What is the secret code of the samurai? What is Bushido?
Bushido is the secret code of the samurai warriors. The samurai warriors had a special way of life. Their lives […]
Do the samurai still exist today?
The samurai warriors no longer exist. However, the cultural legacy of the samurai exists today. The descendants of the samurai […]
The samurai were a class of warrior nobility who followed the Bushido code and shaped the history of Japan. The […]
Seppuku and Harakiri Explained: Facts and Differences
What is Seppuku (Hara kiri)? Seppuku is honorable death or ritualistic suicide by disembowelment that can only be conducted by a samurai. Hara-kiri […]
Books and Quotations about Martial Arts part 1
The Yamato spirit is not a tame, tender plant, but a wild–in the sense of natural–growth; it is indigenous to […]
Books and Quotations about Martial Arts part 2
The principle of avoiding conflict and never opposing an aggressor’s strength head-on is the essence of aikido. We apply the […]
Books and Quotations about Martial Arts part 3
The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone […]
Helmet, Mask, Cuirass, and Collar of an Armor (Gusoku) The breastplate of this armor is overlaid with a tooled, gilded, […]
Things You May Wonder about the Samurai
Are there still samurais in Japan? Not really. Although more than 5% of the Japanese population can trace their lineage […]