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Atanas Atanasov

Atanas Atanasov Asked 10 years ago

Hi Alois!

What means cho? I see a lot of players in Bulgaria to say that when they win the point.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Nakso,

I don't think it has a lot of meaning just an expression.  Just a self encouragement.

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Cloud Cledera

Cloud Cledera Posted 10 years ago

Actually, the "cho" is a pumping expression usually done with players all over the world, preferably asians too, as you can see the chinese and the japanese as well. When you say this expression, you actually pump up your mind and your adrenalines activate themselves for your body to have better reactions in the next coming points. This excites both your mind and your sensory locomotors, adding more energy and focus to your gameplay. That's why cho/yo is being exclaimed out loud because it makes the user feel happy and energetic, even if they are at the stake of losing.

Hope this helps, Nakso.


Atanas Atanasov

Atanas Atanasov Posted 10 years ago

Thank you a lot! It helps a lot! :)

Cloud Cledera

Cloud Cledera Posted 10 years ago

Your welcome. I usually do this too, it helps me calm down at the same time jittery too. Don't be afraid to pump up even at small battles.

Ji-Soo Woo

Ji-Soo Woo Posted 10 years ago

I've heard some suggestion that 'cho' is a Chinese word. 

I notice some Korean players say 'Jo-a' which means 'good' in korean. I assume they picked this Korean word because it sounds similar to 'cho'.  

Cloud Cledera

Cloud Cledera Posted 10 years ago

Well, whatever it is, its a pump expression. Cho for Chinese, yo for japanese, go for europeans <?>

Kaustubh Kulkarni

Kaustubh Kulkarni Posted 8 years ago

Our coach always advices us for not yelling such words. But I don't think this advise is right. Well, I use the Spanish word 'VAMOS'surprisedyell!

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