Educational Articles By Bunka Japan
The samurai were a very well respected and powerful group of people. They followed the bushido code which is an honor-bound set of rules that prescribes how to live as a warrior, emphasizing practices such as martial arts mastery, integrity in life and death; courage; respect for one's opponents or superiors regardless of rank or social status (read more here). The Meiji Revolution abolished their power but they still had some influence on Japan way into present day because many became businessmen, professionals etc., while others helped shape Japanese culture!
Here are a list of famous Japanese samurai names and history:
The life of a samurai was rooted in honor and martial techniques. However, what were the martial techniques they practiced, and could someone today duplicate the samurai's abilities? It's an intriguing question, and the solution is interesting.
In grappling, hitting, swordsmanship, archery, riding, knot tying, and battlefield plans, the Samurai developed their combat techniques. The entire current disciplines of Akido, Judo, Kendo, Iado, Karate, and many more would have been incorporated in their whole combat system.