Wado-ryu - Hironori Ohtsuka, 10th Dan Saiko-Shihan (1934-2015)

Ohtsuka-Jiro was born in February 1934.

He started Kendo under an army officer during the Second World War at the age of nine and studied Ju-jutsu until 1951, until the martial arts restrictions were lifted; he then went on to study Karate, Aikido and Judo at high school.
He started training in Wado-ryu Karate with his father after finishing at high school.
Ohtsuka-Jiro was nominated by Ohtsuka-Hironori Meijin to become the successor as the Grand Master of Wado-ryu Karate-do. He inherited his father's name, Ohtsuka-Hironori, in 1982.
On June 26 2015 Ohtsuka sadly passed away.

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