what's up with chanting/yelling OUS!!

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  1. teamventure09

    teamventure09 Yellow Belt

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    my gym just recently started doing it. does yelling OUS in unison come from brazil or something?
    where does it come from?
     
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  2. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    Do you mean Ous?
     
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  3. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    Ossssss!
     
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  4. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    I'm confused. Please post a video of you doing this.
     
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  5. teamventure09

    teamventure09 Yellow Belt

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    yes.
     
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  6. Vector_X

    Vector_X Brown Belt

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    are you referring to when the crowd yells Oyy after a good kick or strike lands? It's a Muay Thai thing. If not, I've got nothing I've never seen that done or heard of it before.
     
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    teamventure09 Yellow Belt

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    no like when a blackbelt gets on the mat or when you circle up at the end of practice everyone yells OUC! not Oyy!
     
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    Vector_X Brown Belt

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    Never heard that one before, I have no clue in the slightest. Sounds like chant to end a class to me, but I have no idea where that would have originated from.
     
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  9. NovaUniaoWesty

    NovaUniaoWesty Yellow Belt

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    It's an old carry over from Japan, I think (we used to do it in karate, now we do it occasionally in BJJ)

    I have absolutely no idea what it means but near as I can tell it's like saying yes sir/war cry/ready/giving respect all in one strange word. :redface:
     
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  10. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    isn't it just goodbye/thank you in japanese?

    I guess some people use it just like strikers who breath out when throwing a punch so their lungs won't be full when they get hit, you don't want to land and get your air knocked out of you
     
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    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    Ouzo is a killer to, sneaky drunk
     
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    Auspex Brown Belt

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    I was told it's a way to "recognize" someone, or to say you understand

    More than likely it's being used incorrectly in most places. Often I see players saying it when they bow to each other.
     
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    I'm seeing this more and more.

    A lot of the BJJ guys I see on Facebook (Xande Ribeiro, people commenting on Andre Galvao's wall, and a lot of other places) are ending their comments with OSS or osssssssss or ossu.

    I looked it up and it seems to be something derived from Japan that's technically being used incorrectly but can be used to end class or show respect.
     
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  14. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    It is from Karate.

    Every time they meet each other they greet by saying Ous.
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    every time the sensei says something, then the student replie by Ous.

    Lot of Carlson Gracie students uses the Ous!

    some people even conclude their post in the forum with a Ous.
     
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  15. Upperhook

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    Regarding the Origin of "Osu!" two theories are prevailing.

    The first one comes from Dr. Mizutani Osamu, a linguistics professor at the University of Nagoya and his work
     
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    Its from Karate and it has no literal meaning, its something of a slogan packed into one word.

    Osu: The Meaning Of "Osu" In Karate

    goodbye is sayonara, and thank you is arigato.
     
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  17. Smokey McPot

    Smokey McPot Yellow Belt

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    haha! Ossss! The Atos team says it a lot, especially the mendes bros. Check their fan page
     
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    Irenaeus Black Belt

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    As above. It's "Osu", not "ous". The "u" at the end of a word is often nearly completely dropped in Japanese.

    Edit: I had no idea any BJJ guys were doing this. For me, it's one of the more obnoxious parts of e.g. Kyokushin.
     
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    Osu!
     
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  20. An end for

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    It's a word that means anything, mostly in a SIR YES SIR SIR NO SIR way. I know that from my King of Fighters days :p
     
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