Japanese Samurai Bushido Culture

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Top Famous Japanese Samurai Names And History

by Bunka Japan August 20, 2021 12 min read

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:

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Best Guide For Samurai Sword Names And Types

by Bunka Japan August 19, 2021 6 min read

The Samurai sword is one of the most recognizable weapons in history. It is an essential weapon for not only warriors, but also martial artists and collectors. If you are thinking about purchasing a samurai sword, then this article will be perfect for you! Here we have compiled a list of the best Samurai Sword Names And Types to help you find your perfect match!
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Top Lessons You Can Learn From The Samurai Bushido

by Bunka Japan May 30, 2021 10 min read

The history of Japanese Samurai dates back thousands of years. It has placed a strong focus on virtue in warfare throughout its lengthy history. To be respectable, a Japanese warrior, unlike in other regions of the world, must be full of virtue. The term bushido, which means "warrior's way" in English, alludes to just that.
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What Type Of Martial Arts Did The Japanese Samurai Use?

by Bunka Japan May 30, 2021 5 min read

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.

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Kendo vs Kenjutsu: What Is Real Difference In Strategy, Technique And Blade Use?

by Bunka Japan May 28, 2021 5 min read

Traditional Japanese martial arts such as kendo and kenjutsu are very common. They may seem to be the same to the untrained eye. However, upon closer inspection, you'll see that this isn't the case. So, what's the difference between kendo and kenjutsu?
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