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Seppuku: Honorable Suicide by the Samurai

The Samurai is the most powerful military caste who is famous to wield a sword. Their dedication and skill in using a...

William Adams and Jan Joosten: Two of the first Western Samurai

Here is an article about the two Western Samurai written in the history books. Though only a few were ever mentioned, these...

Miyamoto Musashi: The Masterless Samurai

Miyamoto Musashi or also known as Miyamoto Masana, with the Buddhist name of Niten was the most famous and considered to...

Training of the Medieval Knights

The medieval knights were the bravest warriors on the medieval battlefield. They were experts in fighting with a variety of weapons. However,...

Lord Kiso of the Minamoto Samurai Clan

We all have heard of tales and legends where the hero of our story had to fight their own family. And...

How Samurai influenced Modern Japanese Society

Throughout history, there were many groups that were able to influence society. And because of that, they are still known in this...

The Rebellious Samurai: Traitor of Kyoto

Have you ever wondered if there was actually an instance where a Samurai - whose life revolves around their unwritten Bushido code...

Way of the Samurai: The Bushido Code and its Virtues

The Bushido has always been a part of the Samurai and their culture. For almost 700 years, 10% of the population were...

Weapons of Ancient Greece

In ancient Greece, warriors developed from armed bands led by a certain leader. They shifted warfare from the rule of private individuals...

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