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Old 05-23-2008, 02:54 AM   #32
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Re: Japanese Aikido Prayer at beginning of class

Bill Danosky wrote: View Post
Someone told me long ago that "Osu" is Japanese for "Hell Yeah!"
Sort of. The terse dictionary meaning is (押忍) "greeting used between close male friends; Hi!; yes sir!; yo!" but it's a lot more complicated than that. There's a really good article here:
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