"Any man can be prepared to kill, a Samurai is prepared to die."
A brief history of SAMURAI
Read about the Samurai that wielded the 'Bizen no Kuni Ju Osafune' Uchigatana.
The Influence of the Hwarang System
The TAKEDA clan
Read about the 'First Samurai', Taira no Masakado and the 'Last Samurai', Saigo Takamori
Swordsmanship and Test-Cutting
Kendo, the art of Japanese swordsmanship, is a way of life designed to contribute to self development through training in the guiding principles underlying the art of the sword. Through rigorous training in Kendo, the student strengthens his or her body and mind, develops a strong spirit, learns to treat people properly, to value truth, to be sincere, to always strive for self-development, love society and country, and contribute to the peace and prosperity of humanity.
T'ai Chi Chuan, a Chinese martial art
The SEVEN SAMURAI, a film by Akira Kurosawa
The RELIGIONS of the SAMURAI
Forgotten Samurai by Stephen Turnbull
Time Line of Samurai history.
From 660 B.C. to 1876 A.D.
A GLOSSARY of the Samurai
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