The Mochizuki School
The Mochizuki School is the school of the family Mochizuki, an independent and exclusive contractor of the World Yoseikan Federation, and is a distinct and independent entity of the world-wide organization. The École Mochizuki remains linked to the WYF by acting as ambassador of the world-wide organization.
The École Mochizuki consists of Shihan Hiroo Mochizuki, Mitchi Mochizuki, Kyoshi Mochizuki and anyone designated by this independent entity. The École Mochizuki has no decision-making authority with regard to the World Yoseikan Federation, its structure or its mission. The École Mochizuki, specifically Shihan Hiroo Mochizuki, the creator of Yoseikan Budo, remains the worldwide ambassador for Yoseikan Budo and is free at any and all times to give input into the WYF to ensure the integrity of the martial art. The École Mochizuki will work closely with the Technical Development Work Group to insure the accuracy and quality of the WYF curriculum.
Specifically, the École Mochizuki will have the following roles:
To continue the technical development of Yoseikan Budo;
To oversee the ongoing development and teaching of all international experts (national technical directors)
To furnish support to the countries in the process of development;
To furnish a technical support to the member nations of the WYF that desire to call upon the service of the School;
To act as ambassador of the Yoseikan Budo and the "Mochizuki" name throughout the world
Master Hiroo Mochizuki
Born in 1936 in Shizuoka, Japan, Master Hiroo Mochizuki owes the basis of his knowledge in Aikido (8th Dan), Ju-Jitsu (8th Dan), Iaido (7th Dan), Judo (3rd Dan) and Kobudo to his father. In addition, he received solid training in Karate (10th Dan) and is adept in several styles: principally Karate Shotokan with Master HYOGO and Karate Wado Ryu with Masters Hironori OHTSUKA and Shinji MICHIHARA. He has also practiced French Savate Kickboxing, English boxing (with a professional champion) and has a marked interest in all martial arts, especially those Chinese as he spent some time living in China with his father.
3 generations of martial arts capacity
Mitchi Mochizuki and Kyoshi Mochizuki
Hiroo’s two sons continue to help in developing the Yoseikan system and are shown in the photo opposite with their father and grandfather – Mitchi Mochizuki (5th Dan) on the left and Kyoshi Mochizuki (4th Dan)on the right of the photo.