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Old 07-15-2005, 07:51 AM   #1
Dojo: Aikido Academy, Columbia, SC
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 40

hey all.

i'm wondering what the acronym KWATZ means? often it's accompanied by an exclamation point, and in conjunction with a suggestion to train.

can anyone help me out?
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:39 AM   #2
Yann Golanski
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Dojo: York Shodokan Aikido
Location: York, United Kingdom.
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Re: acronyms

So, if I guess that you have not heard of www.google.com either. There are lots of people like that...
One of the first links is http://www.amie.or.jp/daruma/Katsu.html which kind of explains it.

It is a cry that Zen masters have shouted at their students to awaken them to satori. See any good book on Zen or visit your local Zen monastry for more details.

The people who understand, understand prefectly.
yann@york-aikido.org York Shodokan Aikido
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:43 AM   #3
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Dojo: Seibukan Aikido UK
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Re: acronyms

the first thing I did was google, and found the same info that Yan has, i.e. it is a Budhist shout. Having said that, I couldn't find anything to relate it to Aikido or as a phrase for anything else. Lyn Seiser uses it sometimes, I couldn't tell you whether there is another meaning.



A difficult problem is easily solved by asking yourself the question, "Just how would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:14 AM   #4
Dojo: Aikido Academy, Columbia, SC
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Re: acronyms

h'mmm, i actually prefer using altavista rather than google. and it didn't show up on there. guess i may have to start using google. *sigh*

thanks yann & bryan
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:59 AM   #5
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Re: acronyms

*in my best Darth Vader voice"

"Never underestimate the power of the 'Google' side."

*and Yoda would say...*

"Feeeel... the "search" surround you!"

Google: It's a good thing.

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