Jiro (Master Hironori Ohtsuka, Jr.)
February 28, 1934 - Present
Ohtsuka Sensei was born on February 24, 1934 in Tokyo, Japan.
He graduated from Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, receiving a degree in
Economics. Ohtsuka and wife (Aiko) have three (3) children: Kazutaka,
born in 1965, has trained in Iai-do, Judo and Wado-Ryu Karate and is presently
the chief instructor at the main dojo in tokyo, Japan; a daughter
Riki, born in 1967, has trained in Iai-do and Wado-Ryu karate; younger
son Michi, born in 1968. Ohtsuka Sensei began his training
in Wado-Ryu karate at the age of fifteen (15) years. He has trained
in Iai-do, Ken-do, Judo, Aiki-do and Wado Shindo Yoshin Ryu Jujitsu Kenpo.
In 1983, Ohtsuka Sensei, upon the death of his father (Hironori
Ohtsuka (also spelled Hironori Otsuka), creator and grand master of
Wado-Ryu) suceeded to the head master and President of the International
Wado-Ryu Karate-Do organization. There are presently over 1000 dojos
throughout the world under his supervision. He also assumed
his father's name. His commitment is "To strive to achieve
his father's greatness."
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