While training in the martial arts, there is one thing you can count on happening—counting. You count pushups, sit-ups, kicks, blocks, punches, etc. I once training with a Japanese Judo master whose only English words were ""Do many pushupa!" Even schools that use very little of their style's native language still use the language for counting. It is similar to using cheers at a pep rally; it helps psych up the students during an exercise. The following graph displays basic counting for some languages.