Born in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. In his youth, he was a sumo wrestler. He later became the director of General Affairs at the Asahi News in Osaka.
He was advised to learn the technique of Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu for self-defense and was introduced to Ueshiba, becoming one of his early prewar students.
Later (in 1936) he studied directly under Takeda when the latter came teaching at the Asahi News dojo. He received the Kyoju Dairi (teaching certification) a year later and was awarded the Menkyo kaiden rank in 1939, directly from Takeda.
In 1959, he established the Kansai Aikido Club to teach the techniques of Ueshiba and Takeda. Hisa is also remembered for compiling a catalogue of techniques from photographs taken at the Asahi News dojo featuring both Ueshiba and Takeda.
The catalogue constitutes today an invaluable historical source for the early development of aikido.
He also held the rank of 8th dan in sumo and 5th dan in judo.