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


October    1989 NewYork City, NY   North American Championship        Runner-up

June   1990 Elmhurst, IL      Midwest Knockdown Karate Championship  Champion

April       1993 Denver, CO           U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge          Champion

November 1993 Chicago, IL           U.S. Shidokan Karate Tournament  Champion

April       1994 Denver, CO           U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge            Champion

October    1995 Denver, CO           U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge          Runner-up

October    1996 Denver, CO           U.S. Open Sabaki Challenge            Runner-up

October    1997 Chicago, IL           Team U.S.A. Karate Tournament     Runner-up