Joh-i Shido-in

Joh-i Shido-in (alphabetical order by last name)

 

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Robert Adams has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1985 and holds the rank of Shichi-dan (7th degree black belt).

Mr. Adams is one of the six Instructors-in-Charge at Washin-ryu’s Tora Dojo in Vestal, New York. Mr. Adams is also one of the ten owners of the Tora Dojo.

agosta-anthoney Anthony Agosta has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1973 and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).
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Anthony Antoniades has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1967 and holds the rank of Shichi-dan (7th degree black belt).

Mr. Antoniades was the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in Corning, New York from 19-20, and he was the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in Elmira, New York from 1973-2008.

appel-stephen Stephen Appel has been a student under Master Hidy Ochiai since 1982 and holds the rank of Roku-Dan (6th degree black belt).Mr. Appel holds special classes based on martial art training for individuals with Parkinsons.
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Steven Ballachino has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1991, and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Ballachino has been the Instructor-in-Charge of a Washin-ryu branch school in the Eastern Coastal Region of Connecticut since 1999. He currently has his branch school in Essex, CT.

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Gene Beecher has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1988 and holds the rank of Shichi-Dan (7th degree black belt).

Mr. Beecher has been the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Elmira, New York since 1998 and the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Corning, New York since 2008.

Kevin Beecher has been a student under Master Hidy Ochiai since 1989 and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).
David Best has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1986 and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Best was the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in Guilderland, New York from 1998-2012.

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C. Scott Bowen has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1971 and holds the rank of Hachi-dan (8th degree black belt).

Mr. Bowen was one of the founding members of the Tora Dojo, and, while no longer a Tora member, still serves as an Instructor-in-Charge. He is also an instructor of a Washin-ryu Karate course at Binghamton University.

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David Bryce has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1996 and holds the rank of Go-dan (5th degree black belt).

Dr. Bryce has been the Instructor-in-Charge for the Midwest Washin-ryu Club since 1998.

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William Carpenter has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1971 and holds the rank of Shichi-dan (7th degree black belt).

Mr. Carpenter has been the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in the Capital Region (Albany, NY) since 1987.

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Chris Escobar has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1980 and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Escobar was the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in New York City from 1994-2007.

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Jocelyn Fansler has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1993 and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).

Under Hidy Ochiai’s direction, Ms. Fansler initiated the first Women’s Self-Defense course at Binghamton University, which she taught from 1995-2002. Ms. Fansler has served as Hidy Ochiai’s assistant since 1995.

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Michael Farina has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1984 and holds the rank of Roku-Dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Farina was the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in Ridgeford, Connecticut from 1995-1997.

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Larry Friedman has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1981 and holds the rank of Shichi-dan (7th degree black belt).

Mr. Friedman has been the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Boston, Massachusetts since 1986.

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Scott Hawthorne has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1984 and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Hawthorne was the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in Middletown, New York from 1992-1999, and he has been the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in Milford, Pennsylvania since 2013.

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Theodore Hendry has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1973 and holds the rank of Hachi-dan (8th degree black belt).

Mr. Hendry was the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in Scranton, Pennsylvania from 1975-1976, the Washin-ryu Club in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1984-1987, and the assistant Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania from 1976-1995.

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Steve Ingardia has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1994 and holds the rank of Roku-Dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Ingardia was the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu club in Owego, New York from 1999-2011. He is one of the six Instructors-in-Charge at Washin-ryu’s Tora Dojo in Vestal, New York. Mr. Ingardia is also one of the ten owners of the Tora Dojo.

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Ron Judkins has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1974 and holds the rank of Hachi-dan (8th degree black belt).

Mr. Judkins was the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in Middletown, Connecticut from 1985-1998.

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David Kerr has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1973 and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Kerr has been the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Cooperstown, New York since 1995, and he was the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Oneonta, New York from 1998-2002.

Daniel Liebner has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1981 and holds the rank of Roku-Dan (6th degree black belt).
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Mike Moan has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1973 and holds the rank of Hachi-dan (8th degree black belt).

Mr. Moan was the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Meriden, Connecticut from 1979-1985. Mr. Moan has been the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Middletown, Connecticut since 1992.

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John T. Mulhauser has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since and holds the rank of Roku-Dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Mulhauser has been the instructor of a Washin-ryu Karate course at Onondaga Community College since

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Brent Ochiai, Master Hidy Ochiai’s son, has trained in Washin-ryu since 1978 and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).

He was the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu club school in Cortland, New York from 1998-2000. Mr. Ochiai is one of the six Instructors-in-Charge at Washin-ryu’s Tora Dojo in Vestal. Mr. Ochiai is also one of the ten owners of the Tora Dojo.

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John Perricone has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1974 and holds the rank of Shichi-dan (7th degree black belt).

Mr. Perricone was the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu club school in Cortland, New York from 1979-1995.

pion-dan Danial Pion has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1982 and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).
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Ira Rabois has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1975 and holds the rank of Roku-Dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Rabois has been the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Ithaca, New York since 1996.

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Kenneth Reichner has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1980 and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Reichner has been the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Rockland County, New York since 1995.

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Denise Rostedt has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1992 and holds the rank of Roku-Dan (6th degree black belt).

Mrs. Rostedt was the instructor and assistant instructor of the Women’s Self-Defense course at Binghamtom University from 2008-2013. Mrs. Rostedt is also one of the ten owners of the Tora Dojo.

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Steve Rostedt has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1981 and holds the rank of Shichi-Dan (7th degree black belt).

Mr. Rostedt is one of the six Instructors-in-Charge at Washin-ryu’s Tora Dojo in Vestal, New York. Mr. Rostedt is also one of the ten owners of the Tora Dojo.

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James Sage has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1984 and holds the rank of Shichi-dan (7th degree black belt).

Mr. Sage was one of the founding members of the Tora Dojo, and, while no longer a Tora member, still serves as an Instructor-in-Charge.

Christopher Schwartz has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1991 and holds the rank of Go-dan (5th degree black belt).

Mr. Schwartz has been the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania since 2009.

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Ernest Starr II has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1970 and holds the rank of Roku-Dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Starr was the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in Syracuse, New York from 1975-1980 and in Reynoldsburg, Ohio from 2003-2007. He currently teaches self-defense classes and basics of meditation in Reynoldsburg.

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Kevin Tate has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1971 and holds the rank of Roku-dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Tate was the Instructor-in-Charge for the Washin-ryu branch school in New York City.

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Larry Warren has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1987 and holds the rank of Roku-Dan (6th degree black belt).

Mr. Warren was the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Poconos, Pennsylvania from 2000-2005.† He has been the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in Norwich, New York since 2005.

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William Max Winkler has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 2000 and holds the rank of Go-dan (5th degree black belt).

Mr. Winkler was the Instructor-in-Charge of the Washin-ryu branch school in New York City from 2007-2012, as well as the instructor of a Washin-ryu Karate course and Women’s Self-Defense course at Binghamton University from 2008-2012.

Mr. Winkler has been assigned the position of Regional Instructor-in-Charge of Washin-ryu for the Mid-Atlantic since 2012.

zigas-david David Zigas has been a student of Master Hidy Ochiai since 1974 and holds the rank of Go-dan (5th degree black belt).