Success measured by internal growth. 

HARMONIZE HIDDEN POTENTIAL

Authentencity. Self-Confidence. Moral Character. Leadership.

In our classes, students practice kata (form), prearranged self-defense techniques against imaginary opponents,

sport-sparring, and strength and flexibility drills, immersing themselves in the full range of traditional martial 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.

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Razor-sharp Reflexes

By conditioning the the mind the body will follow.

Harmonize

Development of mind and body; allows mastery of the self.

 Unbreakable Concentration

Washin-ryu sets a path for increased mental strength and physical skill.

Strength & Balance

Building self-confidence while fostering understanding and appreciation among people.

Foundational Values For Life

Helping individuals walk the path of self-development with dignity. 

Improved Leadership Skills

A positive and peaceful way of life based on self-respect, respect for others, self-discipline, self-confidence