what's up with chanting/yelling OUS!! | Page 4

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by teamventure09, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Raging-Monkey White Belt

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    This.

    It is a pretty disrespectful term that came out of teaching Karate in universities. It was used to address the tough guy wannabes and is a derogatory term that was brought back via G.I.s studying karate.

    The language barier and revisionist history have turned it into a widely used word, but you won't catch me using it. It is rude.
     
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  2. Doughbelly αlpha-nerd, action scientist

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    Calling "Osu!" rude and disrespectful is pushing it. It IS definitely low class.

    But you definitely hit the nail on the head regarding GIs and the martial arts in general.
     
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  3. hughes fan Silver Belt

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    There's some weird Japanese stuff that carries through. There are still coaches that say things in Japanese because it was the way they were taught martial arts.
     
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