What does “oss” mean?

Jiu Jitsu Forums Forums Jiu Jitsu Discussion What does “oss” mean?

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1435175

    treoptika333
    Participant

    And why do people keep saying it?

    #1562339

    mofo
    Participant

    And why do people keep saying it?

    From a post (my welcome to the forum post from him) from slideyfoot…

    Welcome! Mainly I just wanted to post this, which I tend to do when I see someone say ‘oss/osu’. 😉

    8)

    #1562340

    JudoP
    Participant

    I think it is spelt osu and if from karate, its like a general greeting/show of respect/exclamation/whatever as far as I know.

    http://www.24fightingchickens.com/2005/ … ge-of-osu/

    #1562341

    kensei
    Participant

    I have written and article on this for a few web sites. Ous or Oss is the shortended version of “I will endevour” in Japanese or “I will Push to excel” it comes from two words Oshi (pronounced Oshh) and Kashutsu or to exel. Said together its “I will push/endevour to excel”. This came from Master Kanazawa. Its an old Japanese Navy tradition that the Japanese learned from the British Navy. The Budoka (martial artists) adopted this habit.

    #1562342

    blitzcraig
    Participant

    I’d just sort of assumed it was like “hooah” in the Army, best defined as anything except NO.

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.