Hidy Ochiai Foundation

The Hidy Ochiai Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was founded in September of 2001 by Master Ochiai. It is operated exclusively for charitable purposes, and since its inception, the Hidy Ochiai Foundation has offered more than 500 free self-defense and character education classes for the local community. These programs can be life-changing for children, improving their confidence and ability to deal with negative peer pressure and bullying at school.

Further, the Hidy Ochiai Foundation has raised or awarded over $400,000 in support of local charities, through itís benefit programs and outright bequests, and its annual food drive for C.H.O.W. has gifted more than 7000 lbs. of food for families in the Southern Tier.

The Hidy Ochiai Foundation encompasses the philosophy and teachings of its founder, president and executive director, Hidy Ochiai, the basis of which is expressed in the dynamic relationship between the mind and body. With training, the mind and the body become unified in such a way that the individual becomes the true master of the self.


“When you really delve into the true meaning of traditional martial arts, absorbing its essence through physical and mental training, you will eventually realize that at its heart is peace. Indeed, the very core of this seemingly violent physical art is similar to the depths of an ocean, where serenity prevails.”

~Hidy Ochiai

The HIDY OCHIAI FOUNDATION is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization (ID # 16-1612008), and it shall be operated exclusively for charitable purposes, and all donations to the HIDY OCHIAI FOUNDATION are tax deductible, as allowed under the Internal Revenue Code.

It is the Foundation’s policy not to pay indirect costs on proposals requesting an award of $75,000 or less. For research grant proposals requesting over $75,000, the Foundation will pay indirect costs equaling up to 15% of the direct costs of the proposed project. The Foundation does not pay government-approved overhead rates on research grants.