Wado Ryu Karate 

The US Eastern Wado Ryu Karate Federation

Wado Ryu Karate Association of Alabama

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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