Popularly known as Hidy, is one of the world's foremost martial arts instructors
and according to many people from the 'Land of the Rising Sun', he is Japan's
answer to China's Bruce Lee. Hidy Ochiai is also popular for all the books that
he has written over the years and the movies he has appeared in, which made
him a household figure in his heyday.
Hidehiko Ochiai was born on the 27th of September 1939 in Japan and from his
childhood he was very passionate about martial arts and used to spend hours
on the lawn or in the garage, practicing and perfecting his moves and this is
how he originally attracted attention which caused people to begin to take him
Of course, by then, everyone was aware of his amazing talents. Hidy always
tried to come up with new techniques. He never wanted to be tied down to just
one form of martial arts, and as a result he began to innovate and this innovation
led him to establish the now hugely famous Karate style of Washin-Ryu.
Hidy made his mark in the United States of America by winning the United States
Grand National Karate Championship for five years in a row which made the people
of the country stand up and take notice of the youngster from the Far East who
just about annihilated his opponents. This led him to being offered several
movie roles in Hollywood as well as back home in Japan but he had already begun
to concentrate on writing self defense books for the citizens of the world.
One of his most famous and earliest books, 'The Essence of Self Defense' gained
huge popularity in the United States and turned Hidy into an icon for the masses,
just like another man from the Far East, a few years before him, Bruce Lee.
It was, ironically, with Bruce Lee that Hidy Ochiai made his full movie debut
as they starred together in the cult classic film, 'Enter the Dragon'. Before
that, he had acted in a television series known as 'Kung Fu' and the movie 'Fist
of Fury'. He went on to star in a few more movies, but it was as an author and
martial arts exponent that he gained more fame. He has been inducted into the
Hall of Fame of Black Belt Magazine, and that too, twice, a feat that has been
unparalleled ever since.
There is plenty of information out there on this legend and this site is dedicated
to gathering all that information and putting it into perspective so that any
one of Hidy's large number of fan base can get any information about their idol.
Our site also contains information about the books that he has written and the
movies that bear his name, so that anyone can use them for reference in research
or any work that they might be doing.