Chief instructor



Shihan Hideto Otsu

5th dan (degree) and founder of Otsu Dojo, has over 35 years of martial arts experience. While in active competition, Shihan Otsu won three times the Full-Contact U.S. Open National Championship in light and middle weight divisions.

He  started training in Japan, under the guidance of Mas Oyama, founder of the International Karate Organization Kyokushin-Kaikan, the largest and the most powerful organization in Karate industries.  After the training,  moved to the United States to develop Karate skills further at the World Oyama Karate Organization, under the guidance of Shigeru Oyama who recipient of the citation for professional excellence from then president Ronald Reagan in 1985.  Also, the guidance of Miyuki Miura, one of the Japan’s most popular champions and the chairman of the Global Budo Katare Alliance.

Shihan Otsu had taught KARATE in the United States for 17 years as a chief instructor, leaded Meditation classes for over 10 years as an assistant of Bishop.   In 2005, He moved back to Japan and begun to teach the classes  in Tokyo, Saitama, and Kagawa.


Fighting record in Tournament

October 1989      North American Championship

New York, NY     Runner-up

April 1993          U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge

Denver, CO         Champion

November 1993    U.S. Shidokan Karate Tournament

Chicago, IL          Champion

April 1994          U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge

Denver, CO         Champion

October 1995     U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge

Denver, CO       Runner-up

October 1996     U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge

Denver, CO        Runner-up

October 1997     Team U.S.A.  Karate Tournament

Chicago, IL        Runner-up