Shihan Hideto Otsu


6th Dan (degree) and founder of Otsu Dojo, has over 40 years of martial arts experience. While in active competition, Shihan Otsu won three times the Full-contact U.S. Open National Championships 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 Karate Alliance.

Shihan Otsu had taught Karate in the United States for 18years as a chief instructor, leaded Meditation classes for over 10years as an assistant of Rev. Koshin Ogui. In 2005, He moved back to Japan and begun to teach the classes in Tokyo, Saitama, and Kagawa.



Fighting record in Tournament 

  • 1989 New York City, NY  North American Championship  Runner-up
  • 1990 Elmhurst, IL  Midwest Knockdown Karate Championship  Champion
  • 1993 Denver, CO  U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge  Champion
  • 1993 Chicago, IL  U.S. Shidokan Karate Tournament  Champion
  • 1994 Denver, CO  U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge  Champion
  • 1995 Denver, CO  U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge  Runner-up
  • 1996 Denver, CO  U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge  Runner-up
  • 1997 Chicago, IL  Team U.S.A. Karate Tournament  Runner-up