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Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Meaning Of "OSU"

H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts and Citizen Schools students learned what the Japanese word OSU means.

OSU means:

Patience - being able to tolerate a difficult task, maintaining your focus and keeping your mind and actions concentrated on your end goal as well as the task at hand.

Respect - you give respect to others in recognition of their hard work and good character and in return you receive respect in recognition of your hard work and good character.

Spirit - your willingness to press on when things become difficult; your ability to reach deep down inside and give 100,000,000% not just a hundred; your energy and attitude that just spill over into everything you try and do; your Spirit cannot be measured but it most certainly can be felt.

Appreciation - being thankful for what one has; being grateful for what has been taught to you; for and recognition of what you are capable of doing and sharing with and for others.

They also learned about the formal kneeling position, Sezia as well as the bow Ni-Rei.

21st Century Skills Addressed: Oral Communication, Teamwork, Leadership

H.E.A.R.T. — Martial Arts — We're Fighting To Make A Difference.

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