katsu

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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese (かつ, katsu).

NounEdit

katsu

  1. (Zen Buddhism): A word shouted out in Zen Buddhism, (as well as other sects of Buddhism), and in East Asian martial arts schools, used to help focus one's energy, ( (, ki), and therefore induce an enlightened state of oneself or another. It is stemming from this that it is also often inferred to be a verbal punishment.

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RomanizationEdit

katsu

  1. rōmaji reading of かつ
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