Hide is the owner of the Japanese Academy of Martial Arts and the Chief Instructor.
He has a wealth of experience and qualifications including:
- 50 years experience in martial arts
- 8th degree black belt in Taikudo Karate
- 3rd degree black belt in Jukendo weapon fighting
- 2nd degree black belt in Taido (most acrobatic, dynamic martial art)
- Former Karate champion in Japan, USA and Australia
- Former Japanese Army Jukendo champion in Japan