Samurai

Samurai were a type of Japanese warrior that protected the upper class.

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Is there a samurai village left in japan?

yea actually yesterday I saw a video about a village full of Samurai descendants and they had 400 year old armor and every thing and they mounted horse in their armor

But they have no official recognition by the Japanese government, which the TRUE samurai had.

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When did Power Rangers Samurai start?

Power Rangers Samurai premiered on February 7, 2011 however it is no longer airing new episodes on Nickelodeon or repeats on Nickelodeon. Nicktoons has been airing repeats of Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai Mondays-Friday for an hour at the 8 AM time slot while they air the repeats on Saturdays for an hour at both the 8 AM and 10 AM slots.

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What was the Samurai's career objectives?

The meaning of the word samurai is "To Serve".

They were supposed to do as their Lord says, even if it is stupid or wrong.

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What are some similarities between samurai and knight warriors?

They both began training at around age 7, both would have fought and died for honor, both extremely fit and well trained. both served a fuedal lord, daimyo for the samurai and a Earl or Baron for the knight. both would be given land for their service. Samurai however were hurt by their forced isolation from the rest of the world and knights armor and weapons advanced further, with knights having Plate armor that was far more protective and weighed the same as samurai armor, and better anti-armor weapons like the pole-ax and mace. contrary to popular belief, samurai used the spear and bow more than the katana as the katana was useless against armor. watch ThegnThrands youtube videos for more on weapon performance etc.

Chivalry were not included in the Bushido.

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What is An art developed by ancient samurai?

What is an art? An art is mostly called a "do" or way.

like Ken-do, way of the Sword.

Jutsu means about the same thing.

Like Naginata-jutsu, fighting with a Naginata.

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What is hari kari?

Hari kari, also known as sepuku, is an ancient form of ritual suicide that defeated samurai, or those whose shame was 'too unbearable' would use to restore their honor in death. In sepuku, one would take a wakizashi (short sword) and dissembowel oneself. The less noise you made while doing this, the braver you were and therefore the more honorable, however this did not last long as not long after you had begun, a close friend, comrade, or enemy would put you out of your misery by cleaving your head from your shoulders in one swift blow of the katana (another Japanese sword). Even though in modern times the prospect of decapitating one of your friends or relatives sounds completely against normal 'friendly' behavior, being asked to asist your friend or enemies' escape from shame was considered a great honor, as was using this as a tool to escape. This is why the in the imperialistic wars that followed japan's modernisation post Admiral Perry's opening of it in 1853 to the west, the Japanese had no concept of the POW, as they believed that a combatant should either fight to the last breath, or if captured, die 'honorably' in ritual suicide, known as hari kari or sepuku. A good example of this ritual can be found in Tom Cruise's movie "the last samurai"

Note: The act of performing as one's second is known as kaishaku. Often times it would be performed with the katana of the Samurai commiting Hara kiri. It was considered disrespectful for the head to come completely off and thus a small connecting flap of skin was usually left. This is very difficult to do and was generally viewed as a bad omen should it not be performed correctly.

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The actual word is "hara kiri", Japanese for "stomach" and "cut" respectively. "Seppuku" is the Onyomi (Chinese origin) pronunciation of the same, but with the Chinese characters reversed ("Cut Stomach"). The most horrifyingly graphic description I read of this process was in James Clavell's "Shogun". Apparently two slices to one's own abdomen with one's sword, that which is within shall fall out into one's lap, and soon after one's head is sliced off by one's friend in order to end one's suffering. Sound's like a rough way to go...

Hara-kiri (often misheard and mis-spelt) is the Japanese term for ritual suicide and literally means "stomach cutting".

When you cut your stomach. :)

Ritualistic suicide practiced by Japanese Samurai by sitting on your own sword.

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What is the name of the Japanese samurai hairstyle?

chommage

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What is a good summary for the samurai's tale?

A Japenese Samurai Died and got a Kid That later On worked As A servant then became a Samurai like his father ;D The End

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How can nya be the green ninja in Lego ninjago?

Well because people have been saying that it might be Jay because of his Nunchuks of Lightning but his Eyebrow has a line threw the middle and the Green Ninja doesn't and Nya can be the Green Ninja beacuse Zane is soon going to be the Pink ninja and Kai and Cole have more Bushy eyebrows. But one thing that i do not get is: "How did Nya Then Learn Spinjitzu?"

None of them is Its Loyd.

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Its Way of the Samurai 3 available for PC?

sadly this game is only for the ps3 and xbox 360, despite its many gameplay flaws this game has unprecidented depth and action and adventure! also in this game you will learn many old Japanese traditions, courtesy, and find love with a female character of your choice well worth buying if you have xbox or ps3!

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What type of martial arts uses elbows?

Elbows in Martial artsMost striking oriented martial arts (esp. the "hard" arts) that are based more in combat than competition utilize the devistating potential of elbow strikes. In fact, the reason most competition oriented or sport martial arts consider them illegal is because of their effectiveness.

Traditional Japanese and Okinawan striking arts such as Karate and Shotokan train to use elbows when appropriate. Combat oriented Taekwondo schools, of which there are unfortunately few, also use them to compliment their hand and foot striking techniques, though they are not legal in tournament competition. If there were one art in particular to highlight for its expert use of elbows, it would have to be traditional Thai kickboxing or Muay Thai.

The striking techniques in Muay Thai are all centered around impacting the target with brutal force using highly conditioned surfaces of the body. As a western kickboxer has excellent hands and feet, a Thai kickboxer also brings to the table elbows and knees that have been conditioned, condensed and hardened through training specific to that end (see also "Wolf's Law" of bone density).

There isn't many martial arts that don't use elbows

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How do you sharpen a Samurai sword and how and why is resin applied?

Stop, Mate.

You do not want to sharpen it unless:

1) it's already butchered

2) you wish to destroy any remaining value

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Why was Bushido important for Japanese soldiers?

Bushido was the general equivalent of a code of ethics and morals for warriors. The Europeans had the Code of Chivalry that most soldiers tried to live up to. Such codes provided a basis for actions and a level of confidence.

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What name was given to the Samurai code of honour?

I think you're probably talking about Bushido, the way of the warrior.

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How do you answer 'How would you show that you are a honest employee'?

I would say: My actions would display my honesty. I follow policies because I know they have a purpose to protect my job and the integrity and profitability of the company.

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How did a person become a Samurai?

Samurai is a class like caste and it's hereditary. Therefore, the sons of farmers were destined to be farmers and samurai's son were samurai.

However, there were rare cases for some to be in samurai class. One is to show great talents in swordsmanship and others include becoming great scholars. It's very rare, though.

Inside the samurai class, there was also hierarchy, and it does not always mean upgrading the status if one becomes samurai from the other classes as many samurais were poor. It was more like hereditary occupations.

It was hereditary, but sometimes someone who was in favour with the higher authority could become a Samurai such as the English sailor Williams Adams who sailed to Japan but later became a Samurai

actually being a samurai took many talents including heredity but that doesn't mean your destined to become a farmer. you see Japanese society was broken down in classes. durning the time off the samurai the shogun was like the "lord" or king. after him was the damiyo or someone who does the kings work(sometimes!) and the samurai. if you worked up in ranks you could have a chance to be a samurai. to be a samurai took many years of dedication and training. if caught in a dirty deed a samurai would commit ritual suicide to peserve his personal honor.

At mid 1500 the separation law came. Before it anyone who could afford training could become a samurai, after that you had to be the son of a samurai.

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Why were samurai needed?

Kill ninjas.

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That answer is really wrong.

that was not their main purpose.

nor did it happen much.

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the samurai were needed to protect the land for their daimyos (their leaders) or seize land from other neighboring lands they want to use for farming, knowing 20% of japan's soil is good for farming.

source:

Im right now doing a paper on this kinda stuff.

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Would it be better to lease or own land in Florida?

It really depends. I would have to say own. The cost of real estate in Florida is getting to be as high or higher than California. If you buy land now, it will only increase in value. I know from experience.

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How do I install larger wheels on samurai?

Well the only size you can run are 235/75 on a 15 in stock rim I have BFGoodrich A/T KO had to trim the bumper bracket only because it got hit in the front but the other front doesn't rub...if you want 30's you'd have to cut of the ends to the bumber bracket behind the bumber but then you lose your bumber and turn signals. You do lose articulation when you go up in size with out a lift kit though.

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How is a katana forged?

The katana is a jacketed blade. To review an accurate and descriptive article on the smithing process, use the link below.

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What is the spark plug gap for a 1987 Suzuki Samurai?

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Which of these is a custom samurai adopted to serve as examples of the ideal gentleman or warrior for future generations?

poetry!:)

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What is a difference between a samurai and a soldier?

A samurai is comparable to a medieval knight not just anyone can be one they have to be a descendant from another samurai and they have to train for years. A regular soldier is just anyone who was inlisted or joined the military.

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Who was the first samurai?

look here: http://judoinfo.com/samurai.htm

Thats unknown, as Samurai didn't just spring up, like all the Samurai were just killed.

No, they did develop over a long time.

Its like evolution, its hard to say when a species changes to another, so nobody were the first samurai.

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What is a samurai warrior?

Samurai was a term for the military nobility in pre-industrial Japan. Samurai (in Japanese) means "to serve".

AnswerTheir are still people who are samurai.

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there are 40 samurai left

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The first answer is correct, the others are not. The samurai class was abolished in roughly 1873, when they were renamed Shizoku and lost many of the privileges they traditionally held. Since the class itself no longer exists, there are people who are descended from samurai, but no actual samurai have existed since the year I mentioned.

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It actually means "one who serves." The samurai was a fearsome warrior who served his lord or the daimyo. They had a code of honor called bushido. This warrior code called for honor, loyalty, and bravery.

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