WHO WE ARE

Traditional Japanese martial arts practicioners, centered on the principles of Budo (the martial way) respect, honor, and self-development.

We are the only licensed & authorized Hidy Ochiai School in the state of Ohio, teaching children & adults the benefits of traditional Japanese Martial Arts.

 

Founded in the United States in 1966 by Master Hidy Ochiai, Wa-shin 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 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 mental strength & self-confidence.

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

In our classes, students practice kata (form), prearranged situational self-defense techniques, sport-sparring, and strength and flexibility drills, immersing themselves in the full range of the 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.

Our traditional karate classes are perfect for children, families, and adults, with classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students ages 6 and up.
No previous experience is required!
Each class follows an authentic training format found in Japanese karate, while most importantly respecting each individual’s pace. Students practice kata (form), pre-arranged situational self-defense techniques, sport-sparring, and strength and flexibility/strength drills.

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 in action, thought, or feeling 

SINCERITY

The quality of being free from pretense, deceit, or hypocrisy.

COMPASSION

Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

COURAGE

The ability to do something that frightens one.

COMMITMENT

The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.

PERSERVERENCE

Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

HUMILITY

A modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness.

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