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OSU stands for Onegai Shimasu that means something like "i owe you something", so when you are in debt with teacher, sempai, or dohai say "osu".


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You can learn quite a bit for self defense in a few months... with directed training. That said, few classes/programs are aimed for that. If you're primarily looking for self defense, you should see if either class will put you into working with a) weapons, b) multiple opponents, c) fighting from bad positions (attacked from behind, in a narrow space, ...


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So, firs things first... Humility No respectable organization will encourage you to "show off some moves". The only possible exceptions being a choreographed demonstration or during a competition--and both require being at a skill level where you know what you're doing and actually have something significant to offer. Lessons Learned from MMA By ...


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It could be worth it or you could be better served by just going to a gym and focusing on conditioning. In terms of time used before the summer, you should consider what you can gain. It is unlikely that you will gain more then the bare basics of either kickboxing or BJJ (unless you mean to devote a large amount of time of each each day to the art). Beside ...


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Depending on your purpose, a different martial art would be recommended. You mentioned self defense and confidence. For that I would highly recommend Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Since the beginning you feel like you can take care of yourself and your beloved ones in case of an emergency. But you said "show off some moves" and that's not something good to say to ...



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